World Water Day Poster Competition

The Great Lakes Research Center invites graduate and undergraduate students to participate in this year’s World Water Day Poster Competition.  This year’s theme is Leaving No One Behind – Human Rights: Near & Far.
Cash awards will be presented in 2 prize categories:
  Original Research: presentation of thesis or project research involving any aspect of water
  Coursework/Informational: presentation of coursework or literature based research. Extra points are awarded for Coursework/Information posters that incorporate the WWD theme. Posters in this category can be submitted by individuals or groups and as course assignments.
Format of the Poster session:
1) Poster Registrations will be accepted through Monday, March 18.  Email the registration form to
2) PowerPoint versions of each poster will be emailed to by midnight on Thursday, March 21.
3) Posters and oral presentations will be evaluated on Monday, March 25.
     Evaluations:  oral presentations of each poster (displayed by PowerPoint) will be evaluated by a panel of 3 faculty judges in the Dow 8th floor conference rooms between noon and 2:00 pm
     Poster Displays: Posters will be on display in the MUB Ballroom from 1:00 – 6:00.  Students are expected to be near the posters for informal discussions between 2:30 and 4:00 pm.  The World Water Day keynote lecture immediately follows the Poster Session.
Additional World Water Day events:
1) Art Show: Wilderness, in the Great Lakes Research Center (March 21 – June 14)
2) Green Film: Marathon for Justice, Wednesday, March 20 in Forestry G002
3) At 4:00 on March 25th in the MUB Ballroom, The World Water Day lecture “Mapping the Water Crisis of Unaffordability”by Monica Lewis-Patrick from We the People of Detroit will be preceded by the Welcome to Traditional Homelands by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and the Woodland Singers from the Ojibwe and Menominee Nations. The lecture will be followed by an open reception.  Poster Awards will be announced at the lecture.
4) WWD Panel Discussion and Art Recognition Reception will be held on Tuesday, March 26 in GLRC 202. A concluding ceremony with the Woodland Singers will close the World Water Day events.
Please check our World Water Day webpage for an updated schedule of activities or email me with any questions ( or