Duke Water Network (DWN)
Duke Water Network is a student organization dedicated to connecting Duke students interested in water with each other, community members, and professionals in the fields of water management, science, policy, and business. DWN may organize employer and alumni networking events, trips to explore innovative water management approaches, talks and panels, and other events that fulfill its mission.
DWN also has the potential to serve as a recruitment tool for water-related organizations. DWN was formed in 2013 as a forum for Duke students interested in water resources to network across concentrations, departments and with water professionals. Since then, as the interest of the student body in water management at the Nicholas School has grown, so has our organization.
We host events and trips that have allowed students to learn from professionals about potential career paths and about real world trends and innovations in water resources management. We also have strengthened educational opportunities for water resources students by facilitating program seminar discussions and faculty-student interactions in non-class settings.
Our group has taken a dynamic approach to our events, adjusting each year to the interests of our members and collaborating with many other student groups from the Nicholas School as well as Fuqua, Sanford, and the Law School.
2016-2017 Student Leaders/Officers
Co-Presidents: Cat Bowler and Jenny Brennan
Secretary: Sam Kuzma
Networking Liaison: Luke Eastman and Kendra Kaiser
Treasurer: Alex Brooks
2017-2018 Student Leaders/Officers
Co-President: Maddie Atkins
Co-President: Megan Murray
Secretary: Oshin Paranjape
Networking Liaison: Nicola Hill
Networking Liaison: John Mallard
Treasurer: Emily Meza
Faculty Advisor: Martin Doyle