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.



2018-2019 Student Leaders/Officers

Co-President: Kelsey Rowland, Melissa Stine
Co-President: Megan Murray
Secretary: Nichole Abib
Networking Liaison: Bryan David
Networking Liaison: Yuliya Vanchosovych
Treasurer: Chris Meyer

Contact Info


Faculty/Staff Advisors

Faculty Advisor: Martin Doyle