Eighth National Monitoring Conference

The National Water Quality Monitoring Council’s 8th National Monitoring Conference – Water: One Resource – Shared Effort – Common Future will be held on April 30 – May 4, 2012 in Portland, OR. This national forum provides an exceptional opportunity for federal, state, local, tribal, volunteer, academic, private, and other water stakeholders to exchange information and technology related to water monitoring, assessment, research, protection, restoration, and management, as well as to develop new skills and professional networks.

Conference themes will cover water management & science needs, including:

  • Addressing Contaminants and Emerging Threats to Water Quality and Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Addressing Climate and Water Availability Issues
  • Evaluating and Managing Water Protection and Restoration Activities
  • Communicating Science and Data to Decision Makers and the Public
  • Applying Innovative Monitoring Technologies and Methods
  • Strengthening Monitoring Collaboration and Partnerships
  • Managing and Sharing Water Quality Monitoring Data
  • Strengthening and Advancing Assessment Methods and Models

Registration is open now. Early registration ends March 2. The hotel group room rate ends March 29. For additional information about the conference and for registration visit the Conference website.