Submit Your Abstracts for AWRA’s June 2013 Healthy Forests = Healthy Water Conference

The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) is now accepting abstracts for its Summer Specialty Conference on “Healthy Forests = Healthy Water” being held on June 26-28, 2013 in Hartford, CT.  This specialty conference will address the many issues associated with forest management for the protection of water supplies and aquatic communities. AWRA is looking for oral and poster abstracts to be considered for presentation. The sessions will be relevant to water managers, aquatic biologists/ecologists, planners, engineers, forestland managers, economists, consultants, water purveyors and industrial users of water.  Topics for the conference should address several key themes linking healthy forests and healthy waters, including:

  • Defining the Land and Water Connection — Emerging tools, methods, and information for identifying forest characteristics important to water resources
  • Making the Water and People Connection — Building a constituency, cooperating, and planning for water quality protection
  • Managing for Sustainability — Forest conservation and land management approaches for long-term protection of water resources
  • Creating the Water Economy — Market-based incentives, mitigation, payments for ecosystem services, & green infrastructure investment
  • Learning by Example — Cases studies from watersheds throughout the U.S. (and beyond)

Abstracts are due on or before February 8, 2013.  For more information and to submit your abstract, visit the AWRA web site here: