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Call for Abstracts for the 9th National Water Monitoring Conference

The National Water Quality Monitoring Council (NWQMC) recently announced a conference entitled, “Working Together for Clean Water”, the NWQMC’s 9th National Monitoring Conference, to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio from April 28 – May 2, 2014.  This conference will focus on the many facets of water quality and quantity monitoring for improved understanding, protection, and restoration of our natural resources and communities. This centerpiece forum attracts 800-1,000 water practitioners from all backgrounds, including federal, state, local, tribal, volunteer, academic, private, and other water stakeholders. Attendees will exchange information about water monitoring, assessment, research, protection, restoration, and management; learn about new findings on the quality of the Nation’s streams and rivers, groundwater, estuaries, lakes and wetlands; and develop new skills and professional networks. The conference includes presentations, panels, poster sessions, exhibits, hands-on interactive workshops, field trips and Fluid 5K run, as well as time for after-hours meetings and networking.

The NWQMC is requesting abstracts for oral and poster presentations that are applicable to the monitoring of rivers, streams, lakes, groundwater, wetlands, estuaries and the ocean.  Among the candidate topics that address the conference themes and components of the NWQMC’s monitoring framework with a drinking water connection are:

  • Addressing Emerging Contaminants and Threats to Human Health and Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Evaluating and Managing Water Protection and Restoration Activities
  • Managing and Sharing Water Quality Monitoring Data
  • Assessing the Influence of Energy Production on Water Quality, Aquatic Ecosystems, and Water Management
  • Connecting Science to Action – Communicating Science and Data in Ways that Influence Behavior

Please refer to the “Call for Abstracts” at: http://acwi.gov/monitoring/conference/2014/CFA.pdf for specifics on all the themes and potential topics of interest plus details about submitting an abstract.  For additional conference information or to submit an abstract go to: http://acwi.gov/monitoring/conference/2014/index.html#.