Call for Papers and Award Nominations: 10th National Monitoring Conference

The National Water Quality Monitoring Council’s 10th National Monitoring Conference will be held in Tampa, Florida, from May 2-6, 2016. This conference provides many opportunities for water stakeholders – federal, state, tribal and local water professionals, non-profits, academia, and volunteer citizen scientists – to network, develop new skills and partnerships, and exchange information.


The NWQMC is requesting abstracts for oral presentations, posters, workshops, panels, short courses, and Round Table discussions that cover topics related to rivers and streams, lakes, wetlands, coastal waters and estuaries, groundwater, and drinking water. Abstracts are due September 18, 2015. For instructions for submitting abstracts and proposals, visit the conference website at:


Do you know an individual or group whose efforts have made an outstanding contribution to the water quality monitoring world? If so, consider nominating them for one of the Council’s awards. These awards mean a lot because they come from your colleagues and peers.

There are three awards given at the Conference:

Please consider submitting an abstract and nominating a colleague for an NWQMC award! For more information, visit