AWRA's 2018 Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland

AWRA's 2018 Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland
Annual Water Resources Conference

 

AWRA's 54th Annual Conference will be held November 4-8, 2018 at the Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, in the heart of Baltimore's downtown, on the bay and just a short drive from BWI-Marshall International airport. The conference, hosted by the Delaware Section, in partnership with members of the New Jersey and National Capital sections of AWRA, will convene water resource professionals and students from throughout the nation.

Additional conference highlights will include: pre-conference field trips, the always popular student and young professionals career night, fun run, awards luncheon, exhibitor booths, student poster session and lightning talks. Please contact the conference chair or technical co-chairs about special sessions, workshops, field tours or to get involved with the conference.

We invite you to register for the conference using the instructions below. Your registration fee includes:

Full Registration: All sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday; Exhibits; Refreshment Breaks; Networking Reception & Conference Lunch.

Student Registration: All sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday; Exhibits; Refreshment Breaks; Networking Reception & Conference Lunch. A copy of your student ID and a letter from your institution or professor confirming FULL TIME status should be sent with your registration. Post docs do not qualify. There will be an extensive student program included with your registration!

One Day Registration: All sessions, Exhibits, Refreshment Breaks, and Networking Reception or Conference Lunch on the day registered.

To register, log in with your AWRA username and password to the right or click "Create a new account" under Sign In above if you don't have an account.Then click the "Register Myself" button towards the bottom of the resolved page. You may also download the mail in registration form. Please email as an attachment to Mike Kowalski or fax to AWRA HQ at 540-687-8395. Please note: Gateway Membership does not include conference registration discounts.

International Attendees: If you require a Letter of Invitation, please download and follow the instructions on the form here.

We look forward to seeing you in Charm City for Community, Conversations, and Connections!

Sincerely,

 

  Martha C. Narvaez
Conference Chair
Water Resources Center
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware
mcorrozi@udel.edu
  Kathy Hale
Technical Co-chair
New Jersey Water Supply Authority
Clinton, NJ
khale@raritanbasin.org
  Kelly Mott Lacroix
Technical Co-chair
USDA Forest Service
Washington, DC
kmottlacroix@fs.fed.us







When
11/5/2018 - 11/8/2018
Where
Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards 110 S Eutaw St Baltimore, MD 21201

Program

   
 
Visit stream, gully, and shoreline restoration sites in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.  Sites will be a combination of projects carried out by Anne Arundel County government agencies as well as a handful of projects carried out by NGOs.  Project examples will include regenerative stormwater conveyance (RSC), sand seepage wetland systems, living shorelines and upland BMPs.  The tour will highlight different design approaches and outcomes.  Weather appropriate clothing and footwear is suggested.
Time
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11/4/2018 8:00 AM

First, visit the most urban of the national long-term watershed studies. Learn about the Baltimore Ecosystem Study and visit some of the six nested watersheds with USGS discharge and multiple water quality sensors.  Visit both control sites as well as a recent stream restoration site in one of the headwaters. After a stop for lunch (on your own) at R. House food hall, the tour will then proceed to southeastern Baltimore to see the work that the local watershed group, Blue Water Baltimore, and others have done to address urban water quality, including green streets, blue alleys, and floating wetlands, and the soon to be famous Mr. Trash Wheel.  Attendees will observe the challenges, constraints, successes, and lessons learned related to watershed restoration efforts in challenging urban contexts. Weather-appropriate clothing and footwear is suggested.
Time
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11/4/2018 8:00 AM

This session integrates the theory, principles and practice of managing complex natural resource conflicts.  Drawing on the expertise or regional, national, and international academics, hear stories and lessons learned from the trenches, managing complex disputes in water, forestry, spirituality and climate change debates.  “Water Conflict Management & Transformation” offers an opportunity for water resources professionals regardless of background to learn about current and leading-edge ways to work effectively in contentious water situations.  It explores conflict tolerance, prevention, management, and transformation through collaborative structures as well as through models of negotiation and dialogue.
Time
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11/4/2018 8:30 AM

The purpose of the workshop is to introduce participants to the concept of integrated water resource management (IWRM) and to train federal, state, tribal, municipal/utility, NGO, and consultants in the use and applications of EPA’s Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) version 3.
Time
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
11/4/2018 8:30 AM

Included with Full, Student and Monday registrations. Only order an extra ticket if you are bringing a friend. Refunds will not be given for tickets ordered in error.
Time
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
11/5/2018 5:00 PM

Distance will be approximately 5K. A donation of $20 (or what ever moves you) is asked for at the time of the event. Swag will be provided. The proceeds will go to the AWRA Richard A. Herbert Scholarship Fund. Please sign up prior to the conference using this link. Run/walk will start at the hotel lobby. Please be ready to go by 6:25 AM.
Time
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
11/6/2018 6:30 AM

Click above for event description.
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11/6/2018 6:00 PM

Included with Full, Student and Wednesday registrations. Only order an extra ticket if you are bringing a friend. Refunds will not be given for tickets ordered in error.
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
11/7/2018 12:00 PM

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