Category Archives: Non-Virginia

Drinking Water Issues in 11 Cities Worldwide Described in February 2018 BBC Article

The 11 Cities Most Likely to Run Out of Drinking Water,” BBC News, February 11, 2018, is available online at  The article gives brief overviews of water-supply issues in the following cities (listed in the order presented in the article): São Paulo, Brazil; Bangalore, India; Beijing, China; Cairo, Egypt; Jakarta, Indonesia; Moscow, Russia; Istanbul, Turkey; Mexico City, Mexico; London, England; Tokyo, Japan; and Miami in the United States.

A Water Conference Sampler from around the United States and Elsewhere – February 15, 2018, Edition

Here are some water-related meetings in the United States and other countries in coming months.  Following that is a list of water-related or land use-related organizations holding annual conferences or other annual events, listed in alphabetical order by organization or event name.

This post is updated as the Virginia Water Resources Research Center learns of new events and a new version is re-posted at least quarterly.  If you would like an event added, please send basic information (date, location, event title, event organizer, Web site, and contact information) to with subject line: For Water Central Editor.

Some of the information for this edition was provided by the Virginia Water Monitoring Council (VWMC), supported in part by grants from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Citizen Monitoring Grant Program and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Virginia Department of Health.  More information about the VWMC is available online at

This post is for non-Virginia events; for water meetings and other events in the Old Dominion, please see the Virginia Water Resources Research Center’s online Quick Guide to Virginia Water-related Events.


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W. Va. (shown here in Sep. 2014) annually hosts many water-related meetings, including the Chesapeake Watershed Forum each fall.


2018 Events

Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2018, Toronto, Canada: 51st International Conference on Water Management Modeling.  More information:

March 12-16, 2018, San Diego, Calif.: Sixth International Marine Debris Conference.  Organized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and UN Environment.  More information:

March 14-15, 2018, Raleigh, N.C.: Annual Conference of the Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina.  More information:

Mar. 19-21, 2018, Portland, Ore.: Design-Build for Water/ Wastewater Conference.  More information:

Mar. 25-28, 2018, Seattle, Wash.: Sustainable Water Management Conference.  Organized by the American Water Resources Association.  More information:

Mar. 26-29, 2018, Orlando, Fla.: National Hurricane Conference.  More information:

Mar. 28, 2018, Tucson, Ariz.: Arizona Water Resources Research Center annual conference.  This year’s theme is “The Business of Water.”  More information:; phone: (520) 621-9591; e-mail:

Apr. 10, 2018, location to be determined: National Watershed and Stormwater Conference.  Organized by the Center for Watershed Protection.   More information:; phone: (410) 461-8323 (Ellicott City, Md.); e-mail: (Chris Swann).

Apr. 15-17, 2018, Burlington, Vt.: 74th Annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference.  More information:

Apr. 16-20, 2018, Ponte Vedra, Fla.: 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology.  More information:

Apr. 22-25, 2018, Orlando, Fla.: GIS and Water Resources X.  Spring specialty conference of the American Water Resources Association.  More information; (540) 687-8390 (Middleburg, Va.); e-mail:

Apr. 24-26, 2018, Washington, D.C.: American Meteorological Society Washington Forum.  This year’s theme is “Connecting Science and Technology with Business and Public Policy.”  More information:

Apr. 24-26, 2018, Fort Collins, Colo.: FLOW 2018 Workshop.  The theme this year is “Managing Rivers, Reservoirs, and Lakes in the Face of Drought.”  Organized by the Instream Flow Council.  More information:

May, 22-23, 2018: Annual conference of the Choose Clean Water Coalition (a group of some 200 organizations in the Chesapeake Bay watershed; based in Annapolis, Md.).  More information; (443) 759-3407;

Jun. 26-29, 2018, Nebraska and Wyoming: University of Nebraska Water Center’s Annual Water and Natural Resources Tour.  More information:

Jun. 3-7, 2018, Minneapolis, Minn.: World Environmental and Water Resources Congress.  More information:

Jun. 11-14, 2018, Las Vegas, Nev.: American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition.  More information:

Jun. 12-14, 2018, Annapolis, Md.: Sixth Biennial Chesapeake Modeling Symposium.  Organized by the Chesapeake Community Modeling Program.  More information: visit this Facebook page, or

Jun. 17-22, 2018, Madrid, Spain: 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering.  Organized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.  More information:

Jun. 18-20, 2018, Portland, Ore.: 22nd Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference.  Organized by the American Chemical Society.  More information:

Jun. 18-21, 2018, Raleigh, N.C.: Nutrient Removal and Recovery Conference 2018.  Organized by the Water Environment Federation in cooperation with the North Carolina Section of the American Water Works Association and the Water Research Foundation.  More information:; e-mail:

Jun. 20-23, 2018, Washington, D.C.: Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Conference.  More information:

Jun. 26-28, 2018, Pittsburgh, Penn.: Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR)/ National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) Conference.  More information:

Jul. 9-11, 2018, Fort Worth, Tex.: The Science, Management, and Governance of Transboundary Groundwater.  Summer conference of the American Water Resources Association.  More information:; (540) 687-8390 (Middleburg, Va.);

Jul. 10-12, 2018, Minneapolis, Minn: One Water Summit.  Organized by the U.S. Water Alliance.  More information:

Jul. 15-20, 2018, Long Beach, Calif.: National Marine Educators Association Annual Conference.  More information:

Jul. 23-26, 2018, Boston, Mass.: Utility Leadership Conference and 48th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.  More information:

Jul. 23-26, 2018, Shepherdstown, W.Va.: Sixth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds.  This year’s theme is “Working Watersheds and Coastal Systems: Research and Management for a Changing Future.”  Organized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in partnership with several other federal agencies and CUAHSI (Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science).  More information:

Jul. 29-Aug. 1, 2018, Albuquerque, N.M.: Soil and Water Conservation Society International Annual Conference.  More information:

Aug. 5-10, 2018, New Orleans, La.: Ecological Society of American Annual Meeting.  More information:

Aug. 6-10, 2018, New York, N.Y.: 10th International Conference on Urban Climate and 14th Symposium on the Urban Environment.  Organized by the American Meteorological Society.  More information:

Aug. 19-23, 2018, Atlantic City, N.J.: 148th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society.  More information:

Aug. 26-31, 2018, Stockholm, Sweden: World Water Week.  This year’s theme is “Water, Ecosystems, and Human Development.”  Organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).  More information:

Sep. 9-12, 2018, Tampa, Fla.: Annual Meeting of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.  More information:

Sep. 12-14, 2018, San Francisco, Calif.: Global Climate Action Summit.  More information:

Sep. 17-19, 2018, Fort Worth, Tex.: National Rural Water Association WaterPro Conference.  More information:

Sep. 28-Oct. 3, 2018, Atlanta, Ga.: American Society of Plumbing Engineers and American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association Co-Conference.  More information:

Sep. 29-Oct. 3, 2018, New Orleans, La.: WEFTEC 2018—91st Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference [on water quality technology, education, and training].  Organized by the Water Environment Federation (headquartered in Alexandria, Va.).  More information:; phone (703) 684-2400.

Oct. 3-5, 2018, Hilton Head, S.C.: Annual Southeast Stormwater Association Regional Stormwater Conference.  More information:

Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2018, Cincinnati, Ohio: 38th International Symposium of the North American Lake Management Society.  More information:

Nov. 4-7, 2018, Baltimore, Md.: Annual joint meeting of the American Society of Agronomy and the Crop Science Society of America.  More information:

Nov. 4-7, 2018, Indianapolis, Ind.: Geological Society of American Annual Meeting and Exposition.  More information:

Nov. 4-8, 2018, Baltimore, Md: American Water Resources Association Annual Conference.  More information:; (540) 687-8390 (Middleburg, Va.); e-mail:

Nov. 4-8, 2018, Sacramento, Calif.: Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North American Annual Meeting.  More information:

Dec. 10-14, 2018, Washington, D.C.: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.  More information:

Sampler of Water-related/Land Use-related Organizations Holding Annual Conferences (in Alphabetical Order)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  More information:

American Fisheries Society.  More information:

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.  More information:

American Geophysical Union, the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, and the Oceanography Society joint Ocean Sciences Meeting. More information:

American Meteorological Society. More information:

American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.  More information:

American Water Resources Association (AWRA).  More information:; (540) 687-8390 (Middleburg, Va.);

American Water Works Association.  More information:

Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society.  More information:

Chesapeake Watershed Forum.  Organized by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.  More information:; (804) 775-0951 (Virginia office) or

Choose Clean Water Coalition (a group of some 200 organizations in the Chesapeake Bay watershed; based in Annapolis, Md.).  More information; (443) 759-3407;

Colorado Water Congress.  More information:; phone (303) 837-0812.

Ecological Society of America.  More information:

Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference.  Organized by the American Chemical Society.  More information:

Groundwater Protection Council and National Rural Water Association’s (NWRA) WaterPro Conference.  More information:

High Plains Irrigation Conference and Trade Show.  Organized by the Texas A&M University Agrilife Research and Extension Center.  More information:; phone (806) 677-5644.

Maryland Water Monitoring Council.  More information:

Multi-State Salinity Coalition.  More information:

National Hurricane Conference.  More information:

National Marine Educators Association.  More information:; phone (844) 687-6632; e-mail:

National Water Quality Monitoring Council.  More information:

North American Association for Environmental Education.  More information:; phone: (202) 419-0412 (Washington, D.C.).

North American Lake Management Society.  More information:; phone (608) 233-2836 (Madison, Wisc.).

North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. Organized by the Wildlife Management Institute.  More information:

Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference. More information:

Pesticides and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Project.  Organized by the Maryland Conservation Council.  More information:;

Shellfish Restoration International Conference.  Organized by South Carolina Sea Grant.  More information:; phone (843) 953-2078.

Society of American Foresters. More information:

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  More information:

Soil and Water Conservation Society.  More information:

South Carolina Water Resources Conference.  Organized by Clemson University Public Service Activities.  More information:

Sustaining Colorado Watersheds.  Organized by the Colorado Watershed Assembly, Colorado Foundation for Water Education, and Colorado Riparian Association.  More information:; phone (720) 722-4213; e-mail:

Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR), the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR), and the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI).  More information:; or contact UCOWR at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, (618) 536-7571 or

University of Minnesota Water Resources Center.  More information:

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Water Center’s annual Water and Natural Resources Tour.  More information:

Water Environment Federation (WEFTEC).  More information:

Water for Food Global Conference.  More information:; phone (402) 472-5145; e-mail:

Water Management Modeling International Conference.  Organized by Computational Hydraulics International (CHI) of Guelph, Ontario.  More information:

Water Week.  Organized by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, Water Environment Federation, and Water Environment Research Foundation.  More information:

Western South Dakota Hydrology Meeting. Organized by the U.S. Geological Survey’s South Dakota Water Science Center and several partners.  More information:; Janet Carter, (605) 394-3215 or

PBS NewsHour Hurricane Harvey Updates in January-February 2018

From January 29 through February 6, 2018, the PBS NewsHour aired three reports on recovery efforts and lessons learned in Texas five months after Hurricane Harvey struck Houston and other areas starting on August 25, 2017.

The reports are the following:
“Thousands of Texans are still in temporary housing awaiting Hurricane Harvey aid” (Jan. 29; 8 min./36 sec.);
“How decades of Houston development add up to rising flood risk” (Feb. 5; 9 min./7 sec.); and
“Can Houston prevent disaster when the next storm hits?” (Feb. 6; 8 min./20 sec.).

These reports, along with earlier NewsHour items on the storm, are available online at

National Water Center Innovators Program Summer Institute Accepting Graduate Student Applications Through Feb. 4, 2018

The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science (CUAHSI) is sponsoring the Innovators Program Summer Institute for graduate students at the National Water Center and the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, June 10-July 28, 2018.  According to the CUAHSI Web site for the Institute, “Student research fellows will collaborate intensively for seven weeks to work on projects designed to contribute to the NWC goals of enhancing water-related products and decision-support services across the country.”

CUASHI is accepting applications for the Institute through February 4, 2018.  For more information or to apply, visit

For more information, contact Emily Clark,, or
Jerad Bales,

Dolphin Transfer from National Aquarium in Baltimore to Florida is Subject of PBS NewsHour Report in January 2018

On January 24, 2018, the PBS NewsHour aired “Dolphins raised in captivity will soon get a new, more natural home” (9 min./5 sec. video).  The story reports on the work by the National Aquarium in Baltimore to end its long-running dolphin presentations and relocate the mammals to an enclosed, outdoor water body in the Florida Keys.  The report is online at

A Five-Year Look-back on Superstorm Sandy in Coastal New Jersey, from the October 29, 2017, PBS NewsHour

On October 29, 2017, the  PBS NewsHour broadcast “Five years after Sandy, locals torn on flood protection,” available online at  The 10 min./9 sec. segment focuses on rebuilding in coastal New Jersey, particularly the town of Sea Bright and the questions there of whether and what to build for flood protection.

Managed Aquifer Recharge, Storage, and Recovery in 2017 Arroyo from the Arizona Water Resources Research Center, September 2017 Water Resources Impact from AWRA, July/August 2017 Colorado Water, and Other Information Resources

Managed aquifer recharge, storage, and recovery—that is, the intentional recharge of groundwater aquifers with surface water or wastewater, for storage and potential future recovery—was examined in detail in three water newsletters in 2017.

“Arizona Water Banking, Recharge, and Recovery,” by Noah Silber-Coats and Susanna Eden, is the feature article in the 2017 issue of The Arroyo, an annual newsletter from the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center.  The 16-page article examines in detail Arizona’s program of recharging groundwater aquifers with surface water (particularly Colorado River water from the Central Arizona Project) and the complicated legal and management arrangements involved.  The publication is available online at, or contact the Arizona center at (520) 621-9591, or e-mail:

The concept, history, and current examples of managed aquifer recharge in United States and beyond are the focus of the September 2017 issue of Water Resources Impact, published by the American Water Resources Association (AWRA; headquatered in Middleburg, Va.).  The publication devotes 30 pages in 10 feature articles by invited authors to the subject.  The publication is available online at The publication is available online at; or contact AWRA at P.O. Box 1626, Middleburg, VA 20118-8390; (540) 687-8390;

“Aquifer Storage and Recovery” is the theme of the July/August 2017 issue of Colorado Water, from the Colorado State University Water Center and the Colorado Water Institute.  The 42-page newsletter builds upon a symposium on subsurface water storage held at Colorado State University in November 2016.  The issue is available in the newsletter archive online at; or contact the Colorado Water Institute at 1033 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins CO 80523-1033; (970) 491-6308;

Following are some other information resources on this topic.

Standard Guidelines for Artificial Recharge of Ground Water – from the American Society of Civil Engineers/Environmental and Water Resources Institute.  Before presenting detailed standards for planning and implementing managed aquifer recharge projects, the document provides introductory material on groundwater recharge concepts and terms.  The document is available online (as a PDF) at

Prospects for Managed  Underground Storage of Recoverable Water – published in 2008 by the National Research Council.  The 350-page report is available online at

The Ninth International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge – held in June 2016 in Mexico City.  The symposium Web site is

MAR Portal developed by the International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre, located in The Netherlands, online at  The portal offers information on managed aquifer recharge (MAR) sites around the world and regional MAR suitability maps.