Here are some water-related meetings in the United States, Canada, and other countries in coming months, followed by notes for events that recur annually, listed by the month the event typically occurs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 http://www.vwmc.vwrrc.vt.edu/.
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 September.
Dec. 12-16, 2016, San Francisco, Calif.: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. More information: http://meetings.agu.org/upcoming-meetings/.
Feb. 2-5, 2017, Towson, Md.: Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education (MAEOE) Conference. The theme this year is “Investigate & Create: The Science & Art of Environmental Education.” More information: maeoe.org/conference_2017; e-mail: email@example.com.
Feb. 14-16, 2017, Sydney, Australia: 11th International Water Association Symposium on Tastes, Odors, and Algal Toxins in Water. Organized by the University of New South Wales. More information: http://www.iwatando2017.org/; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mar. 1-7, 2017, Toronto, Canada: Annual International Conference on Water Management Modeling. More information: http://www.chiwater.com/Training/Conferences/conferencetoronto.asp.
March 15-16, 2017, Raleigh, N.C.: Annual Conference of the Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina. More information: https://wrri.ncsu.edu/wrri-events/annual-conference-temp/.
Apr. 4, 2017, online and at remote hub locations: National Watershed and Stormwater Conference. Organized by the Center for Watershed Protection. More information: http://www.cwp.org/; or contact the Center at 3290 North Ridge Road, Suite 290, Ellicott City, MD 21043; phone (410) 461-8323.
Apr. 10-12, 2017: Lincoln, Neb.: Annual Water for Food Global Conference. More information: http://waterforfood.nebraska.edu/conference-and-events/; phone (402) 472-5145; e-mail: email@example.com.
Apr. 17-20, 2017: National Hurricane Conference. More information: http://hurricanemeeting.com/.
Jun. 26-29, 2017, Charleston, S.C.: National Marine Educators Association Conference. More information: http://www.marine-ed.org/?conferences; phone: (844) 687-6632.
Sep. 30-Oct. 4, 2017, Chicago, Ill.: Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition & Conference (WEFTEC) 2017. More information: http://www.weftec.org/abstracts.
Oct. 12-13, 2017, National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Va.: 2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional Water Conference. Hosted by the West Virginia Water Research Institute (at West Virginia University), in collaboration with the Delaware Water Resources Center (at the University of Delaware), the Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center (at Penn State), and the Virginia Water Resources Research Center (at Virginia Tech). Abstracts for presentation proposals due March 27, 2017. More information: visit http://midatlanticwrc.org/, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annually Recurring Events
(Shown is the month(s) each year when the event is normally held; specific dates change each year, and locations may change.)
January: annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society. More information: https://www2.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/meetings-events/.
February, Washington, D.C.: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting. More information: http://meetings.aaas.org/.
February, even years (next 2018): Ocean Sciences Meeting. Organized by the American Geophysical Union, the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, and the Oceanography Society. More information: http://osm.agu.org/2016/.
March: North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. Organized by the Wildlife Management Institute. More information: http://www.wildlifemanagementinstitute.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=348&Itemid=61.
March, Lincoln, Neb.: Annual symposium of the Nebraska Water Center, and annual Nebraska Water Law Conference. More information: http://watercenter.unl.edu/ConferencesEvents.asp; (402) 472-3305; email@example.com.
April: Annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference. More information: http://www.neafwa.org/.
March or April, Washington, D.C.: National Environmental Policy Forum. Organized by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, Water Environment Federation, and Water Environment Research Foundation. More information: http://www.nacwa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=4.
April, Rapid City, S.D.: Western South Dakota Hydrology Meeting. Organized by the U.S. Geological Survey’s South Dakota Water Science Center and several partners. More information: http://sd.water.usgs.gov/WSDconf/; Janet Carter, (605) 394-3215 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April through September: Workshops by North Carolina State University Stream Restoration Program. For more information click on the individual links below or go to http://www.ncsu.edu/srp/rivercourse.html; or contact Cathy Smith at (919) 515-6780 or email@example.com.
May: World Environmental and Water Resources Congress. Organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers. More information: http://www.ewricongress.org; (800) 548-2723.
May: National Monitoring Conference. Organized by the National Water Quality Monitoring Council. More information: http://acwi.gov/monitoring/conference/2016/.
May: 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 http://choosecleanwater.org/; (443) 759-3407; firstname.lastname@example.org.
May or Jun.: annual Congress of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. More information: http://congress.cmos.ca/.
June: Annual conference of the 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: http://ucowr.org/conferences; or contact UCOWR at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, (618) 536-7571 or email@example.com.
June: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Water Center’s annual Water and Natural Resources Tour. More information: http://unlcms.unl.edu/ianr/water-for-food/nebraska-water-center/conferences-and-events.
June: American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference & Exposition. More information: http://www.awwa.org/conferences-education/conferences/annual-conference.aspx.
June or July: National Marine Educators Association annual conference. More information: http://www.marine-ed.org/?page=events; phone (844) 687-6632; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
June or July: Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. Organized by the American Chemical Society. More information: http://www.gcande.org/.
July or August: Soil and Water Conservation Society’s Annual Conference. More information: http://www.swcs.org/en/conferences/.
August: American Fisheries Society Annual Conference. More information: http://afsannualmeeting.fisheries.org/.
August: Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. More information: http://esa.org.
August: Colorado Water Congress Summer Conference and Membership Meeting. More information: http://www.cowatercongress.org/summer-conference.html; phone (303) 837-0812.
September, National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, W. Va.: Chesapeake Watershed Forum. Organized by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. More information: https://allianceforthebay.org/our-work/engaging-local-communities/chesapeake-watershed-forum/; (804) 775-0951 (Virginia office) or email@example.com.
September: Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC). More information: http://www.weftec.org/meetings_events/default.aspx.
September: Groundwater Protection Council Annual Forum and National Rural Water Association’s (NWRA) WaterPro Conference. More information: http://waterproconference.org/.
September or October: National States Geographic Information Council Annual Conference. More information: https://www.nsgic.org/upcoming-
October: Maryland Water Monitoring Council Annual Conference. More information: http://dnr2.maryland.gov/streams/Pages/MWMC/conference.aspx.
October, St. Paul, Minn. Annual conference of the University of Minnesota Water Resources Center. More information: http://www.wrc.umn.edu/.
October: South Carolina Water Resources Conference. Organized by Clemson University Public Service Activities. More information: http://www.clemson.edu/public/sc_water_resources/index.html.
October: Annual Southeast Stormwater Association Regional Stormwater Conference. More information: https://seswa.memberclicks.net/annual-conference.
October or November: GIS-Pro – Annual conference of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association. More information: http://www.urisa.org/.
November: American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Annual Conference. More information: http://www.awra.org/index.html.
November: Society of American Foresters National Convention. More information: http://www.xcdsystem.com/safconference/website/.
November: Joint annual meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. More information: https://www.acsmeetings.org/.
November, South Carolina: International Conference on Shellfish Restoration. Organized by South Carolina Sea Grant. More information: http://www.scseagrant.org/content/?cid=297; phone (843) 953-2078.
Late November/early December, North Linthicum, Md.: Maryland Water Monitoring Council Annual Conference. More information: http://dnr2.maryland.gov/streams/Pages/MWMC/conference.aspx; or contact Dan Boward at firstname.lastname@example.org.