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Save the Date: 2016 NALMS monitoring conference

Join the NWQMC on May 2-6, 2016 in Tampa, Florida for the National Water Quality Monitoring Council’s (NWQMC) 10th National Monitoring Conference – Working Together for Clean Water. 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 city’s rich history and modern landscape offer visitors a wide variety of attractions. Tampa Bay is Florida’s largest open water estuary and home to an impressive variety of wildlife, including manatees, wading birds, and prized sport fish.

Attendees will network, develop partnerships and new skills, and exchange information and technology related to all water resources, including rivers and streams, lakes, wetlands, coastal waters and estuaries, groundwater, and processed water. Conference themes attract professional papers and posters addressing a variety of topics ranging from monitoring and assessment to protection and restoration, as well as cutting-edge technologies and methods.

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.

Abstracts are welcome on any of the following conference themes:

  • Monitoring Designs for the 21st Century
  • Connecting Coasts, Estuaries, and Freshwater Ecosystems
  • Innovations in Monitoring and Assessment
  • Identifying and Assessing Emerging Risks
  • Measuring Effectiveness of Water Management Actions
  • Managing, Sharing, Communicating, and Mining Data
  • Building Monitoring Collaborations
  • Assessing Trends in Water Resources


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