Current Conference - University Council on Water Resources


Do you have an idea for a special session at the conference?  Click on the above link for more information.  Deadline to submit special session proposals is October 19, 2015. 


Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) and

National Institutes of Water Resources (NIWR) Annual Water Resources Conference

June 21-23, 2016    Pensacola Beach, FL


We will be on the beautiful white sands of the Gulf Coast for the 2016 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Water Resources Conference. We will be discussing critical water issues in the southeastern United States, as well as across the continent and globe. Water quantity and quality concerns continue to take center stage in the United States and world.  Please join the dialogue, as we seek to develop multi-disciplinary solutions to complex water problems. 

The Conference Planning Committee invites you to propose a Special Session for the conference. A Special Session Organizers' role is to propose a relevant and timely subject, recruit speakers to submit abstracts to the session, and moderate the session during the June 2016 Conference.  Special Sessions can be in the form of a panel discussion or a group of 4 or 6 oral presentations on a specific topic.  Those interested in organizing and hosting a special session should provide the following information:

  • Title of proposed Special Session
  • A brief description (less than 350 words) stating the importance of the topic and the rationale for the proposed session
  • Organizer(s), including contact information
  • List of potential presenters (to submit abstracts via the general call for abstracts) and their topics, if available

The above information should be submitted directly to the Technical Program Chair, Kevin Wagner (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), no later than October 19, 2015

Proposals for Special Sessions will be evaluated by the Conference Planning Committee based on the timeliness and relevance of the topic, and the degree to which the topic will bring together key researchers and practitioners to disseminate recent advances to the water resources community. 

Abstracts submitted for an accepted Special Session will be subject to the same submittal and review process as all other abstracts.

Important dates:

Proposals for Special Sessions due: October 19, 2015
Notification of Special Sessions acceptance: October 26, 2015
Abstracts due: January 19, 2016
Notification of Abstract acceptance: Late March 2016


General questions about the 2016 UCOWR/NIWR Conference can be directed to Karl Williard (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Executive Director of UCOWR, or Melissa Pind (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Administrative Assistant, UCOWR