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Abstract Submission Form
Please fill out the form below to submit your abstract to the 2018 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference.
If you are submitting the abstract on behalf of someone else, please use the presenter's name and contact information.
Organization / Affiliation
Are you a student?
Are you interested in being a session moderator?
Are you or your institution a member of UCOWR or NIWR? (select all that apply)
Please note: The program will consist of both approved special sessions and general sessions organized by the conference planning committee. You do not need to choose a special session for your abstract to be accepted. Approximately half of the program will consist of sessions created from general submissions. Choose 'Approved Special Session Presentation' if you were asked to submit as part of one of the special sessions listed below, or you would like to be considered for one of those special sessions. Choose 'General Session Oral Presentation' if you would like the conference committee to place you in a session with similar abstracts.
Approved Special Session Presentation: Abstracts will be considered for one of the approved special sessions listed in the section below.
General Session Oral Presentation: Abstracts will be placed into a session with similar topical abstracts by conference organizers.
Poster Presentation: A poster to be presented at the poster session.
Either Oral or Poster: Abstracts will be considered for either an oral or poster presentation based on conference needs.
If you did not choose "Approved Special Session Presentation", select N/A. Conference organizers will place you in a session most relevant to your topic.
Special Session Selected:
(Benham/Ling/Swistock) Private drinking water supplies
(Buda/Kennedy) Understanding and managing legacy nutrients in agricultural watersheds
(Cobourn/Carey) Investigating feedbacks between human and natural systems in freshwater lake catchments
(CUAHSI) Software tools, methods, and data sources for observing recent extreme events
(CUAHSI) Best practices for sharing and accessing open water data
(DeOtte) Transitions in agriculture and water use
(DeWalle/Duncan) Springs and seeps: Hydrology, ecosystem functions and management
(Groninger) Rural water issues in developing countries (Lightening Talk Session: 5 minute talks followed by group discussion)
(Lang/VanBriesen) Ohio River headwaters: Local issues and national significance - Panel Discussion
(Masters/Pieper) Lead in drinking water and public health implications
(McLaughlin) Functions of vulnerable waters across a continuum of connectivity
(O'Neill) Engaging the public through markets, policies, and outreach
(Raflo) Bridging the communication of science with the science of communication
(Samaras, Dzombak, VanBriesen) Water infrastructure challenges associated with climate change
(Sanchez/Elliott) Smarter rivers: Sensors advancing science and water management
(Stevens/McKee/Barber) Modeling and assessment of cyanobacterial blooms in water supplies and natural waters
(Stevens/McKee/Burian) Water sustainability, urban water, and ecosystems
(Traver) Green stormwater infrastructure research needs for the urban core
(Yoder) The Food-Energy-Water Nexus
Are you (the presenter) the first author?
If you (the presenter) are the first author, leave this section blank.
If your abstract has additional authors, fill out the sections below.
Please make sure your title and abstract paste completely. There are character limits: Title - 175 character limit; Abstract - 2200 character limit (~300 words).
Please note: Abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. UCOWR no longer offers the extended abstract option for the conference proceedings. Instead, we encourage you to submit manuscripts to the Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education. More info can be found here.
Abstract Title (175 chars left)
Abstract (2200 chars left)
Your abstract has been submitted to the Universities Council on Water Resources office.
You should receive an email confirmation shortly. Please ensure all information is correct and contact UCOWR as soon as possible with any corrections. Notification of accepted abstracts will begin in February.
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