The National Capital Region section would like to welcome
you to the 2014 AWRA Annual Conference, in celebration of 50-years
of AWRA. The Nation's capital, Washington, DC, serves as the
backdrop for this year's conference. We have planned an exciting
week filled with presentations on the latest water resources topics,
and providing opportunities for networking and building our professional
community. Please join us for an engaging week of water dialogue
with fellow water resource movers and shakers from throughout
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The 2014 conference marks AWRA's 50th anniversary. On this auspicious
occasion, it is timely to reflect on the state of water resources
management in the United States: What was the state of water management
when AWRA was formed? How has water management evolved as AWRA
has matured into a premier water resources organization? What
challenges and opportunities lay ahead for water management, for
AWRA, and the water resources profession? This conference provides
a unique opportunity for myriad water resource professionals to
gather and reflect on the history of water management over the
past 50 years and to see the latest work on the policy and science
of water management that will help shape the future.
technical program begins Monday, November 3, 2014, with an outstanding
plenary session in two parts, first with a keynote address, followed
by a high-impact plenary panel, then continues with 80+ concurrent
technical sessions on a wide range of water resources research,
policy, management, education, and technical topics, including
special tracks for AWRA at 50, Climate Change, Dynamic Reservoir
Operations, Flood Management, Green Infrastructure, International
Water, Management Tools, Open Water Data, Social Science and Emerging
Contaminants, Water Quality, and Watershed Protection Modeling.
Our local topics tracks provide an opportunity for Mid-Atlantic
water resource professionals to tell you about the Delaware River,
Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay, and Interstate Compact experiences.
This is a perfect opportunity for practitioners and policy makers
across the spectrum of the water resources community to share
their experiences, learn from one another, and share their outlooks
on and visions for the future. There also will be a special celebration
commemorating AWRA's 50 years during the conference awards luncheon.
In between the technical presentations, you'll have several opportunities
to interact with presenters and other attendees, including the
opening reception Monday evening. We also have a special AWRA
50th Anniversary event at the AWRA Awards Luncheon on Wednesday.
Monday and Tuesday, the Exhibit Hall will showcase companies with
products, services, and information water resources professionals
need. It also hosts the poster session and displays from our conference
sponsors; we encourage all participants visit this area during
the networking breaks and the opening reception and take advantage
of all this room has to offer.
AWRA conferences provide unique opportunities for students to
present their work and learn about professional opportunities.
This year, AWRA continues the ever popular student career night
on Wednesday, with a panel presentation and Q&A session with
professionals from multiple disciplines and backgrounds, followed
by a speed-networking session where students can interact with
numerous professionals in a brief, yet focused setting.
Please join us in the Nation's Capital to take advantage of everything
AWRA has to offer- several days of community, conversation, and
connections that will benefit all water resource professionals.
Whether you come as a sponsor, exhibitor, presenter, attendee
or all four come one, come all, and join us for what promises
to be an illuminary gathering in the Nation's capital!
Conference General Chair
Booz Allen Hamilton
Conference Technical Co-Chair
Congressional Research Service
Conference Technical Co-Chair
University of Maryland
College Park, MD