2013 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference
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Abstracts are sought in, but not limited to, the following areas:
  • Local and Regional Issues
    • TMDLs
    • Ecosystem services
    • Water quality trading
    • Water banks
    • Water rights trading
    • Water resource economics
    • Water law
    • Resilience
    • Compacts and treaties
    • Columbia-Snake river basin
    • Aquifer storage recovery (ASR)
    • Watershed councils
    • Water ethics
    • Environmental justice
    • Dam removal
    • Endangered species
    • Aquatic invasive species
    • Coastal and estuarine issues
    • Collaborative modeling
    • Energy-water-land nexus
    • Consensus-building
    • Geothermal energy
    • Governance
    • Transboundary issues
    • Hypoxia
    • Infrastructure
    • Stormwater management
    • Combined sewer overflows (CSOs)
    • Source water protection
    • Hydropower
    • Limnology
    • Ecohydrology
    • Restoration
    • Adaptation and Mitigation

  • Agriculture
    • BMP performance, design, implementation
    • Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs)
    • Control of non-point contaminant sources
    • Drought sensitive crops
    • Fertilizers
    • Financing BMPs
    • Impacts on water supply and quality
    • Irrigation demand - present and future
    • Irrigation efficiency
    • Irrigation water reuse
    • Pesticides
    • Waste management and disposal
    • Water requirements for ethanol production
    • Water reuse

  • Anthropogenic and Educational Issues
    • Adult education and outreach
    • Education on water resources at K-12 levels
    • Water resources and anthropology
    • Water resources and archeology
    • Water resources and religion/spirituality
    • Water resources and ethics
    • Hydrophilanthrophy
    • Impacts of man-made impoundments on watersheds
    • Indigenous peoples' water beliefs and issues
    • Language barriers (cultural, international, interdisciplinary)
    • Licensing or registration of water resources professionals
    • Native American water issues
    • Sociological issues of watershed management and stewardship
    • Water in literature, culture, art, and music
    • Water resources in the future

  • Climate Change
    • Ecosystem migrations
    • Flooding and droughts: severity and frequency
    • Impacts on current water scarce areas
    • Impacts on freshwater availability and supplies
    • Impacts on glaciers and glaciation
    • Impacts on water quality
    • Rain and snowfall issues and distribution
    • Sea level rise

  • Coastal and Ocean Issues
    • Beach erosion
    • Desalination
    • Development impacts
    • Dwindling fish and marine mammal populations
    • Hypoxia
    • Impacts of natural disasters
    • Impacts of anthropogenic disasters
    • Ocean disposal of wastewater
    • Salt water-freshwater interfaces
    • Salt water intrusion into aquifers
    • Sea level changes
    • Subsidence

  • Ecosystems
    • Balancing human needs with faunal and floral needs
    • Competing uses/needs for limited water supplies
    • Design and performance of buffers
    • Developing partnerships with competing water users
    • Ecosystem restoration
    • Environmental impacts of diversions
    • Environmental impacts of impoundments
    • Financing environmental/ecosystem restoration - environmental economics
    • Instream flows - ecosystem requirements
    • Restoration of mined lands and impacted watersheds
    • Restoration successes and failures
    • Riparian restoration
    • Sediment control in ecosystems
    • Socioeconomic aspects of riparian areas and management
    • Stream ecology

  • Subsurface Water
    • Aquifer storage and recovery (ASR)
    • Artificial recharge (AR)
    • Confined and unconfined aquifers
    • Deep injection of waste water
    • Disposal of brines produced with oil and gas extraction
    • Subsurface water movement
    • Groundwater protection
    • Groundwater/surface water relationships
    • Hydrofracking
    • Impacts of mining
    • Natural infiltration, recharge and source areas
    • Storm water infiltration
    • Surface water/groundwater/ecosystem interactions
    • Surface contamination of shallow and deep aquifers
    • Water level changes
    • Water quality
    • Vadose zone flow, fate, and transport processes

  • International Issues
    • Appropriate technologies for developing areas/Nations
    • Cross-border compacts, transfers, and allocations
    • Globalization of water issues
    • International regulatory conflicts
    • Management principles
    • Privatization of utilities; infrastructure
    • Responsibilities of developed nations to developing nations
    • Technology sharing
    • Water resources security
    • World Water Forums

  • Infrastructure
    • Aging infrastructure
    • Creative financing of infrastructure
    • Distribution systems infrastructure (Source to tap)
    • Drain to disposal infrastructure
    • Harbors and port facilities
    • Impoundments - construction, restoration, removal
    • Levees
    • Locks and dams
    • Navigation in inland waterways
    • River channelization, dredging
  • Management and Tools
    • Adaptive management
    • Communicating science to policy makers
    • Decision support systems
    • Geographic Information Science (GIS)
    • Innovative techniques
    • Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
    • Internet
    • Modeling
    • Real time data
    • Remote sensing
    • Technology information and dissemination

  • Policy, Planning and Legal Issues
    • Adapting government programs to watershed management and regulation
    • Balancing development and environmental policies
    • Communicating with policy makers
    • Compacts
    • Drought management/conservation
    • Forest planning and management
    • History of water laws/policy
    • Innovative marketing/banking
    • Integrated water resources planning
    • Integration of water quality and water quantity management
    • Land use planning
    • Legislative initiatives, state and federal
    • Market-based solutions to scarcity or overabundance
    • Meeting and managing demand
    • National water vision/strategy
    • Planning and management of water resources in rural areas
    • Political hydrology
    • Range planning and management
    • Reuse
    • Safeguarding water supplies
    • Stateline faults and water policy - a watershed approach?
    • Urban planning
    • Water laws
    • Water transfers- benefits/costs

  • Surface Water
    • Best Management Practices (BMP) - performance
    • Downstream impacts of mine tailings
    • Energy production
    • Effects of diversions and channel alterations
    • Flood forecasting, warning, preparedness
    • Flooding and floodplain management
    • Fluvial geomorphology
    • Innovative technologies of storm water management
    • Managing competing uses and needs
    • Managing nonpoint source pollution
    • Managing point source pollution
    • Mitigating storm water damage/retrofitting
    • River operations - flow management
    • Storm water - preparation for and management - innovative technologies
    • Stream channel processes
    • System operation and maintenance
    • Watershed planning and management
    • Water and energy

  • Urbanization
    • Community based restoration and management
    • Financing restoration and volunteer efforts
    • Hydrologic changes - effects on urban streams and floodplains
    • Infiltration and runoff
    • Land use changes
    • Residential land stewardship
    • Reuse of gray water
    • Urban storm water impacts
    • Volunteer restoration and management initiatives
    • Water saving techniques and initiatives

  • Water Quality
    • Acid mine drainage
    • Agriculture and/or mining impacts on water quality
    • Effects of dredging and other stream management techniques on water quality
    • Emerging contaminants
    • Establishing Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)
    • Impacts of storm water on water quality
    • Implementing TMDL's
    • Laboratory methodologies
    • Low flow/high flow/combined TMDL's
    • Monitoring
    • Nanotechnology
    • Nutrients and nutrient management
    • Pathogens in watersheds
    • Salinity removal techniques; successes and failures
    • Source water quality protection
    • Turbidity and sediment impacts on water quality
    • Water quality standards and regulations

  • Wetlands and Lakes
    • Conflicting issues
    • Created wetland successes
    • Design and construction of created wetlands
    • Effects of acid rain
    • Eutrophication/nutrient impacts
    • Lake management and restoration
    • Mitigation
    • Regulations
    • Reservoir management and restoration
    • Sedimentation
    • Shoreline maintenance and restoration
    • Tourism and recreation
    • Watershed/wetland/lake interactions
    • Wetland functions and values
    • Wetland restoration and protection

  • Special Session Topics
    • Reservoir Operation - Arturo Leon
    • Reservoir Water Quality Impacts and Modeling Approaches - Scott Wells
    • Bringing the Cloud to the Field - Matt Deniston
    • Advances in Low Impact Development (LID) Approaches for Stormwater Management - Scott Kindred
    • Drinking Water Protection Efforts in the Pacific Northwest - Kristel Fesler
    • Application of Ecosystem Services in Floodplain Management and Restoration Projects - Felix Kristanovich
    • Urban Watershed Management through the Ecosystem Services Lens: Benefits, Distortions and Cross-pollinations - Zbigniew Grabowski and Marissa Matsler
    • Does Ownership Matter? Hydrologic Ecosystem Services Across the Landscape - Jodi Schoenen
    • Water Scarcity and Security - May Wu
    • Groundwater Governance - Sharon Megdal
    • The Headwater Tributaries of the Columbia River Basin - Effects of Post 2014 Columbia River Treaty on Their Management and Economics - John Tracy
    • Zero Net Nutrient Watersheds - Treating Pollutants as Scarce Resources in Watershed Management - John Tracy
    • Integrating Economic Behavior into Models for Water Management and Planning - John Tracy
    • Sediment, Geomorphology, and Society - Kyle Juracek
    • Symposium on Collaborative Modeling for Decision Support - Advancing Water Planning for 30 Years - Lisa Bourget, Allyson Beall, and Vincent C. Tidwell
    • Watershed Scale Hydrologic Response to Projected Climate Change - John Risley
    • Transboundary River Governance - The Columbia River Treaty 2014/2024 Review - James Ruff
    • Environmental and Related Impacts of Shale Gas Development: Case Study of the Barnett Shale Play - Ari Michelsen
    • Practical Applications of Resilience Thinking in Water Resources Management - Brian Chaffin and Dan Calvert
    • Aquatic Invasive Species in the Pacific Northwest: Holding Back the Flood - Angela Strecker and Mark Sytsma
    • A Bold Experiment: Lessons from Integrated Water Planning in Washington State - Andrew Graham, and Bill Zachmann
    • Ethical Considerations in Water Resources - David Garen, David Groenfeldt, and Michael E. Campana
    • Hydrophilanthropy - Michael E. Campana
    • Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources - Paul Pickett, Victoria Leuba, and Mark A. Anderson
    • The Columbia River: a Sense of the Future - Barbara Cosens
    • The Columbia River Basin Water Management Program: How State Investment and Stakeholder Engagement are Producing Results - Steven M. Thurin, Derek Sandison, and Michael Garrity
    • Watershed Management for Climate Change Adaptation - Korea Water Resources Association-AWRA Joint Special Session - Boosik Kang, and Michael E. Campana
    • IWRM: When Policies Collide - Brenda Bateman
    • Water quality and Security - Mary Wu


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