2013 AWRA Spring Specialty Conference - Agricultural Hydrology and Water Quality II
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AMERICAN WATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION'S SPRING SPECIALTY CONFERENCE
Agricultural Hydrology and Water Quality II
MARCH 25-27, 2013 St. Louis, MO
CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS

We will be in America's Heartland for AWRA's second specialty conference on Agricultural Hydrology and Water Quality . Agricultural sustainability is a pressing issue, as the agricultural community is faced with meeting the food and energy demands of a growing world population while trying to minimize their environmental footprint. Multidisciplinary research in agricultural hydrology and water quality will undoubtedly play a major role in addressing these challenges.
The Conference Planning Committee invites you to propose a Special Session. Special Sessions can be in the form of a panel discussion or a group of 4 oral presentations on a specific topic. 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 March 2013 Conference. 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 brief biosketch and contact information
    • List of potential presenters (to submit abstracts via the general call) and their topics, if available.
There is no fee to submit a proposal for a Special Session (note that there is a $25 fee for all abstracts submitted during the general call for abstracts). The above information should be submitted directly to the Technical Program Chairs no later than June 18, 2012:
    • Tony Buda Anthony.Buda@ARS.USDA.GOV and Jon Schoonover jschoon@siu.edu

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 and soils communities.

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: June 18, 2012
Notification of Special Sessions acceptance: On or before June 25, 2012
Abstracts due: October 1, 2012
Notification of Abstract acceptance: Early November, 2012