Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Water Resources II
Student Presenter Competition
Monday / June 25 – Wednesday / June 27
Through the “Outstanding Student Presentation Award,” AWRA recognizes exceptional student contributions to this Conference. Conference presentations are an important aspect of professional development and AWRA seeks to encourage and support student participation at its meetings, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Significance and originality of the material will be fundamental in evaluating the student presentations, which will be judged by the session attendees. There will be an Oral and a Poster winner. Each winner will have their biographical sketch and photo published in an upcoming issue of AWRA’s Water Resources IMPACT magazine and put on the AWRA website.
AWRA 5K Fun Run
Monday / June 25
5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
All pre-registered participants are welcome to join us for a beautiful, casual 5K Fun Run! The run will follow a course (TBD) that will take in sights near the hotel. After the race, enjoy refreshments and AWRA door prizes!
There is no charge for this event but please sign up prior to the conference using the Conference Registration Form. (Please meet in hotel lobby at 5:15 PM.)
Student Networking Event
Monday / June 25
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Students are encouraged to attend the student networking event. We will start with a panel of experts from government/state agencies (science, policy and regulators), academia and the private sector. Each expert will give the students an overview of their interests and how they relate to contaminants of emerging concern followed by a question and answer session. The evening will end with a networking social where the students and technical professionals can interact.
This event is included in the Registration Fee.
Conference Networking Reception
Tuesday / June 26
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
This event is included in the Registration Fee. All registered conference participants are invited to attend the Opening Networking Reception. Come greet old colleagues and make new acquaintances. Also, the Poster Session participants will be at their posters to answer any questions during the reception.
Additional tickets may be purchased on site at the AWRA Registration Desk. The cost of an additional ticket is $35.00.
Joint AWRA Conference Luncheon
Wednesday / June 27
12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM
Conference Chair William A. Battaglin will officially close the Contaminants of Emerging Concern Conference II at this Joint Conference Luncheon. The Riparian Ecosystems IV Conference Chair, Paul Mayer, will officially open our second conference at this luncheon. Participants from both the conferences are invited to attend (it is included your registration fee). Two individuals will speak on topics intended to act as a bridge between the two conferences and their respective topics: Dr. Tyrone Hayes and Dr. Sujay Kaushal.
Dr. Tyrone Hayes
University of California, Berkeley, CA
“The Scarlet Letter: Much Ado About Nothing”
Dr. Tyrone Hayes from University of California, Berkeley will be one of our “Bridge Speakers” on Wednesday afternoon at 12:00 during the Joint Conference Luncheon. Dr. Hayes’s presentation will bridge the themes of
the emerging contaminants and riparian conferences by highlighting the effects that contaminants can have on the biota that inhabit riparian systems. Dr. Hayes will present examples of how certain hormonally active pesticides can disrupt amphibian endocrine systems and how toxicology in general is addressing low-dose and nonmonotonic dose responses to environmental contaminants.
Dr. Sujay Kaushal
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
“Managing Contaminants along the Global Watershed Continuum:
Riparian Zones to Rivers”
Dr. Sujay Kaushal will be the Plenary “Bridge Speaker” for the Riparian Ecosystems Conference. Dr. Kaushal’s presentation is intended to bridge the emerging contaminants and riparian conferences by demonstrating the critical links between maintaining ecological function of riparian systems for their capacity for biogeochemical processing including nitrogen and other pollutants. Dr. Kaushal will describe the watershed continuum of engineered and natural hydrologic flow paths that artificially expand drainage networks across human-dominated landscapes. He demonstrates that hydrologic connectivity across landscapes influences downstream transport and transformation of contaminants across space and time. Dr. Kaushal will present global examples of contaminant dynamics and management along the watershed continuum from riparian zones to rivers.
Additional tickets may be purchased on site at the AWRA Registration Desk. The cost for each additional ticket is $45.00.