Virtual Annual Conference

2021 Virtual Annual Water Resources Conference

November 8-10, 2021 | Virtual

Conference Session Recordings Now Available - click here.

We are excited to announce that AWRA will hold its 2021 Annual Water Resources Conference as planned this November, virtually. This decision was made due to the ongoing cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant and AWRA Board of Directors’ commitment to keep AWRA attendees, members, and staff safe.

This was not an easy decision. The AWRA Board and the Florida Planning Committee worked together to assess the pros and cons of pivoting to a virtual meeting -- taking into account health experts' projections, state and federal guidelines, news reports, the myriad travel restrictions still facing many water resources professionals, and a poll of the 2021 confirmed annual conference presenters. Given our number one priority is the health and safety of all AWRA conference attendees, our staff, and the surrounding community, we have decided to play it safe and go virtual again for 2021. However, we will continue to plan for future in-person conferences and adjust our sails as needed.

To date, AWRA has hosted five successful national virtual conferences, and the 2021 Annual Conference will highlight our usual high-energy offerings for the excellent exchange of cutting-edge technical information and Community, Conversation, and Connections. We aim to continue our nearly 60-year track record of bringing you outstanding opportunities for learning, sharing your knowledge, and experiencing the professional development benefits you've come to know and expect.

In the meantime, please be patient as we update our website, registration, instructions, and communications. Before emailing AWRA, please check back later in the week for updates to the conference website.

Conference Session Recordings Now Available - click here.

Dates & Important Details

Updated information as of September 14, 2021

  • November 8-10, 2021:  Virtual conference dates; please view the virtual program for times.
  • Now available: Click here to access the online conference program with schedule and session abstracts
  • CLOSED: Call for Topical Sessions
  • CLOSED: Call for Abstracts Due 
  • CLOSED: Call for Student Poster & Presentations Due 
  • CLOSED: Call for Virtual Field Trip Submissions. 


TIP! Save even more as an AWRA Member! Gateway members are not eligible for discounted registration rates.

  • October 8: Full Registration Super Saver Rates Ends (October 1 for speakers only)
    • $395 Member / $495 Non-member
    • $95 All Students
  • October 9 - November 10: Full Regular Registration Rates
    • $495 Member / $595 Non-member
    • $95 All Students
  • Note: One day registration rates are not available for this conference.
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Why Attend?

This conference is one of the most diverse and inclusive conferences in water resources management, AWRA provides you with innovative, practical, and applied water resource management solutions, management techniques, and current research.  Attendees can expect to hear:

  • lessons learned from the implementation of multidisciplinary projects,
  • best practices discovered in the design and application of water resource management,
  • implications of water policy decisions, and
  • research into current and emerging issues.

Conference Sponsors

To select a sponsorship, complete and return the PDF Brochure  or pay with a credit card online. Once you click the online payment link, you will need to sign in to complete your payment. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.







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