Geospatial Water Technology Conference

AWRA 2022 Geospatial Water Technology Conference

Online registration is now closed. Please register onsite for the conference, workshops, and/or David Maidment Symposium.

NEW DATES: May 9-12, 2022 | Austin, TX

Join us in the Live Music Capital of the World - Austin, TX - for the AWRA 2022 Geospatial Water Technology Conference (GWTC).

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AWRA will continue to hold this conference in-person as planned with strict safety and health protocols in place to continue our commitment to keep conference participates and AWRA safe. We cannot confirm there will be a hybrid component to this conference at this time. When submitting a Call for Topical Sessions and Workshops, please submit these knowing you are making a commitment to be in-person. If circumstances change in the local area (i.e. similar to the overwhelming spread of COVID-19 in Orlando and the health crisis that followed), the AWRA Board of Directors will assess the situation as it unfolds and may choose to make different choices at that time.

In the world we live in today, there is an inherent and permanent risk of being exposed to COVID-19 in your daily life. Trips to the grocery store, getting gas, picking up your children from school, and seeing family and friends are among the risks we take daily to live a normal and productive life. AWRA seeks to normalize how the AWRA community can gather in-person to fulfill our mission of community, conversation, and connection in the water resources community. Our safe and healthy protocols in place are the best practices of in-person gatherings today. The restrictions that are in place are the current standards, and protocols may change closer to the conference date. UPDATED: February 24, 2022

Dates & Location

Conference: May 9-12, 2022
Symposium in Honor of David Maidment: May 12, 2022. 
Click here for information about the Symposium and registration options.

Austin Marriott South
4415 South IH 35
Austin, TX 78744
The room rate is $165.00 for single/double occupancy and the room block ends April 20, 2022. Click here to make your reservation as part of the AWRA block. Reserve your room as early as possible as rates cannot be guaranteed once the block sells out.

Stay tuned for more information. For those traveling from outside of the United States, please reference our Invitation Guidelines and Instructions by clicking here. Make sure you are signed up to receive AWRA News and follow us on Facebook: @NATIONALAWRA and Twitter: @AWRAHQ.


  • APRIL 20: Hotel room block rate ends. Click here to reserve your room.
  • CLOSED: Early bird registration rate.
  • CLOSED: David R. Maidment Award Nominations
  • CLOSED: Call for Abstracts
  • CLOSED: Call for Topical Sessions & Workshops

Why Attend?

GIS has come a long way since the first AWRA GIS & Water Resources Conference 28 years ago: the very term “GIS” doesn’t mean the same thing as it did back then. Data, tools, models and good cartography are still incredibly important. Many of us still perform much of our geospatial work on desktop computers. But we have moved well beyond desktops to the cloud, to decision making and web-based applications that are integral to ecology and society, well beyond floodplain mapping. As GIS has changed, our biennial GIS and Water Resources conference is changing too!

This conference is designed around geospatial solutions to water resources-related problems. Innovative water resources scientists, engineers, modelers, software designers from public/government agencies, academic and private sectors convene to exchange ideas, compare challenges and identify solutions. If your aquatic research, management, and conservation involves process models, geo-referenced field data, remote sensing, or geostatistical models then this is the right conference for you.


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

  • Full Registration Rates (Member / Non-Member & Gateway):
    • Early Bird - April 11: $550 / $750
    • April 12 - Onsite: $650 / $850
  • Student Registration Rates (Member / Non-member):
    • Early Bird - April 11: $95 / $145
    • April 12 - Onsite: $105 / $155
  • NOTE: Students must email their student ID and verification of their full-time student status to [email protected] in order to receive the student rate. The verification must contain how many credit hours the student is currently enrolled.
  • One Day Registration Rates (Member / Non-member & Gateway):
    • Early Bird - April 11: $300 / $500
    • April 12 - Onsite: $400 / $600
  • NOTE: Students registering for one-day pay the applicable rate above. There is not a discounted one-day student rate.


BEFORE REGISTERING, click here to read the COVID-19 Liability Waiver and Affirmation of Conduct Restrictions. You will be required to sign, date, and upload this into the conference verification tool. Information will be provided for this tool at a later date.

All conference participants (presenters, moderators, panelists, etc.) must register at the appropriate registration rate. AWRA Gateway members are not eligible for discounted rates. The registration fees are the major source of funding for the Conference, and the sharing of registrations is prohibited - every person attending the conference must register. For presenters, if two or more individuals will be presenting, each individual must register for the conference. This includes all oral/technical session presenters; all panel session presenters; and all poster session presenters. All conference participants must adhere to the AWRA Code of Conduct.

Cancelations must be made in writing. We can transfer your registration to someone else by April 11, 2022. Those cancelations received by April 11, 2022 will be subject to a processing fee of 25% of total fees. No refunds will be given after April 11, 2022 - no exceptions! Abstract submission fees are nonrefundable. Refunds will be processed after the conclusion of the conference.

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