Symposium in honor of David Maidment: GIS in Water Resources and more

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Symposium Date: May 12, 2022 | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM CT 
Registration (Symposium & Reception): $65
Reception Date: May 11, 2022 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM CT
Registration (Reception Only): $40

Sponsored by CUAHSI, the $65 registration fee includes a reception and the David Maidment Symposium on May 12. An option to attend only the reception on May 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM CT is available for $40. Co-located with the AWRA 2022 Geospatial Water Technology Conference (GWTC), the symposium will bring together former students and colleagues to reflect on Maidment’s work and its importance for future research and applications in this area. Registration at the GWTC is not required to attend the symposium and/or reception.
It is as important to represent hydrologic environments precisely with data as it is to represent hydrologic processes with equations. - David Maidment

Join your fellow water resource industry professionals in Austin, TX as we host a symposium to honor the work of Prof. David Maidment who has been at the forefront of advances in the application of geospatial technologies for Hydrology and Water Resources spanning a 40 year career. Attendees can expect a deeper understanding of the subjects where Dr. Maidment has worked, notably: Continental Scale Modeling and the US National Water Model; Hydrologic Information Systems; Using GIS in Water Resources; and ArcHydro and data models for spatial hydrographic data infrastructure.

Learn more about the David R. Maidment Award for Exemplary Contributions to Water Resources Data and Information Systems.

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