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Date & Location
November 6-8, 2023
Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh Durham Research Triangle
201 Harrison Oaks Blvd
Cary, NC 27513
*For the AWRA room block, see the Hotel & Travel tab under Conference Details.
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AWRA Conference App
There will not be a printed program provided for this conference. With so many things happening at #AWRA2023, it can help to have the most up-to-date information about what is coming up next as well as any changes to the conference. By downloading the AWRA conference app to your mobile device, tablet, and/or desktop computer, you will have access to the full conference schedule and receive notifications of important information. To get started and find tips to help you maximize your Annual Water Resources experience, download our AWRA Conference App Guide.
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:
- The current status and recent outcomes of major federal funding initiatives for water infrastructure and resilience,
- 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.
November 2023 promises to be a special month for AWRA. For the first time ever, our Annual Water Resources Conference is coming to Raleigh, North Carolina. Our Seattle Conference in 2022 was indeed extraordinary and felt like a real homecoming, as it was our first in-person event since the pandemic began, and the Washington State Section did an outstanding job of hosting that meeting. In hosting the 2023 Annual Conference, the North Carolina section, the N.C. Water Resources Association, has assembled a top-shelf leadership committee to continue with that momentum.
The joy of serendipity looms large - seeing a long-lost colleague that you have not seen in years. You'll enjoy the excitement of Tuesday field trips to see local sights and water resources projects. Or perhaps your preference is to spend Sunday catching up with friends, learning a new skill at an in-person workshop, or enjoying the hiking trails of Umpstead State Forest, less than a mile from the conference location. Students and young professionals (SYPs) are especially welcomed and will find programs oriented to their needs. And don't forget the 'legendary' Monday night icebreaker and the Tuesday evening event with a live bluegrass band organized by the North Carolina State Section.
The plenary sessions will feature dynamic keynote speakers who will stimulate attendees and challenge long-held beliefs. The concurrent sessions will feature panel discussions, technical sessions and short workshops. You'll get a great panoramic perspective of water issues not only in the Southeast, but also from around the USA and the world. You will also relish the chance to meet our exhibitors and sponsors and discuss their products and services.
Be part of the 'live' community, conversation and connections! Join us in November in Raleigh, the home of Barbeque and Bluegrass!