2019 Wisconsin AWRA Annual Meeting Scheduled – Call for Papers

The annual meeting of the Wisconsin Section of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) will be held at the Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, WI on February 28 and March 1, 2019. Please note the earlier meeting dates!

The theme this year is Clearing the Waters: Effective Science and Communication. There will be plenary, oral and poster sessions, plus lightning talks, addressing both surface water and groundwater issues in Wisconsin.

CALL FOR PAPERS
We are soliciting posters and presentations related to the theme as well as for general sessions on research related to hydrogeology, watershed management, hydrology, limnology, aquatic toxicology, water chemistry, aquatic ecology, climate change, and water use. Please specify your preference for oral or poster presentation or lightning talk when you submit your abstract. Oral presentations will be scheduled in 20-minute time slots, including 5 minutes for questions. Details.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
Abstracts are due Friday, November 9, 2018. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 12:00 midnight Friday, November 9, 2018. Yes, it is a little earlier than previous years. Abstracts should be limited to 1500 characters including spaces and submitted online at state.awra.org/wisconsin/2019meeting.html. Contact Gretchen Bohnhoff at bohnhoffg@uwplatt.edu if you have questions.

LIGHTNING TALKS
Do you have a short, hard-hitting, thought-provoking and inspiring talk that you want to WOW the audience with? Back again by popular demand, there will be an option for lightning talks — five-minute presentations that will require you to challenge the audience with your wisdom and insight. Please sign up early as spaces are limited!

PROGRAM & REGISTRATION

A preliminary program and registration materials will be available in January 2019. For updates, visit the AWRA-WI Annual Meeting 2019 webpage (state.awra.org/wisconsin/2019meeting.html).

STUDENT AWARDS
The AWRA-WI Annual Meeting is designed to create a student-friendly atmosphere. Students are strongly encouraged to present and discuss Wisconsin-related research in all aspects of water science and policy. To encourage excellence in student oral and poster presentations, up to four awards of $200 will be offered. If you are a graduate or undergraduate student and would like to be considered for an award, please be sure to indicate your interest on the abstract submission form.

Students submitting abstracts for poster presentations to be considered for an award will be asked to provide a pdf copy of their posters one week in advance of the conference for preliminary judging.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD NOMINATIONS
Here’s your chance to recognize the outstanding contributions of AWRA-WI members! This honor is presented at the annual meeting to an individual or group affiliated with the section who has made exceptional contributions in protecting and enhancing Wisconsin’s water resources.

Include in your nomination a narrative describing the nominee’s contributions and contact information for both yourself and the nominee. Nominations should be sent to Mike Parsen at michael.parsen@wgnhs.uwex.edu or 608-262-9419. For more information, contact Mike, or visit the AWRA-WI website.

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