Conservation Matters September 2015

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Call for Special Sessions issued for annual UCOWR and NIWR conference

Call for Special Sessions issued for annual UCOWR and NIWR conference

The conference planning committee for the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) and National Institutes of Water Resources (NIWR) has issued a Call for Special Sessions for their annual Water Resources Conference, which will be June 21-23, 2016, in Pensacola Beach, Florida.

Conference discussions will focus on critical water issues in the southeastern United States as well as across the continent and globe.

Special sessions can be panel discussions or a group of four to six oral presentations on a specific topic. Proposals for the special sessions will be evaluated by the conference planning committee based on the topic’s timeliness and relevance and the degree to which the topic will bring together key researchers and practitioners to disseminate recent advances to the water resources community. 

Those interested in proposing, organizing and hosting a special session should provide the following information no later than Oct. 19 to Dr. Kevin Wagner, technical program chair and Texas Water Resources Institute associate director, at

  • Title of proposed special session
  • A brief description of less than 350 words stating the importance of the topic and the rationale for the proposed session
  • Organizer(s), including contact information
  • List of potential presenters (to submit abstracts via the general call for abstracts) and their topics, if available

For more information, visit the conference website. Further questions about the 2016 UCOWR/NIWR Conference can be directed to Karl Williard, UCOWR executive director, at, or Melissa Pind, UCOWR administrative assistant, at

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