The conference agenda features presenters from a broad spectrum of water resources research, management and outreach backgrounds, as well as keynote speakers that are regionally/nationally know authorities in water resources. A statewide committee composed of water resources agency, industry and academic leaders accept and review 75-100+ abstracts and compile 2 days of concurrent sessions covering the following topical areas: Water Quality Assessments, Water Quantity Assessments, Energy-Water Nexus, Water Resources Education and Stewardship, Water Resources Outreach, Aquatic Ecology/Biology, Aquatic Restoration/Conservation, Floodplain Management, GIS and Water Management, Water Systems Management, Water Resources Modeling, Agricultural/Forestry Water Management.

The conference is preceded by the annual symposium of the Alabama Section of the American Water Resources Association (see, established in 1987 to provide a common forum in which professionals in water resources and related areas can meet, network and exchange ideas pertaining to all aspects of water resources research and management.

Below is the 2016 conference agenda. Note: the agenda is SUBJECT TO CHANGE – be sure to pick up the final agenda at the conference registration desk

2016 AL WR Conference Program-cao-8-24-2016