Alabama Water Resources Conference

The 2021 Alabama Water Resources Conference is September 8-10, 2021 in Orange Beach, Alabama


The Annual Alabama Water Resources Conference is a forum for all participants of our water resources community, providing opportunities for conversation about the many multidisciplinary aspects of water resources, and making connections that will improve how we understand the complex water issues that are of importance to this state, the region, and the nation. The Conference Planning Committee encourages you to join in the dialogue.

To encourage this exchange, the conference includes oral and poster sessions (for submission instructions, see Participation below), plenary sessions, and networking opportunities. In addition to the broad array of topics on which we always encourage submission for the annual conference, we welcome individuals who wish to propose special sessions on themed tracks consisting of a core of invited presentations. If you are interested in organizing a special session, please contact a member of the organizing committee to discuss details.

The final conference program is determined by the content of the submitted and accepted abstracts. A list of potential topics is provided in the call for presentations to encourage conference participants to consider the full extent of multidisciplinary topics and information exchange; it is by no means all-inclusive. Interested persons are encouraged to prepare and submit abstracts of their work which addresses these or other relevant topics.

Please visit the Participation tab for information on the conference Call for Abstracts and Registration. Other pertinent tabs such as the Agenda and Keynote Speakers will be updated closer to the date of the annual conference. The organizing committee looks forward to seeing you in September.


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The Alabama Water Resources Conference PROMO CODE  and Perdido Beach Resort contact information will be provided in your conference registration confirmation email.

The 2021 ALWRC group rate is $116 plus tax, per room, per night. You may need to register via phone to receive the group



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: Aquatic Ecology/Biology, Coastal Issues including an entire session on Weeks Bay, Drought and Climate Issues, Ecological Flows, Flood Issues, GIS and Water Management, Groundwater Availability and Management, Modeling in Water Management, Restoration and Remediation, Stormwater Management, Water Policy and Law, Water Quality, Water Quantity, Water Resources Education and Stewardship, Water and Wastewater Systems Management, Watershed Management and Connecting Agencies, Industries and Stakeholders.

The conference is preceded by the annual symposium of the Alabama Section of the American Water Resources Association, 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.


*Cancellations MUST be made in writing and received by August 7, 2021.  Cancellations receiving refunds will be assessed a $50.00 administrative fee. Substitute attendees will be allowed in lieu of cancellations, Cancellations after 8/7/2021 are non-refundable.

**Student Registration: To qualify for student registration, you must meet the conference FULL-TIME status requirements. The requirements include being enrolled as a full-time student during the calendar year 2021, submitting a digital copy/scan of your student ID card, and the full-time status confirmation form signed by your major professor must be sent with your conference registration form. Those not providing proper documentation will be required to pay the full, adult registration rate and will not be allowed to participate in the student oral and poster competitions. The full-time status confirmation form can be downloaded above.

Conference registration is handled by the Auburn University Office of Professional & Continuing Education.


Students selected to present must provide proper student identification including a Full Time Status Confirmation Form (see directly below) with the signature of their major professor and a photocopy of the front side of their current student ID card. As part of the student competition, student’s oral and poster presentations will be rated by conference judges, and the top 3 presenters of each will be awarded following the conference. See more detailed student competition information below:


Very limited exhibit space is available for companies and organizations. Exhibit space will be given to those sponsors contributing $500 or more and will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.

John Morris – Alabama Power Company
Phone: (205) 257-3831