Annual Conference

2018 AWRC Annual Water Research Conference

July 23-24, 2018

Join us for our water research conference this year! The theme is "The Value of Water" which will address the relationships between water supplies and industry. Our conference provides a fun and valuable opportunity to learn about current research and develop relationships with potential collaborators.


We are inviting proposals for presentations from professionals and students from all water resources sectors and on a variety of topics.

Reed Green with the US Geological Survey speaks at the AWRC water conference 2017

Who should submit a talk:

  • Researchers
  • Students
  • Water utilities
  • Industry environmental resource managers
  • Consulting firms
  • Watershed groups
  • State agencies

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Animal industry (production or processing)
  • Crop industry (production or processing)
  • Drinking water industry
  • Importance of water to municipalities
  • Ecosystem services
  • Reclaimed water
  • Activities from non-profit organizations

The deadline to submit an abstract is April 11, 2018 and should be emailed to Erin Scott at Abstracts should be less than 250 words and include the presenting authors name and affiliation, co-authors names and affiliations if applicable, and presentation title.


Why Sponsor or Exhibit? Gain exposure for your products and services at our annual water research conference! Researchers, students, teachers, government agencies, non-profits, utilities, and consulting firms attend our conference.

Bronze Level:$300; includes a 6-foot draped table, one complimentary registration, logo recognition in conference materials and program.

Silver Level:$600; incldues a 6-foot draped table, two complimentary registrations, logo recognition in conference materials, a half page advert in conference program.

Gold Level:$1,000; includes a 6-foot draped table, 3 complimentary registrations, logo recognition in conference materials, a full page advert in conference program.


The conference will be held at the Fayetteville Town Center, the same place as last year. This venue is at the historic downtown square in Fayetteville, near the UA campus and surrounded by the beautiful Ozark Mountains. The address for the Town Center is 15 West Mountain in Fayetteville, Arkansas, 72701. For more information about the Town Center, visit their website at .

Past Conferences

Each year, AWRC holds a watersheds and research conference. This conference draws over 100-150 researchers, students, agency personnel, municipal personnel, interested citizens and many other water quality stakeholders from around the State and region. Conference topics have ranged from drinking water treatment processes to agricultural water management in the delta in eastern Arkansas. See the list below for programs from past conferences.   


Past Conference Programs

2017 July 25-26  Protecting Water Supplies for People and the Environment
2016 July 26-27  Nutrients, Water Quality, and Harmful Algal Blooms
2015 July 21-22  Meeting Arkansas's Water Needs Now and Into the Future
2014 July 15-16  Watersheds, Wicked Problems and Water Words
2013 May 14-15  Watershed Research and Ecological Design in the Ozarks
2012 July 11-12  Arkansas Water Planning and Reservoir Management
2011 July 6-7  The Illinois River and the Statement of Joint Principles and Actions
2010 April 13-14  Water Quality of Groundwater, Reservoirs and Restored Streams
2009 April 14-15  Transboundary Watersheds, Nutrient Hotspots and Riparian Buffers
2008 April 22-23  Watershed Management and Nutrient Loading