Annual Conference

Arkansas Water Resources Center Conference 2019

2019 AWRC Water Research Conference

July 30-31, 2019

Mark your calendar to attend the 2019 Arkansas Water Resources Center Annual Water Conference on July 30 and 31. We’ll be at the Fayetteville Town Center again, located at 15 W. Mountain Street in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

We have a lot planned for this year’s conference, with sessions on water management and nutrient recovery, U.S. Geological Survey research on the Mississippi Alluvial Plain, and partnering again with the Arkansas Chapter of the American Water Resources Association!

Stay tuned for more information about the program!


Registration will be open soon: $75 for students, presenters, and moderators; $125 for regular attendees; sponsor and exhibitor costs are dependent on level (see "Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor" below).


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*.

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

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

* The level of recognition may vary based on sponsorship level.


The conference will be held at the Fayetteville Town Center. 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 .


If you’re coming from out of town, you can reserve a room at the Chancellor Hotel; we have reserved a block of rooms that you can get at the government rate of $94 per night.

Chancellor Hotel

The Chancellor Hotel is just one block away from the Town Center. You must make your reservation on or before June 29, 2019 to be guaranteed a room at $94 per night; however, you can call and ask if they can still accept the AWRC reservation code after this date.

Guests can use the hotel's complimentary shuttle to go to places within a 5-mile radius of the hotel. There is a $5 per night parking fee.

To reserve a room under the AWRC conference code "ARC9", click here.

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


July 23-24

The Value of Water


July 25-26

Protecting Water Supplies for People and the Environment


July 26-27

Nutrients, Water Quality, and Harmful Algal Blooms


July 21-22

Meeting Arkansas's Water Needs Now and Into the Future


July 15-16

Watersheds, Wicked Problems and Water Words


May 14-15

Watershed Research and Ecological Design in the Ozarks


July 11-12

Arkansas Water Planning
and Reservoir Management


July 6-7

The Illinois River and the Statement of Joint Principles and Actions


April 13-14

Water Quality of Groundwater, Reservoirs and Restored Streams


April 14-15

Transboundary Watersheds, Nutrient Hotspots and Riparian Buffers


April 22-23

Watershed Management and Nutrient Loading