Annual Conference

2018 AWRC Annual Water Research Conference

July 23-24, 2018

REGISTER NOW!

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.


Call for student POSTER presentations! (Deadline June 6)

We are inviting students to submit information to present a poster at this year's conference. We will have student poster competitions - one for undergraduate and one for graduate students!

Reed Green with the US Geological Survey speaks at the AWRC water conference 2017 Reed Green, with the US Geological Survey, speaks at last year's water conference.

The deadline to submit information to present a POSTER is June 6, 2018. Interested students should email the following information to Erin Scott at erins@uark.edu: your name, your advisor's name, your college or university, and your poster title. An abstract is NOT required.


BECOME A SPONSOR OR EXHIBITOR:

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.


LOCATION:

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 http://www.twncenter.com/ .


ACCOMODATIONS:

If you’re coming from out of town, you can reserve a room at the Chancellor Hotel or Staybridge Suites; we have reserved a block of rooms that you can get at the government rate of $93 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 22, 2018 to be guaranteed a room at $93 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.

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

Staybridge Suites

Staybridge Suites has also provided a room block where you can reserve at the government rate of $93 per night. You must make your reservation on or before July 13, 2018 to be guaranteed a room at $93 per night; however, you can call and ask if they can still accept the AWRC reservation code after this date.

The rooms have fully equiped kitchens, cooking utensils, and dining ware, and includes a hot breakfast buffet.

To reserve a room under the AWRC Conference code "AWR", 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

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