Annual Conference

Maryland Water Monitoring Council Annual Conference

MWMC 23rd Annual Conference - December 8, 2017

The MWMC will hold its 23rd Annual Conference at the Maritime Institute, North Linthicum, Maryland, on Friday, December 8, 2017. Registration will begin at 7:30 AM and the conference will adjourn at 4:30 PM. The conference will include a plenary session, six concurrent breakout sessions, posters and exhibitor tables, and the famous Maritime Institute all-you-can-eat buffet lunch. You’ll also have plenty of time to network and catch up with old friends and colleagues during the long breaks.

The challenges of restoring and protecting our aquatic resources are daunting. Stressors related to climate change and population growth will require us to adapt as we move further into the 21st Century. But there are reasons to be optimistic. Enhanced implementation of sound science, supported by robust water monitoring will undoubtedly be essential to ensure healthy aquatic ecosystems in the future. With such challenges in mind, the theme of the 2017 MWMC conference is Managing Water Quality in a Changing World. Concurrent sessions will focus on these challenges and our need to adapt to them. These sessions include Climate Change and Adaptation, Stream Restoration Biomonitoring, Leveraging Data Sources, New Monitoring Technologies, Agriculture and Water Quality, Citizen Science, and Communicating Progress and Successes. The morning plenary session will feature two presentations:

The 2016 Ellicott City Flood: A 225-Year-Old Mill Town’s Survival Story by Jim Caldwell - Director, Howard County Office of Community Sustainability

A 10,000 Year Record of Climate, Forests, Land Use, and Chesapeake Water Quality by Grace Brush - Professor, Johns Hopkins University

NEW!  Click HERE for a detailed conference agenda with concurrent session themes, talks, and poster presentations.

Registration

​Registration Type  
​Non-Presenter ​$80
Presenter​ ​$80
​Full-time Student ​$60
Member/Staff Non-Profit Organization [501(c)3] -  SOLD OUT! ​ ​NA

All fees include lunch, breaks, and conference materials. Discounts for full-time students are available on a first come, first served basis. To register via credit card, click HERE. Check and Rstars registrations are no longer available. All registration will close on November 20 at noon. Registration is on a first come-first served basis. Walk-in registrations will not be accepted.

CLOSED - Call For Speakers and Poster Presenters - CLOSED

Thanks to everyone who submitted an abstract. Presenters - see the guidelines for speakers and poster presenters.

Carl Weber Awards

2017 will mark the 11th Annual Carl S. Weber Award presented to an individual (or individuals) involved in water monitoring in Maryland. In addition to the traditional award, the MWMC will again offer the Above and Beyond Award to recognize contributions of an up-and-coming member of the Maryland’s environmental community who has volunteered time and energy towards the monitoring of Maryland’s waters and has made a significant contribution to increasing watershed awareness, advocacy, education, and stewardship. Ideal candidates will share the spirit, vision and leadership exemplified by Dr. Carl Weber.

Student-Professional Networking Session

This one-hour session (3:30 – 4:30 PM) is a great opportunity for high school and undergraduate students to interact and talk with professionals in the fields of aquatic biology, freshwater ecology, marine biology, watershed science, integrated management, science communication, and more! Representatives from agencies, consulting firms, and academia will be available – in a panel format - to answer questions and engage in lively discussions. Students will be able to submit questions for the panel before and during the conference. The session is FREE and is included with each student conference registration. Interested students should check the “Student-Professional Networking Session” button when registering.

Here's a printable flier for the session. Contact Dot Lundberg at dotlundberg@gmail.com for more information.

Student Poster Award

The 6th MWMC Student Poster Award will be offered this year. Open to junior high, high school, and college undergraduate students, the Award offers $200 for first place and $100 for second. Click HERE for information and poster scoring criteria and HERE for a printable flier to post on your school bulletin board.

For information about the Maritime Institute, follow this link for directions and a parking lot map.

Vendors and sponsors – see the MWMC Vendor Registration Form. Many thanks to the 2016 MWMC Annual Conference vendors and sponsors.


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The Maryland Water Monitoring Council held its 22nd Annual Conference at the Maritime Institute, North Linthicum, Maryland, on Friday, December 2, 2016. About 510 folks attended the event that included 59 talks, 41 poster presentations and 29 vendors and exhibitors. A full program with talk and poster abstracts can be found HERE. Presentation files are linked to the online AGENDA. Visit the MWMC Facebook Page for photos from this and past conferences.


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