This is an invitation to submit abstracts for the 2012 Illinois Water Conference, to be held September 24-25 at the Illini Union, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Over the last 14 years, this biennial conference has drawn agency personnel, academics, students, educators and community members from across the state for a glimpse at the latest scientific discoveries related to our water systems.
Abstracts for oral presentations (professionals) and posters (students) are solicited. We expect that a majority of accepted presentation abstracts will fit within one of the session topics listed below. However, you may submit under the Open Topic category, from which we will develop one or two additional sessions. Student posters are requested as general submissions.
Sessions will be scheduled concurrently for 90-minute periods. Accepted presentations will be allotted approximately 12 minutes with 6 minutes for questions. Student posters will be presented and judged Monday during the evening reception.
How to Submit an Abstract
Please complete the appropriate online form (URLs below) by Friday, May 11. The organizing committee will evaluate each abstract. You will be notified regarding the status of your abstract by May 31.
Professional Abstract Submission: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/3595483
Student Abstract Submission: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/184973
IW01 - Challenges in Attaining Inland Recreational Water Quality Standards for Bacteria
IW02 - Biomass Crops to Enhance Water Quality
IW03 - 2011 Retrospective of Flooding in Illinois
IW04 - Successes and Opportunities in Science Outreach: Engaging the Silent Stakeholder
IW05 - Water Supply Planning in Illinois
IW06 - Ecohydrology: Bridging Ecology and Engineering
IW07 - Phosphorus: Concentrations, Sources and Removal
IW08 - Changing Hydroclimatic Extremes
IW09 - Water Quality Monitoring Through Cross Disciplinary Approaches
IW10 - Water Supply Management in Difficult Economic Times
IW11 - Projections and Planning under Climate Variability and Change
IW12 - Mitigating Impacts of Aquatic Invasive Species
IW13 - New Tools, Data and Protocols for Water Planning: Opportunities and Challenges
IW14 - Constructing the Nearshore Lake Michigan Foodweb
IW15 - Open Topic: Specific Session TBD
Download the full Call for Papers to read detailed descriptions of each session topic.