The conference will focus on the many facets of water quality and quantity monitoring for improved understanding, protection, and restoration of our natural resources and communities. It will also provide a unique forum for water practitioners from all backgrounds – including governmental organizations, volunteers, academia, watershed and environmental groups and the private sector – to exchange information, develop skills, and foster collaboration and coordination. USGS, EPA, NOAA, and state scientists and others will showcase new findings on the quality of the Nation’s streams and groundwater, and highlight recent innovations and cutting-edge tools in water-quality monitoring, assessment, and reporting. The conference’s location in Denver, Colorado will also provide a forum to showcase western water monitoring issues, including sustainable water management, effects of wildfires, and efforts to evaluate the effects of climate change on water quality, quantity, and aquatic ecosystems.
Conference topics include:
- Applying Innovative Monitoring, Assessment, and Modeling Tools and Approaches
- Integrating Monitoring to Cost Effectively Support Water Resource Management
- Exploring New Technologies and Analytical Methods
- Addressing Climate, Energy, Water Availability, and other Emerging Water Issues
- Communicating Science to Decision Makers and the Public Strengthening Collaboration and Partnerships at all Scales