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AWRA 2018 Annual Water Resources Conference 
November 4-8, 2018
Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD

Technical Oral Sessions and Poster Session Program-at-a-Glance

Poster Session 
Monday / Nov. 5 / 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday / Nov. 6 / 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Oral Sessions

Monday / Nov. 5

8:30-10:00    Plenary Session

10:00-10:30  Morning break

8:30-10:00    Plenary Session continued

12:00-1:15    Lunch on your own

1:30-3:00     Sess. 1: Modeling Part 1 - Water Quality and Quantity
                     Sess. 2: Chesapeake Bay Water Management
                     Sess. 3: Panel:  Women in Water Resources
                     Sess. 4: Water Supply Management
                     Sess. 5: Detection of New and Emerging Contaminants

3:00-3:30      Afternoon break

3:30-5:00     Sess. 6: Modeling Part 2 - Water Quantity and Reservoir Operations
                     Sess. 7: Using High Resolution Modeling to Improve Chesapeake Bay
                     Sess. 8:  PANEL: AWRA State Water Plan Monograph-Planning in the Field, a View from the States
                     Sess. 9: Water Resources Management and Planning
                     Sess. 10: Emerging Contaminants

4:45-5:15      Student and Young Professional Attendee Conference Orientation

5:30-7:30      Opening Networking Reception

Tuesday / Nov. 6

6:30 – 8:00     AWRA 5K Fun Run

8:30-10:00     Sess. 11: CONUS Hydrology Models - Part 1
                      Sess. 12:  Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay
                      Sess. 13: Urban Water Management 
                      Sess. 14:  PANEL: Benefits and Challenges of Delivering Interdisciplinary Graduate and
                                       Undergraduate Education in Water Resources
                      Sess. 15:  Water Quality in Agricultural Systems

10:00-10:30   Morning break

10:30-12:00   Sess. 16: CONUS Hydrology Models - Part 2
                      Sess. 17: Modeling and Assessment of Complex Watershed-River-Estuary Systems: Chesapeake Bay as a Case Study of Ecosystem Restoration and Management
                      Sess. 18: Perspectives on Green Infrastructures
                      Sess. 19: Education and Outreach or Reaching Your Stakeholder
                      Sess. 20: PANEL: Water Reuse in Agriculture:  Challenges and Opportunities

12:00-1:15     Lunch on own

1:30-3:00       Sess. 21:  PANEL: Open Water Data Initiative and the Internet of Water
                      Sess. 22: Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Standards Criteria Assessment for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity, and Chlorophyll-a: Method Development and Implementation for Ecosystem Management
                      Sess. 23: Natural Systems for Stormwater Management
                      Sess. 24: PANEL: Shrinking Budgets and Growing Needs – Using Watershed Investment Partnerships to Close the Gap
                      Sess. 25: Watershed Monitoring and Restoration

 3:00-3:30      Afternoon break

3:30-5:00       Sess. 26: Geospatial Water Technology Lightning Talks
                      Sess. 27: Cutting Through the Tape – How NGOs are Leading the Way with Chesapeake Bay Restoration
                      Sess. 28: Stormwater Issues and Solutions – Part 1
                      Sess. 29: Innovative Funding Mechanisms
                      Sess. 30: Chemical Management in Water Resources

6:00-8:00      “Bounty of the Chesapeake” off-site event at Lord Baltimore Hotel

Wednesday / Nov. 7

8:30-10:00     Sess. 31: Decision Support Systems for Water Management
                      Sess. 32:  More Restoration vs More Protection:  Is there a Magic Balance for Healthy Watersheds?
                      Sess. 33: Stormwater Issues and Solutions – Part 2
                      Sess. 34:  Engaging your Public in Water Planning Part 1
                      Sess. 35:  Water Quality Management and Planning

10:00-10:30   Morning break

10:30-12:00   Sess. 36: Improving Water Resources Decision Support Using Satellite-based Earth Observations and Hydrologic Data Assimilation Systems
                      Sess. 37: Can NGOs Drive Progress While Government Takes a Backseat? The Case of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative
                      Sess. 38: Stormwater Issues and Solutions – Part 3
                      Sess. 39: Engaging your Public in Water Planning Part 2
                      Sess. 40: PANEL: We Know People Care About Water, But How to Turn Interest into Action –Lessons Learned?

12:00-1:15     Conference Award Luncheon

1:30-3:00       Sess. 41:  Visualizing Watersheds
                      Sess. 42: Delaware River – Part 1
                      Sess. 43: Twenty years of Insights into Urban Water Quality from the Baltimore Ecosystem Study Long-Term Ecological Research Project - Part 1
                      Sess. 44: Stakeholder Engagement in Water Resources
                      Sess. 45: Climate Change Impacts

3:00-3:30       Afternoon break

3:30-5:00       Sess. 46: USGS 3-D Elevation Program
                      Sess. 47: Delaware River – Part 2
                      Sess. 48: Twenty years of Insights into Urban Water Quality from the Baltimore Ecosystem Study Long-Term Ecological Research Project - Part 2
                      Sess. 49: PANEL: Navigating the Confines of Water Law in the Eastern United States
                      Sess. 50: Wetlands

5:30-7:00       Student and Young Professional Career Night and Panel of Professionals Discussion and Networking

Thursday / Nov. 8

8:30-10:00    Sess. 51: Hydrological Modeling
                      Sess. 52:  Flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland 
                      Sess. 53: Green Infrastructure
                      Sess. 54:  Preparing Your Manuscript for Journal Submission

10:00-10:30  Morning break

10:30-12:00   Sess. 55: Groundwater
                      Sess. 56: Applying Earth Observations for Resource Management Around Chesapeake Bay Water Quality 
                      Sess. 57: International Water Issues
                      Sess. 58: AWRA Policy Committee – Water Allocation

12:00-1:15     Lunch on own

1:30-3:00       Sess. 59: Stream Restoration
                      Sess. 60: Managing Instream Flows in Virginia - Part 1
                      Sess. 61: Facilitated Discussions on WOTUS
                      Sess. 62: Flood Warning System

3:00-3:30       Afternoon break

3:30-5:00       Sess. 63: Stream System Assessment and Management
                      Sess. 64: Managing Instream Flows in Virginia - Part 2
                      Sess. 65: Building Resiliency in the Face of Water Resources Risk Management
                      Sess. 66: Flooding and Risk Management