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Call for Abstracts

Note: Early Bird Registration Deadline: Monday January 21, 2008

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Welcome to Jueau!

The Conference Committee wants to welcome you to Juneau for the AWRA Annual Conference. We are pleased to announce that we have received over 40 abstracts. Oral presentations will cover the following subjects:

  1. Southeast Hydrology and Watersheds
  2. River and Lakes
  3. North Slope Hydrology, Climate Change and Sustainable Water Use
  4. Wetlands
  5. Engineering Design
  6. General Topics

Come join us in Juneau. Meet your colleagues to network and know how they are handling water resource issues in Alaska. We hope that you have an enjoyable experience in the Alaska’s Capital.

Mendenhall Glacier
Mendenhall Glacier - © M. Howry


  1. Network and collaborate with colleagues to share hydraulic, hydrologic, and engineering design knowledge
  2. Participate in the AWRA Alaska Section Board Meeting
  3. Participate in the NOAA facility field trip
  4. Expose yourself to water resource issues presented by active researchers, practitioners and consultants
  5. Participate in social events


  • Water resource specialists from federal and state agencies.
  • Decision makers,
  • Managers
  • Scientists
  • Engineers
  • Consultants
  • Students
  • Public in general

We are looking forward to an exciting meeting and hope to see you there! The preliminary program will be available in January 2008.

Topics of Interest

Relevant Topics Include:

  • Impacts of climate change on hydrology
  • Alaska Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering
  • Water quality and wastewater management
  • Watershed monitoring, management and stewardship
  • Fish habitat restoration and fish passage
  • Water-resource regulations, public impacts and risk analysis
  • Basic data collection programs and uses for both ground water and surface water
  • Water resource issues associated with forestry and wildlife
  • Instream flow uses - the balance between regulation and technical requirements, and associated costs
  • Applications of new or old data collection technologies for forecasting and hydrologic analysis
  • Advancements in computer modeling of hydrologic systems in the Arctic
  • Permafrost hydrology
  • Contaminants in the Alaskan environment
  • Issues/assessments specific to Interior Alaska and surrounding areas

Preliminary Conference Schedule

download prelim agenda 2008
download prelim agenda 2008

Monday 28th Morning Workshop: Estimating flow statistics for gaged and ungaged streams in Alaska.By: Janet Curran - USGS
Tuesday 29th Morning
Oral Sessions
Afternoon Oral Sessions/Poster Session
Evening AWRA Board Meeting
Wednesday 30th Morning Oral sessions
Afternoon Panel Session: Climate change and water resource management
Thursday 31th Morning Oral sessions
Afternoon Field Trip