Water resources professionals who need to be at the forefront
of geospatial technology should plan to attend the AWRA Specialty
Conference GIS and Water Resources VI in Orlando, FL March 29-31,
2010. The call for abstracts brought an unprecedented
number of responses from leaders in GIS and remote sensing in water
resources; the conference planning committee has been working hard
to design an exciting and information-packed program!
Conference attendees will have the opportunity to explore existing and emerging geospatial technologies ranging from data capture and management to hydrologic information systems, decision support systems and communication. Highlights from the program include session tracks on LiDAR, Groundwater and Groundwater Arc Hydro, the National Hydrography Dataset led by Jeff Simley of USGS and Cyberinfrastructure led by Dr. David Maidment from the University of Texas at Austin.
Workshops and field trips are in the planning stages so plan to check back for more information soon.
The plenary session features a keynote by ESRI’s Jack Dangermond addressing strategic technologies for water resources in the next decade. The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion, something new for this series of successful specialty conferences. Panelists to join Jack Dangermond are Dr. Maidment, Carol Wehle of the South Florida Water Management District, Catherine van Ingen of Microsoft Research and Katherine Lins, USGS. This session alone will be worth the registration fee!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Conference Chair St. Johns River Water Management District
Who Should Attend?
The 2010 Spring Specialty Conference “Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Water Resources VI” is the latest in a series of biennial conferences on GIS held by AWRA.
It is designed to survey the state of knowledge in the field since the fifth conference was held in San Mateo, California, in 2008. Oral and poster technical presentations will bring a valuable, rewarding experience to water resources researchers and practitioners faced with future water supply management needs, ecosystem impacts, and drought and flood management, or a multitude of other in which GIS is a valuable part of the toolbox. Networking opportunities with fellow water resources professionals will be unparalleled. Nearly everyone in the water resources community, both nationally and internationally, that use or encounter GIS products will benefit from the Conference.
A partial list of those who will find the conference useful includes:
Hydrologists and Hydrogeologists
Information Technology Specialists
Local, State, Regional and Federal Government Representatives
Natural Resources Managers
NGO’s and Community Based Organizations
Water Law Practitioners
Ten Reasons to Attend
Discover the most recent advances of GIS in the analysis and management of water resources systems.
Ascertain the state of knowledge of GIS use in planning for and management of environmental systems
Learn about the use of GIS in surface and groundwater monitoring strategies
Discuss hydrologic and riparian ecosystem effects related to climate change and how GIS can aid in the study of these effects.
Share your experiences and knowledge of the GIS field with other attendees
Listen to experts from the United States and elsewhere discuss the use and ramifications of GIS to their own unique problems
Develop an understanding of available models and other tools supporting GIS
Examine how GIS has been used in case studies of water supply and demand
Discover decision support systems and information management systems related to or that use GIS.
Participate in and learn from the Oral and Poster Sessions, commercial exhibits and network with other water resources experts