Specialty Conference

AWRA 2022 Geospatial Water Technology Conference

Save the Date: March 21-23, 2022 | Austin, TX

Join us in the Live Music Capital of the World - Austin, TX - for the AWRA 2022 Geospatial Water Technology Conference (GWTC).

Presenter/Moderator Resources

Call for Abstracts and Student Competition Coming Soon!

Call for Topical Sessions

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AWRA will continue to hold this conference in-person as planned with strict safety and health protocols in place to continue our commitment to keep conference participates and AWRA safe. We cannot confirm there will be a hybrid component to this conference at this time. When submitting a Call for Topical Sessions and Workshops, please submit these knowing you are making a commitment to be in-person. If circumstances change in the local area (i.e. similar to the overwhelming spread of COVID-19 in Orlando and the health crisis that followed), the AWRA Board of Directors will assess the situation as it unfolds and may choose to make different choices at that time. Please visit this website often for updates. Updated: 9/20/2021.

Date & Location

March 21-23, 2022
A fourth day, March 24 may be added and an announcement will be made as soon as that information is confirmed. The decision to hold the David Maidment Symposium at this event has not been made. Please stay tuned for more information.

Doubletree by Hilton
Austin 6505 N Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78752 | USA
The room rate is $159.00 and the room block ends March 3, 2022. Click here to reserve your room as early as possible as room rates cannot be guaranteed once the hotel block sells out.

Hotel Perks for Attendees!
  • Group rate is offered 3 days pre AND post your stay making this an ideal opportunity for a family vacation!
  • 3 miles from downtown Austin, Texas, and 20 minutes from Austin Bergstrom International Airport
  • Heated Outdoor Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • On-site Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi


  • October 16, 2021: Call for Topical Sessions & Workshops Due.
  • February 11, 2022: David R. Maidment Award Nominations Due - Nomination details will be announced soon.
  • March 24, 2022: Symposium in honor of David Maidment
  • COMING SOON: Call for Abstracts
  • COMING SOON: Call for Student Posters
  • COMING SOON: Pre-conference Workshops & Field Trips
  • COMING SOON: Registration rates will be announced soon.

TIP! Save even more as an AWRA Member! Gateway members are not eligible for discounted registration rates.

For those traveling from outside of the United States, please reference our Invitation Guidelines and Instructions by clicking here.


  • Full Registration Rates (Member / Non-Member & Gateway):
    • Early Bird - February 2: $550 / $750
    • February 3 - Onsite: $650 / $850
  • Student Registration Rates (Member / Non-member):
    • Early Bird - February 2: $95 / $145
    • February 3 - Onsite: $105 / $155
  • NOTE: Students must email their student ID and verification of their full-time student status to [email protected] in order to receive the student rate.
  • One Day Registration Rates (Member / Non-member & Gateway):
    • Early Bird - February 2: $300 / $500
    • February 3 - Onsite: $400 / $600
  • NOTE: Students registering for one-day pay the applicable rate above. There is not a discounted one-day student rate.

Cancellation Policy

All conference participants (presenters, moderators, panelists, etc.) must register at the appropriate registration rate. AWRA Gateway members are not eligible for discounted rates. The registration fees are the major source of funding for the Conference, and the sharing of registrations is prohibited - every person attending the conference must register. For presenters, if two or more individuals will be presenting, each individual must register for the conference. This includes: all technical session presenters; all panel session presenters; and all poster session presenters.

Cancellations must be made in writing. Refunds are not allowed for Early Bird Rates. We can transfer your registration to someone else by February 10, 2022. Those cancellations received by February 10, 2022 will be subject to a processing fee of 25% of total fees. No refunds will be given after February 10, 2022 - no exceptions! Abstract submission fees are nonrefundable. Refunds will be processed after the conclusion of the conference.

Why Attend?

GIS has come a long way since the first AWRA GIS & Water Resources Conference 28 years ago: the very term “GIS” doesn’t mean the same thing as it did back then. Data, tools, models and good cartography are still incredibly important. Many of us still perform much of our geospatial work on desktop computers. But we have moved well beyond desktops to the cloud, to decision making and web-based applications that are integral to ecology and society, well beyond floodplain mapping. As GIS has changed, our biennial GIS and Water Resources conference is changing too!

This conference is designed around geospatial solutions to water resources-related problems. Innovative water resources scientists, engineers, modelers, software designers from public/government agencies, academic and private sectors convene to exchange ideas, compare challenges and identify solutions. If your aquatic research, management, and conservation involves process models, geo-referenced field data, remote sensing, or geostatistical models then this is the right conference for you.

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Conference Sponsors

Sponsorship, advertising, and exhibit opportunities will be available for this conference! Contact [email protected] to secure your selection.


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