The overall goal of this conference is to bring experts and students together to discuss and explore the evolution and future developments of watershed modeling. The objectives are to:
"Past" - Some of the scientists and engineers who have been instrumental in the development and advancement of watershed modeling over the past fifty years will speak at this session
"Current" - The current state of watershed modeling will be explored in this session by technical presentations that focus on current watershed modeling issues and approaches. Some examples of presentation topics include: lumped versus distributed parameterization; date integration (e.g., satellite data); code integration (surface and ground water); multiple spatial scales; support tools such as GUIs, utilities and post processing scripts; frameworks, etc. Decision support systems aimed at cost-effective strategy development at watershed scales will be reviewed. Of particular interest are the opportunities to use these decision support systems and other watershed models to include consideration of coincidental events such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, hurricanes, large long-duration tornados, area-wide power failures, extremely long participation events, etc.
"Future" - This session is designed to discuss future trends and initiatives in watershed modeling. Discussions will focus on defining watershed modeling research and technological needs in areas such as climate change, adaptive management, groundwater and surface water interactions, biological endpoints, linked/integrated and distributed 1D-2D models in urban and mixed land use, integrated interfaces, and other emerging areas of science and technology such as remote sensing, LIDAR, digital orthophotos, and GIS programming to support parameterization. Distinction can be made between needs specific to research, and those technologies ready for demonstration and validation. Research or funding organizations can benefit from these discussions to develop future statements of needs for their programs.
The conference is ideally suited for practicing professionals, academics, regulatory agencies and students working in the field of watershed resources by offering a broad perception of the evolution and future developments of watershed modeling. Federal and other agencies developing research and development initiatives related to watershed modeling will benefit as well.
Anthony S. Donigian, Jr., AQUA TERRA Consultants
Richard Field, US Environmental Protection Agency
Poster Abstract Submission
The oral presentations are all by invited speakers. However, the conference organizers welcome poster abstracts from all potential participants. Posters will be grouped and displayed by theme to maximize information exchange and networking opportunities.
The conference venue (NCAR - National Center for Atmospheric Research) provides spaces for maximum of 50 posters (4ft x 4ft per poster).
July 15, 2012 Deadline for poster abstract submissions (250-300 words per abstract)
July 30, 2012 Acceptance and official notice
September 24, 2012 Posters should be placed at designated areas by noon.
Participants are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts (see themes below) for the poster sessions, which form an integral part of the conference.
One-page abstracts (approximately 250-300 words) that include specific results and conclusions to allow a scientific assessment of proposed presentation are invited. Abstracts should be submitted electronically at https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/watershedmodeling/
The abstract template available at the above link must be followed for an abstract to be considered for presentation.
1. Case Studies in Watershed Modeling (10-15 posters) Historical and/or existing watershed model application cases:
2. Scientific/Technical Innovations in Watershed Modeling (25-30 posters) Ongoing innovations in watershed modeling techniques, such as:
3. Path Forward in Watershed Modeling (10-15 posters) Breakthrough current/future challenges in watershed science and modeling, including:
Awards and/or scholarships may be available. Applicants should continue to check back to this website for updates on these potential opportunities.
Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962, that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines.
The format of the weeklong research conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe that the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.
All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording/photographing of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.
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