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Information for Oral & Poster Presenters of the 24th Tennessee Water Resources Symposium

Presenter Calendar:

Abstracts for Consideration are Due
December 31, 2014
December 31, 2014
Acceptance Notifications
January 21, 2015
January 21, 2015
Extended Abstracts Due
February 12, 2015
February 12, 2015
Presenters Must Be Preregistered
March 15, 2015
March 15, 2015
All PowerPoints Due-click here to submit
March 27, 2015
April 1-3, 2015

ABSTRACT DEADLINE (Speaker and Poster):
December 31, 2014

Abstracts for consideration for presentation at the 23rd Tennessee Water Resources Symposium will be accepted through December 31, 2014. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words and must address water-resource issues relevant to the Southeast Region. Abstracts must conform to the formatting requirements outlined below:

1) Fill Out the Online Application and Upload Abstract

(Abstract example in Microsoft Word) -this is an example of an extended abstract. The format is the same for both abstracts being submitted for consideration and extended abstracts with the exception that the extended abstracts are not limited to 250 words.

For more information or if you have trouble with the online application, please contact:

Lori Weir
U.S. Geological Survey
640 Grassmere Park, Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 837-4720

We accept papers from a wide variety of water-resource topics. Below are examples of topics from past Symposia:

Possible General Sessions

  1. Surface Water:
    1. TMDLs
    2. Watershed Studies
    3. Modeling
    4. Floods
  2. Ground Water:
    1. Supply/Demand
    2. Karst/Sand Aquifers
    3. Monitoring
    4. Modeling
    5. Recharge
  3. Water Quality:
    1. Ground Water
    2. Surface Water
    3. Emerging Contaminants
    4. Source Water
  4. Ground/Surface Water Interactions:
    1. Karst
    2. Transport
  5. Geomorphology:
    1. Processes
    2. Sediment Transport
  6. Biotechnology:
    1. Application
    2. R and D
  7. Storm/Waste Water:
    1. Management
    2. Treatment
    3. Chemistry
    4. Land Application
  8. Modeling:
    1. Stochastic
    2. Probabilistic
    3. Parameter Estimation
    4. Contaminant Transport
  9. Field Investigations:
    1. Remediation
    2. Tracers
    3. Restoration
  10. Ecology:
    1. Biomonitoring
    2. Bioassessment
    3. Aquatic Organisms and Bioindicators
  11. GIS:
    1. Modeling
    2. Mapping
    3. Databases
  12. Policy:
    1. Regulation
    2. BMPs
    3. Management Issues
    4. Water Supply
    5. Agency Programs
  13. Education/Outreach:
    1. Higher Education
    2. K-12
    3. Public Forum


January 21, 2015




  • Limited to a 20-minute talk with 10-minute question-and-answer session. 

  • Preparation and submittal of an extended abstract including color illustrations is encouraged. Your paper will be published in the online Proceedings.

  • Format for extended abstracts are the same as above. No length limit.

    Click Here to Submit Your Abstract or Power Point


  • Click Here to Submit Your Abstract
  • Poster session limited to 20 student and 10 professional posters due to space limitations. 
  • Selection will be based on quality and content of abstracts. 
  • Posters should be mounted on poster-board no larger than 3’x5’
  • All posters must be displayed by 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 2. 
  • Presenters of student posters are required to be with their poster during poster session times and give a brief synopsis (5 minutes or less) of their poster to poster judges and attendees during Poster Sessions at 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 3:00-3:30 p.m. on April 2. If they are not with their poster when the judges and attendess come by, they won't be considered for poster awards.
  • Easels will be provided at the Registration Desk and they must be returned when you take down your poster after the business meeting on April 2.
  • Awards for the best student posters and People's Choice will be presented at the annual TN Chapter Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 2.

New: Note new poster session times and requirements.

Posters to be Presented

March 15, 2015.  Registration fee for presenters is $100 (students $30).


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