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Call for Papers

12th National Nonpoint Source Monitoring Workshop Managing Nutrient Inputs and Exports in the Rural Landscape

September 26-30, 2004
Princess Royal Oceanfront Hotel & Conference Center
Ocean City, Maryland

This workshop will bring together land managers and water quality specialists to share information on the effectiveness of best management practices in improving water quality, effective monitoring techniques, and statistical analysis of watershed data. The workshop will focus on the successes of Section 319 National Monitoring Program projects and other innovative projects from throughout the United States.  The agenda will include three days of sessions, posters presentations and a field trip. Plus, two half-day workshops will focus on Project Evaluation and Nonpoint Source Modeling.

You are invited to submit proposals for oral and poster presentations.   Presentations will be 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for discussion. Poster presentations are also encouraged.

Presentations should focus on one of the following session topics:
     Detecting change in water quality from agricultural BMP implementation
     Modeling applications for NPS pollution
     Integrating monitoring into management activities
     Innovative management strategies in the agriculture landscape
     Agricultural nonpoint source pollution TMDLs
     Volunteer monitoring in 319 projects
     Innovative monitoring in the agricultural landscape
     Riparian area and stream protection/restoration in the agricultural landscape
     Programs and approaches for animal operations and nutrient management

Proposals can be submitted two ways.  Pick one of the following:

1. Submit online at:  http://www.ctic.purdue.edu/NPSWorkshop/Abstracts.html.

2. Email or mail a proposal with the following information included:  (MS Word or Text file)


Author name, affiliation, session topic the presentation will address, and preferred presentation format (oral or poster). Also include mailing address, phone, fax and email.


The circumstances creating the need for the project.


 The measurable objectives of the project.


The project design and methods employed in: designing the project, enlisting cooperators, developing implementation programs or approaches, measuring implementation, monitoring the effectiveness of the implementation, and developing TMDLs or models.


 Partnerships (public and private) supported and/or created by this project, including partner role and contribution to the project.


 A description of how the project integrated monitoring and implementation.


A discussion of results:
     - Did the monitoring indicate the project goals were accomplished?
     - What changes in land treatment/land uses occurred?
     - How did these changes relate to water quality monitoring results?
     - How was the model used in conjunction with the implementation?
     - How was the TMDL implemented?

Mail to:    Nonpoint Source Workshop
                1220 Potter Drive, Suite 170
                West Lafayette, IN 47906
                Phone (765) 494-9555; Fax (765) 494-5969
                Email:  taylor@ctic.purdue.edu
                Conference Website:  http://www.ctic.purdue.edu/NPSWorkshop/NPSWorkshop.html

Deadline for submission of abstracts is March 15, 2004.

Authors will be notified of receipt of their abstract. The workshop program committee will review abstracts. Accepted abstracts will be published in the workshop program. Authors will be notified by April 15, 2004 regarding the status of their abstract.

If you have questions, contact Tammy Taylor at taylor@ctic.purdue.edu