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CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS



SPECIALTY CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

Watershed Management: Moving From Theory to Implementation
Denver, Colorado, USA
May 3-6, 1998

ABSTRACT SUBMITTAL DEADLINE:  JUNE 16, 1997

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is sponsoring a specialty
conference on Watershed Management, building on the exciting 1996
conference that WEF sponsored together with the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency and 13 other Federal agencies.  Attendees will hear
the latest information on implementing watershed planning, protection,
restoration, and education.  Real life experiences and lessons will be
outlined, including issues related to western and arid lands, such as
water rights, quantity and scarcity, mining, watershed crisis, and
water reuse.  Abstracts related to Native American issues are
encouraged.  Particular consideration also will be placed on issues
that cross boundaries, including local, regional, state, national
borders.  The conference will include oral presentations, interactive
discussions, posters, exhibits, and tours.  Potential speakers are
asked to submit an abstract for consideration.

Topics to be addressed include, but are not limited to, the following:
A. Sustainable Watershed Protection
B. Coordinating Efforts - Successes and Failures
C. Watershed Management Approaches and Steps
D. Voluntary versus Mandatory Approaches
E. Local, Regional, National, and International Experiences
F. Regulatory, Legislative, and Institutional Issues
G. Inter- and Intra-Jurisdictional Issues
H. Watershed Pollutant Loading Trading
I. Innovative Enforcement: Pollutant Control versus Habitat
   Improvement
J. Effectiveness of Best Management Practices (BMPs)
K. Agricultural, Silvaculture, and Mining Issues
L. Coastal and Wetland Issues
M. Water Quantity (Droughts and Floods), Reuse, and Arid Land Issues
N. Industrial and Commercial Development Issues
O. Land Management, Especially Federal, State, and Tribal Lands
P. Cross Media Control, Planning and Impacts
Q. Water Resource Planning and Source Water Protection
R. Riparian Rights in Watershed Management
S. Watershed Restoration Activities
T. Total Maximum Daily Loads
U. Water Quantity and Quality Modeling and Monitoring
V. Use of GIS and Databases
W. New Approaches for Environmental Indicators and Standards
X. Public Education and Stakeholder Involvement
Y. Financing and Market-based Issues
Z. Risk-based Watershed Management Strategies

Please submit abstracts for papers on subjects A-Z or related topics.
Abstracts must be received no later than the close of business on June
16, 1997.  Authors will be notified of acceptance of papers by the
middle of September 1997 and must prepare a manuscript by January 9,
1998 for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings.

Speakers will be responsible for paying for their own travel expenses
and registration fees for the conference.  Registration fees are
approximately $450 for full conference, advance registration, WEF
member.

For each planned paper, submit 1 copy of both an information sheet
(below) and a typed abstract (300-500 words, one page, single spaced).

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INFORMATION SHEET - PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE

Watershed Management: Moving From Theory to Implementation
Denver, Colorado, USA, May 3-6, 1998

For consideration, please return abstract and this sheet to:
  Technical Programs - Abstracts
  Water Environment Federation
  601 Wythe Street
  Alexandria, VA 22314
  Phone: (703) 684-2400

Copy must be received at WEF by June 16, 1997.  Abstracts must be
300-500 typed words, single spaced, and fit on one 8 x 11 page.  Do
not send supplemental materials.  Fax submissions will not be
accepted.


1) Abstract submitted for (select one):

___ Oral Presentation

___ Poster Presentation

___ Software Demonstration


2) Would you be willing to present your paper in a different format,
   such as a workshop, roundtable discussion, or panel?

___ YES, in the following format(s):__________________________________

___ NO


3) Paper submitted for session topic ______________ (indicate letter).


4) Will this or similar work have been submitted for consideration,
   presented, or published elsewhere by May 1998?

___ YES  Where? ______________________________________________________

___ NO


5) Presentation Title: _______________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________


6) Corresponding Author ______________________________________________

Position Title _______________________________________________________

Company ______________________________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________

City _________________________________________________________________

State/Zip ____________________________________________________________

Daytime Phone ________________________________________________________

FAX __________________________________________________________________

E-mail _______________________________________________________________


7) Co-Authors/Affiliation ____________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________


8) Speaker Name and Address (if different from Corresponding Author)
 
______________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________


9) All presenters agree to submit a camera-ready manuscript in
   requested format to WEF for the conference proceedings by January
   9, 1998.  I understand that if I do not submit a manuscript by the
   deadline, my presentation at the conference will be canceled.

Corresponding Author Signature: ______________________________________