Maryland Water Monitoring Council Annual Conference

MWMC 24th Annual Conference - December 7, 2018

2017 Conference Attendees The Maryland Water Monitoring Council will hold its 24th Annual Conference at the Maritime Conference Center, North Linthicum, Maryland, on Friday, December 7, 2018. Registration will begin at 7:30 AM and the conference will adjourn at 4:30 PM. The conference will include a plenary session, several concurrent breakout sessions, posters, exhibitor tables, plenty of snacks, and, of course, the famous Maritime Institute all-you-can-eat buffet lunch. You’ll also have plenty of time to network and catch up with old friends and colleagues during breaks and at the post-meeting social (location TBA). Look below for information from past conferences.

The theme of the 2018 MWMC conference is Science, Stewardship, and Citizen Involvement – Working Together for Clean Water. Concurrent sessions will include Forests and Water Quality, Urban Ecology, Promoting Stewardship, Environmental Reporting, Stream Restoration Monitoring, Sewage Infrastructure, Citizen Monitoring, Emerging Toxic Contaminants, Bay SAV Monitoring, and Fish Passage. The morning plenary session will feature presentations by Will Baker, Chesapeake Bay Foundation President, and Dominique Lueckenhoff, Acting Deputy Director of US EPA Region 3 Water Protection Division.

REGISTRATION

Registration Type
Before Nov. 20
After Nov. 20
Non-presenter
$70
$80
Presenter
$65
$80
Full-time student
$40
$60
Member/staff - Non-profit Organization [501(c)3]
$40
$60


All fees include lunch, breaks, and conference materials. Discounts for full-time students and members/staff of non-profit organizations [501(c)3] are also available on a first come, first served basis. To register via credit card or check, click HERE. All registration will close on November 31 at noon. Registration is on a first come-first served basis. Walk-in registrations will not be accepted.

Employees of State of Maryland agencies and universities must pay registration fees by Rstars by the deadlines indicated above. If you are registering via a Maryland agency or university, email Joanne Alewine at joanne.alewine@maryland.gov for instructions on paying by Rstars.

2017-MWMC_Conference-3.jpgCALL FOR SPEAKERS AND POSTER PRESENTERS

Are you interested in giving a talk or presenting a poster? Click HERE for an abstract submission form. ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE – October 19, 2018. See the ​guidelines for speakers and presentors.

CARL WEBER AWARDS

This year, we will present the 12th Annual Carl S. Weber Award presented to an individual (or individuals) involved in water monitoring in Maryland. In addition to the traditional award, the MWMC will again offer the Above and Beyond Award to recognize contributions of an up-and-coming member of Maryland’s environmental community who has volunteered time and energy toward the monitoring of Maryland’s waters and has made a significant contribution to increasing watershed awareness, advocacy, education, and stewardship. Ideal candidates will share the spirit, vision and leadership exemplified by Dr. Carl Weber. Details on the awards and a Nomination Form can be found HERE. Nominations must be submitted by October 12, 2018.

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STUDENT POSTER AWARD

The 7th MWMC Student Poster Award will be offered this year and is open to junior high, high school and college undergraduate students. Winners will be awarded $200 for first place and $100 for second place. Click HERE for information and poster scoring criteria.


 For information about the Maritime Conference Center, follow this link for directions and a parking lot map.

Vendors and sponsors – see the MWMC Vendor and Sponsor Registration Form. Many thanks to the 2017 MWMC Annual Conference vendors and sponsors.

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If your organization or agency wishes to reserve a display table at no additional charge, email dan.boward@maryland.gov with your request.


 MWMC 23rd Annual Conference - December 8, 2017

The MWMC held its 23rd Annual Conference at the Maritime Conference Center, North Linthicum, Maryland, on Friday, December 8, 2017. The conference, which drew about 600 atteendes, included a plenary session, seven concurrent breakout sessions, posters and exhibitor tables. Click HERE for a conference agenda with concurrent session themes, links to talks, and a list of poster presentations. A full program with talk and poster abstracts can be found HERE.

MWMC 22nd Annual Conference - December 2, 2016.

The Maryland Water Monitoring Council held its 22nd Annual Conference at the Maritime Institute, North Linthicum, Maryland, on Friday, December 2, 2016. About 510 folks attended the event that included 59 talks, 41 poster presentations and 29 vendors and exhibitors. A full program with talk and poster abstracts can be found HERE. Presentation files are linked to the online AGENDA. Visit the MWMC Facebook Page for photos from this and past conferences.


MWMC 21st ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The Maryland Water Monitoring Council held its 21st Annual Conference at the Maritime Institute, North Linthicum, Maryland, on Friday, November 13, 2015. The theme of the 2015 conference was Protecting the Source - Sustaining Maryland’s Waters. View the 2015 CONFERENCE PROGRAM (with abstracts)


MWMC 20th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The Maryland Water Monitoring Council held its 20th Annual Conference at the Maritime Institute, North Linthicum, Maryland, on Friday, November 21, 2014. The theme of the one day conference was The 20th Annual MWMC Conference: Looking to the Past to Guide our Future.


MWMC 19th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The Maryland Water Monitoring Council held its 19th Annual Conference at the The Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies in Linthicum Heights on Thursday, December 5, 2013. The theme of the one day conference was Conserving Maryland's High Quality Waters - From Monitoring to Action. View the 2013 CONFERENCE PROGRAM


MWMC 18th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The Maryland Water Monitoring Council held its 18th Annual Conference at the Maritime Institute, North Linthicum, Maryland, on Thursday, December 6, 2012. The theme of the one day conference was What Else is in your Water? From Arsenic to Zinc. The conference addressed water quality issues beyond more conventional pollutants such as nutrients and sediments. View the 2012 CONFERENCE PROGRAM


MWMC 17th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The Maryland Water Monitoring Council held its 17th Annual Conference at the Maritime Institute, North Linthicum, on Thursday, December 1, 2011. The theme of the one day conference was Think Baywide, Act Streamside: Implementing the Chesapeake Bay TMDL. View the 2011 CONFERENCE PROGRAM


MWMC 16th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The Maryland Water Monitoring Council held its 16th Annual Conference on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the Maritime Institute in North Linthicum, MD. The theme of the 16th Annual Conference of the Maryland Water Monitoring Council was Environmental Justice: Healthy Waters, Healthy Communities.View the 2010 CONFERENCE PROGRAM