Category: Conferences


                                                                           Abstracts due Jan 30th!

The 2015 UCOWR/ NIWR/ CUAHSI Conference: Water is Not for Gambling: Utilizing Science to Reduce Uncertainty
June 16-18, at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Submit your abstract here<http://ucowr.org/conferences/abstract-submission>. http://ucowr.org/conferences

Uncertainties in climate, population, land use, biodiversity, and infrastructure continue to pose enormous interdisciplinary challenges to our ability to effectively manage our water resources. UCOWR, CUAHSI, and NIWR invite you and your colleagues to join leading water managers, educators, researchers, and other professionals from across the country to the joint conference of these national organizations to address some of the most compelling and important challenges facing our profession. In addition to the sessions described in the call for papers, panel discussions will be held to address the question: Does our improved understanding of water resource policy, planning, and modeling lead to better management of our water resources?

Presentations are welcome in, but not limited to, a broad range of topics including:
Water Reuse and Conservation * Remote Sensing and Water Resources * Water Quality, Remediation, and Management * Emerging Contaminants * Deep Groundwater, Fluid Injection, and Hydraulic Fracturing * Gulf Hypoxia * Urban Water Management * Agricultural Best Management Practices * Food, Energy, Security, and Water Resources * Water, Sanitation, and Health (WASH) in the Developing World and Hydrophilanthropy * Springs and Wetlands * Water Resources Management Under Climatic and Environmental Change * Drought * Irrigation Efficiency and Management * Colorado River * Environmental Flows, Pulse Flows, Multispecies Protection * Invasive Species * Water Resources Policy, Planning, and Legal Challenges * Human Dimensions of Watershed Management * Transboundary Water Issues * Flood Management * Water Transactions, Banking, Pricing * Water Education

http://ucowr.org/conferences

For more info, please contact:
Melissa Pind UCOWR Headquarters ucowr@siu.edu (618) 536-7571
David Kreamer University of Nevada, Las Vegas dave.kreamer@unlv.edu (702) 895-3553

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Abstract submissions for the inaugural Asia-Pacific Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Conference closes this weekend on 31 January 2015!

Organised by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Environmental Engineering Society of Singapore (EESS), the event offers you a valuable opportunity to present your cutting-edge research, innovative technologies and best practices, and network with fellow peers and professionals from all over the world. Abstracts are invited for the following conference topics:

Collection Systems

Municipal Wastewater Treatment

Industrial Wastewater Treatment, including Mining and Petro-Chemical Industries

Decentralized and Natural Systems, Small Communities

Water Reclamation and Reuse

Nutrient Management

Residuals and Biosolids Management

Odors and Air Emissions

Energy Production, Conservation, Optimisation and Management

Facility Operations and Maintenance

Utility Management

Modelling, GIS, Computer Applications, Instrumentation, and Automation

Sustainability, Climate Change (including greenhouse emission), and Resource Recovery

Selected papers may be offered expedited review and early publication in the Water Environment Federation journal, Water Environment Research. This provides a rare opportunity for publication of research in a well-known and respected peer-reviewed journal.

Submit

For more information visit: http://www.apwwtrc2015.com

Submissions are invited for a symposium on “Cooperative (Big) Predators: The links between Communication, Cognition and Sociality”, to be held at the Behaviour 2015 conference in Cairns, Australia, 9-14th August. We are particularly interested in presentations giving species-specific examples of the link between communication and cognition, communication and sociality, or cognition and sociality, in large predators. However, all submissions dealing with the link between these aspects of animal behaviour are welcome. Submission details can be found on the Behaviour 2015 website
http://www.behaviour2015.org/symposium-details/.

Cooperative (Big) Predators: The links between Communication, Cognition and Sociality
Symposium Organisers:
Arik Kershenbaum – University of Cambridge
Daniel Blumstein – University of California Los Angeles
Marie Roch – San Diego State University
Jan Koler-Matznik – New Guinea Singing Dog Conservation Society
Holger Klinck – Oregon State University
Eloïse Déaux – Macquarie University
Barbara Smuts – University of Michigan
Emma J Dunston – Charles Sturt University
Rebecca Doyle – University of Melbourne
Jackie Abell – University of Coventry

Social predators, like wolves and hyenas, have evolved complex social structures
and behaviours such as cooperative hunting. Many of these species also display
complex communication behaviours, and the combination of these two phenomena
suggests sophisticated cognitive capacities and processes. This symposium will
draw together contemporary research findings on the links between communication
and social behaviour (including cooperation) of large predators. The symposium
will synthesise a new approach to the study of the cognitive-communicative-
social complex, and its implications for future research into the evolution of
cognition and language. One outcome of the symposium will be a published
collection of papers outlining this approach. Papers are invited that explore
each of these themes and the interaction between them from the perspective of a
single species, or from a cross-species perspective.

 

2015 National Native Seed Conference

April 13-16, 2015   Santa Fe, New Mexico
Deadline for Abstracts this Friday, January 16, 2015

We have pushed back the abstract submission deadline, but only slightly: originally due January 14, abstracts may now be submitted through the end of this week, with the new deadline of Friday January 16.

Don’t delay – submit your abstract today!  And spread the word!

For more information, please visit the conference website at nativeseed.info

Submit an abstract: nativeseed.info/call-for-presentations/submit-an-abstract/

Field tours: nativeseed.info/field-trips/

Registration: nativeseed.info/registration/

Call for Contributed Abstracts
Talks, Posters, Lightning Talks

100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America
Baltimore, Maryland
August 9-14, 2015
http://esa.org/baltimore/

Deadline for Submission: February 26, 2015
Only complete proposals submitted by 5:00 PM Eastern Time (2:00 PM Pacific) will be considered.

Ecological Science at the Frontier: Celebrating ESA’s Centennial

We invite abstract submissions for contributed presentations in talk, poster, and lightning talk formats. Join us in beautiful historic Baltimore next summer to celebrate ESA’s first century and usher in the next.

ESA currently stands at a boundary between 100 successful years for the Society and an uncharted future for the planet. Although abstracts related to the meeting’s theme are encouraged, any timely and coherent subject of broad interest to ecologists will be considered. We also welcome abstracts that explore interdisciplinary connections with areas of social and natural science outside of ecology or that relate to ecological education at any level.

All abstracts will be reviewed using criteria described in the calls.  Abstracts will be sorted into thematic sessions based on topics ranked by the submitting author at the time of abstract submission. By submitting an abstract, authors are indicating they expect to be available during any of the appropriate time slots.

Contributed Talks
http://esa.org/baltimore/abstracts/contributed-talks/
Contributed talks are scheduled for 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions (20 minutes total). Oral sessions could be scheduled Monday afternoon through Friday morning.

Contributed Posters
http://esa.org/baltimore/abstracts/contributed-posters/
Contributed posters will be scheduled for a 2 hour session in the late afternoon. Poster sessions could be scheduled Monday through Thursday.

Contributed Lightning Talks
http://esa.org/baltimore/abstracts/contributed-lightning-talks/
Lightning talks are scheduled for 5 minutes with shared discussion time. Lightning sessions could be scheduled Monday afternoon through Friday morning.

Student Awards
New this year, students who would like to be considered for best student presentation (Buell/Braun awards) should apply as part of abstract submission. The deadline is the same as the abstract deadline, February 26. See the appropriate abstract call for more information, including the application questions.

If you have any questions, please contact the Program Chair, Carol Brewer, at brewer.carol@gmail.com or the Program Coordinator, Jennifer Riem, at jennifer@esa.org.

Conservation Connections Talk Story

Title: Conservation Past and Present: Apply ‘Tradtional Resource Management’ Philosophies to Contemporary Conservation PRactices on Kauai
Presenter: Kawika Winter, Ph.D., Director of Limahuli Garden & Preserve

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMN

@ Common Ground Kauai (North Shore Kilauea)
4900 Kuawa Rd, Kilauea, HI 96754
Contact person: Kawika winter
Phone: 808-826-1668
Email: kwinter@ntbg.org

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The Central Rockies Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration and
the High Altitude Revegetation Committee
2015 Restoration Conference

March 10-12, 2015
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
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Call for Abstracts – Due November 28, 2014
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With the broad theme of “High Altitude Restoration Science & Practice,” we
are seeking high quality oral presentations and posters by practitioners,
scientists, land managers, students and policymakers to enhance our
understanding of restoration and revegetation in diverse ecosystems using a
variety of methods.

Technical Sessions Topics
* Novel Ecosystems
* Complex Projects
* Forest Ecosystems
* Mining and Energy Development
* Invasive Species
* Grassland and Shrubland Ecosystems
* Wetland/Riparian Ecosystems
* Alpine Ecosystems

The conference will highlight conventional and innovative techniques ranging
from general methods to site-specific approaches. Keynote speakers will
provide international, regional, and local perspectives on current topics
and methods of restoration ecology. Sessions will be consecutive to provide
the opportunity to attend any presentation of interest. Prior to the
conference, there will be a half-day workshop on topics of monitoring
throughout the restoration process that participants are encouraged to
attend.

Conference and Workshop Fees
* Conference: $200
* CeRSER Members $190
* Single Day Conference: $125
* Student Conference: $50
* Pre-Conference Technical Workshop (details below): $40

Registration opening soon

Visit: chapter.ser.org/centralrockies/events/har-cerser-2015/ or
www.highaltitudereveg.org for details.

Preparing Future Faculty and Dissertation Completion Series Fall 2014 UH Manoa Office of Graduate Education and Center for Teaching Excellence present: Register online here: http://www.cte.hawaii.edu/OnlineReg.html
All the events are held in Kuykendall 106

Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00-1:15 pm Revolutionizing Funding Searches: Introduction to Pivot

Friday, November 14, 2014 11:30-12:45 pm Demystifying and Uncovering Intellectual Property and Patent Law: Career Opportunities with Sciences and Technical Degrees

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 1:30-2:45 pm Mentoring: A Key to Success in Graduate School Part II with the Arts and Humanities Professor-Student Pair

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION CLOSING SOON!

www.apwwtrc2015.com

 

Wastewater management and water reuse have become increasingly important due to rapid population growth, industrialization and the on-going water crisis in certain areas of the Asia-Pacific region. Against this backdrop, this Conference serves as an important platform to gather water professionals from all over the world to share technical expertise and solutions in wastewater management and water reuse; and to foster potential international cooperation. It will allow for the exchange of views and experiences on best practices and innovative technologies amongst relevant policymakers, operational experts and researchers from governments, international organizations, institutions and industry.

 

CONFERENCE TOPICS

We are inviting abstracts to be submitted for any of, but not limited to, the following conference topics –

Collection Systems

Municipal Wastewater Treatment

Industrial Wastewater Treatment, including Mining and Petro-Chemical Industries

Decentralized and Natural Systems, Small Communities

Water Reclamation and Reuse

Nutrient Management

Residuals and Biosolids Management

Odors and Air Emissions

Energy Production, Conservation, Optimisation and Management

Facility Operations and Maintenance

Utility Management

Modelling, GIS, Computer Applications, Instrumentation, and Automation

Sustainability, Climate Change (including greenhouse emission), and Resource Recovery

Selected submissions may be offered expedited review and early publication in the Water Environment Federation journal, Water Environment Research. This provides a rare opportunity for publication of research in a well-known and respected peer-reviewed journal.

 

KEY DATES

31 October 2014 – Abstract submission deadline

19 January 2015 – Notification of acceptance

1 May 2015 – Full paper submission deadline

 

This Conference is jointly organised by the Environmental Engineering Society of Singapore, the Water Environmental Federation and Centre for Water Research, and supported by PUB, the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau.

 

Water Conservation & Reuse Conference

November 3-6, 2014 Yosemite, California

Localizing California Waters is a unique conference focusing on Integrated
Water Reuse and LID techniques: *Stormwater, Rainwater, Greywater,
Blackwater as well as California Water Reuse Policy and Watershed
Management*. Half day seminars covering design, management, and permitting
will be coupled with tours of systems under construction. Tours will focus
on inspection and hands-on construction participation. More information on
the Localizing California Waters flyer
<http://www.californiawaterreuse.org/documents/LCW_AGENDA_flyer.pdf> and
agenda
<http://www.californiawaterreuse.org/documents/LCW_blockAGENDAweb.pdf>.

*EARLY BIRD $185 Flat fee conference registration is now open. Learn more
here <http://www.californiawaterreuse.org/registration.php>.*

Call for Posters is *now open* until October 17th. We are also accepting
vendor/booth submissions on a limited basis. Submission information here
<http://www.californiawaterreuse.org/documents/LCW_callforposters.pdf>.
Who is Attending the Conference?

Regulatory Agencies, Utility Districts, Conservation Professionals,
Landscape Architects and Designers, California Licensed Contractors, Water
Law and Policy Professionals, Regional Environmental Health Specialists,
Permitting Agencies, as well as the interested Public.

*Contact Us*

The Telele Foundation is committed to promoting Central Sierra Nevada
Ecology through healthy, sustainable local economies & regenerative land
use strategies. You learn more and find contact information on our website
telelefoundation.org <http://www.telelefoundation.org/>.

If you have questions about Localizing California Waters please contact
Regina at Regina@californiawaterreuse.org <egina@californiawaterreuse.org>

*Agenda*

Download a PDF of the agenda for complete 4 day schedule (151kb download).
<http://www.californiawaterreuse.org/documents/LCW_blockAGENDAweb.pdf>

Click the links below to see out online listing of scheduled Localizing
California Greywater speakers, topics, and workshop.

·         Sessions <http://www.californiawaterreuse.org/sessions.php>

·         Speakers <http://www.californiawaterreuse.org/speakers.php>

·         Workshops <http://www.californiawaterreuse.org/workshops.php>

·         Entertainment
<http://www.californiawaterreuse.org/entertainment.php>

Hope to see you there!