Maryland Water Monitoring Council Annual Conference: Dec. 7

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Science, Stewardship and Citizen Involvement
24th Annual Maryland Water Monitoring Council

Dec. 7, 2018
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Maritime Institute in Linthicum

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 post-meeting social.

From the lush submerged aquatic vegetation beds of Chesapeake Bay to the cascading waterfalls of Western Maryland, our state’s aquatic ecosystems are treasures for us all to enjoy and study. Our clean drinking water supplies, brook trout streams and oyster habitats all depend on tried-and-true protection and restoration measures to remain viable for years to come.

Achieving and maintaining clean water is a team effort that must involve Marylanders from many walks of life.

Under the theme of 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 and Toxic Contaminants. The morning plenary session will feature presentations by Chesapeake Bay Foundation President Will Baker and Acting Deputy Director of the Environmental Protection Agency Region 3 Water Protection Division Dominique Lueckenhoff.

Photo of poster presentation
2017 Poster Presentation


All fees include lunch, breaks and conference materials. Discounts for full-time students and members/staff of nonprofit organizations [501(c)(3)] are also available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Before Nov. 20:

  • Non-presenter: $70
  • Presenter: $65
  • Full-time student: $40
  • Non-profit member/staff: $40

After Nov. 20:

  • Non-presenter: $80
  • Presenter: $80
  • Full-time student: $60
  • Nonprofit member/staff: $60

Register online by noon Nov. 31. Walk-ins will not be accepted.


If you are interested in giving a talk or presenting a poster, please click here for an abstract submission form. Deadline is Oct. 19. See guidelines for speakers and presenters here.


Carl Weber Awards
The 12th Annual Carl S. Weber Award will be presented to an individual (or individuals) involved in water monitoring in Maryland.

In addition, the council will again offer the Above and Beyond Award to recognize contributions of an up-and-coming member of the 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 and the nomination form can be found here. Nominations must be submitted by Oct. 12.

The seventh Annual Maryland Water Monitoring Council Student Poster Award 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.

Directions to and information about the Maritime Institute are available here.

Vendors and sponsors: See the Vendor and Sponsor Registration Form. If your organization or agency wishes to reserve a display at no additional charge, please email me with your request.

Updates will be posted on the conference website and Facebook page.

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Dan Boward
Maryland Water Monitoring Council
Executive Secretary

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