Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts – FAWQC Annual Conference

FAWQC has closed the call for abstracts for presentations for its Annual Conference to be held June 13-15, 2018, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida. This year, the membership selected a Conference theme of “Water: It’s What Connects Us.”

FAWQC brings together engineers and scientists from the public sector and industry to share and advance best practices, learn about future opportunities, and connect with colleagues regarding critical Florida water issues. Our organization consists of professional’s whose goals are to manage, improve, and protect the quality of Florida’s waters. Aside from an informative technical agenda, the annual conference raises funds for FAWQC’s Environmental Education (E2) Endowment Fund. Last year, FAWQC gave over $11,000 in grants to schools to fund science education.

The technical agenda committee will consider abstracts for presentations that are related to the conference theme and/or on the following topics:

  • Water resources or other environmental issues facing the electric utility sector
  • Water resources or other environmental issues facing the mining and mineral industries
  • Water resources or other environmental issues facing the agriculture industry
  • Water resources or other environmental issues facing Florida ports
  • Florida water reuse initiatives
  • State or federal environmental regulatory rulemaking
  • Environmental enforcement initiatives (local, state, and federal)
  • Water management or other environmental issues related to disaster preparedness or response
  • Water management issues related to Climate Change or sea level rise

Call for Abstracts Details

  • Deadline for Abstract Submittal: March 2, 2018
  • Notice of Selection: April 6, 2018
  • Final Speaker Bios: April 20, 2018
  • Final Presentation Submittal: May 25, 2018

Abstracts will be selected based on the relevance and timeliness of the topic, technical complexity, and its support of the target session.  Abstracts advancing the knowledge and understanding of the subject matter will be given the highest consideration.  Title the file as “AUTHORS LAST NAME-PAPER TITLE.pdf” and submit the abstract file via e-mail to FAWQC at by March 2, 2018.   All abstracts will be peer reviewed and appropriate notifications will be sent once the acceptance decisions are made. Final presentations should be submitted in MS PowerPoint.

Prospective presenters should include the following information:

  2. SUGGESTED SESSION (See session list above)
  3. TOPIC PREVIOUSLY PRESENTED: Yes/No (If yes, please provide the location and date)
  4. CONTACT INFORMATION:  Full Name, Job Title, Company Name, Street Address, City, State, Zip Code, Email Address, Phone Number
  5. ABSTRACT (400 words)
  6. BIOGRAPHY: Including qualifying expertise for the subject (100 words)

 2018 Annual Conference Info:

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Date: 6/13/2018 – 6/15/2018
Naples Grande Beach Resort
475 Seagate Drive
Naples, Florida 34103
United States

Please let us know if you have any questions.

FAWQC Contact:

P.O. Box 89517
Tampa, Florida 33689
Phone: 813-623-6646