Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts – FAWQC Annual Conference

The Florida Association for Water Quality Control, Inc. (FAWQC) is currently accepting abstracts for its Annual Conference to be held October 27-29, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida.  This year, the membership selected a Conference theme of “Water…United We Flow.”

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 environmental professionals 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/power sector
  • Water resources or other environmental issues facing the mining and mineral industries
  • Ecological response to water quality
  • Water management issues related to climate change, sea level rise, disaster preparedness or response
  • Climate change resiliency
  • State or federal environmental regulatory rule making

Call for Abstracts Details

  • Deadline for Abstract Submittal: August 15, 2021
  • Notice of Selection: September 1, 2021
  • Final Speaker Bios: October 15, 2021
  • Final Presentation Submittal: October 15, 2021

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 August 15, 2021.   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)

Conference Info: Click Here for More Information 
Date: 10/27/2021 1:00 PM EDT – 10/29/2021 12:00 PM EDT
Naples Grande Beach Resort
475 Seagate Drive
Naples, Florida 34103