National Monitoring Conference

10th National Monitoring Conference

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Join us for the National Water Quality Monitoring Council’s 10th National Monitoring Conference – Working Together for Clean Water on May 2 - 6, 2016 in Tampa, Florida.

This biennial conference is planned and organized by the National Water Quality Monitoring Council (NWQMC) and co-sponsored and facilitated by NALMS, The Monitoring Conference is the place to be to mingle with your fellow water-quality monitoring professionals! The conference is a showcase for new findings on the quality of the Nation's waters. You'll also learn about the newest innovations and cutting-edge tools in water-quality monitoring, assessment, and reporting; and have a great time doing it.

You will have numerous influential speakers, hundreds of presentations and exhibits, and dozens of workshops and field trips to choose from.

We hope you join us in Tampa!


Do you know an individual or group whose efforts have made an outstanding contribution to the water quality monitoring world? If so, consider nominating them for one of the Council’s awards, to be presented in conjunction with the conference. Past winners love to receive these awards because they come from their peers in a field they pour their professional hearts into.

There are three awards given at the Conference:

The Elizabeth Jester Fellows Award is given to an individual whose outstanding achievement, exemplary service, and distinguished leadership in water quality carry on in Elizabeth’s spirit of public service and commitment to environmental protection (

The Vision Award is presented to a monitoring council or other group that has demonstrated extraordinary vision and cooperation in the field of water quality monitoring (

Finally, the Barry A. Long Award honors an individual who has demonstrated exceptional perseverance, positive spirit, and significant contributions to water resource protection (

If you know someone or a group who you feel deserves special recognition, consider nominating them today! Contact Dan Sullivan (; phone 608-821-3869) with questions.
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