Past NALMS Symposia

October 30 - November 1, 2013 • San Diego, California
Lake Management in an Era of Uncertainty

NALMS attendees flocked to San Diego, California for our 33rd International Symposium, hosted by the California Lake Management Society (CALMS). NALMS and the local host committee welcomed approximately 380 attendees from around the world to the 2013 Symposium, held October 30 – November 1.

The week kicked off with 5 pre-symposium workshops followed by our traditional Tuesday evening welcome activities including a reception for new NALMS members and first time NALMS symposium attendees. The reception was immediately followed by a Margarita Meander in Old Town San Diego, “the Birthplace of California.”

The symposium itself was kicked off by plenary talks on Wednesday morning by Carly Jerla of the Bureau of Reclamation and Dr. Jeffrey Mount of the University of California, Davis. Longtime NALMS member Dr. Alex Horne presented a plenary talk focused on the uncertainties in lake management on Thursday morning. The symposium program also included 39 concurrent sessions, with approximately 150 oral presentations and 25 poster presentations, featuring session topics such as harmful algal blooms, dreissenids and nutrient management, in addition to many others.

Wednesday evening’s Exhibitors’ Reception and Poster Session gave attendees an extended opportunity to visit the exhibit booths as well as take in the poster presentations and interact with the poster presenters. NALMS’ Annual Awards and Recognition ceremony was included as part of Thursday morning’s plenary session and honored NALMS members and friends for their contributions to the society and to the field of lake management. NALMS’ most prestigious awards, the Secchi Disk Award, went to Mark Hoyer, the Director of the Florida Lakewatch Program and a past president of NALMS.

The annual Clean Lakes Classic 5K Run/Walk was held on Thursday morning on the grounds of the Town & Country Resort complex and attracted approximately 40 participants.

Our annual banquet was held this year at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California where attendees arrived just in time to take in a beautiful sunset over the Pacific Ocean.

NALMS and the host committee would like to thank all who attended as well as the companies and organizations that offered sponsorship and support for this year’s symposium.

Thank you to all of NALMS 2013 sponsors and supporters!

  • Aquarius Systems, a Division of D&D Products
  • Clean Lakes Inc.
  • Hach Hydromet
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
  • Freese and Nichols, Inc.
  • HAB Aquatic Solutions
  • PhycoTech, Inc.
  • Princeton Hydro
  • Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
  • Water Resource Services
  • Cash Advance San Diego
  • City of San Diego Public Utilities Department
  • Water Quality Solutions

Thank you to all of NALMS 2013 exhibitors!

  • Abraxis LLC
  • Aquarius Systems
  • Aquatic Plant Management Society
  • BioSonics, Inc.
  • Blue Water Satellite
  • California Lake Management Society
  • Clean Lakes, Inc.
  • Contour Innovations, LLC
  • Eureka Environmental/Measurement Specialties
  • Florida Lake Management Society
  • Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc.
  • Genesis Water
  • GreenWater Lab/CyanoLab
  • HAB Aquatic Solutions
  • Hach Hydromet
  • International Lake Environment Committee
  • Kasco Marine
  • North American Lake Management Socitey
  • Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems, Inc.
  • Peroxygen Solutions
  • Phoslock Water Solutions, Inc.
  • PhycoTech, Inc
  • PP Systems/bbe Moldaenke
  • Precision Measurment Engineering
  • Princeton Hydro, LLC
  • Reservoir Environmental Management, Inc.
  • Scientists and Environmentalists for Population Stabilization
  • SePRO Corporation
  • SolarBee / GridBee (Medora Corp.)
  • Sonic Solutions
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Turner Designs
  • Vertex Water Features
  • YSI
  • Zequanox by MBI