NMC 2021 is Going Virtual!


8 April 2021

  • Registration is now open!
  • Registered attendees will receive information on how to access the conference platform a week before the conference starts.
  • Conference presentations and materials will be available on the conference platform to registered attendees for 6 months post conference.

After careful consideration and in consultation with our partners and planning team, the NWQMC has decided to move the 12th National Monitoring Conference to an all virtual platform for the week of April 19, 2021. A virtual conference will allow for maximum partner participation and maintain the best interest of the health and wellbeing of our attendees, sponsors and exhibitors.

Agenda at a Glance

Visit the Program page for more details.

The National Water Quality Monitoring Council will host its 12th National Monitoring Conference online during the week of April 19, 2021. All federal, state, tribal and local water professionals, nonprofits, academia, and volunteer citizen scientists are welcome at this important national forum.

Networking and opportunities to create new relationships will abound for attendees. Whether you seek to develop new skills, learn about the latest technologies, or simply exchange information on a wide variety of topics relevant to water resources, the National Monitoring Conference is for you. Lakes and wetlands, rivers and streams, coastal waters and estuaries, groundwater, and processed water—all water resources—will be represented. The conference attracts the highest quality professional papers and posters and is a destination conference for many in the field.

2021 Conference Themes Include:

  • Monitoring Biological Integrity and Ecological Health in Rivers and Streams, Lakes and Reservoirs, Wetlands, and Estuaries
  • Emerging and Persistent Contaminants of Concern to Aquatic Life and Human Health
  • Monitoring Water Across a Changing Hydrologic Cycle
  • Tools to Mine, Share, and Visualize Water Quality Data
  • Tools to Acquire, Analyze and Model Water Quality Data and Relationships
  • New Technologies for Remote Sensing and Satellite Applications, Continuous and Discrete Monitoring, and Other Applications
  • Effective Monitoring Collaborations and Partnerships
  • Assessing Nonpoint Source Impacts on Water Quality and Measuring Effectiveness of Best Management Practices
  • Assessing and measuring the effectiveness of TMDLS and Watershed-based Management
  • HABs and Other Nutrient Relationships
  • Groundwater monitoring, characterization, and trends

Please distribute this announcement to your staff and water colleagues

Questions? Learn more about the Council and previous conferences at: http://acwi.gov/monitoring/. Contact the 2021 National Water Monitoring Conference Co-Chairs Lareina Guenzel, Guenzel.Lareina@epa.gov; Tim Oden, toden@usgs.gov; and Marie DeLorenzo, marie.delorenzo@noaa.gov. To get on our conference mailing list, please contact Philip Forsberg, pforsberg@nalms.org.