Call for Abstracts
2023 National Capital Region Water Resources Symposium
University of the District of Columbia - Student Center
4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008


The 11th National Capital Region Water Resources Symposium, Equitable and Resilient Water Resource Management and Practices, will be held April 14, 2023 at the University of the District of Columbia. This one-day symposium brings together experts from governmental agencies, academia, the private sector, and nonprofits to discuss challenges and opportunities for equitable and resilient management and practices of water resources and infrastructure in the region, nationally and internationally.

Abstracts are solicited for oral and poster presentations in all areas of water resources management and water infrastructure including but not limited to:

        • Climate change and water resources (including water & energy nexus)
        • Flood risk management
        • Watershed science, groundwater studies, water ecosystems
        • Drinking water accessibility
        • Innovations in water treatment technologies
        • Uses of alternative water sources in urban settings
        • Emerging smart technologies and data management systems
        • Water management and cybersecurity
        • Socio-economics and water policy
        • Social justice and equitable water management
        • Outreach and education
        • Green infrastructure implementation


Abstract preparation and submission guidelines:

        • Abstract title
        • Preferred mode of presentation (oral or poster)
        • Author and co-author(s) name(s)
        • Author’s and co-author(s)’ titles and affiliations
        • E-mail address for corresponding author
        • Abstract (150-200 words)

Please submit your abstract (PDF) via an email attachment to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Abstract submission deadline is January 11, 2023. Authors of abstracts accepted for presentation will be notified by January 30, 2023. Symposium full agenda and registration information will be posted on AWRA-NCRS website:

Student Poster Competition: Each year, the AWRA-NCRS offers 2 awards ($100 and $50) and certificates to winners of the poster competition. To qualify, a student should be the poster first author and the poster presenter.



Board of Directors and Program Committee
Contact: Lorena Kowalewski (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Read more: NCR Water Symposium-2023

Grassroots Efforts to Protect Surface Waters in DC

Membership Meeting

Thursday, January 19, 2023

   Opening: 5:30 p.m. Presentation & Discussion: 6:30 p.m. Wrap Up: 7:30 p.m.

Jointly Hosted by AWRA-NCRS and Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Catholic University of America



5:30 – 6:15 Networking Reception (Refreshments provided)

6:15 – 6:30 Welcome and Announcements

Arash Massoudieh, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Catholic University of America

6:30 – 7:30 Presentations and Discussions

Trey Sherard

Anacostia Riverkeeper

The Anacostia Riverkeeper is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the Anacostia River for all who live, work, and play in the watershed. This presentation will provide an overview of the Anacostia Riverkeeper water quality monitoring program, which documents the progress towards a swimmable Anacostia River, as well as advocacy by the Riverkeeper focused on toxics cleanup to move the river closer to a safely fishable Anacostia River. Other programs managed by Anacostia Riverkeeper to be discussed will include connecting people to the river, watershed trash cleanups, and implementing green infrastructure.

Jeanne Braha

Executive Director, Rock Creek Conservancy

Rock Creek Conservancy is the only organization dedicated solely to Rock Creek and its parks, which meander 33 miles through Montgomery County and Washington, DC. The Conservancy uses people-powered restoration to build stewardship and support for the restoration of Rock Creek. This presentation will cover Rock Creek Conservancy’s suite of programs - from casual events to connect new audiences to Rock Creek to invasive plant removals and litter cleanups to community science programs – that provide meaningful experiences in places people love to visit each year as a springboard for long-term care for Rock Creek. Coupled with workforce development and education programs to advance green infrastructure, these provide a foundation to move towards a swimmable, fishable Rock Creek buffered by healthy, resilient forests in a world class national park and recreation area for all people here in the mid-Atlantic region.


REGISTRATION: Students - $5; Members -$10, Non-Members -$15

Professional Development Hour (PDH) certificates provided for attendance.

Please register online by 5:00 p.m Thursday, January 19, 2023 here

or email Mathini Sreetharan/Membership Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The meeting will take place in the Scullen Room in Pangborn Hall (A campus map can be obtained here)

Pangborn Hall is accessed from the Brookland/CUA metro station. Paid parking is available on John McCormack Rd, NE



Coastal Development in the Nation's Capital and Beyond

Annual Fall Workshop

Monday, November 7, 2022

   Opening: 5:30 p.m. Presentation & Panel Discussion: 6:30 p.m. Wrap Up: 7:30 p.m.

Jointly Hosted by AWRA NCRS and the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

(This is an in-person event held on the bottom floor of the GWU Science and Engineering Hall (800 22nd St NW))


Event Speakers:

Matthew Landers

Division Chief, Department of Project Implementation, City of Alexandria, VA

Mark Pirrello

Senior Project Manager, Moffatt & Nichol


REGISTRATION: Members - $10; Students - $5; Non-members -$15.

Online Registration is available until 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 4, 2022 at: 

or email Mathini Sreetharan/Membership Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Professional Development Hour (PDH) certificates provided for attendance


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