2020 Mississippi Water Resources Conference

The 2020 Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute (MWRRI) annual conference promises to be an exciting event. This year’s event will be held in Jackson, MS, March 31 - April 1, 2020 and will be the water conference in Mississippi that you will not want to miss. We hope you will attend. Abstracts are now being accepted for presentations and posters.

Call for Session Organizers & Abstracts

The Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute (MWRRI) is pleased to issue a call for session organizers and abstracts (presentations and posters) for the 2020 Mississippi Water Resources Conference. The event will be held in Jackson, MS on March 31–April 1, 2020 at the Jackson Hilton. This well-attended annual conference is the premiere water resources event in Mississippi and regularly features a wide range of session topics of statewide, regional, and national interest.

Abstracts are now being accepted from individuals/teams that desire to organize and moderate special sessions on water topics of their choice as well as persons that wish to perform oral and/or poster presentations. We again will feature a student competition for oral and poster presentations and monetary awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category.

Abstract should be submitted to Jessie Schmidt (jessie.schmidt@msstate.edu) by Friday, January 10, 2020. Session organizers will be expected to develop and submit a session abstract, solicit session presenters, and moderate the session during the conference. Individual presenters will be required to submit abstracts for their oral presentations and/or posters. All session organizers and presenters whose abstracts are accepted are required to register for the conference and pay their registration fee which will cover all conference activities for the dates they register. The full conference registration if $225 ($275 for late registration after February 28, 2020) for professionals and $100 for full-time students ($150 for late registration). A one-day registration for Tuesday is available for $150 (professionals) or $75 (students). Cancellations after March 1, 2020 will be responsible for payment of their registration fee.

All submissions must include the following information:

  • Title
  • Type of Presentation (oral, poster, both)
  • Presenter’s Name, Title and Affiliation
  • Presenter’s Address (business preferred, if applicable), Phone, Fax and Email
  • Any Co-authors and Affiliation
  • Whether a Student (and, if so, name of major advisor)
  • Abstract

Abstracts for session topics, oral presentations, and posters may address any water-related top- ic and should contain 200-400 words. Examples of potential session topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Climate – precipitation trends and forecasts; innovative water capture applications
  • Coastal Issues – Harmful algal blooms and other pathogens; hypoxia; fresh water inputs; ecosystem restoration
  • Drinking Water and Wastewater – Lead corrosion; Infrastructure longevity; capacity assurance and development
  • Economics of Water – Value of drinking water and wastewater; energy optimization
  • Ecosystem Health – Case studies; nutrient concentrations and responses; stream restoration
  • Emerging and Innovative Technologies – Nutrient reduction; model development; unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Groundwater – Aquifer characterization and recharge; water budgets; management challenges and approaches
  • Policy and Planning – Policy impacts; planning approaches; case studies
  • Surface Water – Quality and quantity (various topics); BMP effectiveness; nutrient concentrations and responses
  • Water Management – Social Science Nexus – Social indicators; civic engagement measures
  • Water Use Efficiency and Reuse – Water reclamation and reuse; water use and irrigation efficiency
  • Watershed Management – Case studies; innovative management and modeling approaches
Student Confirmation
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Sponsor Registration
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The conference will be held at the Jackson Hilton, in Jackson MS. Reservations may be made by phoning 1-888-263-0524. Mention group code WATER4 to receive the special group rate.

Agenda (2020)

DAY 1: March 31 (Tuesday)
7:30-8:00 am Registration and Refreshments Imperial Hall - Salon B
8:00-8:45 am Opening Plenary - Valerie Alley - MDEQ Salon A
8:45-9:00 am Break Salon B
9:00-10:00 am TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS Click to View
10:00-10:15 am Break - Posters and Exhibits Salon B
10:15-11:30 am TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS Click to View
11:30-12:45 pm Lunch - Peter Nimrod - MS Levee Board Salon A
1:00-2:15 pm TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS Click to View
2:15-2:30 pm Break - Posters and Exhibits Salon B
2:30-3:45 pm TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS Click to View
3:45-4:00 pm Break - Posters and Exhibits Salon B
4:30-4:45 pm TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS Click to View
5:30-7:00 pm Student Poster Competition & Welcome Reception Salons A & B
DAY 2: April 1 (Wednesday)
7:30-8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast Imperial Hall - Salon B
8:00-9:30 am TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS Click to View
9:30-10:00 am Break – Posters and Exhibits (Refreshments) Salon B
10:00-11:30 am TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS Click to View
11:30-1:00 pm Lunch and Student Awards - Speakers - Justin McDonald - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Salon A
1:15-2:15 pm MWRRI Advisory Board Meeting Port Gibson Boardroom - Penthouse
Student Posters
Professional Posters

  • Mississippi Aquatic Invasive Species Council
Planning Committee

  • Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute
  • U.S. Geological Survey