Call for Papers

13th IWA International Specialist Conference on Watershed & River Basin Management

9-12 September 2014
San Francisco, CA, USA


Deadline for abstract submission: 15 December 2013 extended to 3 March 2014
The 13th IWA Special Conference on Watershed and River Basin Management will be held 9-12 September 2014, in San Francisco, California, USA.  The conference will be hosted by the Ecological Engineering Research Program at the University of the Pacific ( and will address cutting edge issues related to sustainable watershed management, with a special focus on emerging issues related to climate change. Conference topics will include climate change, delta and estuary ecosystems, environmental impact of large water projects, harmful algae blooms, irrigated agriculture and more are planned. 
Themes for the meeting include:
  • Climate change and impacts on watershed management
  • Delta and estuary ecosystems
  • Hydromorphological pressure and impact issues in river basin management
  • Managing watersheds across political boundaries
  • Flood control, management and risk assessment
  • Managing watersheds affected by wildfires and reducing wildfire threats to watersheds
  • Irrigated agriculture water management and the role of soil management on watersheds
  • Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) management
  • Effects of hydraulic fracturing and mining on water quality
  • European Union Water Framework Directive
  • Urban planning to protect watershed resources
  • Managing eutrophication and harmful algal blooms
  • Monitoring of biological elements, pelagic organisms and fisheries
  • New results in monitoring and assessment
  • New tools, technologies and economic opportunities in watershed management
  • Processes for societal consultation and participation
Conference Chair
Professor William T. Stringfellow
Director, Ecological Engineering Research Program
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211
Conference Organizer
Chelsea Spier
Phone: (+1) 209-946-2595