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2019 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference

“A Changing Landscape: How Land Use and Climate Impact South Dakota’s Water Resources ”

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Volstorff Ballroom

University Student Union
South Dakota State University Campus
Brookings, SD



Call for abstracts for both professional and student presentations

Eastern South Dakota Water Conference to be held in Brookings, SD on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

We are soliciting abstracts relating to water resources and water management for the 2019 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference. The theme for this year’s conference is “A Changing Landscape: How Land Use and Climate Impact South Dakota’s Water Resources.”  The ESDWC welcomes presentations on a variety of topics including but not limited to:

  • Watershed Science and Management
  • Non-Point Source Pollution Management
  • State and Regional Water Quality Monitoring Programs
  • Water Quality Modeling
  • Agricultural and Urban Best Management Practices
  • Wetland Science and Management
  • Invasive and Nuisance Aquatic Species
  • Harmful Algal Blooms
  • Fisheries Science and Management
  • Groundwater Science and Management
  • Climate

The deadline for submitting abstracts is August 31, 2019. Abstracts are limited to a maximum of 2,000 characters and may be submitted for both oral and poster presentation. There will be a student poster competition with a 1st prize of $200 and a 2nd prize of $100. 

All oral and poster presenters are required to register and pay for the conference. Early-bird registration for professionals ($75) ends October 4, 2019 at 5 p.m. Graduate student registration is $35 and includes lunch. General public registration is $20 and includes lunch. Undergraduate registration is free if no lunch is purchased and $10 if lunch is purchased.

About the Conference: The Eastern South Dakota Water Conference is held annually on the campus of South Dakota State University and attracts attendees from academia, students, local, state and federal agencies. The conference covers the latest strategies and research for water managers and water users on the Northern Great Plains.

If interested in being a sponsor for this year’s conference or for general questions about the program, please contact John McMaine, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering SDSU or Dave Kringen, SDSU Extension.

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