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Water Management Association of Ohio

                                The only organization dedicated to all of Ohio's water resources.

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49th Annual WMAO Conference and Symposium

          November 4 & 5, 2020
Crowne Plaza Hotel - Columbus North


The WMAO Conference Planning Committee is closely monitoring information about how Covid-19 might affect future gatherings and travel. We plan to proceed with this annual event just as in previous years unless we are required to make adjustments accordingly. Check here for ongoing updates. In the meantime, we encourage you to mark your calendars and urge potential presenters to submit abstracts using the link below:

2020 Call for ABSTRACTS


  2020 Conference Abstract Submittal

WMAO Conference Planning Committee

Craig Smith, OEPA, Chair

Dennis Clement, OEPA
Alex Covert, USGS 

Eugene Braig, OSU 

Susan Grover, NRCS

Melissa Menerey, ODNR

Greg Nageotte, ODA

Dana Oleskiewicz, WMAO

Don Pickett, Pickett Enterprises

Anthony Sasson, MBI

Nick Schell, NRCS

Kim Shaffer, USGS

Qing Wan, OSU

48th Annual WMAO Conference and Symposium
November 13 & 14, 2019   *   Crowne Plaza - Columbus North

*Conference room rate is $112/night (until Oct. 22nd). Call or book online using the conference code WM2.

 Keynote: Aaron Wilson, OSU Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center

Submitted abstracts should relate to the theme and fit within one of the following categories:

dam safety * floodplain management * lake management * watershed management * drinking water * ecology * stormwater * education and outreach * fisheries * innovative programs * groundwater * regulation and policy * messaging and data * nonpoint sources * public health and safety * recreation * wastewater

Weather today is weird with extreme events happening more frequently. This affects water systems and how we must manage our precious natural resources. Global climate weirding is a descriptive way to refer to this phenomenon. Water management in Ohio is equally influenced by this worldwide weirding causing hotter, drier, wetter, and windier conditions. Do you have a story to tell related to identifying such problems of water weirding? What about a community response to extreme weather in seeking sustainability? What technology or innovation have you witnessed to improve the protection and restoration of impacted groundwater, wetlands, streams, and lakes? Submit an abstract today to share with other water resource professionals.



Two day registration for WMAO members = $250 and nonmembers = $300.
To take advantage of the member rate for all WMAO and division events, become a member today.

Additional conference information including a full list of prices can be found on the
registration page. Deadline to register is November 7, 2019. Late registrations will be accepted for an additional fee.

New this year - Educators bringing students to the event (5 or more) are eligible to register at the reduced rate as an Emeritus at $120 for both days or $85 for one day. Students may register themselves directly, or you can include them in your registration as additional guests. You will be asked for the students' names, emails, and special dietary requirements at check-out.