Call for Abstracts is Now Open!

KWRRI invites abstract submissions for platform or poster presentations for the 2021 Kentucky Water Resources Annual Symposium. Abstracts must be submitted by June 30, 2021. Instructions are provided below. 

2021 Kentucky Water Resources Annual Symposium

2021 Symposium Save the Date


The 2021 Kentucky Water Resources Annual Symposium will be held on September 13, 2021, at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington, Kentucky. The day-long symposium focuses on water research, practice, and education. Attendees typically include researchers; local, state, and federal agency personnel; undergraduate and graduate students; participants from volunteer groups and NGOs; and members of the public. The symposium combines platform and poster presentations that allow attendees to hear the latest in water resource related research. Recipients of the USGS 104(b) student research enhancement grants funded through the Institute during the previous award cycle will present their results at the symposium. There is also an awards luncheon which provides the opportunity for the presentation of KWRRI’s annual awards acknowledging outstanding contributions in the areas of Water Resources Research, Water Resources Practice, and Water Quality. Conference registration fees are kept low through partial subsidy of symposium expenses using USGS 104(b) grant funds to ensure accessibility to individuals from all audiences. 

KWRRI invites abstract submissions for platform and poster presentations describing recent or ongoing research projects on water or other related environmental activities. We are particularly interested in the following topics this year: 

  • Sediments and Nutrients
  • Groundwater and Karst
  • Water and Wastewater Infrastructure
  • Watersheds and Stormwater
  • Community Engagement and Citizen Science
  • Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Water Policy, Planning, and Socioeconomics
  • Soils and Agriculture
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology
  • Hydrology and Hydraulics

Abstracts must be submitted by email to by June 30, 2021. The flyer announcing the call can be downloaded here, 2021 Kentucky Water Resources Annual Symposium Call for Abstracts Flyer (PDF, 1pg), and specific instructions detailing how to format your abstract can be downloaded here, 2021 Kentucky Water Resources Annual Symposium Abstract Instructions (PDF, 1pg).