Sixth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds (ICRW)

Working Watersheds and Coastal Systems: Research and Management for a Changing Future

National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV

July 23-26, 2018

The Sixth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds (ICRW), the first hosted by the US EPA Office of Research and Development, addresses the myriad complexities of managing “working watersheds”. These so-called watersheds and coastal systems provide a wide array of useful economic goods and services (e.g., agricultural products, urban development, recreation, etc.). However, maintaining aquatic condition and functional integrity while balancing issues arising from “working watersheds” such as nutrient loading, landscape disturbance, and invasive species requires creative scientific approaches and adaptive management. Building on the previous five ICRWs, this conference will feature presentations on cutting-edge reach- to watershed-scale research by federal and state scientists, academics, NGOs, and others to meet these challenges now and into the future.

Featured Speakers: Dr. Nandita Basu (Univ. of Waterloo), Dr. Emily Bernhardt (Duke University), and Dr. Ryan Emanuel (NC State)

Important Information

  • Call for Additional Thematic Sessions: Open through October 15, 2017
  • Abstract Submissions Open: November, 2017
  • Conference: July 23 through July 26th, 2018
  • Conference Location: National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV

Visit the 6th ICRW Website for Additional Information or Contact the Conference

Chair, Dr. Charles Lane, US EPA Office of Research and Development.