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Water Policy Summit

Our water needs and challenges are ever changing. Water policy protects the interests of a wide range of community stakeholders. From groundwater management to water safety, water policy is a critical issue for both individuals and businesses, and deserves a dedicated forum. How we manage water resources today will determine the success of our tomorrow.

Water Policy Summit | Community Resiliency: Summit to Sea | March 28-29, 2018

About the Summit

The third annual Water Policy Summit will be held March 28-29, 2018 at the National Water Center and the Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The University of Alabama is the home of the National Water Center. It is a first-of-its-kind facility that leverages the ubiquitous data, robust science and societal drivers to support informed policy making on water resource issues from the national to the local scale. The Water Policy Summit will bring nationally recognized experts together. The summit will include focused sessions on various topics such as water policies, water law, climate change, hydrology, assessments and much more. The theme of this year's summit is Community Resiliency. Panels will address issues that involve water policy, coastal science, drought, flood plan management and more. Continuing education credit will be offered to engineers, geologists and attorneys.   

Poster Presentations

The Water Policy Summit planning committee is pleased to accept poster presentation submissions. If you are interested in presenting a poster on your water research, refer to the Water Policy Summit Poster Presentations page for instructions and submission information.

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship information will be coming soon. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact Pamela Harvey at or 205-348-6605.