In collaboration with several Water Institutes, WRRI co-hosts mid-atlantic water conferences. Each year, the WRRI also hosts the NCR-AWRA Annual water symposium at UDC.

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2020 National Capital Region Water Resources Symposium

The 8th National Capital Region (NCR) Water Resources Symposium will be held on April 3, 2020, at the University of the District of Columbia. This one-day symposium brings together experts from governmental agencies, academia, the private sector, and nonprofits, to discuss challenges and opportunities for sustainable management of water resources and infrastructure regionally, nationally, and internationally.

The theme of the 2020 NCR Water Resources Symposium is “Water Management in the Era of Artificial Intelligence: Digital Solutions & Smart Technology Applications.” Featured speakers (morning plenary session) include James P. Cooper, PE, Intelligent Water Lead at Arcadis (Keynote) and panelists: Elkin Hernandez, DC Water; Chandra Pathak, USACE; Christian Manalo, Booz-Allen-Hamilton; and Steve Bieber, Acting Water Resources Director, DC Council of Governments (Panel Moderator). Our luncheon speaker is Alexandra Campbell-Ferrari, Cofounder and Executive Director, The Center for Water Security and Cooperation. After the luncheon, the program will feature concurrent research and technical presentations, and poster displays. The final symposium program, including concurrent and poster sessions, will be posted by January 21.

All attendees are expected to register. Lunch & refreshments are included in the registration fee. Please register online by March 31 for the early bird discount. Payment is accepted online by credit card or by cash/check payment at the event on April 3. Registration fees on April 3 are subject to increase.
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Professionals Students
Registration Fees
(includes lunch & coffee breaks)
Member or Presenter/Moderator Non-Member Member or Presenter/Moderator Non-Member
On-line thru March 31 $35 $50 $15 $25
On-site April 3 $50 $75 $25 $35

Board of Directors and Program Committee
Contact: Dr. Tamim Younos (Email:

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