The 29th TWRS has been cancelled to to COVID-19 health concerns.

Presenter Information-cancelled

ABSTRACT DEADLINE (Oral and Poster): December 27, 2019

Abstracts for consideration for presentation at the 29th Tennessee Water Resources Symposium will be accepted through December 27, 2019. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words and must address water-resource issues relevant to the Southeast Region. Abstracts must conform to the formatting requirements outlined below:

Fill Out the Online Application and Upload Abstract

The format is the same for both abstracts being submitted for consideration and extended abstracts with the exception that the extended abstracts are not limited to 250 words.

For more information or if you have trouble with the online application, please contact:

Lori Weir

U.S. Geological Survey

640 Grassmere Park, Suite 100

Nashville, TN 37211

(615) 837-4720

See example at the bottom of the page of an extended abstract.

Possible Topics for Presentation

Surface Water: 

  • TMDLs
  • Watershed Studies
  • Modeling
  • Floods 

Ground Water: 

  • Supply/Demand 
  • Karst/Sand Aquifers
  • Monitoring
  • Modeling
  • Recharge

Water Quality: 

  • Ground Water
  • Surface Water
  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Source Water

Ground/Surface Water Interactions:

  • Karst
  • Transport


  • Processes
  • Sediment Transport


  • Application
  • R and D

Storm/Waste Water: 

  • Management
  • Treatment
  • Chemistry
  • Land Application


  • Stochastic
  • Probabilistic
  • Parameter Estimation
  • Contaminant Transport

Field Investigations: 

  • Remediation
  • Tracers
  • Restoration


  • Biomonitoring
  • Bioassessment
  • Aquatic Organisms and Bioindicators


  • Modeling
  • Mapping
  • Databases


  • Regulation
  • BMPs
  • Management Issues
  • Water Supply
  • Agency Programs


  • Higher Education
  • K-12
  • Public Forum

Guidelines for Accepted Oral Presenters

  • Limited to a 20-minute talk with 10-minute question-and-answer session. 
  • Preparation and submittal of an extended abstract including color illustrations is encouraged. Your paper will be published in the online Proceedings. 
  • Format for extended abstracts are the same as above. No length limit.

Click Here to Submit Your Abstract or Power Point

All Presenters Must Pre-register for the Symposium by March 20, 2020

Registration fee for presenters is $110 (students $30).


AbstractExample (docx)