Abstract Submission Deadline: December 1, 2017
Acceptance Notification: January 15, 2018
Program Publication: February 2018
The Virginia Floodplain Management Association (VFMA), in conjunction with the Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association (VLWA), is seeking abstracts for presentation at the 2018 Virginia Water Conference in Richmond, VA. Recent conferences have provided an excellent opportunity to learn about current local, state, and federal regulations and practices in floodplain management. The conference is typically attended by 300 professionals from the public and private sectors. Presentations are selected based on the abstract summaries, which will be published in the conference proceedings. Appropriate topics include research and practical applications in floodplain management (to include FEMA, state, and other programs), hydrology, hydraulics, dam safety, and related water subjects. Presentations are logically grouped in the program.
Please submit floodplain management-related abstracts to VFMA using the official conference abstract template in Microsoft Word™ format (click here for the 2018 abstract template). Abstracts should be limited to one (1) page and must include the presentation title as well as the name, organization, mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number of all speakers. Separately, submit a brief biographical sketch for each speaker including name, organization, position, college/university, and related interests. Submit electronic copies of the abstract and biographical sketch to Jeff Smith, P.E., PMP, CFM at: firstname.lastname@example.org. File name cannot have any spaces; use underscores (_) if needed.
Please do not submit materials for floodplain-management-related topics to VLWA or through the VLWA website, but to VFMA as noted above. If topics are received that would fit better in a concurrent VLWA conference track, VFMA will pass those abstracts to VLWA for consideration. Authors will be notified regarding acceptance by January 15, 2018, and the final program will be published in February 2018.
All speakers must register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee through VLWA. VLWA handles the registrations and all fees and has a concurrent call for papers. In addition, exhibition space and conference sponsorships are available.
Please visit the VLWA website for additional details or contact Jeff Smith.