Share Your Water Quality Science with Decision-makers and Scientists at a Statewide Symposium

  • Member News
  • by BPC Staff
  • on February 11, 2020

Share Your Water Quality Science with Decision-makers and Scientists at a Statewide Symposium

The Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP), the California Water Quality Monitoring Council, the California Water Boards Data Center, and the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) are hosting the Fifth Annual California Water Boards Water Data Science Symposium on June 29-30, 2020 in Sacramento, CA. This free annual event aims to enhance how water quality monitoring generates meaningful data to inform water quality management decisions.

Abstract and Poster submission forms are due by February 29, 2020. Please fill out this form for a chance to present:

There is also opportunity for shorter lightning talks for young scientists doing related research.  And for interested vendors hoping to host a table to show innovative products that could be useful to the water data science community.



Presentations and/or posters should inform water resource issues for the following subject areas:

  • Accessibility: What can we do to improve access to and use of water data?
  • Adaptation: What can we do to minimize and mitigate changes impacting water in California?
  • Agency: How do we engage better with communities – who have everything at stake at water and data decision making – focusing on collection and use of meaningful water data and information?
  • Change: How are water-related resources and systems changing?
  • Communication: How can we do better at communicating what we know (and don’t know!) to all audiences?

In addition to these broad themes, abstracts addressing the following specific topics will be prioritized for inclusion in the Symposium program:

  • Data visualization and communication
  • Innovative monitoring tools
  • Open data
  • Statewide monitoring programs



To Register for this free event,  please visit our Symposium page at Eventbrite:

For more information, including agendas from past meetings, please visit the Symposium webpage:

For any questions or to discuss potential topics, please contact Randy Turner at