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Call for Abstracts | Confluence: UGA Water Science And Policy Poster Symposium

Update: The abstract submission deadline has been extended to 11:59 EDT on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023.

The River Basin Center invites UGA graduate students who are conducting water science or policy research in any field to participate in a poster contest, Confluence: UGA Water Science & Policy Poster Symposium. The contest will be followed by a social, offering an opportunity for interdisciplinary networking across campus. The event will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 at the UGA Special Collections Library, Banquet Room 285.

Posters may be submitted on topics related to: 1) physical, chemical, biological, and ecological processes in water resources research OR 2) research topic is related to socio-economic, political, geographic, and policy implications of managing water resources.

Posters may present a project that (1) is in progress, or in a preliminary stage, that does NOT have the results of data analysis to present OR (2) has results from analyzed data to present (even if you intend to continue further with the project). Students are welcome to reuse posters presented at conferences. 

Cash prizes will be awarded.

RBC encourages students to consult with their faculty mentors and/or program directors for guidance and approval of posters before submission.  

For collaborative research, all research collaborators must be consulted before a poster is proposed. For co-authored posters, all co-authors must approve the poster abstract before it is submitted. RBC encourages faculty mentors to provide students with written co-authorship guidelines produced by relevant professional societies, journals, or lab groups as part of their research education.


Abstract submission via this form is the first step to enter the poster contest. Abstracts are due by 11:59 EDT on Sept. 22, 2023. They must be 300 words or fewer and describe your research project. You will be notified of acceptance to the contest via email by Sept. 29, 2023 and sent additional information for your poster submission.

Only one submission per student is accepted. 

With questions, reach out to Director of Policy Sechindra Vallury, at

The River Basin Center thanks the event sponsors, Odum School of Ecology, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems and the Graduate College.