January 29-February 1, 2018 | Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Call for Papers
Be a part of the action and present at the Water Conference. Give a 20-minute presentation about your GIS project experiences, successes, and lessons-learned. You must have successfully used Esri GIS technology in the project you are presenting. Presenting is a great way to empower your peers and justify your attendance.
The submission deadline is now closed
Our committee will evaluate your abstract and make selections based on topic, content, and time available. All authors will be notified after the selection process.
This year, we are specifically interested in the following topics:
  • Drought/Conservation
  • Field/Mobile
  • Flood Response/Emergency
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Hydrologic/Hydraulic Modeling
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Revenue/Rate Cases
  • System Operations
  • Watershed Management
  • Water Quality
  • Water Reuse
  • Imagery/Drones
  • Analytics/ Big Data
  • GIS in the Cloud
Be sure to answer these questions:
  • What problem did you solve with GIS? What advantage did GIS give you?
  • Did you find a more useful way to do something?
  • What difficulties did you overcome to solve your utility/department problems?
  • What are your findings or results?
  • How can this project be useful for the audience?
Presenter Information
Presentations are typically 30 minutes or less including time for questions. Proceedings will be published on the event website. All abstracts will be evaluated and selected based on topic, content, and time available. All authors will be notified after the selection process has been completed. A detailed program of presentations and events will be provided prior to the conference.
Abstract Submission Guidelines
Provide the following information:
  • Author/Presenter name(s)
  • Presentation title (10 words or less)
  • Abstract (1200 characters or less, including spaces)
  • Keyword Set (list only 3-5 keywords)
  • Company name
  • Complete address, phone, and email information
  • Brief presenter biography (25 words or less)
Provide content and formatting according to these requirements:
  • The information you enter will be published on the website and in the agenda. Eliminate bullet points and numbering and avoid using words in all capital letters. All submissions must be in English.
  • Do not include information in your abstract that will not be in your presentation.
  • All papers and presentations must be noncommercial. At no time is it permissible for presenters to use their time slot to advertise or promote a product, service, or company.
  • Specify who would benefit from your presentation: technical, management, engineering, field, IT, public/customers, etc.
  • Take the time to create well-written titles, abstracts, and outlines.
  • Make sure your content is relevant. What invaluable information will you share during the session?
  • Ensure that what you submit is what you'll present. Nothing upsets attendees more than signing up for a session that's not as advertised.
  • Keywords are used to organize presentations into appropriate sessions, so please choose words that clearly describe the main idea of your work.