Interagency Research in the Watersheds Conference

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June 5, 2023, 12:00 am - June 8, 2023 12:00 am

Interagency Research in the Watersheds Conference

The Interagency Research in the Watersheds conference (ICRW8) will convene June 5-8, 2023 in Corvallis, Oregon.

The conference aims to bring together watershed scientists, stakeholders, and managers to share scientific advances and management strategies to sustain the country’s water resources, spanning streams, rivers, lakes, and estuaries. This year’s theme is “Adaptive watershed science and ecosystem management in a changing climate.” Presenters will include researchers from government, academic, nonprofit, and community organizations working to protect, restore, and manage water resources at local to national scales. Topic areas include:

  • Adaptive management for climate change
  • Cross-region collaboration in watershed research
  • Integration of science and watershed decision making
  • Long-term agroecosystem research
  • Regional groundwater issues
  • Remote sensing of watersheds and riparian systems
  • Water quality and quantity
  • Watershed ecology and ecosystem services
  • Watershed modeling, management, planning, and regulation

In addition to presentations and pre-conference workshops, ICRW8 will also provide conference goers with field trips of local research sites and regional landscapes. These field trips are scheduled mid-week and provided at no extra cost to participants.

Call for Special Sessions

We invite you to submit a proposal for special sessions at ICRW8 by October 1, 2022.

Session Format

  • Sessions last 90 minutes.
  • Each session should have between 5 and 6 oral presentations.
  • Each presentation should last a maximum of 15 minutes.
  • The session can include active panel discussion moderated by session conveners.

How to Propose a Special Session

Please send the following information to Liz Keppler ( to propose a special session by October 1, 2022.

  • Session title
  • A brief summary of the proposed session describing its potential impact (maximum 500 words)
  • Examples of presentations that may be included in the proposed session
  • Target audience
  • Name, affiliations, and contact information of the session's organizers (one or two people)

Call for Workshops

ICRW8 will hold workshops on Monday, June 5 prior to the kick-off of ICRW8.

Please submit workshop ideas, including the following information, to Phil Heilman ( by October 1, 2022.

  • Workshop title
  • A brief summary of the proposed workshop describing its goals and potential benefits for attendees (maximum 500 words)
  • Target audience
  • Name, affiliations, and contact information of workshop instructors

Upcoming Dates

  • Abstract submission – October 7, 2022 to December 15, 2022
  • Conference registration opens January 2023