Get Involved! Play a Role! Take Part and Attend!


This congress has become an important annual opportunity for the best minds at work in water and environmental fields to convene and focus on topics of the day. In this era shifting coastlines, urban sprawl, raging storms, and extreme acts by humans and nature, it is imperative that those working on the front lines -at the environmental/water nexus- share insights from research and case studies in the field, to generate best practices for the future. EWRI invites your full participation!


This Congress will focus on Habitat Restoration with a dozen technical tracks covering issues from coast to coast and around the globe!

The Water Management Districts of Florida will play a major role in wetlands and habitat restoration.  From water use permitting to wetlands restoration, they are involved in every aspect of the Florida environment.  At a panel discussion on Wednesday morning, the five Executive Directors will share their insights into environmental restoration in Florida.

Take Part in Engineering Outreach Program!

For the first time ever, the 2007 EWRI Congress will include an outreach program that brings together professionals, university students, and 100 kids from local Tampa bay area schools.  The goal of the activity is to inspire and encourage students to pursue careers in engineering with a particular emphasis on environmental fields and applications.  Scheduled for Wednesday May 16th, this 9am to 3pm event will take place at the Florida aquarium, just minutes from the conference’s convention center.  The program targets three groups of students: K3-5, K6-8 and K9-12 and provides distinct activities for each group which include a “restoration” and “modeling” component. 

Using the aquarium as a live laboratory, students will work with their mentors (university students and professionals) and aquarium staff on a restoration or monitoring project at the aquarium.  The groups will then work in the aquarium classrooms on a modeling project based on their earlier activities.  The list of activities includes:

  • Aquariumania: building your own aquarium (K 3-5)
  • Water treatment for the aquarium (K 6-8)
  • Water quality monitoring (K6 -8)
  • Stormwater retention ponds (K9-12)
  • Natural habitats, mangrove importance (K9-12)
  • Aquarium

The Outreach Committee says, “by the end of the day we hope to create a series of teaching models that can be integrated into a permanent display at the aquarium and online educational resource that links other activities related to improving public awareness of issues related to water.  The aquarium offers a unique and exciting environment to learn about water treatment processes and to learn about water resources management.”

The outreach committee comprises Professors and students from the Civil and Environmental Engineering departments of most of the Florida universities, representatives from ASCE and local professionals.  Professional mentors are indeed encouraged to volunteer for this activity which qualifies for 3 PDH credits.   

For more information, please contact:  Maya Trotz: matrotz@eng.usf.edu




Prince Sultan Bin AbdulAziz International Prize for Water   

Prince Sultan Bin AbdulAziz International Prize for Water



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