H2O Conference 2014

 

12th Annual H2O Conference
May 27-29, 2014
Catamaran Resort Hotel on Mission Bay
San Diego, California

The 2014 Headwaters to Ocean (H2O) Conference is being organized by the California Shore and Beach Preservation Association, California Coastal Coalition, Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project, Society of Wetland Scientists – Western Chapter, and Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve Coastal Training Program.  The conference will cover a wide spectrum of coast and ocean issues, including but not limited to, climate change, sea level rise, coastal and estuarine processes, wetlands restoration planning and design, beach nourishment, water quality, ecosystem management, habitat management, invasive and exotic species management, wetlands biology and ecology, regional sediment management, shore protection, and habitat preservation/management.  The conference will draw a diverse mixture of people including researchers, coastal engineers, wetland biologists/ecologists, coastal resource managers, coastal scientists, aquatic ecologists, landscape architects, urban planners, coastal geologists, dredging specialists, and water quality specialists from local, regional, state, and federal government, the private sector and NGOs.


SUBMIT YOUR STUDENT POSTER SESSION ABSTRACT BY APRIL 15th FOR THE H2O CONFERENCE, MAY 27-29, SAN DEIGO

The 2014 Headwaters to Ocean (H20) Conference seeks abstracts for the first-ever Student Poster Session. Due to high presentation volume for this year’s conference, H20 organizers have added the Student Poster Session to ensure students studying coastal science gain experience in presenting their research in a professional setting. Posters will be judged by post-doc and professional attendees during the first conference reception on May 27, 2014 and the Outstanding Student Presentation Award will be announced during the second conference reception on May 28, 2014. Please review and utilize the criteria that will be used for the presentation critique within the Outstanding Student Presentation Award judging form as a guide.

Please submit your abstract to eborgnis@scc.ca.gov by April 15, 2014.

Post-docs and professionals are needed to judge student poster presentations. If you are interested, please ask for a judging form at the registration desk on the first day of the conference.

Conference Program
The draft conference program is available online here

Registration
Online registration is now available. Click here to Register Now. The early registration rate is available until May 8, 2014.

View PowerPoint Presentations from Previous H2O Conferences
http://www.coastalconference.org/h20/2013_presentations.php

Sponsors and Exhibitors
For information regarding sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, go to http://www.coastalconference.org/h20/sponsors-h20.php

Conference Hotel
The conference will be held at the Catamaran Hotel on Mission Bay in San Diego, California.  The Catamaran is offering excellent conference rates for a single or double room at $110 per night, triple room at $130 per night and quad room at $150 per night.

Hotel information is at: http://www.coastalconference.org/h20/hotel_info.php 


Conference Training: Navigating In Rough Seas: Planning And Facilitating Collaborative Meetings

  • FREE 1.5 day training for conference participants
  • May 29th: 1:30pm - 5pm
  • May 30th: 9am - 5pm

You must register for training separately here


SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS

The conference organizers are seeking sponsors and exhibitors to help underwrite event expenses.  If you wish to be a conference sponsor or exhibitor please click here for more information


CONFERENCE PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Steve Aceti, Co-Chair, California Coastal Coalition
www.calcoast.org           
steveaceti@calcoast.org

Dennis Baker, Orange Coast River Park, Inc.
Dennis.Baker@spamcop.net  

Richard Beck, Society of Wetland Scientists - Western Chapter
rbeck@rbf.com
http://www.sws.org/regional/western/

Susan Brodeur, Co-Chair, California Shore and Beach Preservation Association
www.csbpa.org            
Susan.Brodeur@ocparks.com

David Cannon, California Shore and Beach Preservation Association
www.csbpa.org
david.cannon@everestconsultants.com

Greg Gauthier, Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project
State Coastal Conservancy
www.scwrp.org             
ggauthier@scc.ca.gov

Kristen Goodrich, Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve Coastal Training Program
www.trnerr.org
kgoodrich@parks.ca.gov

Shawn Kelly, Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project
www.scwrp.org
skelly@scwrp.org

Wes Salter, Regulatory Specialist, RBF Consulting
www.rbf.com 
www.mbakercorp.com
WSALTER@rbf.com

Evyan Borgnis, California Sea Grant Fellow, State Coastal Conservancy
Wetlands Recovery Project
www.scwrp.org
eborgnis@scc.ca.gov