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Water Resources Research Institute

Water Resources Research Institute
of the University of North Carolina System

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Abstract Guidelines and Submission

Download the abstract submission form (MS Word)

Submission Deadline Extended to January 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm.

Abstract submission

Email your completed abstract form as an MS word document to . Do NOT send a PDF. Please indicate in the subject line of your email that you are submitting an abstract for the WRRI annual conference. Faxed or mailed abstracts will not be accepted unless approved given extenuating circumstances.

presentation topics

Please download the abstract submission form above for a list of potential topics. This list is representative of topics covered at past conferences, but is not fully comprehensive and abstracts on other water-related topics will be considered.

naming your abstract document

Save the abstract submission form with the following file name format: “LastNameFirstName_PresentationType(Oral, Poster, Session)” Example: "WilkinsonNicole_Poster"


Abstracts are due Monday, January 19th at 5:00 p.m.

abstract acceptance

You will be notified one way or another as to whether your abstract has been accepted. Notification will be sent by email within approximately 2 weeks after the submission deadline. Note that if your abstract is accepted and you choose to present, you MUST register for the conference even if your registration is being waived (e.g. in the case of student presenters registering by March 13th).


Please do not use any special formatting on your abstract submission. Single-spaced, 12-point font, left justified is the preferred abstract format.

abstract limits

Abstracts are limited to 250 words. You may submit more than one abstract if desired. You may submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation, or for an idea for a complete session. Separate forms are required for each abstract, but may be submitted in the same email.

sample abstract

For your reference, you can download a sample abstract.

presentation guidelines

Abstracts that have been selected for the annual conference must adhere to the following presentation guidelines.

Oral Presentation Guidelines (Download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this document)

Poster Presentation Guidelines (Download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this document)

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