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2023 Arkansas Water Resources Conference

Co-hosted by:

The Arkansas Forests and Drinking Water Collaborative

University of Arkansas - Arkansas Water Resource Center

Beaver Watershed Alliance

Arkansas Dept. of Agriculture - Natural Resource Division

Arkansas Dept. of Agriculture - Forestry Division

Illinois River Watershed Partnership

Conference Summary

The 2023 Arkansas Water Resources Conference was a wonderful opportunity to learn, network with colleagues new and old, and participate in summer recreation in the Ozarks. Nearly 200 water quality professionals, water utilities staff, conservation professionals, government and state agency staff, municipal staff, college students, watershed groups, and the public gathered from across the state. This also served as the summer quarterly meeting for the Arkansas Forests and Drinking Water Collaborative.


Speakers ranged through a variety of topics including:


  • Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Stakeholder & Project Review Meeting (Arkansas Dept. of Agriculture – Natural Resources Division)

  • The Latest Funded Research Projects and Innovations (AR Water Resource Center)

  • Forestry and Drinking Water (AFDWC)

  • Source Water Protection (CAW, BWD, BWA)

  • Arkansas Nutrient Reduction Strategy and Gulf Hypoxia Program (ADA)

  • In-Stream Restoration Work (AGFC)

  • Communicating Conservation Connections (Keeping Forests)

  • Watershed Panel & Discussion (BWA, IRWP, SRWA, BRWA)

  • Conservation Easements as a water quality tool (NWA Land Trust, CAW, BWD, UofA, BWA)


Topics and Presentations

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