Working Together for Clean Water the 9th National Monitoring Conference

Announcing the 9th National Monitoring Conference – Working Together for Clean Water will be held the week of April 28 – May 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

This biennial conference is the place to be to mingle with your fellow water-quality monitoring professionals! The conference is a showcase for new findings on the quality of the Nation's waters. You'll also learn about the newest innovations and cutting-edge tools in water-quality monitoring, assessment, and reporting; and have a great time doing it.

There will be numerous influential speakers, hundreds of presentations and exhibits, and dozens of workshops and field trips to choose from.

Registration Information

Registration will open to all attendees and exhibitors later this month. Watch for the emailed announcement in your inbox or visit the Council ( NALMS ( for the link to conference registration as well as more detailed information about the conference.

Hotel Information

The conference has specially-priced room blocks available at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati and the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. Both are easy walking distance from the Duke Energy Convention Center and both are offering all conference attendees the special rate of $127 single occupancy / $152 double occupancy. Please be sure to mention the National Monitoring Conference room block when making your reservations. A map showing the locations of the hotels and convention center is available at

Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
151 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 579 1234

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 421 9100


Do you know an individual or group whose efforts have made an outstanding contribution to the water quality monitoring world? If so, consider nominating them for one of the Council’s awards, to be presented in Cincinnati in conjunction with the conference. Past winners love to receive these awards because they come from their peers in a field they pour their professional hearts into.

There are three awards given at the Conference: the longest-running is the Elizabeth Jester Fellows Award, given to an individual whose outstanding achievement, exemplary service, and distinguished leadership in water quality carry on in Elizabeth’s spirit of public service and commitment to environmental protection ( The Vision Award is presented to a monitoring council or other group that has demonstrated extraordinary vision and cooperation in the field of water quality monitoring ( Finally, the Barry A. Long Award honors an individual who has demonstrated exceptional perseverance, positive spirit, and significant contributions to water resource protection (

If you know someone or a group who you feel deserves special recognition, consider nominating them today! Contact Dan Sullivan (; phone 608-821-3869) with questions.

Cathy Tate, • Jeff Schloss, • Alice Mayio,
2014 National Monitoring Conference Co-chairs