Skip to: Main Content Search Navigation Secondary Navigation


Ohio University invites you to the 2019 Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education (ORBCRE) Symposium from Oct. 2-4 in Athens, Ohio. This year’s theme, “Managing our Water in a Changing World: from Social, Environmental, and Policy Perspectives,” promotes research, education, and discussion related to environmental concerns in the Ohio River Basin.

Since 1985, ORBCRE has brought universities, colleges, government agencies, businesses, and individuals together along the Ohio River to address regional water-related issues and stimulate solutions.


The symposium will be seeking input from stakeholders and presenters toward the completion of a strategic plan for the Ohio River Basin in order to maximize value across eight goal areas:

8 Goal Areas:

  1. Support and Enhance Healthy and Productive Ecosystems
  2. Provide Reliable Flood Control and Risk Reduction
  3. Serve as the Nation's Most Valuable River Transportation Corridor
  4. Maintain a Supply of Abundant, Clean Water
  5. Support Local, State, and National Economies
  6. Provide World-Class Recreation Opportunities
  7. Adapt Effectively to Changing Conditions in the Basin
  8. Make Data-Driven Decisions based on Current Information and Research.



Important Dates:

Deadline for one-page abstract submission:
August 30, 2019

Notification of acceptance:
September 15, 2019

How To Submit:

To submit, email Danny Che at


Awards for outstanding student presentations:

Poster Presentation

First Place - $200

Second Place - $100


20 Minute Oral Presentation

First Place - $200

Second Place - $100


Technical Areas:

  • Water resources engineering and management
  • Watershed management
  • Eco-hydrology
  • Social-hydrology
  • Hydrological and hydraulics modeling
  • Aquatic biology
  • Environmental education
  • Stormwater nutrient removal and mitigation
  • Stormwater best management practice
  • Harmful algae bloom studies
  • Geological science
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental economics
  • Food, energy, and water nexus
  • ArcGIS applications
  • Flood management
  • Drought management
  • Acid mine drainage mitigation
  • Abandon mine impacts
  • Water quality impairment studies



ORBCRE invites sponsors and exhibitors in the form of tax-exempt donations.