Katrina has created not only the Nationâ€™s worst disaster, but also a unique opportunity for us to learn from this terrible event. Prior to Katrina, the American Institute of Hydrology was planning its 25th Anniversary Meeting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for May 21-24, 2006. The focus of our meeting is â€œChallenges in Coastal Hydrology and Water Quality.â€
The timing, location and theme of our conference present a perfect opportunity for those working on the impacts of Katrina to get your results out to the scientific community. Early results of our understanding of the consequences of Katrina, the effects of the levee failures, the subsequent affects of contamination and environmental degradation from the standing water, and many other topics can be brought to this scientific audience.
The technical program will include several sessions on various aspects of the impact of Katrina on the region. We plan to organize field trips to New Orleans and other venue to see, firsthand, the devastation and damage.
We can appreciate the fact that you may not have a paper as yet. Accordingly, we are re-opening our â€œCALL FOR PAPERSâ€ on topics related to Katrina until JANUARY 1, 2006. We urge you to notify us as soon as practicable that you may be submitting an abstract, so we can plan to re-arrange our technical program.
The American Institute of Hydrology (AIH) plans to publish peer-reviewed technical papers in our Journal of Hydrological Science and Technology. This will be one of the first technical journals to present the consequences of Katrina.
Do not miss this opportunity to present your findings at our 2006 AIH Annual Meeting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May 21-24, 2006.
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