2022 International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Forum will take place virtually this coming March.

Virtual Forum dates: March 9–10, 2022

Abstract Deadline: January 12, 2022. Please get your abstracts in early!
See Abstract Submission for submittal requirements.

Overview: Professional symposium for researchers and resource managers working in the Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed.

Themes: Water Governance, Aquatic Invasive Species, Nutrients & Algae, Resource Regulation, Monitoring!

Focus Sessions are planned with moderated town hall style discussions that will provide additional interaction opportunity, in addition to the regular presentations sessions:

  • Emerging vulnerabilities in the watershed
  • Aquatic Invasive Species
  • State of the Basin Report (to be released at Forum)

Virtual Structure: We are aiming to have the presentation sessions as close to the traditional oral presentations of the Forum with as much interaction as possible.  Like last year, the Forum will be held virtually as a Zoom Webinar, due to continued uncertainty about cross border travel. 

  • Presentations will be pre-recorded to minimize possibility of technical issues during the sessions. We will be providing presenters technical instructions and facilitation to help with the recording.
  • During the Forum, presentations will be streamed during themed sessions and followed by moderated live question and answer discussion with the authors.   
  • Forum attendees will also be able to submit questions directly using the Zoom Q&A feature.  

Conference details: at the Foundation's website www.lowwsf.com/watershed-forum.