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Thank you to all who attended SFS 2016 in Sacramento. Plan now to attend SFS 2017 in Raleigh, North Carolina June 4-9, 2017.

The call for special proposals is now open.

Special Session Announcement

For more information contact Krista Capps (kcapps@uga.edu)


June 4-9, 2017


Designing our Freshwater Futures

Human civilization relies on a sustainable supply of fresh water to satisfy our thirst, water our crops, support fisheries, provide energy, and enrich our experience of nature. We are equally reliant on freshwater ecosystems to dispose of our wastes and to transport our commodities. These needs are often in conflict with one another, and unless carefully managed may both conflict with our desire to maintain the beauty and biodiversity of rivers. Much freshwater science has focused on documenting the identity and distribution of freshwater species and their loss; how our farms, cities, dams and mines degrade the physical, chemical and biological integrity of receiving streams. As a result, we are adept at documenting the decline – research designed to identify solutions has proved more elusive.

In our Raleigh 2017 meeting, we want to challenge the SFS community to shift their focus to how freshwater science can help imagine and implement solutions to the complex set of problems that plague freshwaters. Advancing our understanding of ecological processes will continue to be important, but is insufficient to meet future challenges. At SFS 2017 we will discuss and debate compelling ideas about how freshwater scientists can individually and collectively contribute to solution pathways that improve the trajectory of freshwater ecosystems. Our goal is to encourage all members of SFS to use their science to Inspire the public by sharing stories about the wonders of freshwater ecosystems; Inform stakeholders about the threats to and possibilities for future freshwater management and Insert our knowledge into real-time policy decisions, management actions, and technological innovations that will ultimately determine our freshwater future.

Please visit the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitor's Bureau booth for further details concerning the meeting; or visit the SFS website, www.sfsannualmeeting.org.

SFS 2017 Meeting Organizers
Program Chair: Mike Paul

Local Arrangements Chair:
Jim Hefferman

(with help and oversight from Emily Bernhardt and Steve Thomas, President and Vice President)

Program Committee Members

Contributed Session Organizers
Geoff Poole and Wyatt Cross

Special Session Organizers
Amy Rosemond and Krista Capps
Local Arrangements Committee Members
Marcelo Ardón, Anne Hershey, Julie Demeester, Dave Penrose, Bob Hall, Brad Taylor, Joanna Blaszczak (as head of SRC), and Natalie Griffiths (head of Early Career group).

Sunday June 4: Workshops and board/committee meetings
Monday June 5-Thursday June 8: SFS Annual Meeting
Friday June 9: Optional field trips

Conference Venue:
Raleigh Convention Center
500 S. Salisbury Street
Raleigh NC 27601

Conference Hotels:
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
421 S. Salisbury Street
Raleigh NC 27601

Raleigh Marriott City Center
500 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh NC 27601

Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown
320 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh NC 27603

What's New
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  • Read the Spring 2016 issue of in the drift! more
  • Proposed Constitutional Revisions 2016 more
  • Newsletter! Newsletter! in the drift more
  • Does Cultural Diversity Matter to Scientific Societies? Read the President's Environment more
  • Please take a short survey on the SFS logo redesign

  • The SFS ad hoc committee on inclusivity is producing a short video to highlight why freshwater scientists value having a diverse and inclusive society

  • Upcoming deadlines for the Fourth Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology

  • New BRIDGES cluster highlights rapid evidence synthesis in environmental causal assessments

  • New publication describes the fate and ecological effects of amphetamine on biofilm, seston, and aquatic insect communities


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