The CLEAN WATERWAYS 2019 Call for Presentations

Deadline: September 21, 2018 (subject to change)

CLEAN WATERWAYS will focus on improving oil and hazardous materials spill prevention and response on and around inland river systems. Our goal is to serve the spill response industry by hosting a forum that facilitates an open exchange of ideas, case studies and best practices for stakeholders from industry, government, environmental, emergency planning and response industries throughout maritime, facilities, rail, and pipeline.

The CLEAN WATERWAYS program is developed by a government/industry-based committee of approximately 40 industry professionals. All abstracts are reviewed for content and relevance by the committee and are selected by consensus.

What puts your abstract in a favorable light?

  • Submissions from operating companies and/or regulatory agencies sharing new information
  • Submitting case studies that culminate with actionable recommendations
  • Being focused and concise on what will be covered in your presentation
  • Providing practical, tactical, and timely information

What will likely get your abstract rejected?

  • Submissions that are commercial in nature and/or product specific
  • Unfocused abstracts that do not concisely detail what the presentation will be about
  • Submissions clearly outside the scope of the conference
  • Abstracts that are heavily technical or scientific

NOTE: Limit 2 submissions per speaker. Accepted speakers receive complimentary registration to the conference. Only one complimentary registration per submission. Notifications regarding acceptance into the program will be emailed prior to year’s end.

We are seeking practical abstracts including but not limited to

Area contingency plans Interagency response between federal, state, and local
Asset security Large water bodies: response or preparedness
Best practices for spill response Oil and HAZMAT transportation
Booming technologies Planning and Preparedness
Case studies/lessons learned Preventing ground spill water access
Cold water response Prevention
Common Operating Picture Railway incidents
Communication Resource identification
Contingency planning Response plans
Drills and exercises Response techniques and programs
Emerging spill response technologies Restoration methods
Environmental issues Risk assessment and management
Ethanol releases and response River casualties
Fast water response River salvage
Hazmat response techniques and safety Safety assessments and planning
Health and safety issues for responders Security concerns during an incident
Ice Response Solid spill removal
Incident Command for local responders Sunken/submerged oil response and recovery
Inland Water Infrastructure Tactical response methodologies
Interagency and Industry coordination Unified and/or Area Command

For questions non-exhibit related contact Cassie Davie, 713-343-1891, email

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April 16-18, 2019

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