Northeast Aquatic Biologists Conference

We’re going virtual!

NEIWPCC is happy to announce that the 2021 Northeast Aquatic Biologists (NAB) Conference will be held on a virtual platform over March 3rd, 5th, 9th, & 11th, 2021.

The Call for Abstracts is now closed.

Registration will be opening shortly!

The upcoming NAB virtual conference, coordinated by NEIWPCC in partnership with member states and EPA, preserves the spirit and tradition of providing a forum for the professional sharing of knowledge and collaboration that the aquatic and environmental biologist community in the Northeast represents.

We will miss seeing you in person; however, your health and safety are our top priorities.  We will adapt accordingly to deliver content, networking, and social events virtually to provide you the same great event in a new way.

While the event generally focuses on the northeast region, conference attendees from across the nation and beyond are welcome to join, including participants from state, federal, tribal, and municipal governments; the public and private sector; academia; and watershed organizations. 


Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts is now closed.

Encouraged submission topics for oral presentations and posters include:

  • Training Sessions
  • Water Quality Impacts & COVID-19
  • Changes/Developments in Environmental Law and Policy
  • Traditional and Innovative Water Quality Monitoring
  • Clean Water Act Assessments
  • Biomonitoring and Bioassessments (fish, invertebrates, diatoms, periphyton)
  • Chloride/Road Salt Impacts
  • Cyanobacteria/Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Monitoring and Mitigation
  • Regional Monitoring Networks
  • Streamflow/Water Quantity
  • Temperature or Seasonal Monitoring
  • Innovative Use of Technology
  • Climate Change and Resiliency of Aquatic Life and Ecosystem Function
  • Real-Time Water Quality Monitoring
  • Using Digital Photos for Assessments and Resource Management
  • Habitat Assessment
  • Citizen Monitoring
  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Restoration studies/TMDL
  • Lake Monitoring and Assessment
  • Other topics related to the assessment or management of aquatic resources

We welcome and encourage attendance and abstract submissions from undergraduate and graduate students. Awards will be given to the top student posters.


Exhibitors & Sponsors

You are invited to join the virtual conference as an exhibitor or sponsor!

Why should your organization partner with the Northeast Aquatic Biologists Conference? In one word: visibility! Being an exhibitor or sponsor gives your company the opportunity to engage with future customers and develop a deeper network within the NAB community.

With a guarantee to reach NAB professionals from around the region and beyond, this conference provides an excellent marketing vehicle to a targeted and attentive audience. We are going to have some great options for new, inventive methods to virtually connect exhibitors and sponsors with NAB attendees.

For questions or concerns about becoming an exhibitor or sponsor, please contact Vivian Frausto at 978-349-2048 or


Please save the dates on your calendars, and check back with us as we release more updates!

Registration will be opening shortly.
We hope to see you virtually in March!

Please contact Maryann Dugan ( with any questions.

Presentations and materials from the 2020 NAB Conference and 2019 NAB Conference may be found at the archived conference pages.