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Water: Beaches

National Beach Conference

March 15-17, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency, Miami, FL

Purpose & Description of the Conference

This 3-day conference is sponsored by EPA's Office of Water. It will provide a national framework for discussion of beach water quality issues, exchange of information, and coordination of efforts in research and decision making. The conference format will consist of presentations and panel discussions. The conference will also feature a poster session and evening reception, which will facilitate information sharing and collaboration. This conference will be similar to the 2009 National Beach Conference that was held in Huntington Beach, California.

Pre-Conference Training Sessions

On Monday, March 14, there will be several training sessions. These will occur prior to the official start of the conference and will provide beach managers with information on a number of topics.  For more information go here.

Conference Audience

The expected audience includes beach water quality managers, public health and environmental groups, researchers, and the public. We invite participants from federal, state, and local governments, public health, environmental, and nongovernmental organizations, Indian Tribes, academia, and concerned citizens.

Meeting Location

This year’s conference will be held in downtown Miami, Florida. More information on logistics can be found here.


Online registration is no longer available. You may register onsite at the conference registration desk.

Attendance at the conference is free of charge.


If you have any questions about the logistics or the conference, please contact us.

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