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* The NTWC has a list of annual water meetings.  For more information, click here: Annual Water Meetings   
Fifth Annual International Conference on Human Rights, Conflict Resolution, Non-Violence, and Peace - Water, Conflict, and Human Rights: Emerging Challenges and Solutions
Date:         Feb. 23 – 25, 2011
Location: University of Utah, Salt Lake City
The conference will stimulate dialogue on emerging challenges related to conflicts over water, living systems and human rights. The tentative programs features speakers and sessions offering perspectives from the humanities, sciences, law, engineering, policy, public health and more. For more information, see http://www.humanrights.utah.edu/2011Handout.pdf
2nd Annual Sustainable Tribal Utility Summit
Date:         April 5 – 7, 2011
Location:  Atmore, Alabama
This meeting will be hosted by the Poarch Creek Band of Creek Indians. Training events will offer continuing education units (CEUs), classroom and onsite training. Trainers will provide input on process, lab analysis, and operation and maintenance issues for water, wastewater, and solid waste systems, while providing great tribal networking opportunities and discussions.
For more information, visit www.usetinc.org.
 Tribal Rivers as Confluences of Environmental and Cultural Restoration – A special session to be held at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG)
Date:           April 12-16, 2011
Location:    Seattle, Washington
The goal of this session is to highlight the growing role that tribal governments and agencies play in the collaborative management and restoration of rivers that support resources of special tribal significance, including native fish, birds, amphibians, mollusks, and plants.
Organizers invite papers that describe: (1) ecological linkages between river processes and life histories of species with cultural importance to Native American tribes, (2) ways in which tribal viewpoints have influenced river science, management, or restoration programs, and/or (3) the growth and significance of tribal or intertribal programs that promote innovative collaboration in the management and restoration of rivers.
For more information, contact: Michael Hughes michael.hughes@klamathtribes.com or 541-783-2149, Tracy Fuentes tfuentes@usgs.gov or 206-220-4618 or Scott O’Daniel scottodaniel@ctuir.org or 541-429-7452.
The National Association of Local Boards of Health, 19th Annual Conference
Date:         September 7-9, 2011
Location:  Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
For developing information, see http://www.nalboh.org/NALBOH_Conference.htm
First International Conference on Water and Society
Date:         Dec. 5 – 7, 2011
Location:  Las Vegas, NV
This conference aims to provide a multi-disciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of many issues affecting water resources today. Some topics include water as a human right, water in a changing climate and water, sanitation and health. For more information, see http://www.wessex.ac.uk/images/stories/pdf_cfps/2011/water_society_2011.pdf
 
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