Call for Participation

The CLEAN WATERWAYS 2017 Call for Presentations – CLOSED

CLEAN WATERWAYS will focus on improving oil and hazardous materials spill prevention and response on 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 25 industry professionals. All abstracts are reviewed for content and relevance by the committee and are selected by consensus. All offers considered sales pitches will be rejected.

We are seeking abstracts including but not limited to

Area contingency plans

New technologies

Asset security

Oil and HAZMAT Transportation

Best practices for spill response


Case studies


     Common Operating Picture

Quality assurance

Contingency planning

Railway incidents


Response techniques


Responder training

    Coordination issues between Federal/State/Industry


     Emerging spill response technologies 

Restoration methods

    Environmental issues

Risk assessment and management

  Hazmat response techniques and safety

Safety assessments and planning

  Health and Safety Issues for Responders

Security concerns during an incident

  Incident Command Systems

Unified Command

  Lessons learned

Use of the Area Command

  Media relations

Wildlife care issues

All submissions must:

  • Be objective and include practical and impartial information. They must not be commercial in nature or product specific
  • Identify primary and contributing authors. Abstracts authored or co-authored by users/operators will receive favorable consideration
  • Abstracts involving case studies will receive favorable consideration

Accepted speakers receive complimentary registration to the conference. Notifications regarding acceptance into the program will be emailed by February 3, 2017.

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

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