University of California, Riverside

Salinity Forum 2014

Call for Extended Abstracts

Call for Extended Abstracts


Papers (in extended abstract form) that address salinity-related work along the lines of the topics listed below that will be relevant for presentation in a scientific/policy conference are sought. Presentations can be based on lab experiments, field experiments, case studies, modeling approaches, field-level, basin-level, regional-level.

The conference will have two venues of presentation: (1) oral presentation sessions and (2) poster sessions.  Extended abstracts can be a-priori submitted for consideration in a poster session. Extended abstracts submitted to an oral presentation session might be recommended for a poster session by the advisory committee of the 3rd Salinity Forum. .

Please submit an extended abstract in a 2-page (1.5 spaced) format of your proposed paper (for either an oral presentation session or a poster session) for review and selection consideration by February 7, 2014. Extended abstracts will be reviewed by 2 reviewers and if accepted, authors will be asked to submit the final extended abstract by March 1, 2014.


NOTE:  An accepted abstract will not be included in the conference without registration by April 15, 2014.


  • Social and economic impacts of salinization
  • Sustainable soil management under irrigation with saline waters
  • Salt tolerance of crop and pasture species
  • Regional watershed and basin management strategies for salinity control
  • Wildlife impacts related to salinization
  • Mapping and monitoring salinity at regional and field scales
  • Development of plants with improved salt tolerance
  • Treated sewage water reuse and disposal
  • Old places same problems?
  • Conjunctive use of surface water, ground water, recycled drainage water


  • February 7, 2014:  Extended abstracts due
  • February 15, 2014:  Decision to authors sent (accept, revise and resubmit, reject)
  • March 1, 2014:  Final extended abstracts due
  • March 15, 2014:  Final decision on paper and poster acceptance
  • April 1, 2014:  Final extended abstracts, or full papers (for invited papers only)

Abstracts should be sent via by e-mail, to: Carol O'Brien, Water Science and Policy Center, University of California, Riverside at

For preliminary Forum structure: Topics and planned sessions (click here).








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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Water Science & Policies Center
In association with the Department of Environmental

Geology 2228A

Director: Ariel Dinar
Tel: (951) 827-2875
Fax: (951) 827-2711
Associate Director: Kurt Schwabe
Tel: (951) 827-2361
Assistant: Carol O'Brien
Tel: (951) 827-9772