The Water Institute at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill is now accepting abstract submissions for its annual Water Microbiology Conference, to be held May 15-17, 2017, in Chapel Hill, NC. The focus of the conference is on water microbiology, ranging from watershed locations to human exposure, including in recreational waters, shellfish harvesting waters, emerging technologies and quantitative tools. The university is accepting submissions for various presentation formats, including 15-minute verbal presentations or day-long poster displays. Abstracts must be submitted by January 15, 2017. More information is available at www.waterinstitute.unc.edu/conferences/watermicro/.