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Message by AWRA-AK President 2/16/16
Ryan Toohey

Greetings to AWRA Alaska Section members and Alaska water professionals:

We are very excited about the upcoming 2016 AWRA Spring Specialty Conference: Water-Energy-Environment that will occur in Anchorage at the downtown Sheraton hotel from April 25-27. On April 24, 2016, we will also be hosting Janet Curran (USGS)'s workshop, "New Methods and tools for estimating flood frequency statistics in Alaska" on the campus of Alaska Pacific University. In addition, there will be an Interior water resources themed field trip before the conference on April 23-24, 2016 that will include visits to Denali, Fairbanks and Chena Hot Springs. On April 28-29, 2016 the AK AWRA section will also sponsor a field trip to Seward with stops at Portage Valley, Turnagain Pass, and Snow-River-Kenai Lake. Please see our website for further details and costs of all four activities. We hope that you will join us and support future scholarship and travel grants for students and water resource professionals in Alaska.

The Alaska Section of AWRA has had a busy and productive year with our 2015 Water Resource Remote Sensing Applications in Alaska Conference and Workshops. We awarded four poster awards to our members for their outstanding visual communication of their water resources projects that included: Tiffany Gatesman, Anna Gaedeke, Erin Trochim and Barbara Johnson. In addition, our regional brown bag seminars have continued to be a source of knowledge and networking for our members and Alaskan water professionals thanks to our Regional Directors.

We are also starting to think about other workshops that people may be interested for the rest of 2016. If you have something of interest, please contact any of our board members with your interesting ideas! Please continue making AWRA an incredible resource for folks that work in water throughout the state of Alaska. Hope to see you in April!

Ryan Toohey, AWRA Alaska Section President

Upcoming Meetings

Arctic Science Summit Week
March 12-18, 2016
Fairbanks, Alaska

2016 AWRA Spring Specialty Conference: Water-Energy-Environment
April 25-27, 2016
Anchorage, Alaska
    - Alaska Section-Sponsored Activities (Field Trips, Workshop and Webinar)

Student Opportunities

» Undergrad Awards

» Graduate Student Scholarships

Past Meetings Water Resource Public-Issue Letters and Information

Letter of Response from Senator Lisa Murkowski
Regarding Alaska's inadequate climate reference network, and the need to update climate modelling products.

Flooding Issues
Within The Fairbanks North Star Borough

ADEC Information

ADNR Information
Alaska's Clean Water Actions (ACWA)

Interagency Hydrology Committee for Alaska