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Idaho State Section of the American Water Resources Association

Community, Conversation, Connection

2016-2017 Executive Board:

Past-President: Ryan Carnie, GeoEngineers, Inc.
President:Patrick Naylor; Naylor Engineering & Science, PLLC
President-Elect: Vacant
Vice-President and Program Committee Chair: Vacant
Secretary/Treasurer: Kathy Peter, Community Volunteer
BSU Student Chapter President: vacant
Membership Chair: Iosefa Matagi, CH2M Hill

Idaho State Section Members

Thank you to our supporters:

  • CH2M Hill
  • Ecosystem Sciences
  • GeoEngineers, Inc.
  • Haley & Aldrich
  • HDR Engineering
  • MWH Americas
  • SPF Water Engineering
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    IDAWRA is a partner in BREN, the Boise River Enhancement Network

    IDAWRA supports the Treasure Valley Chapter of Engineers Without Borders - USA

    Movie Night at the Flicks

    In support of Treasure Valley Engineers Without Borders-USA project to provide clean drinking water to the people of Villa América, Peru.

    Sunday, July 23, 2017
    7:00 PM
    The Flicks (646 Fulton St., Boise Idaho)

    Tickets cost $10

    Tickets can be ordered from or bought at the Flicks.
    For more information on the IDAWRA:

    Feature film: "Our Local Epic: The story of protecting the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River",
    Steeped in the lore of Chief Joseph’s escape from pursuing cavalry, the place was believed to be impassible.  Adventurous kayakers began exploring the depths of the canyon as development projects were proposed to change the river forever. Unlikely alliances, the intertwining of different lives, and the work of one tireless man succeeded in protecting this National treasure. Starring Yvon Chouinard, Lamar Empey, Rob Lesser, Mick Hopkinson, and Aaron Pruzan.

    The Wild President
    From NRS Films: President Jimmy Carter grew up in awe of nature's wonder. But it wasn't until he first paddled the Chattooga River that he understood the power and majesty of a wild, free-flowing stream. The Wild President tells the story of Carter's pioneering tandem-canoe descent of Bull Sluice Rapid and how the experience transformed his life and politics. In 1974, Carter successfully pushed to designate 57 miles of the Chattooga as Wild & Scenic, permanently protecting it from development and dams.

    In Love with Frank
    This is a love story with a wild place: tributaries of Idaho's Middle Fork of the Salmon River: Rapid River, Loon Creek and Camas Creek. Middle Fork guides Seth Dahl, Todd Richey and Mike Bond explore and discuss how wilderness, kayaking, and the guide lifestyle has, and will continue to, shape their lives.

    Freshwater Fueling Your Every Adventure
    What do paddling a kayak, fly fishing, and deep powder turns all have in common? Freshwater. The Freshwater Trust teamed up with outdoor apparel company TREW Gear to create a new video creatively showing that freshwater indeed fuels every adventure.

    Renew or join now for April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018:

    Click here to join ID AWRA or to renew your membership.

  • Annual individual Section membership fee: $20
  • Annual student Section membership fee: $ 5
  • Annual corporate/institution groups Section membership fee (Memberships for up to 5 members of group are included. Groups are named on ID-AWRA webpages and programs and have the opportunity to display information at meetings) : $100
  • Additional corporate/institutional group member: $ 15
  • Who is the AWRA?

      The AWRA is dedicated to the advancement of water resources management, research, and education. Members represent a community of water professionals with diverse backgrounds, but they share engagement in solving some of the toughest water resources challenges.

      Activities include evening networking dinners with presentations on water-resources topics, field trips, and networking luncheons. Membership in national AWRA is not required to join ID AWRA.

    IDAWRA provides a common forum in which professionals in water resources can exchange ideas pertaining to all aspects of water resources research and management by:

    • promoting research and technological, social, economic, and legislative advances;
    • collecting and disseminating information, knowledge, and data;
    • relating the needs of management, educational institutions, and governmental agencies for specialized services and guidance to qualified professionals and consultants;
    • opening up and maintaining lines of communication between members of this Section and the public;
    • promoting the rational and objective protection, development, utilization, and management of water resources;
    • cooperating with others concerned with water resources; and
    • promoting the multidisciplinary objectives of the AWRA.

    Idaho State Section By-Laws

    Recent events:

    Presentation: Water Quality Goals in Collision: CERCLA v CWA, aka: The Uncertain Case of Zinc in the Coeur d’Alene
    May 4, 2017
    Dr. Mark Solomon, Interim Director of the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI)

    Presentation: Implementing Private Managed Aquifer Recharge in Idaho
    March 9, 2017
    Dr. David R. Tuthill, Jr., Idaho Water Engineering, LLC

    Presentation: IWRB’s ESPA Managed Recharge Program
    February 16, 2017
    Speaker: Wesley Hipke, IDWR, Recharge Program Manager

    Presentation: "Groundwater-flow model for the Wood River Valley aquifer system, south-central Idaho"
    February 1, 2017
    Speaker: Dr. James R. Bartolino, U.S. Geological Survey

    Presentation: "The First Producing Petroleum Field In Idaho’s History—What We Know, What We Want To Know, And What We May Never Know"
    November 16, 2017
    Speaker: Dr. Renee L. Breedlovestrout, Idaho Geological Survey

    Presentation: "Treasure Valley Engineers Without Borders: Clean Water for Villa America"
    May 27, 2016
    Kiersten Lee, MWH Global
    Patrick Naylor, Naylor Engineering & Science, PLLC

    Presentation: "Snake River Stewardship Program"
    April 21, 2016
    Christy Meyer, The Freshwater Trust
    Stacey Baczkowski, Idaho Power

    Annual Luncheon Meeting "Esther Simplot Park - Innovative stormwater and flood protection"
    April 14, 2016
    Speaker: John Tensen, City Engineer, City of Boise
    Site Visit: Andrew Pharis, McMillen Jacobs Engineering

    Past ID AWRA Events

    ID AWRA 2009-2010 Annual Report

    ID AWRA 2010-2011 Annual Report

    ID AWRA 2011-2012 Annual Report

    ID AWRA 2012-2013 Annual Report

    ID AWRA 2013-2014 Annual Report

    ID AWRA 2014-2015 Annual Report

    ID AWRA 2015-2016 Annual Report

    ID AWRA 2016-2017 Annual Report

    Maintained by Kathy Peter.