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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
  • For more information on AWRA:

    IDAWRA is a partner in BREN, the Boise River Enhancement Network

    Brownbag: “Water Quality Goals in Collision: CERCLA v CWA, aka: The Uncertain Case of Zinc in the Coeur d’Alene”
    Thursday, May 4, 2017, 11:30 - 1:00 (talk starts at 11:45)
    Washington Group Plaza Executive Dining Room, 720 Park Blvd., Boise
    Dr. Mark Solomon, Interim Director of the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI)

    A primary environmental goal of remediation at the Bunker Hill CERCLA site is achievement of Idaho water quality standards for lead, cadmium, and zinc in the Coeur d’Alene River. Meeting this goal is expected to result in increased bioproduction in Coeur d’Alene Lake and decreased hypolimnetic dissolved oxygen as zinc suppression of bioproductivity decreases. The result: achieving CERCLA goals and Idaho WQS in the river may create a violation of WQS in the lake as the 75 million tonnes of trace metal contaminated lakebed sediments are potentially released to the water column.

    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: 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.