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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: Andy Weigel, Brown and Caldwell
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:

  • Brown and Caldwell
  • CH2M Hill
  • Ecosystem Sciences
  • GeoEngineers
  • Haley & Aldrich
  • HDR Engineering
  • Stantec
  • University of Idaho Water Resources Research Institute
  • For more information on AWRA:

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

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

    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:2017 Boise River Flood Management
    October 25, 2017
    Speaker: Mary Mellema, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (retired)

    Presentation:Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) history and update
    September 21, 2017
    Speakers: Marie Callaway Kellner, Water Associate, Idaho Conservation League
    Austin Hopkins, Conservation Associate, Idaho Conservation League

    Movie Night Fundraiser: Treasure Valley Engineers Without Borders -USA project to provide clean drinking water to the people of Villa América, Peru.
    July 23, 2017
    Our Local Epic: The story of protecting the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River"; "The Wild President"; and "In Love with Frank

    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, 2016
    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.