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Idaho State Section of the American Water Resources Association

Community, Conversation, Connection

2013-2014 Executive Board:

President: Ellen Berggren, US Army Corps of Engineers
Past-President: Derek Risso, Ecosystem Sciences
President-Elect: Steven R. Hannula, MWH Global
Vice-President and Program Committee Chair: Ryan Carnie, GeoEngineers, Inc.
Secretary/Treasurer: Kathy Peter, Community Volunteer
BSU Student Chapter President: vacant
Membership Chair: vacant

Idaho State Section Members

Thank you to our supporters:

  • Avista Corporation
  • CH2M Hill
  • Ecosystem Sciences
  • GeoEngineers, Inc.
  • Givens Pursley LLP
  • HDR Engineering
  • MWH Americas
  • West Water LLC
  • 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
  • For more information on AWRA:

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

    IDAWRA Movie Night at the Flicks:

    "Return of the River"

    (The Story of the Elwha Dam Removal)

  • September 18, 2014
  • The Flicks (646 Fulton St., Boise Idaho).
  • Ticket includes a reception (cash bar), starting at 6:00 PM. The movie starts at 7:00 Film and is followed by a discussion.
  • Tickets cost $10 and include the reception on the patio (light refreshments and cash bar)
  • Tickets can be bought at the Flicks or ordered from and picked up at the door. Email the following information to Name, number of tickets requested, phone, E-mail address.
  • Pay by either:
    • Sending a check payable to "AWRA Idaho State Section"
      P.O. Box 8721
      Boise, Idaho 83707
    • Using your credit card on PayPal, using the "Send" option; send the payment to ID AWRA account
    For more information, please email or call 208-761-2989

    NORFMA is rescheduling the Basic HEC-RAS Short Courses, probably for December.

    For questions, please contact Henry Hu at (425) 646-8806 or Henry Hu, PhD., P.E., P.H., D.WRE NORFMA Training Committee Chair

    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.

    ID AWRA 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:

    IDAWRA Brownbag: Unmanned aerial systems application to environmental assessments
    Thursday, May 1 , 2014
    Speakers: Matt Hayes and David James, Hayes & James, LLC

    IDAWRA Annual Dinner Meeting:Reducing Post-Fire Watershed Flood Risk - Paths to Community Success
    Thursday, April 17,2014
    Panel Members:
    T.J. Clifford, BLM, Burned Area Emergency Response Team Lead for Elk-Pony Wildfire Complexes
    Angenie McCleary, Blaine County Commissioner
    Ellen Berggren, US Army Corps of Engineers, Idaho Silver Jackets Coordinator
    Michael Lewis, USGS, Director of Idaho Water Science Center
    Mark Stephensen, Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security, State Hazard Mitigation Officer

    IDAWRA Brownbag: Big Wood River Post-Fire Flood Damage Risk Impact Assessment from the 2013 Beaver Creek Fire near Hailey
    Wednesday, April 9, 2014
    Speaker: Darrell Eidson, P.E., D.WRE, Hydraulic Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla

    IDAWRA Brownbag:Nutrient Trends in Streams and Rivers of the United States
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014
    Speaker: Lori A. Sprague, Research Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey

    IDAWRA Brownbag:Debris-Flow Hazard Assessment of the Area Burned by the 2013 Beaver Creek Fire near Hailey
    Wednesday, March 5, 2014
    Speaker: Kenneth Skinner, Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey

    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

    Maintained by Kathy Peter. Last changed on August 15, 2014