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Idaho State Section of the American Water Resources Association

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2018 Executive Board:

Past-President: Patrick Naylor; Rocky Mountain Environmental
President:Ryan Carnie, GeoEngineers, Inc.
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 sponsors:

  • 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

    Brownbag talk:Columbia Habitat Monitoring Program (CHaMP)

    • Speaker: Boyd Bouwes, Owner, Watershed Solutions Inc.
    • Tuesday, October 2, 2018
    • Doors open at 11:30, bring a lunch and meet our community
    • Program starts at 11:45
    • LEED Platinum Banner Bank Building, 2nd floor, 950 W Bannock St, Boise ID 
    • Abstract: Boyd's presentation will be focused on giving an introduction to the genesis of the CHaMP program and will address the swath of work generated by the CHaMP Program, this includes: the Fish habitat Monitoring protocol, databases, metrics, tools, models, analysis, reports, and publications that were derived from the CHaMP program over the course of the past seven years. He will also discuss the different platforms for accessing data and models generated from the CHaMP program. 

      Boyd Bouwes is the Owner of Watershed Solutions Inc, locally here in in Boise. He just finished working on The BPA funded Columbia Habitat Monitoring Program (CHaMP) in which he was the Lead Technical Coordinator for the implementation of CHaMP within the Columbia River basin. This required coordination with the numerous State, Tribal, and Federal agencies as well as other consulting firms who were participating in CHaMP.  Boyd worked with a team of others on protocol development, preseason planning, training, data capture, data storage, raw data quality assurance/control and metric generation, data management, analysis, model development validation, reporting, and dissemination of information. 

    Renew or join now for membership to December 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 (amended 2/1/2018)

    Recent events:

    Presentation: Restore the Site -The Stibnite Gold Project
    Friday, June 15, 2018
    Speaker:Dale Kerner, Midas Gold Idaho

    Presentation:Boise Whitewater Park Phase II
    May 15, 2018
    Speaker: Olivia Weick, McMillen Jacobs

  • Phase II overview
  • Permitting and Alternative Analysis>

  • Networking:Water Resource Careers - Speed Networking
    April 5, 2018

    Presentation (In partnership with the Boise River Enhancement Network: Diggie Creek Enhancement Project
    March 5, 2018
    Speaker: Mike Homza, WH Pacific

    Presentation (In partnership with the Boise River Enhancement Network): The State of the Fish
    February 22, 2018
    Speaker: Joe Kozfkay, Regional Fishery Manager, Idaho Fish and Game

    Presentation (in partnership with the Boise River Enhancement Network):
    Channel-Forming Events of the 2017 Spring Flood Season

    February 9, 2018
    Speaker: Darcy Sharp, Environmental Data Analyst, City of Boise

    Outreach:Boise State University Engineering and Science Festival "Meet the Professional"
    February 3, 2018

    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)

    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.