2015-2016 Executive Board:
Idaho State Section Members
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IDAWRA is a partner in BREN, the Boise River Enhancement Network
Presentation: "Snake River Stewardship Program"Speakers: Christy Meyer, The Freshwater Trust & Stacey Baczkowski, Idaho Power
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 11:30 -1 pm (talk will start at 11:45)
Location: Washington Group Plaza Executive Dining Room (Turn left at the front desk and right at the cafeteria). 720 Park Blvd, Boise, ID
Cost: Free, no reservations required.
The Snake River plays a vital role in providing electricity to Idaho Power’s 500,000-plus customers throughout southern Idaho and eastern Oregon. A healthy Snake River also benefits all other users: irrigators, recreationists, fishery managers and wildlife.
The process of obtaining a new long-term federal license to operate Idaho Power’s hydroelectric projects in Hells Canyon involves addressing downstream water temperatures that are elevated in the fall due to warming that occurs as the Snake flows through Southern Idaho during the summer. That warm water collects in Brownlee Reservoir and ultimately flows out of Hells Canyon Dam several degrees warmer than current state and federal standards allow.
Idaho Power is committed to preserving the Snake River’s ability to provide clean water and clean power to our region for future generations. As part of that commitment, Idaho Power has developed a multi-faceted approach to improving river and streamside habitat along the Mid-Snake, in coordination with The Freshwater Trust, a nonprofit organization with offices in Idaho, Oregon and California. The Freshwater Trust has experience restoring and protecting freshwater ecosystems.
Stacey Baczkowski with Idaho Power and Christy Meyer with The Freshwater Trust will present the Snake River Stewardship Agreement detailing their collaborative vision, goals and objectives in the Mid-Snake and its tributaries.
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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) :
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.
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Annual Luncheon: Meeting "Esther Simplot Park - Innovative stormwater and flood protection" Thursday, April 14, 2016
Speaker: John Tensen, City Engineer, City of Boise
Site Visit: Andrew Pharis, McMillen Jacobs Engineering
Presentation Presentation: "Water-quality trends for selected sites at and near the Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho"
Monday, February 29, 2016
Speaker: Roy Bartholomay, USGS Idaho National Laboratory Project Office Chief
Dinner Meeting: Mining In 21st Century: Idaho
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Moderator: Dr. Virginia Gillerman, Associate Research Scientist, Idaho Geological Survey
Jeffrey Root, Land Manager, Midas Gold
Phil Bandy, Senior Scientist, Forsgren Associates Inc.
Rob Hanson, Mine Waste Program Manager, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
Jim Egnew, Geologist, Payette National Forest, USFS
Brownbag Presentation:"Current Floodplain Mapping Activities."
Thursday, December 10, 2016
Speaker: Ryan McDaniel CFM, PMP; Risk MAP Program Manager; Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security
Eastern Idaho Water Resources mini-conference
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Robert Harris, Holden Kidwell Hahn & Crapo, PLLC: "Current water rights law regarding the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer"
James R. Cefalo, Idaho Department of Water Resources: "Settlement of water rights and usage from the Snake River and the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer"
Ryan Carnie, GeoEngineers Inc.: "Quantifying habitat uplift in design using the HOME® model
Mitch Plummer, Idaho National Laboratory: "Thermal transport model for the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer"
Brownbag Presentation:"Use of Acoustic Doppler Velocity Meters (ADVMs) to monitor sediment concentration."
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Speaker: Molly Wood, P.E., Hydraulic Engineer, U.S. Geological Survey Idaho Water Science Center
Annual Dinner Meeting: Community Drought Planning
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Michael Lawrence, Givens Pursley LLP (moderator)
Jon Bowling, Idaho Power
Doug Fowler, Harris Ranch
Mollie Mangerich, City of Meridian
Neeley Miller, Idaho Water Resources Department
Mark Zirschky, Pioneer Irrigation
Brownbag: Idaho Power Integrated Resource Plan
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Speaker: Kresta Davis-Butts, Idaho Power, Operations Hydrology Team Lead
Student Speed Networking with Professionals
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Ellen Berggren , District Outreach Coordinator/Project Mgr , USACE Walla Walla District , Boise Outreach Office
Ryan S. Carnie, PE, Water Resources Engineer, GeoEngineers, Inc.
Steve Clayton, Ph.D., P.E., River Systems Science and Engineering Team, CH2M HILL
Gretchen Herron, Wetland Ecologist, CH2MHILL
Patrick N. Naylor, PE, PG, Principal Hydrogeologist, MWH Global, Inc.
Pamela Pace, P.E., Senior Engineer, Idaho Power
Rob Richardson, LG, PMP, Project Manager and Geomorphologist, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Kelly Urbanek, USACE Regulatory Division Chief
James Woidt, P.E., CH2M Hill
Brownbag:The Rangen Delivery Call, Mitigation for Junior-Priority Groundwater Use, and Municipal Vulnerability to Curtailment
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Speakers: Dr. Christian Petrich and Robert Hardgrove, SPF Water Engineering
Brownbag:The Silver Creek Watershed; Lessons Learned from Four Years of Data Collection and Analysis
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Speaker: Tim Maguire, Ecosystem Sciences
Brownbag:Managed Aquifer recharge in the East Snake Plain Aquifer (ESPA)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Speaker: Neal Farmer, Idaho Department of Water Resources
Brownbag: Swan Falls Agreement and its Aftermath 30 years later
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Speaker: Lynn Tominaga, Idaho Water Policy Group
Brownbag: Computer models used to conjunctively administer water rights on the ESPA
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Allan Wylie,Idaho Department of Water Resources
Dinner Meeting: Responding to Climate Change – What we Know and What we are Doing?
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Wayne S. Wright (Moderator), GeoEngineers, Inc.
Neely Miller, Idaho Department of Water Resources
Rob Sampson, Natural Resource Conservation Service
Daniel J. Isaak, US Forest Service
Toni E. Turner, Bureau of Reclamation
IDAWRA Movie Night at The Flicks
"Return of the River"
September 18, 2014
Speaker: Robert Hamilton, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Engineer
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
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
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