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Idaho State Section Members
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Eastern Idaho Water Resources mini-conference
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Idaho Section of the American Water Resources Association is hosting its first mini-conference in Eastern Idaho. Presentations will be followed by a no-host social for water resources professionals and anyone with an interest in Idaho water. Speakers will discuss current water rights law regarding the ESPA; the recent settlement regarding reduction in diversions from the aquifer; quantifying habitat uplift in design using the HOME® model; and thermal transport model for the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer (ESPA). 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.
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Idaho Falls, 700 Lindsay Blvd , Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402 United States
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"
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Speakers: 2:20 PM - 5:00
Social: 5:00 - 6:00 (hors d'oeuvres, no-host bar)
Cost: $20 (RSVP requested, but not required)
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Brownbag Presentation: "Current Floodplain Mapping Activities."
Thursday, December 10, 11:30 -1 pm (talk will start at 11:45, lunch is available in cafeteria)
Cost: Free, no reservations required.
Location: Washington Group Plaza Executive Dining Room (Turn left at the front desk and right at the cafeteria).
720 Park Blvd, Boise, ID
Speaker: Ryan McDaniel CFM, PMP; Risk MAP Program Manager; Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security
The Idaho Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) program seeks to deliver quality multi-hazard data that helps communities achieve their preferred future; hopefully one with a reduced risk from flooding. This presentation will provide a topical run-down through Idaho’s Current Mapping Activities as coordinated through the the State of Idaho Risk MAP Program Manager, Ryan McDaniel. The Risk MAP project lifecycle takes at least five (5) years to complete a new Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM). Risk MAP is a 100% federally funded program that is dependent upon community partnerships that participate on a voluntary basis. Local communities and stakeholder groups request certain study types in specific locations and various risk assessment mapping applications based on the individual city, county Tribal need for information. This process reinforces that local communities are best suited to proscribe where flood hazard mapping is best applied, so the risk of flooding may continue to be best managed locally.
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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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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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