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Idaho State Section of the American Water Resources Association

Community, Conversation, Connection

2018 Executive Board:

Past-President: Patrick Naylor; Naylor Engineering & Science, PLLC
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

    The Idaho Section of the American Water Resources Association (IDAWRA) is hosting the fourth Water Resource Careers - Speed Networking event at BSU.

    Thursday, April 5, 2018, 4:30 - 6:30

    Boise State Alumni Center
    1173 W University Dr, Boise, ID

    Cost: Free, registration not required

    The purpose of the IDAWRA Speed Networking event is to allow undergraduate and graduate students to quickly meet and network with a variety of professionals from various water resources disciplines. It will benefit both students who are just starting to explore their career options and those ready to join the workforce. Students will learn about experiences and opportunities that are available in various water resources vocations and will learn how water, as a career, is evolving.

    We'll have round tables set up, each seating about 8 people. Two professionals at each table will be joined by students. The professionals will talk about topics of their choice, such as their careers, description of a typical day, career options in water, growth industries and emerging fields, or graduate degrees - pros and cons. Students can ask questions at any time. After 20 minutes, the students will rotate to another table. Hopefully students will get to meet at least 8 professionals. More than 60 students (undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral) participated in the 2015 Speed Networking.

    • Lauren Andrews Fish Habitat Engineer, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
    • John Ballard Managing Member / Hungry Planet Organics
    • Alexis Clark Hydrogeologist/ Idaho Geological Survey
    • Steve Clayton Senior Project Manager - Jacobs
    • Chase Cusack Watershed Coordinator Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
    • Michele Cusick Design Engineer, Murraysmith
    • Danielle Favreau GIS Analyst. ID Dept. Water Resources
    • LaDonne Harris Civil Engineer, Murraysmith
    • Michael Homza River / Hydraulics Engineer
    • Kendra Kaiser Postdoctoral Researcher, Boise State University
    • Alan Kolok Kolok Director, Idaho Water Resources Research Institute, U of I
    • Rob Richardson Principal Geomorphologist / Rio ASE
    • Ben Taylor Civil engineer, Bureau of Reclamation
    • Dave Tuthill Owner, Idaho Water Engineering
    • Andy Weigel Project Manager, Brown and Caldwell
    • Lauren Zinsser Hydrologist, USGS

      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 (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)

    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.