AWRA Webinar Series on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)

The series of case studies that prompted AWRA's recommendation of a national move to IWRM is now a webinar series featuring candid discussion with the authors from each of the seven case studies and plenty of Q&A time for all of your burning questions.

Case Studies in Integrated Water Resources Management: From Local Stewardship to National VisionAWRA's seminal report and the basis for this webinar series -- "Case Studies in Integrated Water Resources Management: From Local Stewardship to National Vision " -- explores state, multi-state, and regional efforts to implement IWRM and highlighting its effectiveness at all levels of water management. Citing programs from Oregon, California, Washington, Delaware, Minnesota, Florida and New Mexico, the case studies dispel the mystery behind IWRM by discussing the process of shifting to an IWRM approach and the resulting costs and benefits. Together, the selected set of cases show that IWRM is a powerful and common-sense approach for managing water in the United States.

Using the collective experiences represented in the seven case studies, the report finds opportunities to improve our national stewardship of water resources and concludes with a recommendation that the United States move toward integrated water management at all levels of governance.

The following case studies are highlighted in the report and will be the basis of the webinar series:

  • Oregon's Integrated Water Resources Strategy: Implementing IWRM at the State Level
  • California's Integrated Regional Water Management: Setting the Foundation for Regional Integrated Planning
  • The Delaware River Basin Commission: A Classic Example of IWRM
  • The Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan
  • The Middle Rio Grande Regional Water Management Plan: Regional Planning Using an IWRM Approach
  • Developing a Plan and Decision Support System for Integrated Water Resources Management in the Minnesota River Basin
  • The St Johns River Water Supply Impact Study: Creating Tools for Integrated Water Resources Management

Webinar #2:
IWRM in Practice: Planning in Washington's Yakima River Basin and Texas Agricultural Water Conservation

Detailed discussions of the Yakima River Basin (inaugural winner of AWRA's IWRM Award) and Texas Agricultural Water Conservation Case Studies, led by Andrew Graham, HDR Engineering and David Doerfert, Texas Tech University, with Michael Campana moderating.

Date: April 26, 2013 1:00 PM EDT
Cost: $50 Non-Members / Free - Members


Registration:

Moderator:


Michael Campana
Oregon State University

Speakers:

Andrew GrahamAndrew Graham - leads integrated water planning services for HDR Engineering's Washington State operations. He holds a master's degree in public policy from Harvard University. His areas of activity include municipal water system planning, water conservation, watershed planning and water policy studies. David DoerfertDavid Doerfert - teaches courses in agricultural communications (i.e. magazine development, crisis communications, knowledge management) at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Department of Agricultural Education & Communications at Texas Tech University.

Schedule:

1:00-1:05pm Info and Introductions Campana
1:05-1:25pm "Seeking Combined Solutions for Ecological Restoration and Water Supply in the Yakima River Basin, Washington State" Graham
1:25-1:45pm "Texas Alliance for Water Conservation (TAWC) -- An IWRM for Agriculture" Doerfert
1:45-2:00pm Q and A Campana

Webinar #3: Tools of IWRM: Palouse Basin and St. Johns River Water Management District

Date: May 9, 2013 1:00 PM EDT
Cost: $50 Non-Members / Free - Members

Registration:


Moderator


Michael Campana
Oregon State University

Speakers:

Allyson BeallAllyson Beall - Washington State University who will speak on "IWRM in the Palouse Basin, WA-ID" David WattDavid Watt - St Johns Water Management District, Palatka, FL who will speak on "An Overview of the St. Johns River Water Management District Water Supply Impact Study."


Schedule:

TBA


Webinar 4: Collaborative Modeling in IWRM

Date: TBA - 1:00 PM EDT
Cost: $50 Non-Members / Free - Members

Registration:

Moderator


Michael Campana
Oregon State University

Confirmed Speakers:

Stacy Langsdale, Institute for Water Resources, Alexandria, VA


Webinar 5: Strategic IWRM: Implementation at the State Level in Oregon and California

Date: June 5, 2013 - 1:00 PM EDT
Cost: $50 Non-Members / Free - Members

Registration:

Moderator


Michael Campana
Oregon State University

Speakers:

Brenda Bateman, Senior Policy Coordinator Water Resources Department, Salem, OR
Lisa Beutler, MWH Consulting, CA

Additional webinars will cover Tools, Strategy, Collaborative Management and more based on the remaining case studies. Dates coming soon! Visit this page for updates.


Past Webinars

Webinar #1:
Classic IWRM: The Delaware River Basin Commission

A detailed discussion of the Delaware River Basin Commission Case Study, led by DE River Basin Commission Executive Director and current AWRA National President Carol Collier and moderated by OSU Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources Michael Campana. A brief history of IWRM by Ari Michelsen and the Case Studies report by John Wells will also be given.

Date: April 9, 2013 1:00pm EDT

View Webinar Archive ($50.00)

Members that would like to view the Webinar #1 archive should contact Christine@awra.org

Moderator:


Michael Campana
Oregon State University

Speakers:

Ari MichelsenAri Michelsen
- is a professor and Resident Director of The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at El Paso. His research includes studies on the effectiveness of agricultural and residential water conservation programs, water markets and prices, impacts of endangered species water acquisition programs, air and water quality regulatory impacts and decision support systems for river basin resource management and water policy analysis in the U.S., China, and Chile

John Wells John Wells - is the Strategic Planning Director for the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board, a Governor’s interagency forum for coordinating state environmental policy, plans, and programs. He enjoys finding ways to help people integrate the management of water across issues, agency boundaries, and levels of government.


Carol CollierCarol Collier - is Executive Director of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), an interstate/federal compact organization involved in the planning, management, and regulatory authority for water quantity and quality.

 

Schedule:

1:00pm Info and Introductions Campana
1:05-1:20pm IWRM and World Water Forum 6 Michelsen
1:20-1:25pm Q&A Michelsen
1:25 -1:40pm November 2012 IWRM Case Study Report Wells
1:40-1:45pm Q&A Wells
1:45-2:05pm IWRM and Delaware River Basin Collier
2:05-2:10pm Q&A Collier
1:45-2:00pm Final Q&A and Wrap-up Campana