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opportunities to make new contacts and share valuable
information using its social functionaity. This app has
everything you will need to navigate your way through
the upcoming conference.
Welcome to the AWRA's 2014 Spring Specialty Conference on GIS
& Water Resources VIII - Data to Decisions! Our Conference
Planning Committee has put together a program sure to encourage
the exchange of new ideas and information as well as develop new
partnerships in the ever expanding world of GIS and water resources.
Why This Conference
Adequate fresh water is critical to sustain both societies and
natural systems. However, when poorly managed, extreme events
pose tremendous potential to destroy both life and property. The
difference between good water resources management decisions and
catastrophe is often the proper information flow available to
the right people at the right time and in the right context. This
conference explores the ability of GIS to provide exactly this
kind of information.
Discover New Solutions
Information Systems (GIS) are an indispensable tool in providing
timely and accurate information necessary for making excellent
water resources decisions. Emerging technologies in data collection,
information management, web and cloud services, and visualization
have opened up significant new avenues for sharing solutions across
local, state, federal, and international levels. Come and discover
new solutions for your organization.
Monday morning's Opening Plenary Session keynote will be given
by Dr. Jeff de la Beaujardiere from NOAA in Silver Spring,
Maryland. Dr. de la Beaujardiere has been with NOAA since 1994
having worked previously at NASA. He recently received the Open
Geospatial Consortium's (OGC) "prestigious Kenneth D. Gardels
.awarded each year to individuals who have made
an outstanding contribution to advance OGC's vision of geospatial
information fully integrated into the world's information systems."
Two workshops will be offered:
The technical program will cover a variety of topics
assembled under three tracks:
Spanning three days are thirty-seven sessions within
the three topic tracks covering a variety of topics including:
disaster response; geoprocessing, scripting and workflows;
water supply optimization; stormwater management innovations;
ecosystem monitoring and restoration; NHD and NED; world
water online-global data sharing standards; evacuation
planning and hazard mapping. A Poster session is also
planned for Monday and Tuesday.
The Snowbird Resort in Salt Lake City, Utah will serve
as the location for the conference ~ one of the top ranked
and award winning winter and summer mountain venues in
the country. Located in the heart of the Wasatch Mountain
range, just 45 minutes from Salt Lake City's international
airport, the resort has been committed to sound environmental
stewardship and water resources management since its founding.
In addition to the terrific technical program, there
will be a walking tour of the facility where participants
will learn about the resort's unique water management
We look forward to see you at Snowbird to share in the
wealth of new information and technology as we face the
water resources challenges of a new century.