AWRA 2011 Annual Water Resources Conference
Oral Presentations
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(Note:  The Presenter of each paper is in BOLD type immediately following the paper title.
Co-authors are then listed in parentheses.  Also:  All abstracts in a session can be accessed using the Session Title link.)

Conference Opening Plenary Session
Monday / June 27 / 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Ari MIchelsen
Michael E. Campana
President, American Water Resources Association
Conference General and Technical Chair

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Keynote Speakers
AWRA Summer Specialty Conference Speaker
Steven L. Stockton, P.E.
Director of Civil Works,
Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC
"Making Water Resources Sexy Enough to be Noticed in Today's World"


AWRA Summer Specialty Conference Speaker
Karin Krchnak
Director of International Water Policy
The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA
Plenary Session Continued
Monday / June 27 / 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
IWRM Perspectives

The Plenary Session will feature experts discussing various aspects of IWRM including:

Jerry Delli Priscoli, Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
IWRM Today:  Challenges and Opportunities


Concurrent Sessions 1, 2, 3
Monday / June 27 / 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Applying IWRM Through Technical and Regulatory Integration and Sustainable Stakeholder Collaboration - Carol Collier, Delaware River Basin Commission, West Trenton, NJ (co-author: Kenneth Najjar)
Shaping the Future: the City of Pasadena's Approach to Water Integrated Resources Planning - Kelley Dyer and Natalie Zwinkels, CDM, Carlsbad, CA and City of Pasadena, CA respectively (co-authors: Dan Rodrigo)
Building a Legacy: Integrated Water Resources Management in Damascus, Oregon - Mark Anderson, CH2M HILL, Portland, OR (co-authors: Steve Gaschler, Emily Callaway, David Green)
Use of Integrated Surface and Groundwater Modeling in the Southeast Lee County Integrated Planning Project, Florida - Carter Borden, DHI Water and Environment, Boise, ID (co-authors: Marcelo Lago, Tim Hazlett)
Session 2 : Water Quality
A Surface Water Quality Tool as Contribution for Integrated Water Resources Management - Christian Stδrz, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Magdeburg, Germany
Watershed Analysis of Implementing Structural BMPs to Reduce Metals Contaminants - Brenda Macke, CDM, Kansas City, MO (co-authors: Natalie Postel; Steve Wolosoff; Alicia Greene)
The Luce Bayou Interbasin Transfer Project - Predicting the Treatability of a Dynamic Blended Water Source Using a Hydrodynamic Model - Ernest To, Espey Consultants, Inc, Austin, TX (co-authors: David Harkins, Wenying Li)
Water Circulation Analysis of the Artificial Lake in Urban Area - Jang Suk Hwan, Pocheon, Kyu, South Korea (co-authors: Mankyu Song, Changhoon Kang)
Session 3 : Flood Management
IWRM Approach for Evaluation of Watercourse's Bed and Right-of-Way - Mehdi Mirzaee, Islamic Azad University and Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (co-author: Poorya Javan)  
The Effect of Tidal Boundary Condition in the River Mouth - GyeWoon Choi, Incheon, South Korea (co-authors - Chae SooKwon, Byeon SeongJoon)
West Billings Flood Mitigation and Groundwater Recharge Study - Daniel March, Atkins, Bozeman, MT (co-authors: Gary Andres, Wyeth Friday)
Concurrent Sessions 4, 5, 6
Monday / June 27 / 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
HELP, Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy - Ted Engman, SAIC, NASA, Alexandria, VA 
Integrating Water Resource and Land-Use Research With the Expressed Needs of Municipal Water and Land Planners in the Portland Metropolitan Area, Oregon - Jeremy Bunn, Portland State University, Seattle, WA (co-authors: Heejun Chang, Vivek Shandas)
Capacity Building for IWRM Implementation in Iowa Watersheds - Jennifer Filipiak, The Nature Conservancy, Des Moines, IA (co-author: Charles Spitzak)
From Fish Fins to Phosphorus Criteria--Tracking Accountability in the Transboundary Lake Champlain Basin - Michaela Stickney, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Waterbury, VT
Participatory Governance Process at the Panama Canal Watershed - Eda Soto, The Panama Canal Authority, Miami, FL
Integrated Catchment Management in the Era of Global Change: Can Stakeholders Empowerment Make a Difference? - Shahbaz Khan, UNESCO, Paris, France
Combining Geologic Vulnerability Analysis with Air, Soil, and Water Contaminant Risk Factors for Sustainable Outcomes - Daniel Rogers, Amsted Industries, Chicago, IL (co-authors: Martin M. Kaufman, Kent S. Murray)
Geomorphic Indices/Remote Sensing Analysis to Perform Rapid Stream Assessments – Nathanial Todea , USDA-NRCS, Salt Lake City, UT (co-author: Shane Green, Norm Evenstad )
Delta Building and the Lower Mississippi River: The Need for a More Integrated Approach to Management – Denise Reed, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
An Estimation of Discharge Using Probabilistic Velocity Function Considering Mean Boundary Shear - Tai Ho Choo, Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea (co-author: Park, Sang Woo)
Collaborative Efforts to Address Future Water Supply Needs in Kansas Through Integrated Water Resources Management - Natalie Postel, CDM, Kansas City, MO (co-authors: Scott Gard, Nathan Westrup, Gina Veronese) 
Water is Not an Economic Commodity: A Proposed Comparison of Integrated Water Management Programs which Support Proper Rural Representation in Southern Brazil's Guarani Aquifer Region and the Laotian Mekong River District - Dorian Roffe-Hammond, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Development and Application of a Screening Framework for Integrated Watershed Management in a Korean Urban Watershed - Eun-Sung Chung, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul, South Korea (co-authors: Woo-Yeon Sonu, Kil Seong Lee) 
Conflict Resolution of Water Resources Allocations Using Game Theory Approach: the Case of Orumiyeh River Basin in Iran. - Ahmad Abrishamchi, Sharif University of Technology - Civil Engineering Department, Tehran, Iran (co-authors: Mohammad Danesh-Yazdi, Massoud Tajrishy)
Concurrent Sessions 7, 8, 9
Tuesday / June 28 / 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Session 7 (Special Symposium Session) : The Use of Collaborative Modeling for Implementing IWRM
Collaborative Modeling - A Tool for Implementing IWRM? - Hal Cardwell, USACE Conflict Resolution & Public Participation Center, Alexandria, VA (co-authors: Bill Werick, Vince Tidwell, Stacy Langsdale, Mark Lorie, Brian Manwaring, Linda Manning, Lisa Bourget, Guillermo Mendoza)
The Ups and Downs of Integrated Water Resources Planning in the Murray-Darling Basin - Bill Young, CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country National Research Flagship, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Taking Stock of Lessons from Participatory Modeling Experiences for Integrated Water Resoures Management in Portugal - Nuno Videira, CENSE, FCT, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica, Portugal (co-authors: Paula Antunes, Rui Santos, Rita Lopes)
Improving Collaborative Modeling Evaluating Outcomes and Establishing Best Practices - Stacy Langsdale and Bill Michaud, USACE Institute for Water Resources, Alexandria, VA and SRA International, Inc., New Hartford, CT respectively
Challenges of Balancing Competing Uses: Protecting a Major Public Drinking Water Supply in Tampa, Florida - Robert McConnell, Tampa Bay Water, Clearwater, FL (co-author: Douglas Robison)
BJWSA's Intergrated Water Resources Planning - Next Steps - Dean Moss, Beaufort Jasper Water and Sewer Authority, Beaufort, SC (co-author: Chris Petry)
Future Supply versus Existing Infrastructure: Moving Beyond IWRP to Achieve True Reliability - Alyson Watson, RMC Water and Environment, San Francisco, CA (co-author: Tracy Hemmeter)
Industrial Reuse of Reclaimed Water from a 22.5 MGD Wastewater Treatment Plant - Steve Sorrell, Emerald Coast Utilities Authority, Pensacola, FL (co-author: Timothy M. Haag)
Session 9 : Groundwater
Integrated Groundwater Quality Monitoring Network Design Case Study: Eocene Aquifer, Palestine - Abdelhaleem Khader, Utah State University, Logan, UT (co-author: Mac McKee)
Case Study: Groundwater Rights Transfers in the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer, A Consultant's Perspective - Bryce Contor, Rocky Mountain Environmental Associates, Inc., Idaho Falls,
Temporal and Spatial Recharge in the High Plains Aquifer System in South Dakota - Anneka LaBelle, USGS, Rapid City, SD (co-authors: Kyle Davis, Larry D. Putnam, Thomas Fontaine)
IWRM and Groundwater: And Never the Twain Shall Meet? - Michael Campana, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Concurrent Sessions 10, 11, 12
Tuesday / June 28 / 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Developing a Shared Vision Decision Support System for the Connecticut River Basin – Richard Palmer, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (co-authors: Kim Lutz, Austin Polebitski)
Collaborative Modeling for Decision Support in the Upper San Pedro Basin (Arizona): What Else do We Need to Walk a Sustainable Path? - Aleix Serrat-Capdevila, ICIWaRM - University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (co-authors: Juan B. Valdes, Hoshin V. Gupta, Anne Browning-Aiken, Kevin Lansey, Timothy L. Finan)
Discussion of Lessons Learned to follow the presentations.
Regional and Local Applications of Integrated Water Resource Management - Sonoma County Water Agency - Jay Jasperse, Sonoma County Water Agency, Santa Rosa, CA (co-author: Don Seymour)
Integrated Water Resource Planning in Colorado Springs, CO: Past Success and Future Promise - Brett Gracely, Colorado Springs Utilities, Colorado Springs, CO (co-authors: IWRP Project Team)
Making the Most of Extremely Limited Water Supplies - Bruce Lytle, Lytle Water Solutions, LLC, Highlands Ranch, CO
The Conservation Challenge for Western Irrigated Agriculture in the Face of Emerging Demands and Climate Change - Glenn Schaible, Economic Research Service, USDA, Washington, DC (co-author: Marcel Aillery) 
Selecting and Working with an IWRM Facilitator - Lisa Beutler, MWH, Sacramento, CA (co-author: Dale Schafer)
Innovative Management Systems to Cope with Drought: The Case of South-western France – Yoro Sidibe, University Montpellier 1, Montpellier, France (co-authors: Jean-Philippe Terreaux, Mabel Tidball)
Concurrent Sessions 13, 14, 15
Tuesday / June 28 / 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Advancing Integrated Water Resource Management in Systems With High Levels of Scientific and Social Uncertainty: Lessons From the Palouse Basin - Allyson Beall, Washington State University, Pullman, WA (co-authors: Fritz Fiedler, Jan Boll, Barbara Cosens)
Designing a Shared Vision Model with Stakeholders - William Werick, Werick Creative Solutions, Culpeper, VA
Collaborative, Stakeholder-Driven, Water-Energy-Agriculture-Ecosystems Modeling and Planning for Long-Term Resource Sustainability - Howard Passell, Sandia National Laboratories, Bernalillo, NM (co-authors: Jesse Roach, Marissa Reno, Vince Tidwell)
Discussion of Lessons Learned to follow the presentations.
Institutional Barriers to IWRM in the United States - William Cox, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg,
Lessons from the First Iranian IWRM Project - Mehdi Mirzaee, Islamic Azad Univresity and Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (co-author: Hamid Reza Jahani)
Regional Water Planning by the Chickasaw and Choctaw Tribal Nations - Barney Austin, INTERA, Austin, TX (co-authors: Duane Smith, Brian McClain)
IWRM in Sesan River Basin (Cambodia-Vietnam): Rhetoric or Realistic? Exploring the Space for Marginalized - Worawan Sukraroek, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Session 15: Planning Studies
Integration of Local Supplies to Meet Local and Regional Needs in Pomona, CA. - Persephene St. Charles, RMC Water and Environment, Santa Monica, CA (co-authors: Jim Taylor, Raul Garibay, Tim Hampton)
Integrated Management Planning in Nebraska - Jesse Bradley, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, Lincoln, NE  
Integrated Water Resources Management in the Potomac River Basin - Heidi Moltz, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, Rockville, MD (co-authors: Carlton Haywood, Joe Hoffman)
Moving National Direction toward a National Water Resources Vision – Ada Benevides presenting for Steven L. Stockton, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC
Concurrent Sessions 16, 17, 18
Tuesday / June 28 / 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
(Note: Session 16 continues with a Panel Discussion from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Integrated Freshwater Solutions: A Case Study of the Manawatu River, New Zealand -  Marjan van den Belt, Ecological Economic Research New Zealand, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand (co-author: Heike Schiele)
IWRM through Collaborative Modeling for Decision Support The Bow River Case Study - Daniel Sheer, HydroLogics Inc., Columbia, MD
Integrating Collaborative Modeling, Structured Participation and Integrated Water Resources Management Planning in Peru: A Case Study of a new World Bank Project - Guillermo Mendoza, International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management, Alexandria, VA (co-authors: Aleix Serrat-Capdevila, Hal Cardwell, Marie-Laure Lajaunie)
Panel Discussion: Collaborative Modeling Toward Effective IWRM - Vincent Tidwell, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
Session 17: Case Studies
Developing a Strategy for Addressing the Hydrological and Sociological Implications of Development on Irrigated Agricultural Lands in Henry's Fork Watershed, Southeast Idaho: A Case Study in Integrated Water Management - Amy Verbeten, Friends of the Teton River, Driggs, ID (co-authors: Rob Van Kirk, Brian Apple, J. Mark Baker, Yvonne Everett, Brad Finney, Lora Liegel, Kimberly Peterson, Steve Steinberg, Dale Swenson Steve Trafton) 
Advancing System Scale Management and Conservation: Measuring Multiple Benefits - Mark Smith, The Nature Conservancy, Boston, MA
A Fifteen Year Perspective on Integrating Science, Water Management and Stakeholder Participation in Eastern Idaho and Western Wyoming - Lyn Benjamin, Henry's Fork Watershed Council, Victor, ID  
A Regional Sediment Management Plan for the Delaware Estuary - Illustrating the Necessity of IWRM - Carol Collier, Delaware River Basin Commission, West Trenton, NJ (co-authors: J.Bailey Smith, James Eisenhardt, Roy Denmark, Robert Tudor)
California's IRWM Program - A Regional Framework for Integrated Water Resources Management - Dave Richardson, RMC Water and Environment, Walnut Creek, CA (co-author: Alyson Watson)
Los Angeles County: Integrated Planning Success in a Large Metropolitan Region - Tom West, RMC Water and Environment, Santa Monica, CA (co-authors: Russ Bryden, Phil Doudar, Mark Pestrella)  
Integrated Regional Water Management in Kings Basin, CA - Ali Taghavi, RMC Water and Environment, Sacramento, CA (co-authors: Elias Tijerina, Saquib Najmus, David Orth) 
Integrated Regional Water Management Support Tools - Jeanna Long, RMC Water and Environment, Sacramento, CA (co-authors: Saquib Najmus, Ali Taghavi, Farhad Navaei, Yamin Noor)  
San Diego's Integrated Planning Success Story - Rosalyn Prickett, RMC Water & Environment, San Diego, CA (co-authors: Mark Stadler, Jeff Pasek, Sheri McPherson)
Concurrent Sessions 19, 20, 21
Wednesday / June 29 / 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Building Public Knowledge for Action in IWRM - Margaret Herzog, CSU + Co. Div. of Water Res, Lakewood, CO (co-author:  John W. Labadie)
Oregon's North Santiam River Collaborative Water Management Planning - Patricia Farrell, City of Salem, Oregon, Salem, OR
A Case Study of Stakeholder Participation in Source Water Protection - Valerie Seidel and Ivana Blankenship, The Balmoral Group, Maitland , FL  and Tampa Bay Water, Clearwater, FL respectively (co-authors: Christopher de Bodisco, Paul Yacobellis, Thomas A. Farkas, Doug E. Robison, Thomas Singleton )
Session 20: Tools for IWRM I
Enhancing and Retiming of Flow in the Platte River in Nebraska through Intentional Recharge - William Hahn, Hahn Water Resources, LLC, Evergreen, CO (co-authors: Beorn Courtney, Michael Drain)
Soil Water Content Monitoring Sensors, a Vital Technology for a Successful Integrated Water Resource Management - Ali Fares, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, HI (co-authors: Farhat Abbas, Samira Fares)
System Modeling for Integrated Water Resources Planning - Jamie Lefkowitz, CDM, Cambridge, MA (co-authors: Leeann Williams, Mark Hilty) 
Real Time Operation Simulation with CoMOM for Han River Basin in Korea - Sheung Kown Kim, Korea University, Seoul,South Korea (co-authors: Jaehee Kim, JiYoon Choi)

Session Moderator: Ada L. Benavides
USACE, Washington, DC
Facilitators: Julie B. Marcy, USACE CEERD-EE-E, Vicksburg, MS
and Donna Ayres, Consultant, Woodbridge, VA

The 2009 Collaborating for a Sustainable Water Future conferences (3 regional and 1 national) generated rich discussion concerning the need for a holistic national water resources vision.  Join us for a 1.5 hour facilitated session (offered twice) to discuss the value of having a holistic vision and to recommend principles to guide its formation.  Information provided to attendees will include highlights of an analysis performed on water visions and missions from Federal, state and regional organizations to identify common themes and key differences.  The visions’ analysis will serve as the building block for identifying common themes and fundamental Guiding Principles. The result of this session will be a compelling case for continuing the dialogue to develop a water resources vision.  The way ahead for more effective water resources planning and management at multiple levels must be grounded in a clear logic.  Join the dialogue and help further the development of the nation’s water resources vision.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and
a National Water Resources Vision

Concurrent Sessions 22, 23, 24
Wednesday / June 29 / 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
USEPA's Community-Based Water Resiliency Initiative - Laura Flynn, EPA Water Security Div., USEPA, Washington, DC
Climate Ready Water Utilities: Tools in Support of Water Utilities and Integrated Water Resources Management - John Whitler, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC
The Prospects and Challenges of Collaborative Governance in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) - Brian Manwaring, U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, Tucson, AZ   
Conceptual Analysis of Uinta and Green River Water Development Projects: An Integrated Water Resources Approach - Jason Lillywhite, GoldSim Technology Group, Issaquah, WA
Session 23: Tools for IWRM II
Development of Decision Support System for Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management: Hydrology Project II - Carter Borden, DHI Water and Environment, Boise, ID (co-author: Hans Christian Ammentorp)
The Klamath Basin DSS: An Effort in Conflict Reduction through Technology - Stephanie Johnson, Houston Engineering, Inc, Maple Grove, MN (co-authors: Mark Deutschman, Brian Fischer) 
Computer Aided Negotiations of Water Resources Disputes an Inter-disciplinary Role-Playing Course - Megan Wiley Rivera, HydroLogics, Columbia, Md (co-author: Daniel Sheer)  
IWRM Practice in Rapidly Developing River Basins - Ick Hwan Ko, K-water Institute, Daejeon, South Korea (co-authors: Dong Jin Choi, Roberto W. Triweko, M. Donny Azdan, Hae Jin Yang, Sang Woo Park )

Session Moderator: Ada L. Benavides
USACE, Washington, DC
Facilitators: Julie B. Marcy, USACE CEERD-EE-E, Vicksburg, MS
and Donna Ayres, Consultant, Woodbridge, VA

The 2009 Collaborating for a Sustainable Water Future conferences (3 regional and 1 national) generated rich discussion concerning the need for a holistic national water resources vision.  Join us for a 1.5 hour facilitated session (offered twice) to discuss the value of having a holistic vision and to recommend principles to guide its formation.  Information provided to attendees will include highlights of an analysis performed on water visions and missions from Federal, state and regional organizations to identify common themes and key differences.  The visions’ analysis will serve as the building block for identifying common themes and fundamental Guiding Principles. The result of this session will be a compelling case for continuing the dialogue to develop a water resources vision.  The way ahead for more effective water resources planning and management at multiple levels must be grounded in a clear logic.  Join the dialogue and help further the development of the nation’s water resources vision.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and
a National Water Resources Vision

Concurrent Sessions 25, 26
Wednesday / June 29 / 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Integrated Water Resources Science and Services - David Brandon, NOAA National Weather Service, Salt Lake City, UT
Culture of Cooperation: IWRM along Clear Creek - Benjamin Moline, Molson Coors Brewing Company, Golden, CO
State and Transition Models for Adaptive Management of Ecosystem Services on Rangelands - Sapana Lohani, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (co-authors: Philip Heilman, D. Phillip Guertin)
CoHySt 2010 - A Tool for Regional and Integrated Management - Hayden Strickland, Lytle Water Solutions, LLC, Highlands Ranch, CO (co-author: Mike Drain)
Water Resources System Network building for Climate Change - Jinhee Lee, Korea Environment Institute, Seoul, South Korea (co-authors: Yongkeun Jee, Jaeho Jang, Hyunsuk Shin, Sangdan Kim)
Closing Plenary Session
Wednesday / June 29 / 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Closing Plenary Session: IWRM: QUO VADIS?

Michael E. Campana, Ari Michelsen, and others will summarize the conference, assess what we have really learned about IWRM, and speculate upon IWRM’s future. Audience participation will be encouraged. The Emperor of IWRM is expected to make a guest appearance, perhaps with clothes, perhaps not.