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Upcoming Webinars

Farms and Rivers: Balancing Between Food Production and the Environment

February 10, 2015, 1pm ET
Speaker: David Zetland
Farmers use most of the world's "developed" water, but their supplies are under strain from climate change, increasing environmental demands, and the need to feed additional billions of people. In this webinar, we will discuss how to reconcile these overlapping forces with market- and regulatory-mechanisms using examples from around the world. As usual, there will be time for Q&A.


Variations and Climate Change: The Policies and Pipes of Adaptation

February 24, 2015, 1pm ET
Speaker: David Zetland
Variable water flows make it difficult for managers and users to put water to beneficial use. Climate change will exacerbate these variations. In this webinar, we will discuss physical and institutional methods of reducing variation and risk, using examples from around the world. As usual, there will be time for Q&A.


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Flood Risk and Aging Inland Waterway Infrastructure

Speakers: Don T. Riley and Patrick McGinnis
Join water resources management visionaries Don Riley and Patrick McGinnis as they discuss flood risk and the aging infrastructure of inland waterways. Based on articles from the January 2014 "Future of Water Resources in the United States" issue of Water Resources IMPACT, this webinar will tap the years of experience and knowledge obtained by Riley and McGinnis. This webinar is also a prequel to three panels -- to be presented during AWRA's 2014 Annual Water Resources Conference, November 3-6 in Tyson's Corner, VA -- also based on the January 2014 IMPACT issue. Visit www.awra.org for more information.

Citizen Science

Speaker: Pierre Glynn
Join us to learn more about a conceptual framework -- developed by the National Research Program of the USGS -- that engages Citizen Science to improve the understanding and management of natural resources and environments. Designed to empower individuals to participate in active learning, this approach encourages the public to move beyond thinking about their own immediate local needs and consider possible benefits to a larger community. In addition to providing new opportunities for the public, this approach also encourages community and policy interactions by scientific experts and other stakeholders.

The Emergence of Wastewater as a New Supply

Speaker: David Zetland
Wastewater services have evolved over decades under twin pressures from hygienic and environmental regulations, but new pressures have emerged. Some water-scarce regions see "waste" water as a valuable new source of fresh water. Other regions worry about losing supply to contaminants of emerging concern (e.g., pharmaceuticals, hormones, endocrine disruptors, etc.). This webinar will review the political, economic and regulatory forces affecting wastewater services and communities. We will discuss and share different means of meeting health, safety and environmental goals while maintaining fiscal and operational reliability.

Pricing Drinking Water for Conservation and Fiscal Stability

Speaker: David Zetland
This presentation discussed economic theory and utility practice for pricing drinking water services, specifically the ways of charging for water (flat rate, increasing blocks, water budgets, etc.), how those tariff schedules affect consumer behavior and how payments from different customer classes fit a utility's financial obligations. A robust Q&A is included.

Hydrophilanthropy: The Road to Help (Is Paved With Good Intentions)

Speaker: Michael E. Campana
Lack of political will and money. Fourteen years into the 21st century and that's why billions of people in developing regions have no access to safe drinking water and sanitation (WatSan). Michael discusses WatSan issues, the role of hydrophilanthropy, and concluded with tales from the field.

Water, Irrigation and U.S. Agriculture

Speaker: Noel Gollehon
With the nation's need for additional water supplies never greater, irrigation is increasingly viewed as the water source for other sectors to ease their shortage. This webinar provides a national perspective on the water demands from irrigated agriculture and the potential for conservation to provide water for competing uses. A robust Q&A is included.

Ecosystem Services Webinar Series

These presentations include a primer, as well as an overview of the research effort underway in the consideration of ecosystem goods and services in water resources planning studies and a project to estimate ecosystem service values associated with Sandy-related restoration projects and how those values can be used to assess trade-offs in restoration decisions.

Proactive Flood and Drought Management Webinar Series

A 3-part webinar series based on AWRA's Proactive Flood and Drought Management Case Studies Report. Each webinar archive contains audio and video recordings, in addition to powerpoint presentations.

Integrated Water Resource Management Webinar Series

AWRA's highly rated of 6-part webinar series, based on the organization's seminal IWRM Case Studies Report, is now available in archive form. Each webinar archive contains audio and video recordings, in addition to powerpoint presentations.