POSTPONED: Symposium in honor of David Maidment: GIS in Water Resources and more

As the Symposium in honor of David Maidment was co-located with the AWRA 2020 Spring Geospatial Water Technology Conference, and after extensive deliberation and careful consideration, AWRA has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Spring Conference and Symposium scheduled to take place on March 23 – 26, due to the spread of and health concerns associated with COVID-19.

AWRA has been closely monitoring updates and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as state and local governments. In the last week, we've also learned of the increasing number of travel advisories and restrictions being placed on health care providers and hospitals, corporations, and other institutions in the U.S. and globally. We have concluded that it is inadvisable to hold this conference at this time.

This is not a decision made lightly. We are disappointed to delay this valuable platform for all to share their important work. Our highest priority, however, is to proactively take all precautions regarding the health and safety of everyone in attendance and the community at large. We are actively working on rescheduling the Maidment Symposium and the co-located AWRA Spring Conference. For more details, read more below.

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Co-located with the 2020 Spring Geospatial Water Technology Conference
THURSDAY, MARCH 26 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | AUSTIN, TX - $50.00

This symposium honors the work of Prof. David Maidment who has been at the forefront of advances in the application of geospatial technologies for Hydrology and Water Resources spanning a 40 year career. The symposium, sponsored by CUAHSI (Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc) will bring together former students and colleagues to reflect on this work and its importance for future research and applications in this area.

Note: Conference registration is not required to register for the Symposium.

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About Dr. Maidment

Dr. David R. Maidment
Hussein M. Alharthy Centennial Chair in Civil Engineering Emeritus
Center for Water and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin

David R. Maidment is the Hussein M. Alharthy Centennial Chair in Civil Engineering Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin where he served on the faculty from 1981 to 2019. He received his Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Engineering with First Class Honors from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, and his MS and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Texas, he was a research scientist at the Ministry of Works and Development in New Zealand, and at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna, Austria, and he was also a Visiting Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Maidment is a specialist in surface water hydrology, and in particular in the application of geographic information systems to hydrology. In 2016, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering "For development of geographic information systems applied to hydrologic processes".

Dr. Maidment said once “It is as important to represent hydrologic environments precisely with data as it is to represent hydrologic processes with equations.”  His work on hydrologic and geographic information systems has advanced the application of data science in the fields of hydrology and water resources. Attend this symposium to hear presentations and participate in discussions on Dr. Maidment's achievements, how they came about, and what they mean for the future. Attendees also can expect a deeper understanding of the subjects where Dr. Maidment has worked, notably (1) Continental Scale Modeling and the US National Water Model, (2) Hydrologic Information Systems, (3) Using GIS in Water Resources, and (4) ArcHydro and data models for spatial hydrographic data infrastructure.


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