2013 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference
Oral Presentations

(Please Note the Following: 1. The Presenter of each paper is in BOLD type immediately following the paper title.
Co-authors are then listed in parentheses. 2. All abstracts in a session can be accessed using the Session Title link. 3. The letters "SS" denote "Special Session".)


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Monday / November 4 / 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


Moderator - Brenda Bateman
Oregon Department of Water Resources, Salem, OR

Integrated Regional Water Management - Dealing with Climate Change and other Drivers - Roger Putty, MWH, Sacramento, CA (co-author: L. Beutler)
Political Forces and Propaganda against Rational Water Resource Policy, Planning and Management: How did we get here and what to do about it? - Eric Fitch, Biology & Environmental Science Dept., Marietta, OH
Values and Ethics in Integrated Water Resources Management: Implicit or Explicit? - David Garen, USDA - NRCS, Portland, OR
A Conceptual Model for Implementing IWRM to Address Global Change in the U.S. - Gerald Sehlke, University of Idaho, Idaho Falls, ID

Moderator - Michael E. Campana
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

What Does Access to Safe Drinking Water Mean in Coastal Southwestern Bangladesh? - Laura Benneyworth, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Components and Benefits of Properly Constructed Wells - Steve Schneider, Schneider Water Services, St. Paul, OR
A Public-Private Potable Water Partnership in Honduras - Michael E. Campana, Ann Campana Judge Foundation, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: R. Lopez, A. del Cid Vasquez)
Evaluation of a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Program for Rural Communities in Northern Afghanistan - Michael E. Campana, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: D. Costello)

Moderator - Kyle Juracek
U.S. Geological Survey, Lawrence, KS

The Aging of America's Reservoirs: Physical Changes, Habitat Implications, and Research Needs - Kyle Juracek, U.S. Geological Survey, Lawrence, KS
Tracking Sediment Deposition Using Historic USGS Stream Gage Data - Benjamin Beal, U.S. Geological Survey, Portland, OR
Two Years Into Large Dam Removal on the Elwha River, Washington: Scientific and Societal Perspectives on the Sedimentary and Geomorphic System - Amy Draut, U.S. Geological Survey, Santa Cruz, CA (co-authors: J. B. Logan, M. C. Mastin, A. C. Ritchie, J. Bountry)
Sediment Transport and Management Following the 1998 Dredging of the Lower Cedar River in Renton, WA - Peter Brooks, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, Inc., Seattle, WA (co-authors: A. Nelson, E. Rowland, P. Flanagan, R. Straka, S.Lee)

Moderator - Barbara Cosens
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

Reducing Dependency on the Rio Grande: Lower Rio Grande Valley Basin Study - Sara Eatman, Black & Veatch, Austin, TX (co-author: S. Schuster)
Columbia River Treaty Review: The Role of Public Universities - Barbara Cosens, University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, ID
Resilience of Transboundary Cooperation Regarding Dam Management in the Zambezi River Basin - Jacob Petersen-Perlman, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Beyond Cooperation: Structural Violence and Environmental Justice in Transboundary Water Management - Julie Watson, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Moderator - Jack Hampson
Atkins, Tampa, FL

Impact of a Comprehensive 'Future-Proofing' Framework on Water-Resources Planning and Policy - Jack Hampson, Atkins, Tampa, FL
Potential Agricultural Landscapes of the American Heartland Under Future Climate Change - Tim Stoebner, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources of American Indians and Alaska Natives in the U.S. - Karletta Chief, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (co-authors: K. Cozzetto, K. Dittmer, M. Brubaker, R. Gough, K. Souza, F. Ettawageshik, S. Wotkyns, S. Opitz-Stapleton, S. Duren, P. Chavan)
Considerations for Sustainable Agriculture in the Anthropocene - Michael Davidson, Davidson Consultants, Altadena, CA

Moderator - Felix Kristanovich
ENVIRON International, Seattle, WA

Modified Search Operators for Interactive Genetic Algorithms Used in Water Resources Optimization Investigations - Adriana Piemonti, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (co-author: M.Babbar-Sebens)
Hydrologic Modeling Using Topographically Corrected NARR and NARCCAP Climate Data: Tucannon River, Washington - Sarah Praskievicz, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Drought Prediction Using Artificial Intelligence Based Model for Homogenous Climate Regions in East Asia - Deg-Hyo Bae, Sejong University, Seoul, Korea (co-author: J.Ashraf Awan)
Artificial Neural Network Ensemble Modeling using Exploratory Factor Analysis for Streamflow Prediction - Sung Eun Kim, Seoul National University, Seoul, (co-author: I. W. Seo)


Monday / November 4 / 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Moderator - Cheryl Ulrich
Weston Solutions, Inc., Atlantic Beach, FL

A Dynamic Simulation Model for Integrated Water Resources Management in Albuquerque, NM - John Stomp, Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, Albuquerque, NM (co-authors: D. Jordan, G. Gates, S. Shultz)
Growth, Change and Uncertainty--Tools for Water Resource Planning and Analysis in Central Arizona - Jessica Fox, Central Arizona Project, Phoenix, AZ (co-authors: G. Emanuel, A. Fisher, K. Seasholes)
Environmental Water Management Drivers and Planning in the Tualatin River Basin, Oregon - Ryan Murdock, MWH Americas, Inc., Sacramento, CA (co-author: J. Dummer)

Moderator - Wayne Wright
GeoEngineers, Inc., Seattle, WA

L. Donald Duke, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Lauren Dennis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Jim Kramer, Kramer Consulting, Seattle, WA
Lisa Beutler, MWH, Sacramento, CA

AWRA's Policy Committee comprises water professionals and others with an interest in how public policy shapes our collective management of water resources. It is a diverse committee that includes scientists, educators, policy-makers, and other experts at all stages of their careers. For the 2013 Annual AWRA Meeting, the Policy Committee researched and analyzed several case studies involving flood and drought management, with a goal of identifying factors that promote or inhibit application of concepts of integrated water resources management in localities' plans for controlling or mitigating effects of extreme flows. The report examines local efforts by featuring eight case studies - four demonstrating management and response to flood, and four to drought. Each case study highlights the enabling environment, institutional roles, and management instruments that pertain to each case study, in a way that identifies factors that contribute to or inhibit a successful flood or drought management plan. The report analyzes the case studies to identify emerging themes, common trends, and lessons learned. Information in this report can serve as guidance on instruments and methods that might be applicable for localities that will in the future need to create and implement plans to mitigate or respond to conditions of extreme flows. It also provides additional resources that entities dealing with these water resource issues can consult in designing their management strategies. This presentation will describe the methods used to prepare the report, summarize the findings, and share recommendations that emerged from the analysis.

Additionally, Lisa Beutler (MWH, Sacramento, CA, co-author: E. Tsai) will discuss IWM & Flood Do the Disciplines need Marriage Counseling? The California Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released a public draft of their report, California's Flood Future: Recommendations for Managing the State's Flood Risk. California's Flood Future provides the first look at statewide exposure to flood risk, and identifies and addresses the barriers to improved flood management. The report provides information intended to inform decisions about policies and financial investments to improve public safety, foster environmental stewardship, and support economic stability. Research used to develop California's Flood Future included gathering information from local, State and Federal agencies throughout California. More than 140 public agencies responsible for flood management provided information used to describe the problem and develop recommended solutions. In this session the presenters will discuss several products of the Flood Future report, the Integrated Flood Management Technical Memorandum and the California Water Plan Integrated Flood Resource Management Strategy. During the session Ms. Beutler will describe the policy approach to creating these documents and how the planning team worked with stakeholders to manage tension and strike a balance among what is often considered competing goals. The results are documents that outline flood management actions that can integrate flood management, ecosystem, water supply and water quality activities. A menu of promising management actions will be discussed that can be tailored to different situations.

Moderator - Kyle Juracek
U.S. Geological Survey, Lawrence, KS

Sedimentological and Hydrodynamic Trade-offs Associated with Plans to Restore the Mississippi River Delta by Diverting the Mississippi River - Alexander Kolker, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Chauvin, LA (co-author: I. Y. Georgiou)
Aggradation Along Sediment-Laden Rivers Draining Mount Rainier: Implications for River Management - Christopher Magirl, U.S. Geological Survey, Tacoma, WA (co-authors: J. A. Czuba, C.R. Czuba, C. A. Curran)
Immediate and Persistent Sedimentation Responses to Volcanic Eruptions--Hazards and Challenges - Jon Major, U.S. Geological Survey, Vancouver, WA (co-author: T.C. Pierson)
Morphodynamic Response in the Chehalis River Headwaters to the Catastrophic 2007 Flood and Sedimentation Event, Lewis County, WA - Andrew Nelson, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, Tuckwila, WA

Moderator - Anne Blair
JHT, Inc. NOAA's National Ocean Service, Charleston, SC

Improving Seasonal Predictions of Regional-Scale Precipitation and Temperature Using Global-Scale Multimodel Climate Forecasts - Di Tian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (co-authors: C. J. Martinez, W. D. Graham)
Application of an In-stream Water Temperature Model at the Watershed Scale - Steven Markstrom, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO (co-authors: J.LaFontaine, L.Hay)
Generating Hydrologic Time Series Keyed to Future Climate Scenarios Using a Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Based Method Applied on the Bow River, Alberta - Daniel Sheer, HydroLogics Inc., Columbia, MD (co-author: D.Sauchyn)
Stormwater Runoff in Watersheds: A System for Predicting Impacts of Development and Climate Change - Anne Blair, JHT, Inc., NOAA National Ocean Service, Hollings Marine Laboratory, Charleston, SC (co-authors: D. Sanger, S. Lovelace)

Moderator - Nathan Foged
Brown and Caldwell, Seattle, WA

Web Services from ESRI - Watershed Delineation, Downstream Trace, and the World Hydro Basemap - Caitlin Scopel, ESRI, Redlands, CA (co-authors: D. Siegel, E. Boghici)
Using Near-Infrared Aerial Imagery To Map Imperviousness and Land Cover Categories for Hydrologic Modeling of an Urbanized Watershed - Nathan Foged, Brown and Caldwell, Seattle, WA (co-authors: S. Park, Dan Repp)
Hydrologic Evaluation of Satellite and Global Re-Analysis Rainfall Products - Hojjat Seyyedi, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (co-authors: E. Beighley, J. McCollum, E. N. Anagnostou)

Moderator - Felix Kristanovich
ENVIRON International, Seattle, WA

Lavon Lake Water Quality Management Through Modeling - Jonathan Young, Alan Plummer Associates, Inc., Fort Worth, TX (co-author: R. Mccarthy)
Applying Probabilistic Methods to Support Dam Breach Modeling - Aaron Lee, WEST Consultants, Portland, OR (co-author: C. Goodell)

Monday / November 4 / 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Moderator - Mark Anderson
CH2M Hill, Portland, OR

Lorna Stickel, Portland Water Bureau, Portland, OR
Crystal Raymond, Seattle City Light, Seattle, WA
Armin Munevar, CH2M Hill, Portland, OR
Dan Isaak, U.S. Forest Service, Boise, ID
Lara Whitely Binder, University of Washington Climate Impacts Group, Seattle, WA
Kat Brigham, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Pendleton, OR

Climate change triggered by anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions is an expanding area of research. Significant progress in water resource planning has been achieved using general circulation model projections since the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007. Extensive work is occurring in the Pacific Northwest through state and federal agencies and university partnerships. Government agencies are grappling with how to protect water resources from these impacts and adapt to a changing climate. This panel is an opportunity to explore how federal government, local government, universities, and consulting firms are seeking and providing support and information to apply toward defensible decision-making.

This can be considered from several perspectives:

  • Successful partnerships between agencies, consulting firms, and universities
  • Alternative strategies for characterizing localized climate impacts for planning
  • Translating climate projections to relevant water resource impacts and design criteria (i.e., supply, demand, extreme events, and seasonality)
  • Fitting climate risk into a decision-making context for effective water management

Moderator - Klint Reedy
Black and Veatch, Sunrise, FL

The Relationship Between Perceived Governmental Influence and Water-Protection Behaviors for Florida Residents - Quisto Settle, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (co-authors: A. Lamm, C. Bowden, T. Irani)
WRESTORE: A Web-Based, Democratic Planning Tool for Designing Conservation Practices in Watersheds - Meghna Babbar-Sebens, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (co-author: S. Mukhopadhyay)
Social Learning and Collaborations: Increasing Adaptive Capacity - Dan Calvert, Oregon State University, Portland, OR
Social Network Analysis of West Texas Farmers: Potential Impact in Disseminating Research Results and Best Practices - Nellie Hill, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (co-authors: D. L. Doerfert, K. Harkey)

Moderator - Kyle Juracek
U.S. Geological Survey, Lawrence, KS

Geomorphic Implications of Tar Sands Oil Spills in Freshwater Riverine Systems - Faith Fitzpatrick, U.S. Geological Survey, Middleton, WI (co-authors: R. B. Zelt, R. Johnson)
Mining Contamination of Alluvial Sediments and Management Implications in the Big River, Old Lead Belt, Missouri - Robert Pavlowsky, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO (co-author: M. Owen)
Long-term Seasonal Trends of Nutrients and Sediment from the Non-tidal Chesapeake Bay Watershed: An Assessment of Progress in Loading Reduction - Qian Zhang, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (co-author: W. P. Ball)
Characterization of Dominant Hydrologic Events: The Role of Spatial, Temporal and Climatic Forces in Generating the Greatest Sediment Loads - Audrey Squires, University of Idaho Water Resources, Moscow, ID (co-authors: J. Boll, E. S Brooks)

Moderator - Janice Keeley
Brown and Caldwell, Portland, OR

Integrating Alaskan's Local Knowledge and Scientific Observations to Model Driftwood Harvest from the Yukon River in a Changing Climate - Chas Jones, IARC/ University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK
Better Precipitation Estimation in Mountain Watersheds using Streamflow and Snowpack Observations - Brian Henn, University of Washington, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seattle, WA (co-authors: M.P. Clark, D. Kavetski, J. D. Lundquist)
Bayesian Inclusion of Climate Change Projections into Flood Frequency Analysis to Assess the Robustness of Proposed Management Actions - Kara Difrancesco, Oregon State University, Water Resources Engineering, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: D. Tullos, A. Gitelman, D. Purkey)
Integrating Climate Reforecast Products into Reservoir Operations Management - Rebecca Guihan, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Melrose, MA (co-authors: A. Polebitski, R. Palmer)

Moderator - Neil Deeds
INTERA Inc., Austin, TX

Creation of an Interactive Geospatial Consumptive Use Impact Assessment Tool for the Interstate Potomac River Basin Using Open-Source Software - Jan Ducnuigeen, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, Rockville, MD (co-authors: K. Bencala, H. Moltz, C. Schultz, A. Nagel)
Web-based GIS System for Managing Groundwater Use in the High Plains - Neil Deeds, INTERA Incorporated, Austin, TX (co-authors: N. Runyan, M. Jia, D. Jordan)
Level I Landscape Assessment: GIS Analysis of Wetland Condition and Functions in Oregon - Matthew Paroulek, Portland State University, Portland, OR (co-authors: K. Verbal, J. Maser)
Evaluating the Capacity for Internet GIS to Communicate Arsenic Groundwater Quality Information in the Four Corners, Southwest United States - Joseph Hoover, University of Denver, Santa Barbara, CA

Moderator - Zhuping Sheng
Texas A&M University, El Paso, TX

Assessment of Water Operations Planning Scenarios in Irrigation Districts in Paso del Norte Region along the Rio Grande - Zhuping Sheng, Texas A&M University, El Paso, TX (co-authors: A. McDonald, Y. Liu, A. M. El Hassan)
Whither Flows Beaver Brook? A Multivariate Approach to Predict Streamflow Depletion Due to Groundwater Pumping - Adam Weinberg, Tufts University, Somerville, MA (co-authors: R. M. Vogel, B. F. Thomas)
Development of Water Flow Sankey Diagrams through Modeling of Water Demand and Supply - Anum Fahim Dar, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada (co-author: A. Kumar)

Tuesday / November 5 / 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Moderator - Sharon Megdal
Water Resources Research Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Groundwater Governance in the U.S. - Results of a Survey of the 50 States - Sharon Megdal, Water Resources Research Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (co-authors: A. Gerlak, R. Varady)
Growing Groundwater Governance in Graceland: The Memphis Sand Aquifer - Michael E. Campana, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Creating Opportunities for Exploring Innovative Groundwater Governance - Allyson Beall, Washington State University, Pullman, WA (co-authors: L. Allen, M. Thornton, K. Trebitz)
The Concurrency Experiment - W. Todd Jarvis, Institute for Water & Watersheds, Corvallis, OR

Moderator - Kim Ogren
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

A Transparent, Rigorous, and Inclusive Method to Inform Policy With Science: Systematic Review and the Riparian Protection Rules Analysis - W. Terry Frueh, Oregon Department of Forestry, Salem, OR (co-authors: N. Czarnomski, V. C. Hale, J. D. Groom, M. Allen)
Backcasting, Scenario Planning, and Adaptive Management of Water Resources: Application to Large Southeastern River Ecosystems - Margaret Perry, Duke University, Durham, NC (co-author: M. Doyle)
Developing Minnesota's Water Research Agenda Through a Collaborative Process - Faye Sleeper, University of Minnesota Water Resources Center, St. Paul, MN (co-author: C. Lenhart)

Moderator - Sara Eldridge
U.S. Geological Survey, Klamath Falls, OR

In-Stream Nitrogen Dynamics and Engineered Systems: Opportunities at the End of the Pipe - Brian Rahm, NY Water Resources Institute, Ithaca, NY (co-authors: S. B. Shaw, N. Hill, C. Perry, S. J. Riha)
Controls of Summer Stream Temperature in the Pacific Northwest - Tim Mayer, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, OR
Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Microcystins and their Relation to Other Water Quality Variables in Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon - Sara Eldridge, U.S. Geological Survey, Klamath Falls, OR (co-authors: T.M. Wood, D.B. Eldridge, L. Schenk, K.R. Echols)
The Upper Klamath Lake Phosphorus TMDL Model as a Tool for Understanding Long-Term Remediation Goals - Tamara Wood, U.S. Geological Survey, Portland, OR (co-author: S. Wherry)

Moderator - Yung-Hsin Sun
MWH Americas, Inc., Sacramento, CA

Spatial-Temporal Optimization of Conservation Practices Affected by Future Climate Scenarios in the Eagle Creek Watershed, IN - Kelli Walters, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (co-author: M. Babbar-Sebens)
Climate-Smart Water Resources: Managing Natural and Built Systems in a Changing World - Rachel Gregg, EcoAdapt, Bainbridge Island, WA (co-author: J. Kershner)
Hydrologic Sensitivity to Changes in Climate and Land Use in the Santiam River Basin, Oregon - Cristina Mateus, Oregon State University, Bend, OR (co-authors: D. Tullos, C. Surfleet)
Hydrological Responses to Future Climate and Land-Use Changes in the Elbow River Watershed in Southern Alberta, Canada - Babak Farjad, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada (co-authors: A. Gupta , D. J. Marceau )

Moderator - Ari Michelsen
Texas A&M AgriLife Research at El Paso, El Paso, TX

The Criticality of Integrating Agro-Economic Institutions into the IWRM Paradigm - Michael Davidson, Davidson Consultants, Altadena, CA
Hydraulic Fracturing Water Resources Economic Values: Case Study of the Barnett Shale Play - Ari Michelsen, TX A&M AgriLife Research at El Paso, El Paso, TX (co-author: R. Lacewell)
How to Speculate in Water - Conditional Water Rights for Oil Shale Development - Charles Podolak, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC (co-author: M. Doyle)
Exchange Session on Emerging Water Technology - Lisa Beutler, MWH, Sacramento, CA (co-author: K. Guivetchi)

Moderator - Cherie Schultz
ICPRB, Rockville, MD

Development of a Real-Time Watershed Model for Low Flow Forecasting - Cherie Schultz, ICPRB, Rockville, MD (co-author: R. Mandel)
Streamflow Comparison among Gages at the Mouths of Major Tributaries to the Willamette River, Oregon - Glen Hess, U.S. Geological Survey, Portland, OR
Effectiveness Monitoring Strategy for Total Maximum Daily Load Implementation Plans in Washington State - Scott Collyard, WA Department of Ecology, Olympia, WA (co-author: G. Onwumere)
Toxics Monitoring in Oregon: A Statewide Approach - Wade Peerman, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Hillsboro, OR (co-author: L. A. Pillsbury)


Tuesday / November 5 / 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Moderator - Lisa Beutler
MWH, Sacramento, CA

Learning, Modeling, and Envisioning: An Application of Integrated Water and Land Use Planning - Enjie Li, Utah State University, Logan, UT (co-authors: S. Li, J. Endter-Wada)
Tapping the Land Use Calculator - Elizabeth Patterson, California Department of Water Resources, Sacramento, CA (co-authors: A. Hinds, N. Andrews, L. Beutler)
Assessing the Effectiveness of Land Use Regulations: an Assessment Framework and Results of a five-year (2008-2012) Study in Developing, Rural Areas of King County, Washington - Gino Lucchetti, King County DNRP, Seattle, WA (co-authors: J. Latterell, L. Fore, R. Timm, A. Marina, C. Torgersen, J. Michalak)
Benefits of IRWM in a Rural Area Facing Development Pressure - Weaving together Land Use and Water Planning Process and Policy to Address Groundwater Overdraft, Stormwater Quality and Issues at the Agriculture Urban Interface - Matthew Zidar, GEI, Inc., Rancho Cordova, CA

Moderator - John Tracy
IWRRI-University of Idaho, Boise, ID

Investigating Aquarium Trade Risk as an Invasive Species Pathway Through Store Representative Surveys in the Pacific Region - Briita Orwick, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service / PSU, Portland, OR (co-authors: A. Strecker, R. Draheim)
Factors Influencing the Establishment, Dispersal, and Increased Abundance of American Shad in the Pacific Northwest - Daniel Hasselman, University of California Santa Cruz, SantaCruz, CA (co-authors: Hinrichsen, R.A. Shields, B.A. Ebbesmeyer, C.C.)
Optimal Spatial Invasive Species Management in a River Network - Kim Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: H.J. Albers, M.A. Taleghan, T.G. Dietterich, M. Crowley)
Elevated pH: an Effective, Economical and Safe Tool to Control Release of Invasive Species - Christine Moffitt, U.S. Geological Survey, Idaho Cooperative Research Unit, Moscow, ID (co-authors: B.J. Watten, A. Barenberg)

Moderator - M. Cristina Negri
Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL

New Approaches to Understanding Microbial Quality in Chicago's Urban Waterways - M. Cristina Negri, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL (co-authors: J. A. Gilbert, G. Rijal, M. Urgun- Demirtas, I. Zarraonaindia, J. Marcell, H. Ssegane)
Stormwater Quality in Utah's Largest Green Infrastructure Community Development: A Pilot Study - Bo Yang, Utah State University, Logan, UT (co-authors: J. S. Horsburgh, P. Blackmore )
Impact of Autumn Olive Removal on Nitrogen Cycling and Leaching - Karl Williard, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (co-authors: N. Montaño, J. E. Schoonover, J. Groninger)
Citizen Science Contributions to the Understanding of Well Water Quality - John Peckenham, Maine Water Resources Research Institute, Orono, ME (co-author: T Thornton)

Moderator - Heejun Chang
Portland State University, Portland, OR

Mapping Streamflow Sensitivities to Climate Warming in the Pacific Northwest, USA - Mohammad Safeeq, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: G. E. Grant, S. L. Lewis, M. Kramer, B. Staab)
Changing Snow Cover in the Oregon Cascades: A Modeling Study of the McKenzie and Deschutes Headwater Catchments - Matthew Cooper, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: A.Nolin, G. Grant, M.Safeeq, S.Lewis, L. Hempel)
Simulating the Effects of Climate Change on Flow and Temperature Downstream of Detroit Lake, Oregon - Norman Buccola, U.S. Geological Survey, Portland, OR (co-author: J. Risley)
Potential Shifts in Hydrologic Ecosystem Services Under Climate Change and Urban Development Scenarios - Heejun Chang, Portland State University, Portland, OR (co-authors: R.Hoyer, M. Psaris, S. Hamlin, D. Ervin, E. Dietrich, B. Cochran, T. Winfield, J. Lambrinos)

Moderator - Martha Corrozi Narvaez
University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Modeling the Danger Zone: Using Ecological Thresholds to Guide Technology Development - Hanna Breunig, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (co-authors: A. J. Gadgil, A. Horvath, J.D. Radke, T. E. McKone)
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - A Management Tool Available for Prioritizing Species Specific Recovery Efforts - Kristi Webb, Steigers Corporation, Missoula, MT (co-author: G. Gillin)
Institutional and Economic Complication of River Basin Water Quality Management: The Case of Selenium in Colorado's Lower Arkansas River Valley - Misti Sharp, Colorado State University-Department of Agricultural and Natural, Fort Collins, CO (co-authors: D. L. Hoag, E. C. Romero, T. K. Gates, R. T. Bailey)
Toward Sustainable Water Governance through Digital Technology: The Potential of Virtual Learning Platforms - Wietske Medema, McGill University, St Anne de Bellevue, QC (co-authors: A. Wals, J. Adamowski)

Moderator - David Gilbey
Aquatic Informatics, Inc. Vancouver, BC, Canada

W3T - A Flow-Temperature Water Transaction Tool to Support Instream Transactions - Michael Deas, Watercourse Engineering, Inc., Davis, CA (co-author: A. Bale)
Modeling Water-Quality Risks Associated With Pesticide Fate and Transport During a High-Intensity Rainfall Event in the Midwestern United States - David Lampert, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL (co-author: M. Wu)
Water Management Modeling in the Deschutes Basin using MODSIM - Jennifer Johnson, Bureau of Reclamation, Boise, ID (co-author: J. LaMarche)


Tuesday / November 5 / 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36

Moderator - Brian Chaffin and Dan Calvert
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Translating Resilience into Water Resource Management Policy - Eric Perramond, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
Using a Participatory Approach to Identify Opportunities to Overcome Scale Mismatch and Improve Water Resource Governance in Rural Costa Rica: Insights for Resilience Theory Thinking and Application - Renee Hill, University of Idaho and CATIE, Moscow, ID (co-authors: L. Keesecker, T. Joyal, K. Welsh-Unwala)
Beyond Projects: Building Resiliency in Water Resource Restoration Programs in the Willamette River Basin - Kendra Smith, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, Portland, OR
A 'Desired State' for Water Resource Use and Allocation: The Role of 'Resilience Thinking' in the Transformation of Water Governance in the Klamath Basin, USA - Brian Chaffin, Oregon State University, Moscow, ID

Moderator - Mark Sytsma
Portland State University, Portland, OR

The Fall Diet of Smallmouth Bass and Walleye in the Middle Columbia River: Influence of Juvenile American Shad and Consequences for Predation on Salmonids - Brien Rose, U.S. Geological Survey, Cook, WA (co-authors: G. S. Hansen, D. Ayers, M. H. Weaver, E. S. Van Dyke, M. G. Mesa)
Welcome or Unwelcome Guests? Our Complex Relationship with Nonnative Sport Fishes - Beth Sanderson, NOAA Fisheries, Seattle, WA (co-authors: M.P. Carey, K. A. Barnas, J. Olden)
Could Control Efforts Increase the Population of an Estuarine Invader? - Brian Turner, Portland State University, Portland, OR (co-authors: C. de Rivera, E. Grosholz, G. Ruiz)
The Effects of Dissolved Calcium and Temperature on Growth and Survival of Invasive quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) - Mark Sytsma, Portland State University, Portland, OR (co-author: B. Adair)

Moderator - Felix Kristanovich
ENVIRON International, Seattle, WA

Phosphorus Dynamics During Rainfall-Runoff Events in Tile Dominated Agricultural Watershed - Rohith Gali, Iowa State University, Ames, IA (co-authors: M. L. Soupir, T. Isenhart)
Long-Term Changes in Nitrate Conditions Over the 20th Century in Two Midwestern Corn Belt Streams - Valerie Kelly, U.S. Geological Survey, Portland, OR (co-authors: T. Stets, C. Crawford)
Approach for Bridging Gaps in Water Quality Management - Robert McConnell, Tampa Bay Water, Clearwater, FL (co-authors: T. Janicki, D. Robison)
Occurrence of Cryptosporidium and Other Frank Pathogens and Indicators in Small Rural Water System Waters in Puerto Rico - Graciela Ramirez toro, CECIA, UIPR, San German, PR (co-authors: H. A. Minnigh, M. Ryan)

Moderator - Paul Pickett
Washington Department of Ecology, Olympia, WA

Crowd-Sourcing an Accurate Stream Temperature Model for the Northwest US to Facilitate Regionally Consistent TMDL and Species Vulnerability Assessments, Efficient Monitoring, and Inter-Agency Coordination - Dan Isaak, U.S. Forest Service, Boise, ID (co-authors: S. Wenger, E. Peterson, J. Ver Hoef, C. Luce, D. Nagel, S. Hostetler, J. Dunham, J. Kershner, B. Roper, D. Horan, G. Chandler, S. Parkes, S. Wollrab)
Using to Streamflow to Characterize Vulnerability of Streams in Climate Change Risk Assessment - Christopher Konrad, U.S. Geological Survey, Washington Water Science Center, Tacoma, WA
Climate Impacts, Hydrology, and Planning: Datasets and Case Studies - Lara Whitely Binder, Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington, W, Seattle, WA (co-authors: A. Snover, G. S. Mauger, E. P. Salath, I. M. Tohver, S. Lee, M. Stumbaugh)
Integrated Modeling over the Pacific Northwest Region for Sustainable Natural and Agricultural Resource Management - Kirti Rajagopalan, Civil and Environmental Dept., Washington State University, Pullman, WA (co-authors: J. Adam, K. Chinnayakanahalli, C. Stockle, M. Brady, C. Kruger, M. E. Barber, G. Yorgey, K. Malek, S. Dinesh, A. Hamlet, J. Harrison)

Moderator - Noel Gollehon
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Beltsville, MD

Improving Nutrient Retention during the Establishment of Riparian Buffers: Biochar's Potential as a Soil Amendment - Audrey Sweet , Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (co-authors: J. E. Schoonover, K. W.J. Williard, R. L. Cook, N. L. Holm)
The Effect of Application Timing on the Release, Transport and Fate of a Controlled Release Fertilizer - Adam Coleman, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL (co-authors: J. E. Schoonover, K. W.J. Williard, R. L. Cook)
Using Bioenergy Crops as a Tool for Improved Water Quality and Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Agricultural Landscapes - M. Cristina Negri, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL (co-authors: M. U. Demirtas, G. Gopalakrishnan, H. Ssegane)
Trends in Recoverable Manure Nutrients - Noel Gollehon, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Beltsville , MD

Moderator - Corrinna Hugaboom
HDR Engineering, Inc., Boise, ID

Adaptive Management of Urban Watersheds - Olivia Odom Green, U.S. EPA, Cincinnati, OH (co-authors: A. Garmestani, W. D. Shuster)
Physical Susceptibility of Navigable Waters in Alaska - Terence Schwarz, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Juneau, AK (co-authors: S. Ogan, W. Steinberger, D. Schade, R. Weber)
The Effect of Size on Operational Efficiency of Wastewater Treatment Systems - Sridhar Vedachalam, NYSWRI, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (co-authors: B. Rahm, J. Choi, S. Riha)
A Novel Flow Management Strategy for Mitigating Phytoplankton Blooms in Tributaries of the Three Gorges Reservoir - Jun Ma, Portland State University, Portland, OR (co-authors: D. Liu, S. A. Wells, D. Ji, Z. Yang)

Tuesday / November 5 / 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42

Moderator - Michael Gallagher
Washington State Department of Ecology, Olympia, WA

Water Banking in Arizona: Storing and Recovering Colorado River Water for Future Use - Laura Grignano, Central Arizona Project, Phoenix, AZ (co-author: K. Seasholes)
Chill out: Integrating Thermal Stripping and Economics to Improve Water Quality - Elizabeth Morrison, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: T. Jarvis, W. K. Jaeger, A. Stebbins)
Tapping Toilets: Emerging Markets for Effluent in the Desert Southwest - Drew LaFiandra, WestWater Research, Phoenix, AZ (co-authors: C. Landry, Ma.Payne)
Successful Mitigation for 4 Watersheds From 3 Cities - Michael Gallagher, Washington State Department of Ecology, Olympia, WA

Moderator - David Zetland
Aguanomics, Mission Viejo, CA

Tradition Versus Dogma: Water Metering in England and Wales - David Zetland, Aguanomics, Mission Viejo, CA
A Real Options Model of Water-Saving Infrastructure Investment Under Economic and Hydrological Uncertainty in Utah - Augustina Odame, Utah State University, Logan, UT (co-author: C. Sims)
Using the Smart Grid for Water to Future-Proof Our Utilities and Cities - Graham Symmonds, Global Water Resources, Phoenix, AZ (co-author: T. Hill)

Moderator - Timothy Reilly
U.S. Geological Survey, West Trenton, NJ

Occurrence and Non-Target Affects of Fungicides in Three Targeted Use Areas in the United States. - Timothy Reilly, U.S. Geological Survey, West Trenton, NJ (co-authors: K. L. Smalling, E. R. Wilson)
Occurrence of Neonicotinoid Insecticides in Water in Two U.S. Regions - Michelle Hladik, U.S. Geological Survey, Sacramento, CA (co-authors: D. Calhoun, K. Smalling, K. Kuivila, D. Koplin)
Subsurface Hydrology Effects on Chemical Transport in Agricultural Drainage Ditches Using a 20 Meter Flume - Colton Yoder, Purdue University / USDA Nat. Soil Erosion Research Lab., West Lafayette, IN (co-authors: C. Huang, L. Bowling, D.R. Smith)

Moderator - Marshall Gannett
U.S. Geological Survey Oregon Water Science Center, Portland, OR

Using USEPA SWMM Modeling Results to Estimate Groundwater Recharge for a Proposed Development in Tulare County - Donna Bodine, Geosyntec, Oakland, CA (co-authors: K. Havens, L. Austin)
Optimal Groundwater Depletion and Capital Expansion - Zack Donohew, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Dams and Their Use in Recharging Groundwater - Mehemed Razzaghi, Faculty of Engineering, Al-Jabal Al-Gharbi University, Tripoli, Libya (co-authors: A.A. Ganfoud, A. F. Krekchi )
A Comparative Analysis of Two Low-Cost Manual Water-Lifting Devices Appropriate For Household Groundwater Supply Systems in Developing Communities - Michael F. MacCarthy, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (co-authors: J. D. Carpenter, J. R. Mihelcic)

Moderator - Boosik Kang
Dankook University, Republic of Korea

Ann-Based Spatially Downscaled Daily Precipitation Projection Under AR5 Scenarios in Han River Basin - Boosik Kang, Dankook University, Yongin-si, Republic of Korea (co-author: S. Moon)
The Projection of Extreme Rainfall Based on SRES and RCP Scenarios in South Korea - Jun-Haeng Heo, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea (co-author: W.Nam)
An Evaluation of Potential Effects of Climate Change on Water Quality in the New York City Water Supply - Mark Zion, New York City Deptartment of Environmental Protection, Kingston, NY (co-authors: D. C. Pierson, N. R. Samal, R. Mukundan, D. G. Smith, E. M. Schneiderman, A. H. Matonse)
Texas Reservoir Firm Yield Reliability Assessment - Yujuin Yang, Texa Water Development Board, Austin, TX (co-authors: R. Solis, J. Zhu)

Moderator - Janice Keeley
Brown and Caldwell, Portland, OR

New Technologies for Recycling StormWater: Exceeding BMPs Today and a Strategy to Keep it that Way - Jim Hinkley, Environmental Business Solutions, Portland, OR
Rain Check: Green Tools and Philadelphia Homes - Evaluating the Feasibility and Cost Effectiveness of Residential Stormwater Management Tools in Philadelphia - Matthew Condiotti, CDM Smith, Philadelphia, PA
Urban Stormwater Conservation Area - Marisa Sowles, Geum Environmental Consulting, Inc., Hamilton, MT (co-authors: T. Parker, W. Irion)

Modelling the Impact of Stormwater Source-Control Infiltration Techniques on Catchment Baseflow - Perrine Hamel, Monash University, VIC, Australia (co-authors: T. Fletcher)

Wednesday / November 6 / 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48

Moderator - Ari Michelsen
Texas A&M AgriLife Research at El Paso, El Paso, TX

Is it Possible to Insert Financing Discipline in Integrated Flood Management? - Yung-Hsin Sun, MWH Americas, Inc., Sacramento, CA (co-author: K. Shively)
Beach Management Strategies Economic Assessment - Ari Michelsen, Texas A&M AgriLife Research at El Paso, El Paso, TX (co-authors: R.J. Johnston, G. Parsons, J. Eisenhardt)
Emergency Costs during Flood Events: Innovative Economic Evaluations applied for Feasibility Studies in Northern California and Southern Louisiana - Vincent Barbara, MWH, Sacramento, CA (co-authors: N. Applegate, B. Maestri, T. Shimabukuro, G. Bedker, S. Parvathinathan, J. Ibrahim)
Does the US Army Corps of Engineers Need More Economists? - David Zetland, Aguanomics, Mission Viejo, CA

Moderator - Wayne Wright
GeoEngineers, Inc., Seattle, WA

Molly Lawrence, Van Ness Feldman Gordon Derr, Seattle, WA
John Graves, FEMA, Region X, Bothell, WA (invited)
Amanda Punton, Oregon Dept. of Land Conservation and Development, Portland, OR (invited)

On September 22, 2008, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) completed consultation under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The proposed action for this consultation was the continued administration of the National Flood Insurance Program. NMFS provided its Opinion on the effects of the NFIP on listed species found within the Puget Sound region, which are Puget Sound (PS) Chinook salmon (Oncorhyncus tshawytscha), PS steelhead (O. mykiss), Hood Canal summer-run chum salmon (O. keta), Lake Ozette sockeye salmon (O. nerka) and the Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW) (Orcinus orca). NMFS concluded that the action, as proposed, is likely to jeopardize the continued existence of the following salmon Evolutionary Significant Units (ESUs): PS Chinook salmon, Hood Canal summer-chum salmon, and PS steelhead. Implementation of the three NFIP components in the Puget Sound region is not likely to jeopardize Lake Ozette sockeye salmon. The NMFS also concludes that implementation of the NFIP is likely to destroy or adversely modify designated critical habitats of PS Chinook salmon, and Hood Canal summer-chum salmon. The NFIP is not likely to destroy or adversely modify designated critical habitat of Lake Ozette sockeye salmon. After reviewing the current status of the endangered population of SRKWs, their critical habitat and the environmental baseline for the action area, the effects of the NFIP, and the cumulative effects, it is NMFS' Opinion that the NFIP is likely to jeopardize the continued existence of SRKWs and likely to adversely modify their critical habitat. This BiOp focused on three primary elements of the NFIP: 1) Floodplain mapping, 2) Floodplain development following fill, and 3) Levee Maintenance Issues. This panel will be comprised of local jurisdiction officials, land use attorneys, and federal agencies to discuss the ramifications of this action, what has taken place since 2008 and what the next steps will be to address floodplain protection as they relate to endangered species.

Moderator - Kristel Fesler
City of Hillsboro, Hillsboro, OR

Collaborative Efforts for Source Water Protection - Kimberly Swan, Clackamas River Water Providers, Oregon City, OR
Identifying and Evaluating Sources of Potential Contamination to Drinking Water Supply from Surface Waters - Kristel Fesler, City of Hillsboro, Hillsboro, OR (co-author: J. Manley)
Portland's Groundwater Protection Program - An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure - Douglas Wise, Portland Water Bureau, Portland, OR
McKenzie Watershed Voluntary Incentives Program: Investing in Natural Capital to Protect Drinking Water in Oregon - Karl Morgenstern, Eugene Water & Electric Board, Eugene, OR

Moderator - Michael E. Campana
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

A Desktop Suitability Assessment of Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) in Washington State - Maria Gibson, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (co-author: M. E. Campana)
Regulatory Disparities of ASR Projects in the US: An Old Fashion Showdown in Texas, the Outlaw of Georgia, and the Big Cheese Gone South in Wisconsin - Maria Gibson, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Preliminary Evaluation of Aquifer Storage and Recovery, Columbia River Off-Channel Aquifer Storage Project - James Miller, GeoEngineers, Inc., Redmond, WA (co-authors: G. Gregory, J. Covert)
Webster Well 1 Aquifer Storage Recovery Demonstration Project - Amy Ewing, Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc., Albuquerque , NM (co-authors: J. M. Stomp III, K. Yuhas, A. Friedt )

Moderator - Teresa Thornton
Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach, FL

Encouraging the Next Generation to Manage and Protect Water Resources - Teresa Thornton, Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach, FL
New Approaches to Riparian Forest Restoration and Stewardship - Mike Liquori, Sound Watershed, Alameda, CA (co-author: P. Cafferata)
Influence of Riparian Buffer Management Strategies on Root Biomass and Soil Aggregates - Amanda Gumbert, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (co-author: M. Coyne)
Alice in Precipitationland - Mariza Costa-Cabral, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, Seattle, WA

Moderator - Allyson Beall
Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Hal Cardwell, Institute for Water Resources, Alexandria, VA
Daniel Sheer, HydroLogics, Inc., Columbia, MD
Gail Bingham, RESOLVE, Washington, D.C.

Resolving water management issues requires careful consideration of numerous organizations, differing values and goals, inter-related technical issues, and sometimes a politically-charged arena. Collaborative Modeling for Decision Support is an approach that weaves together conflict management with computer modeling, combining technical analyses with collaboration and traditional planning principles. It integrates science, policy, and societal values to aid discussion, help translate science, build and test hypotheses, and generate better solutions. The model-building process offers unique opportunities to test individual values and assumptions, bridge gaps between perceptions and science, and explore a wide range of "what-if" scenarios that can yield better understanding, better solutions, and better likelihood of supportable and implementable outcomes. The approach is invaluable in helping find technically-appropriate and politically-feasible solutions to multi-party water management issues. This panel provides an opportunity to hear from and engage with recognized experts who have long-standing experience in Collaborative Modeling for Decision Support. Panelists will highlight the lessons they have learned over decades of work with a variety of projects, focusing on what these lessons from the past imply for present efforts. Short news-style examples will illustrate key points. Opportunity will be provided for interchange between panelists and those in the audience, with a goal of providing insights that can lead to current efforts having greater impact.

Wednesday / November 6 / 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54

Moderator - Alyssa Mucken
Oregon Water Resources Department, Salem, OR

Alyssa Mucklin presenting for Eric Stricklin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Portland District, Portland, OR
April Snell, Oregon Water Resources Congress, Salem, OR
Todd Heidgerken, Community and Intergovernmental Relations, Tualatin Valley Water District, OR
Dwight French, Water Right Services Division Administrator, Oregon Water Resources Department, Salem, OR

In 2012, Oregon adopted its first statewide Integrated Water Resources Strategy, a blueprint for understanding and meeting Oregonfs water needs.instream and out]of]stream.now and into the future. Oregon took the unusual step of constructing a plan without waiting for a statewide drought, flood, litigation, or other crisis, unlike many other states. Also unique to Oregon, this Strategy departs from traditional water supply planning in that it incorporates water quantity, water quality, and ecosystem considerations.

The Oregon Water Resources Department led development of the Strategy, together with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Oregonfs tribes, public and private sector stakeholders, and state and federal agencies played a prominent role in identifying water]related challenges and solutions.

Using a process that involved extensive public outreach, the Strategy identifies the most critical waterrelated challenges facing communities throughout Oregon. It recommends more than forty actions to address these challenges. During the first year of implementation, the State and its partners are pursuing actions focused on improving surface water and groundwater data, facilitating local water planning and water supply development opportunities, advancing instream protections, and developing funding options to help local communities and state agencies meet their water]related responsibilities.

Following a brief overview of the Strategy, a panel of agency representatives and organizations will provide their perspectives on implementing a number of recommended actions.

Discussions will focus on four specific efforts.

  • Reallocating water to meet multiple needs from the Willamette Basin Project, a series of 13 dams and reservoirs used primarily for flood risk reduction, pollution abatement, and irrigation.
  • Improving opportunities for in]conduit hydropower development in Oregon, while at the same time providing greater financial support for priority fish passage projects.
  • Furthering water supply development opportunities that benefit both economic development and Oregonfs environment. Historically, Oregon had neither the authority nor funding to support a formal water supply program.
  • Advancing the protection of instream flows, through the designation of scenic waterways and instream water right applications. Although these are well established tools, they have not been used to establish instream flows in recent years.

Moderator - Wayne Wright
GeoEngineers, Inc., Seattle, WA

Flood Control Strategies by Small Municipalities in the Central Susquehanna River Floodplain - Don Duke, Bucknell University , Lewisburg, PA (co-authors: E. Kalnins, R. Murphy)
Climate Change, Drought and Flooding: an Ecosystem Services Approach to The Everglades National Park and the Mississippi River Watershed - Daniel Williams, University of Florida, Seattle, WA
Drought Management Strategies in the Lower Flint River Basin of Georgia - Mark Masters, Albany State University/GA Water Policy Center, Albany, GA (co-author: K. Rowles)
Evaluating Drought in Managed System: Matters of Water Supply and Demand - David Hoekema, University of Idaho, Boise, ID (co-authors: J. Jin, J. Ryu)

Moderator - Janice Keeley
Brown and Caldwell, Portland, OR

Developing Climate Adaptation Strategies for Water Utilities Using Robust Decision Making - David Yates, NCAR, Boulder, CO (co-authors: A. Fencel, J. Fischbach, D. Groves, N. Kalra, V. Mehta, D. Purkey, B. Wright)
Hydro-Economic Modeling of Management Responses to Climate Change in the Boise River Basin - Robert Schmidt, Idaho Water Resources Research Institute, Boise, ID (co-authors: G. Taylor, L. Stodick, B. Contor)
Climate Ready Water Utilities: Helping the Water Sector Prepare for and Adapt to a Climate Change - J. Elise Tao, CSC, Alexandra, VA (co-author: C. Baranowski)

Moderator - Michael E. Campana
Oregon State University, Portland, OR

Aquifer Recharge as a Water Management Tool in an Alluvial Fan System - Steven Patten, Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council, Milton Freewater, OR (co-authors: B. Wolcott, T. Baker, K. Lindsey)
Evaluating the Use of Artificial Groundwater Recharge for Stream Habitat Enhancement - Walter Burt, GSI Water Solutions, Inc., Portland, OR (co-author: J. Melady)
Use of Integrated Vadose Zone Investigative Methods to Optimize Artificial Recharge Site Selection - Jason Keller, GeoSystems Analysis, Inc., Hood River, OR (co-authors: M. Milczarek, R. Rice, T. Yao)
A Comparison of Single and Double Ring Cylinder Infiltrometer Methods for Measuring Infiltration Rates - Jason Keller, GeoSystems Analysis, Inc., Hood River, OR (co-authors: R. Rice, M. Milczarek)

Moderator - Matt Deniston
Sitka Technology Group, Portland, OR

Implementing Data Quality Assurance and Control Procedures at the Time of Data Capture - Steve Rentmeester, Sitka Technology Group, Portland, OR (co-authors: M. Deniston, J. Feingold, J. Lewis)
Creating Custom Data Collection Applications for Remote Use on Mobile (LOS) Devices - Reid Camp, Utah State University, Moscow, ID (co-author: J. Wheaton)
Too Many Choices! What Mobile Technologies are Right for My Organization? - Lowell Ballard, Timmons Group, Richmond, VA
Utilizing the Internet and Cell Phone Networks to Collect Real-Time Fish Passage and Water Quality Data - Jennifer Miller, Colville Confederated Tribes, Omak, WA (co-authors: D. Hathaway, S. Schaller)

Moderator - Stacy Langsdale
Institute for Water Resources, US Army Corps of Engineers, Alexandria, VA

From Plentiful to Scarce and from Conflict to Collaboration: Stakeholder Initiatives in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Basin - Gail Bingham, RESOLVE, Washington, DC (co-author: M. H. Masters)
Collaborative Modeling in the Columbia Basin: First stop, the Spokane Valley Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer System - Allyson Beall, Washington State University, Pullman, WA (co-authors: M. Thornton, L. Allen)
Ask The Experts: Collaborative Modeling to Assess Climate Impacts on Water Resources in the Big Wood Basin, Idaho - Allison Marshall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: J. Stevenson, J. Bolte, D. Lach, J. Koch)
Lake Superior Shared Vision Planning Study Leads to New Regulation Rules - Lisa Bourget, US Army Corps of Engineers, Alexandria, VA

Wednesday / November 6 / 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60

Moderator - Alyssa Mucken
Oregon Water Resources Department, Salem, OR

Oregon's Planning, Regulatory, and Technology Options for Water Management at Large Energy Generation Projects - Rebecca O'Neil, Oregon Department of Energy, Salem, OR (co-authors: K. Stahr, B. O. Bateman)
Improving Oregon's Agricultural Water Quality through Focused Assessment, Assistance and Enforcement - Mike Powers, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Salem, OR
Advancing Environmental Flows and Levels Approaches to Balance Water Needs for People and Ecosystems - Leslie Bach, The Nature Conservancy in Oregon, Portland, OR (co-authors: C. Budai, A. R. Aldous, P. Carroll)

Moderator - Wayne Wright
GeoEngineers, Inc., Seattle, WA

Flood Modeling in Support of the U.S. Military - Clay LaHatte, US Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS (co-authors: M. Follum, M. R. Jourdan)
A Comparison of Dam Breach Model Results Between 1-D HEC-RAS (4.1) and 2-D HEC-RAS (ALPHA Version) for a US Forest Service Dam in Central Oregon - Daniel Christensen, WEST Conslutants, Portland, OR (co-authors: C. Goodell, S. Bogavelli)
Coastal Flood Protection Design in New York and New Jersey Region After Superstorm Sandy - Shan Zou, ARCADIS US Inc., Boulder, CO (co-authors: H. Roberts, J. Atkinson, R. Lagumbay, Z. Cobell)
GIS Analysis of Tropical Storm Sandy's Storm Surge - Roger Ruggles, Lafayette College, Easton, PA

Moderator - Arturo Leon
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Development of a State-of-the-Art Computational Framework for the Optimal Control of Multi-Reservoir Systems Under Uncertainty - Arturo S. Leon, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: C. Giffords-Miears, N. Gibson, C. Hoyle)
Pareto-Optimal Solutions and Operational Strategies for a Multi-Objective Reservoir with Ecological and Environmental Purposes: A Case Study of Qingshitan Reservoir - Duan Chen, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: A. S. Leon, Q. Chen, R. Li)
Optimization of Reservoir Management for Flood Control, Irrigation and Power Generation - Massimiliano Parisi, KISTERS North America, Citrus Heights, CA (co-authors: G. Mojica, A. Schwaigkofler)

Moderator - Walter Burt
GSI Water Solutions, Inc., Portland, OR

Exploring Best Management Practices for Decreasing Selenium in the Stream-Aquifer System of Colorado's Lower Arkansas River Valley - Erica Romero, Colorado State University-Department of Civil and Environmental , Fort Collins, CO (co-authors: R. T. Bailey, T. K. Gates, M. D. Sharp, D. L. Hoag)
Nitrate Characteristics in Groundwater Supplies Near Springfield, Nebraska - Amanda Flynn, U.S. Geological Survey, Lincoln, NE
Effects of Groundwater Withdrawals on the Transport of Nitrogen in the Big Sunflower River Basin, Northwestern Mississippi - Jeannie Barlow, U.S. Geological Survey, MS WSC, Jackson, MS (co-authors: R. H. Coupe, R. Kröger)

Moderator - John Risley
U.S. Geological Survey, Oregon Water Science Center, Portland, OR

Headwater Hydrologic and Energy Responses to Climate Change--North Santiam River in Western Oregon - John Risley, U.S. Geological Survey, Portland, OR (co-authors: N.Buccola, S. Hostetler, J. Alder)
Simulating Hydrologic Response to Climate and Landscape Change Using the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, Southeastern United States - Jacob Lafontaine, U.S. Geological Survey, Atlanta, GA (co-author: L. Hay)
Comparison of Watershed-Scale Runoff Simulations for Climate Change Assessment - Eric Watson, Portland State University, Portland, OR (co-authors: T. Epps, H. Chang)
Application of a Watershed Model to Assess the Impact of Past and Projected Future Climate Variability on Hydrologic Response, Yosemite National Park, California - John Risley, U.S. Geological Survey, San Diego, CA (co-authors: K. Koczot, W. A. Seymour)

Moderator - Daniel Sheer
HydroLogics, Inc., Columbia, MD

Uncharted Waters--How Collaborative Modeling is Changing The Role of Models in IWRM - Stefanie M. Falconi, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (co-author: H. E. Cardwell
The Use of Gaming as a Part of Collaborative Processes in Water Resources - Rationale and Results - Daniel Sheer, HydroLogics Inc, Columbia, MD
Connecting mediated modeling approaches from the local to global - Marjan van den Belt, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand (co-author: D. Blake)
Collaborative Technology to Support Water Resources Management - Brian Manwaring, U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, Tucson, AZ (co-authors: B. Manwaring, K. Siderelis)

Wednesday / November 6 / 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66


Moderator - Andrew Graham
HDR Engineering, Inc., Olympia, WA

William Zachman, Washington State Department of Ecology, Lacey, WA
Tom Loranger, Washington State Department of Ecology, Lacey, WA
Karen Terwilleger, Washington Forest Protection Association, Olympia, WA
Mike Kaputa, Natural Recources, Chelan County, Wenatchee, WA
Jeff Breckel, Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board, Longview, WA

In 1998 the Washington State Legislature launched a bold experiment in managing the State's water resources: the Watershed Planning Program (Chapter 90.82 RCW). The program offers State funding to local water resource planning groups comprising a range of stakeholders and organized around the State's 62 distinct hydrologic areas. These areas cut across political jurisdictions, offering new and creative opportunities to resolve water management issues. To receive funding, watershed planning groups had to address water quantity issues, and could also choose to address water quality, fish habitat and instream flows. Over the program's 15 years, local groups, working closely with Washington State's natural resource agencies, have developed and begun to implement a wide variety of water resource management solutions. This conference session will take stock of the original legislative intent and how it has been applied on the ground. Lessons learned from local groups will be reviewed, both in terms of the Washington State program and for application to integrated water resource planning in other states. In addition the session will explore how Washington State has managed the program through an era of severe budget cuts. Speakers will include one participant from the original legislative process that authorized the program, state agency managers who have been instrumental in administering the program, and local planning group representatives who will share their experiences. Attendees will gain an appreciation for the complexities and opportunities of real-world collaborative water resource planning across a varied terrain with a range of water supply and natural resource needs.

Moderator - Cheryl Ulrich
Weston Solutions, Inc., Atlantic Beach, FL

Climate Change Vulnerability Analysis for California Sacramento-San Joaquin Flood Management System - Yung-Hsin Sun , MWH Americas, Inc., Sacramento, CA (co-authors: E. Clyde, M. Young)
Flood Response You Can Take to the Bank - Andy Bryant, National Weather Service, Portland, OR (co-author: D. L. Miller)
An Analytical Method for Deriving Reservoir Operation Curves to Maximize Social Benefits from Multiple Uses of Water in the Willamette River Basin - Kathleen Moore, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: J. Jones, B. Jaeger)
An Approach to Developing Dynamic Reservoir Operations to Improve Management under Historical and Climate-Change Informed Hydrology - Megan Rivera, HydroLogics, Columbia, MD (co-authors: D. Sheer, B. Wright, S. Nebiker)

Moderator - May Wu
Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL

Availability of Reclaimed Municipal Wastewater as an Alternative Water Source for Advanced Biofuel Production in the U.S. - May Wu, Argonne National Lab, Lemont, IL (co-author: Y. Chiu)
Development of Life Cycle Water Footprints for Oil Production Pathways - Babkir Ali, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada (co-author: A. Kumar)
An Integrated Optimization Model for Wind-Driven Desalination of Brackish Groundwater Resources - Annette Hernandez, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (co-authors: S. Singaraju, V.Uddameri)
Agent-Based Modeling Approaches to Understanding Environmental Impacts of NG Supply Shock - Vanessa N. Vargas, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM (co-authors: A.V. Outkin, P. H. Kobos , V. C. Tidwell, B. Caudill Dealy)

Moderator - Marshall Gannett
U.S. Geological Survey Oregon Water Science Center, Portland, OR

The Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho--Recent Results from the U.S. Geological Survey Groundwater Resources Program - Erick Burns, U.S. Geological Survey Oregon Water Science Center, Portland, OR (co-authors: D. M. Ely, D. T. Snyder, S. C. Kahle)
Deciphering Stream Network Interactions With Columbia River Basalt Group Aquifers' in Fifteenmile Creek Watershed, Oregon - Jonathan La Marche, Oregon Water Resources Department, Bend, OR (co-authors: J. Hackett, M. Norton, R. Wood)
A Conceptual Groundwater Model of the Upper Umatilla River Basin - Kate Ely, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Pendleton, OR (co-author: N. Herrera)
Future Municipal Water Supplies in the Semi-Arid Columbia Basin Groundwater Management Area - Kevin Lindsey, GSI Water Solutions, Inc., Kennewick, WA (co-author: P. Stoker)

Moderator - Lauren Hay
U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO

A Quick Approach to Projecting Future Streamflow in the Pacific Northwest - Julie Vano, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (co-author: D. Lettenmaier)
Evaluation of Downscaled GCMs as Drivers for Hydrological and Stream Temperature Simulation in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin (1961-1999) - Lauren Hay, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO (co-authors: J. LaFontaine, S. Markstrom)
Variability of Streamflow Response to Climate Change Scenarios in the Central Rockies - Andrew Bock, U.S. Geological Survey, Lakewood, CO (co-authors: L. Hay, G.McCabe, D.Atkinson)
Future Water Supply Projections under Climate Change in South Korea - Moon-Hwan Lee, Sejong University, Seoul, Korea (co-author: D. Bae)

Moderator - Lisa Bourget
Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alexandria, VA

Table Hosts:
Brian Manwaring, U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, Tucson, AZ
Marjan van den Belt, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Hal Cardwell, Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alexandria, VA
Stacy Langsdale, Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alexandria, VA
Allyson Beall, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

This session will build on earlier expert panel discussions, presentations, and audience experience to explore in small groups key issues affecting the range and effectiveness of Collaborative Modeling for Decision Support. Issues selected pose particular challenges and opportunities, and the discussions will help frame approaches useful for future implementation. The world café method provides an informal but structured means of engaging in multiple small group discussions. Those attending this session should consider themselves to be participants (as opposed to an audience), and ideas and observations are welcomed! Participants self-select which discussions to join, and may choose to stay with one discussion topic throughout or switch to other topics. Each discussion topic will be framed and encouraged by a "table host", and discussions (unattributed if desired) captured by note-takers.

Topics for small group discussion include the following issues:

  • The role of human dynamics and power gaming on success or failure
  • Issues of scale, from community to regional to global
  • The intersection between scenario planning and Collaborative Modeling for Decision Support
  • Evidence that a collaborative approach yields benefits exceeding the "extra" time and effort
  • "At large": issues raised by participants

Thursday / November 7 / 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72

Moderator - Steven Thurin
HDR Engineering, Inc., Bellevue, WA

The Columbia River Basin Water Management Program: How State Investment and Stakeholder Engagement are Producing Results - Steven Thurin, HDR Engineering, Bellevue, WA (co-authors: D. Sandison, M. Garrity)
Adversaries to Allies: How the Office of Columbia River's Mission Changed Relationships - Dan Haller, Aspect Consulting, LLC, Yakima, WA
Environmental perspectives on the Washington's Columbia River Water Management Program - Michael Garrity, American Rivers, Tacoma, WA (co-authors: S. Malloch, L. Pelly, C. Wilkerson)

Moderator - Felix Kristanovich
ENVIRON International, Seattle, WA

Bob Freitag, Institute for Hazard Mitigation Planning and Research, University of Washington, Seattle
Greg Reub, ENVIRON International, Olympia, WA
Gretchen Greene, ENVIRON International, Portland, OR
Mike Parton, ESA, Olympia, WA

Special Session: Application of Ecosystem Services in Floodplain Management and Restoration Projects - Felix Kristanovich, Dr., Seattle, WA (co-authors: Bob Freitag, Greg Reub, Gretchen Greene, Mike Parton)

Floodplains are central to the provision of many ecosystem services. An ecosystem services approach is extremely valuable if used to understand the services that are provided in this environment and then to prioritize actions to protect and restore those services given social and monetary constraints. Recent work related to ecosystem services analysis frameworks is presented and offers floodplain managers means of fairly evaluating a host of environmental impacts and community benefits associated with management decisions. The ecosystem services approach enhances preparation for disaster planning and floodplain management over time. Investing wisely in ecosystem services solutions is economically, environmentally and socially important for future generations.

  • In the first presentation Prof. Bob Freitag will talk about Community Recovery, Resilience, Panarchy, and Ecosystem Services. Conventional hazard mitigation and disaster planning emphasize built-environmental preparations for and responses to disruptive events, especially when considering timeframes outside the periods immediately before and after the events (e.g. warning systems and emergency response). A resilience-based approach, however, emphasizes communities' total capacity to not just survive a disruption, but also to adapt to the irreversible, unpredictable, and on-going changes that follow it.
  • In the second presentation, Greg Reub will focus on the use of Net Ecosystem Services Analysis as a Floodplain Management Tool for maximizing benefit and prioritizing future expenditures. The concept, advanced by the United Nation' Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2005), brings a fresh approach to identifying and managing environmental risks within the limited financial and infrastructural resources available to most entities.
  • In the third presentation, Dr. Gretchen Greene will discuss Economic Approaches to Using Ecosystem Services in Floodplain Management Decisions. The rigorous quantification of the NESA processes is a boon to decision makers, but needs to be included in the overall benefit cost analysis that guides management decisions.

In the fourth presentation, Mike Parton will discuss Biological Component of Ecosystem Services in Floodplain Management. Floodplains provide important ecosystem services related to biological resources. This presentation will highlight examples from select salmon recovery plans in the western U.S. with explicit goals and objectives for floodplain habitats and a perspective that addresses a key question about salmon recovery.

Moderator - Jerry Sehlke
University of Idaho, Idaho Falls, ID

Development of Life Cycle Waterprint for Power Generation from Geothermal and Solar Energy - Babkir Ali, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada (co-author: A. Kumar)
Impacts of Groundwater Withdrawals and Land Disturbance Related to Utility-Scale Solar Energy Development - Adrianne Carr, Argonne National Laboratory, Environmental Science Division, Argonne, IL (co-authors: B. L. O'Connor, J. J. Quinn, E. Bowen)
Modeling of Drawdown Impacts Associated with Solar Energy Development in the Southwestern United States - Chris Greer, Argonne National Laboratory, Environmental Science Division, Argonne, IL (co-authors: J.Quinn, B. O'Connor,)
Alternative Water Sources for Solar Energy Development - Ben O'Connor, Argonne National Laboratory, Environmental Science Division, Argonne, IL (co-authors: D. Murphy, D. Mayhorn, E. Bowen, E. White)

Moderator - Fekadu Moreda
RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC

An Integrated Surface Water and Regional Groundwater Availability Model - Fekadu Moreda, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC (co-authors: M. Lowry, M.C. Eddy)
Simulation of Groundwater Flow and the Interaction of Groundwater and Surface Water in the Willamette Basin and Central Willamette Subbasin, Oregon - Nora Herrera, U.S. Geological Survey, Portland, OR (co-authors: E. R. Burns, T. D. Conlon)
Geologic Framework Influence on Managing Groundwater Interference with Surface Water, a Lost River Sub-basin Example, Upper Klamath River Basin, Oregon - Gerald (Jerry) Grondin, Oregon Water Resources Department, Salem, OR
Hydrologic Constraints used in Evaluating and Mitigating the Impacts of Groundwater Development on Streamflow in the Upper Deschutes Basin, Oregon - 'Keep it Simple'? - Kenneth Lite, Jr, Oregon Water Resources Department, Salem, OR

Moderator - Anne Savery
Consultant, Portland, OR

The Cumulative Effects of Forest Management on Self-sustaining Brook Trout Lakes - A Case Study - Mike Wilton, Algonquin Eco Watch, Spring Bay, ON, Canada
Systematic Approach to Assessing Withdrawal-Related Impacts to Estuarine Biota - Michael Wessel, Janicki Environmental, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL (co-authors: R. McConnell, K. Maki Jenkins)
Identifying Potential Conflicts with Threatened and Endangered Species from Energy-Related Water Withdrawal in the Western United States - Samrat Saha, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL (co-authors: I. Hlohowskyj, J. Hayse, K. Rollins, L. Fox, R. Black)
Town Lake: Converting a Degraded Lake into a Functioning Wetland - Karen Hall, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC (co-authors: K. Bass, D. Line, J. Blackwell, J. Spooner)

Moderator - Amanda Nelson
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL

Using Soil and Landscape Parameters With GIS Modeling to Predict Potential Riparian Restoration Sites for Giant Cane In Southern Illinois - Amanda Nelson, SIUC, Carbondale, IL (co-author: T. Stoebner)
Effect of Conservation Practices on Flood Inundation and Velocity Maps - Amir Javaheri, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (co-author: M. Babbar-Sebens)
Real Time Modeling of a Million Acre Watershed - John Moynier, Dewberry, Roseville, CA (co-author: T. Cassidy)
Could Rainfall Over Eastern and Northern Parts of Australia Formulate Murrumbidgee Catchment Rainfall Distribution? - Dharma Dassanayake, Charles Stuart University, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia (co-author: M. Hafeez)


Thursday / November 7 / 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78

Moderator - John Shurts
Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Portland, OR

Jim Barton, Columbia River Treaty Review, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland, OR
Chris Trumpy, Columbia River Treaty Review, British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, Victoria, BC, Canada
Paul Lumley, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, Portland, OR
Robert Cromwell, Power Contracts and Resources Acquisition, Seattle City Light, Seattle, WA

One of the great uncertainties in the Columbia River Basin is the fate of the Columbia River Treaty between the United States and Canada. This will be one of two panels at the AWRA conference examining the Treaty, the reasons for uncertainty, and the potential for changes in the international cooperative management of the fourth largest river in North America. The Columbia River Treaty, first signed in 1961, is known throughout the world as a successful example of international cooperation in river management and the equitable sharing of benefits. The Treaty required the construction of three dams in the upper Columbia in British Columbia, and allowed the U.S. to construct Libby Dam on the Kootenai River. Treaty dams more than doubled reservoir storage in the basin, significantly increasing downstream hydropower generation and flood risk protection and providing billions of dollars in benefits. The Treaty includes a mechanism for the U.S. to share with Canada benefits realized in the U.S., largely through the delivery of power or its monetary value. Yet fifty years later there are also serious cracks in the Treaty edifice. Coordinated flood control operations come to an end automatically in 2024, replaced by an unusual "called upon" operation few have confidence in. Coordinated hydropower operations do not end, but the operations and the method for calculating the downstream benefits seem increasingly disconnected from how the region's power system has evolved. The benefits of using storage for coordinated generation and flood control have come at substantial costs to fish and wildlife and broader ecosystem functions, impacts not recognized or addressed in the Treaty. Native American Tribes in the U.S. and First Nations in Canada were not consulted regarding the effects of the Treaty on their natural and cultural resources, while in 2013 they are significant sovereign participants in decisions on both sides of the border. There has also been an explosion of public involvement in resource decision-making in both nations since 1960, also not part of the Treaty. The time is ripe to rethink the Columbia River Treaty and the form of international cooperation on the Columbia River. Not only does the assured flood control operation automatically end in 2024, the Treaty allows either nation to terminate the Treaty's coordinated power operations beginning in 2024, with at least 10-years notice. Continuation of the Treaty under the revised flood control rules or unilateral termination are the only alternatives recognized in the Treaty itself, but the context obviously also allows us an opportunity to craft a modified arrangement for cooperative management of the Columbia River. Led by the Bonneville Power Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, federal, state, and tribal personnel are engaged in a multi-year review of the Treaty in the U.S. in an effort to shape a rough consensus by 2014 on the desired future of the international arrangement. The Province of British Columbia is leading a similar review. There are no negotiations yet between the two nations about the future of the Treaty, but perhaps by 2015?

Moderator - Jodi Schoenen
Portland State University - Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland, OR

Ecosystem Services and Collaborative Watershed Management in the Pacific Northwest - Nikola Smith, U.S. Forest Service, Portland, OR
Policy and Ownership Legacies on Hydrology in the Rogue River Basin - Jodi Schoenen, Portland State University -Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland, OR
Obstacles to Implementing Payments for Watershed Services at the Landscape Scale: Addressing Ownership Differences in Emerging Water Utility Initiatives - Drew Bennett, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: H. Gosnell, S. Lurie, S. Duncan )
Land Ownership and Watershed Management: Challenges and Solutions in Landscapes Dominated by Private Industrial Forests - Paula Swedeen, Washington Environmental Council, Olympia, WA (co-author: J. Kane)

Moderator: Jan Lee
Northwest Hydroelectric Association, Clackamas, OR

Steve Johnson, Central Oregon Irrigation District, Redmond, OR
Jed Jorgensen, Hydropower, Energy Trust of Oregon, Portland, OR
Gregg Semler, Lucid Energy, Inc., Portland, OR

Cities, irrigation districts, water and wastewater entities are actively developing hydropower generation within their existing pipeline or canal systems. This panel would discuss some of the new technologies that can be placed within existing systems, the multiple potential benefits of adding generation to facilities and current regulatory and Congressional changes that will enhance the environment for such development. An example of a statewide program (Energy Trust of Oregon) will offer a template for promoting these projects at a state level. Visual examples of projects developed and underway will be provided.

Moderator: Erick Burns
U.S. Geological Survey, Oregon Water Science Center, Portland, OR

A Multi-Period Optimization Model for Conjunctive Surface Water - Ground Water use via Aquifer Storage and Recovery - Venki Uddameri, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (co-authors: M. A. Arreola, E. A. Hernandez)
Understanding the Sources of Water to Supplemental Irrigation Wells in the Tule Lake Subbasin, Oregon and California - Esther Pischel, U.S. Geological Survey, Portland, OR (co-author: M.Gannett)
Evaluating Groundwater Availability in the Upper Klamath Basin Using Coupled Simulation and Management Models - Marshall Gannett, U.S. Geological Survey Oregon Water Science Center, Portland, OR (co-author: B. J. Wagner)
Modeling Spatial Trends in Nitrate in the Middle Trinity Aquifer of Central Texas: A Comparison of Approaches - Kartik Venkataraman, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX (co-authors: J. Crawford, K. Emmert)

Moderator: William Battaglin
U.S. Geological Survey, Lakewood, CO

Reconnaissance of Emerging and Legacy Contaminants in the Habitat and Tissues of the Pacific Lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus) in the Columbia River Basin - Elena Nilsen, U.S. Geological Survey, Portland, OR (co-author: W. Temple)
Fungicides and Other Pesticides in Amphibian Tissue and Their Habitats - William Battaglin, U.S. Geological Survey, Lakewood, CO (co-authors: K.L. Smalling, R. Reeves, E. Muths)
Spatial Variation in the Water Quality Impacts from the Biofuels Mandate - A Comparison Between the Southeast and the Midwest - Shamitha Keerthi, Center for Sustainable Systems, SNRE, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (co-author: S. A. Miller)
Efforts to Reduce Mass Loadings of PCBs - Adrienne Miller, Geosyntec Consultants, Oakland, CA (co-author: R. Tuden)

Moderator: J. Scott Kindred
Aspect Consulting LLC, Seattle, WA

Curtis Hinman, Washington State University-Puyallup Low Impact Development Research Program, Puyallup, WA
Tim Kurtz, City of Portland, Portland, OR
Robert Roseen, Geosyntec Consultants, Brookline, MA
Peg Staeheli, SvR Design Company, Seattle, WA

LID approaches for stormwater management have been utilized in many projects across the country during recent years. Although LID can provide significant benefits associated with flow control and treatment at a lower cost than traditional stormwater management approaches, there have been challenges and lessons learned on some projects. This panel includes LID industry leaders who will share their experiences and knowledge and address questions from the audience. Some of the topics addressed include: - Update on recent results from the WSU-Puyallup Low Impact Development Research Program; -Design of bioretention systems, including bioretention soil mix characteristics, and affects on treatment performance; -Lessons learned from LID implementation in Portland Oregon; -Lessons learned from implementation of LID in stormwater retrofit projects. The objective of this session is to help advance the practice of LID implementation across the country.

Thursday / November 7 / 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84

Moderator - Stanley Miller
Inland Northwest Water Resources, Spokane, WA

Robert W. Sandford, Canadian Partnership Initiative for the U.N. "Water for Life" Decade, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
John Tracy, Idaho Water Resources Research Institute, Boise, ID
Greg Haller, Pacific Rivers Council, Portland, OR
Pat Smith, Montana State Representative, Columbia River Treaty Review and Montana Member of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Helena, MT

When the Columbia River Treaty (the Treaty) went into effect in 1964, it included provisions to build storage in the upper Columbia River drainage (mostly in British Columbia) and use that storage to dampen peak flows that had, historically, caused flooding along the lower Columbia River. The Treaty included a one-time payment of 67 million dollars to compensate British Columbia for flood control through 2024. Lacking a reauthorization of that part of the Treaty, there will be significant changes in flood risk management of the upper river and its tributaries. Of these, two stand out. First, the U.S. will be required to exhaust all of its upper basin (e.g., Snake, Clark Fork / Flathead, and Kootenai rivers) storage capacity before asking Canadian utilities to hold back flow. Second, when the so called "called upon" storage is implemented in Canada, U.S. entities must compensate those utilities for any loss of revenue associated with the storing of that water. The first panel on the Columbia River Treaty focused on the policy implications surrounding Treaty renegotiation. The speakers on this second panel will examine some of the more technical issues surrounding changes in upstream storage policies in the U.S. and consider some alternatives that might be incorporated into a renegotiated Treaty. Topics to be discussed will include: the effect of changing storage requirements on the availability of water for fisheries management and irrigation; the impact of storage changes in the recreational use of reservoirs and rivers; and how continued basin-wide management can alleviate many of the anticipated problems.

Moderator - Wayne Wright
GeoEngineers, Inc., Seattle, WA

Floodplain and Creek Restoration in a Sub-Alpine Meadow: Case Studies from the Tahoe Region and Central Sierras - Mike Liquori, Sound Watershed, Alameda, CA (co-authors: A. Thompson, P. Boyle Rodriguez)
Analysis for Floodplain Reconnection and Habitat Enhancement on a Portion of Okanogan and Similkameen Rivers - Felix Kristanovich, ENVIRON International, Seattle, WA (co-authors: D.Glass, E. McCormick, G. Reub)
Geomorphic Function and Restoration Potential of Spring Creeks in Southeastern Idaho - Tim Hanrahan, GeoEngineers, Richland, WA (co-authors: A. Levell, T. Maguire, D. Risso, H. Osborne)

Moderator - David Gilbey
Aquatic Informatics, Inc., Vancouver, BC, Canada

Effects of Irrigation-Induced Changes to Evapotranspiration in the Context of a Changing Climate - Venkataramana Sridhar, Boise State University, Boise, ID (co-authors: K. Anderson, W.T.A. Jaksa)
Comparison of Soil Properties and Weather Datasets to Assess the Influence of Evapotranspiration Estimates on the Water Balance of Sugarcane Cropping System in the Hawaiian Island of Maui - Javier Osorio, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Temple, TX (co-authors: J. Jeong, J. Arnold, R. Tirado-Corbala, R. Anderson)
A New Era of Reclamation? Reconfiguring Water Storage strategies in the American West in the Context of Climate Change - Denielle Perry, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (co-author: S. Praskievicz)
Dynamic Simulation for Integrated Water and Energy Planning in the Snake River Basin - Robert Jeffers, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID

Moderator - John Porcello
GSI Water Solutions, Portland, OR

The Role of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Aquifer Recharge Projects Using Reclaimed Water - John Koreny, HDR, Bellevue, WA
Wellhead Protection and Stormwater Recharge in the Washington Portion of the Spokane Valley - Rathdrum Prairie Sole Source Aquifer - John Porcello, GSI Water Solutions, Portland, OR (co-authors: M. Kohlbecker, L. Brewer, D. Greenlund)
Evaluating Water Management and Aquifer Recharge Scenarios in the Walla Walla Basin Using a Calibrated Numerical Surface Water-Groundwater Model - Jacob Scherberg, GeoSystems Analysis, Hood River, OR (co-authors: J. Selker, T. Baker)
Estimating Current and Future Groundwater Resources of the Republic of the Maldives - Ryan Bailey, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (co-authors: A. Khalil, V. Chatikavanij)

Moderator - Corrinna Hugaboom
HDR Engineering, Inc., Boise, ID

From Forest to Faucet: Source Water Protection as Regulatory Compliance in the Bull Run Watershed - Richard Robbins, Portland Water Bureau, Portland, OR (co-authors: Y.Akagi, A. Richter, Z. Rodriguez del Rey, E. Campbell)
Improving Source Water Quality for New York City's Unfiltered Water Supply using the Operations Support Tool - William Weiss, Hazen and Sawyer, PC, Baltimore, MD (co-authors: G. W. Pyke, J. H. Porter)
Humanitarian Engineering for the Long Term - Rwanda, Stepping Up to the Rulindo Challenge - Iosefa Matagi, CH2M HILL, Boise, ID

Moderator - Christopher Woltemade
Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA

A Hierarchical Framework for Stream Classification and Assessment in Oregon: Integrating Watershed Context, Function and Value in Stream Mitigation and Restoration - Tracie-Lynn Nadeau, USEPA, Region 10, Portland, OR (co-authors: D. Hicks, N. Maness, N. Czarnomski, P. Skidmore)
Geomorphic Monitoring of a Stream Stabilization Project: Larry's Creek, Pennsylvania - Christopher Woltemade, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA
Assessment of Passby Flow Reference Gage Determination in the Susquehanna River Basin - Zhenxing Zhang, Susquehanna River Basin Commisssion, Harrisburg, PA (co-author: J. Balay)
Evaluating the Ecosystem Health Benefits of Flow Restoration in Upper Tributaries of the Tualatin River - Laura Porter, Clean Water Services, Hillsboro, OR (co-authors: J. Lando, D. Booth)

Thursday / November 7 / 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 85, 86, 87, 88, 89

Moderator - Jerry Jones
Arcadis, Birmingham, AL

Technology, Collaboration, Policy (Tcp), What's the Missing Ingredient - Jerry Jones, Arcadis, Birmingham, AL (co-author: D. Kubala)
Collaborative Governance Approaches to Water Management in Oregon - Lisa Seales, University of Florida, Bend, OR
Collaboration on the Cheap - Lisa Beutler, MWH, Sacramento, CA (co-author: J. Talbot)
Partnerships, Priorities and Progress: Oregon DEQ's Experience in Watershed Restoration - Doug Drake, Oregon DEQ, Portland, OR (co-authors: D. Butcher, Y. Johnson, A. Newell )

Moderator - Nicholas von Stackelberg
Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Salt Lake City, UT

Metrics for Characterizing Channel Design Sensitivity to Flow and Sediment Supply Regimes - Joel Sholtes, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (co-author: B. Bledsoe)
Economic Benefits of Excess Nutrient Reduction in Utah's Waters - Nicholas von Stackelberg, Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Salt Lake City, UT (co-authors: P. Jakus, MJ Kealy, J. Loomis, N. Nelson, J. Ostermiller, C. Stanger)
An Optimization Approach to Generating Reservoir Operating Rules for Ecological Flow Maintenance - Jocelyn Anleitner, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Amerst, MA (co-author: R. N. Palmer)
Understanding Stream Channel Sediment Contributions for the Paradise Creek Watershed in Northern Idaho - Rebecca Rittenburg, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID (co-authors: J. Boll, E. Brooks, A. Squires, J. Newson)

Moderator - Ken Fellows
GeoEngineers, Inc., Tacoma, WA

Southern Delivery System Program: Infrastructure on the Rise - William Van Derveer, MWH Constructors, Colorado Springs, CO (co-author: P. Tunnah, R. J. Snow)
Good Water Quality & Protecting Infrastructure: A Balancing Act In Making Water & Critical Infrastructure Safe - Glenn Terrell, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (co-authors: P. Barron, M. Lalor)
Assessing Wastewater Infrastructure Using a Watershed-Scale Goals Approach - Brian Rahm, NY Water Resources Institute, Ithaca, NY (co-authors: S. Vedachalam, J. Shen, P. B. Woodbury, S. J. Riha)
Analyzing the State of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in Indian Cities - Sridhar Vedachalam, NYSWRI, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (co-authors: Susan Riha)

Moderator - Michael E. Campana
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Hydrogeology, Hydrophilanthropy, and Hydrogeologists Without Borders: Integrating Groundwater with International Development - Michael E. Campana, Hydrogeologists Without Borders; OSU, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: D. Bethune, C. Ryan)
Water-Bearing Capability of Western Serbia Serpentinite - Nenad Doroslovac, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia (co-authors: D. Milenic, N. Savic)
Groundwater Resources of Pester Plateau - the Highest Karst Plateau in the Balkans - Djuro Milankovic, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Servia (co-authors: D. Milenic, A. Vranjes, B. Doncev)
Melting Glaciers and Groundwater Storage: Ever The Twain Shall Meet? - Michael E. Campana, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (co-author: M. Gibson)

Moderator - Felix E. Kristanovich
ENVIRON International, Seattle, WA

Numerical Modeling of the Effect of Hydrologic Conditions, Vegetation Drag, and Sediment transport in Wetlands Patterning - Mehrnoosh Mahmoudi, Florida International University, Miami, FL (co-authors: M. Nalesso, R. Garcia, F. Miralles-Wilhelm)
Developing an Action Plan for Reducing Stream Sediment Loads in the Clarks Creek Watershed - Nathan Foged, Brown and Caldwell, Seattle, WA (co-authors: C. Naylor, M. Milne, D. Miller)
Laboratory Testing and Computer Modeling of Flood Mitigation Measures - Roger Ruggles, Lafayette College, Easton, PA