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AWRA 2009 Annual Water Resources Conference

Nov 9 - 12 , 2009
Seattle, WA


The Table of Contents contains the titles and links to abstracts in the order they appear
in the Conference Final Program (as of October 30, 2009, the date of publication of this proceedings).

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Monday / November 9 / 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Conference Opening Plenary Session
Welcome and Opening Remarks



Gerald Sehlke
President, American Water Resources Association
Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID

Cleve Steward
2009 Annual Conference Chair
AMEC Earth & Environmental, Inc., Lynnwood, WA

Alan Black
2009 Annual Conference Technical Program Co-Chair
HNTB Corporation, Bellevue, WA

Brenda Bateman
2009 Annual Conference Technical Program Co-Chair
Oregon Water Resources Department, Salem, OR

Daniel Opalski mp3
Deputy Administrator, EPA Region 10 • Seattle, Washington
EPA’s National and Regional Water Resource Initiatives

Kenneth Slattery mp3
Water Resources Program Director, Washington Department of Ecology • Olympia, Washington
Emerging Water Resources Issues and Initiatives in Washington State

David Dicks mp3
Executive Director, Puget Sound Partnership • Tacoma, Washington
Saving Puget Sound – Moving From Planning to Implementation

Monday / November 9 / 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
SESSION 1:  Panel – Middle East North Africa Region: Water Governance Benchmarking in the MENA Region

Panel Moderator:  Brent Steel
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Panel Participants

Mark Svendsen, Project Director
Introduction and Overview of the Project and its Approach to Assessing Water Governance

Paris Edwards, Aaron Wolf
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Analyzing the Legal and Policy Framework of Water Governance

Brent Steel
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Neo-institutionalism and Actor-Centered Institutional Approaches to Water Governance

Case Study Papers ppt ppt

Erika Wolters (Egypt), Kristin Chatfield (Jordan), Sarah Kopp (Morocco),
Kirsten Winters (Oman), Andres Vaughan (Turkey)

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Bridget Brown & Brent Steel
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
A Comparative Analysis

mp3 Successful management of water resources requires a strong foundation of appropriate national water policies. Additionally, the national government must possess the capacity to implement those policies. Freshwater resources are scarce worldwide and becoming more so as a result of climate change, rapid population growth, and industrialization. In the MENA region, this is especially important due to low surface water supplies, aridity, and high variability in precipitation. National governments there, along with international donors and NGOs, are currently seeking to determine the most effective water policies, laws and organizational structures to ensure adequate water and effective management for future generations in the region. International Resources Group (IRG) and its partners, Oregon State University (OSU) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), are currently implementing a USAID-funded Regional Water Governance Benchmarking Project, targeting five Middle Eastern countries. The project aims to develop a system for measuring and benchmarking capacity for and quality of water governance in these five countries which can be applied across the MENA region. The five nations selected as case studies are Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Oman and Turkey. This special session describes the approach employed by the project, presents a pair of policy models for considering and assessing national water governance, and illustrates the application of the models with examples from the five MENA countries. The panel will present a brief overview of each nation’s water policy system, a discussion of water supply and use, and major political, social, and economic factors affecting supplies. Discussion will follow. 

SESSION 2:  Cancelled
SESSION 3:  Impacts of Land Use Changes
Impact of Residential Soil Disturbance on Infiltration and Runoff
Christopher Woltemade (ABSTRACT)
Developing Methodology to Evaluate Urbanization’s Effects on Watersheds
Tammy Parece (ABSTRACT)
Impact of Land Use Changes on Water Quality in Northern Georgia
SESSION 4:  Developing Programs and Policies to Reduce Toxics in Oregon Waters
Revising Clean Water Act Human Health Criteria Based on Local Fish Consumption Rates
Debra Sturdevant
pptAddressing Priority Persistent Pollutants in Oregon Waters – Implementing a New State Law
Cheryl Grabham
pptOregon's Cross-Media Toxics Reduction Strategy
Kevin Masterson
Willamette Basin, Oregon: Mercury TMDL Phase Two
Agnes Lut
SESSION 5:  Irrigation and Erosion Control
pptAccuracy And Cost/Effectiveness Analysis Of Various Reference Evapotranspiration Equations
Michael Exner-Kittridge, Mark Cable Rains (ABSTRACT)
pptInfluence Of Irrigation Recharge On Groundwater NO3-N Concentrations in the Greenfields Bench Aquifer, Teton County, Montana
Christian Schmidt
pptAssessing the Impact of Irrigation Efficiency and Farming Practices on Agricultural Hydrology and Producer Economics
Derrel Martin, Dean Eisenhauer, Raymond Supalla(ABSTRACT)
Monday / November 9 / 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Panel Moderator:  Bruce Hooper
DHI Water Environment Health, Australia

Panel Participants

Bruce Hooper ppt
DHI Water Environment Health, Australia

Ari Michelsen
AgriLife Research, Texas A&M University, USA

Michael Campana ppt
Oregon State University, USA

mp3 Transboundary (across international and state/provincial borders) water management strikes at the very heart of national water management and international issues in shared water governance. It is of increasing concern, especially in regions of water stress. This panel discussion will bring together water professionals drawn from a range of disciplines to discuss their experiences with the audience in the assessment of and their own involvement in transboundary water management, including discussions on transboundary indicators and the notions of ‘integrated management’, ‘benefit sharing’ and ‘equitable utilization’ and constraints. The aim of the session is to share experiences and identify ways forward to strengthen governance across often competing domains and jurisdictions. Several international and intranational transboundary locations will be addressed by the panelists and include USA-Mexico, Congo, Lake Victoria, Australia and others. 

SESSION 7:  Endangered Species Act
pptClassification of Physical Habitat for Pacific Salmon in the Umatilla River Watershed
Scott O'Daniel, James Webster, Eric Hoverson (ABSTRACT)
pptFirst Priority Implementation Strategies for Sediment Control in Ecologically Valuable Salmonid Watersheds
Todd Kraemer, William Weaver (ABSTRACT)
pptRestoring California’s Second Largest River: Using a Shared Vision Process to Develop a New River’s Hydrology
Jeffrey Payne, Josh Yang, Dave Mooney (ABSTRACT)
pptPlanning to Implementation: Institutionalizing Watershed Protection and Salmon Recovery from Regional Forums to Local Action
Sandra Kilroy (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 8:  Panel – Evolving Guidelines for More Habitat-Friendly Floodplain Development in the Puget Sound Region

Panel Moderator – Peter Sturtevant
CH2M Hill, Bellevue, WA

Panel Participants

Dan Siemann ppt
National Wildlife Federation, Western Regional Center, Seattle, WA

John Graves
FEMA Region 10, Bothell, WA

Deeann Kirkpatrick
National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle, WA

Harold Smelt
Pierce County Surface Water Management, Tacoma, WA

ppt ppt ppt Many of the streams and rivers in the Pacific Northwest comprise important habitat for endangered fish species. Floodplain development and floodplain protection measures frequently damage this habitat.  In response to a Biological Opinion issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), FEMA is developing guidelines, applicable to the Puget Sound area, to better assure that new development in floodplains in the region does not harm listed fish species.  A panel of four individuals closely involved in this effort will discuss progress to date.  Dan Siemann of the National Wildlife Federation, which filed the lawsuit that led to the Biological Opinion, will present the legal background for this issue on a national and local scale.  He will also briefly discuss several other similar efforts underway around the Country. DeeAnn Kirkpatrick from NMFS will discuss the findings of the Biological Opinion and particularly the implementation changes required to FEMA’s minimum floodplain management criteria.  John Graves from FEMA Region X will discuss how FEMA is moving forward with implementation by developing guidelines and a model ordinance for NFIP communities to use in meeting the new requirements.  Harold Smelt (Pierce County Surface Water Management) will discuss how the local NFIP communities are responding and the potential effects upon floodplain development.  An important topic will be the shared responsibilities of federal, state and local agencies to promote development activities protective of endangered species.  The Panel will provide ample time for audience questions.

SESSION 9:  Funding, Planning and Modeling
pptEconomic Aspects of Green Infrastructure: Results from the Pacific Northwest
Ed MacMullan, Sarah Reich, Bryce Ward, Mark Buckley (ABSTRACT)
pptDesign Considerations for Retrofitting LID and Green Infrastructure into Existing Streets and Neighborhoods
Jennifer Belknap Williamson, Mike Prett (ABSTRACT)
pptDeveloping and Calibrating Hydrologic Models for Evaluation of Green Infrastructure Options in Seattle’s CSO Control Program
Dustin Atchison (ABSTRACT)
pptA Technically Rigorous and Easy to Apply Method for Sizing Stormwater Low-Impact Design for Stream Bank Erosion Control
Tony Dubin, Eric Mosolgo (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 10:  Controlling Nutrients
pptA Review of Approaches Used to Establish Regional and Site-Specific Numeric Nutrient Criteria
Douglas McLaughlin (ABSTRACT)
pptNitrogen-Fixing Diatoms and Cyanobacteria as Valuable Indicators of Stream Nitrogen Availability
A. Elizabeth Fetscher, Rosalina Stancheva, Berengere Laslandes, Robert Sheath, Patrick Kociolek, Martha Sutula) (ABSTRACT)
pptPhosphorus Treatment - Advanced Removal Mechanisms and Amended Design for Stormwater BMPs
Joel Garbon, Scott Perry, Brian Lee (ABSTRACT)
Developing Nutrient Cap Load Allocations for the Chesapeake Bay Restoration
Jing Wu, Gary Shenk, Ping Wang, Lewis Linker (ABSTRACT)
Monday / November 9 / 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Panel Moderator – Ari Michelsen mp3
Texas AgriLife Research, Texas A&M University, El Paso, TX

Panel Participants

Kenneth D. Reid
AWRA, Middleburg, Virginia
World Water Forum Introduction

Gerald Sehlke
Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Margaret Pageler ppt mp3
ICLEI-Local Governments For Sustainability, Seattle, Washington
Political Process For The Fifth World Water Forum

Ari Michelsen
Texas Agrilife Research, Texas A&M University, El Paso, Texas
Theme 3 Development And IWRM

Michael Campana ppt
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Groundwater And Side Events

Rachel Paschal Osborn ppt mp3
Center For Environmental Law And Policy, Spokane, Washington
Alternative Forum, Human Rights

Kenneth D. Reid
AWRA, Middleburg, Virginia
Wrap-Up: Looking Toward WWF6 In Marseilles, France


pptpptWith an estimated 33,000 participants, the Fifth World Water Forum, held in Istanbul, Turkey on March 16-22, 2009, was the largest water-focused conference of all time. Istanbul, a beautiful city with an intriguing history based on its strategic water access, was the perfect setting for the Forum. AWRA is a member of the World Water Council, which sponsors the Forum, and AWRA staff, board, and regular members participated in many Forum activities. Members of this panel attended the Istanbul conference and present an overview of the 5th World Water Forum as an event, provide behind-the-scenes information on a few of the many topics covered at the Forum (groundwater management, water as a human right, transboundary watershed management, climate change effects and adaptations, integrated water resource management), and examine the Istanbul Alternative Water Forum, a separate but simultaneous conference that tackled topics not fully covered at the main event. 

SESSION 12:  Panel – Combined Sewer Overflow Going “Green” to Keep Outfalls Clean

Panel Moderator – Roger Ward
HNTB Corporation, Indianapolis, IN

Panel Participants

Roger Ward ppt
HNTB Corporation, Indianapolis , IN

Dustin Atchison ppt
CH2MHill, Bellevue, WA

Jennifer Malloy ppt
United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC

The panel will highlight the current status of large CSO programs and their focus on “green” sustainable infrastructure.  Around the country, municipalities are creating sustainable stormwater practices as an alternative to the generally more expensive end-of-pipe methods designed to deal with sewer overflow after it occurs. The panel will provide the opportunity for an open dialog about these “green” techniques, how they are being implemented, and results. Studies show that the most cost-efficient way to mitigate excess stormwater is by capturing it at the source through simple infrastructure such as parks, trees, green roofs and rainwater collection systems. How easy are these to implement on a scale that shows results for our water resources?  HNTB works with several municipalities in the Midwest: Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, and Kansas City. CH2MHill works with municipalities on the east and west coasts: Philadelphia, Portland and Seattle. United States Environmental Protection Agency, Water Permits Division staff will also participate in this panel discussion to speak to their policy decisions at the national level that affect these programs. Their green infrastructure initiative which has and continues to develop tools and guidance to facilitate the use of green infrastructure in CSO and other wet weather programs will be presented. This discussion will draw from the national experts, by bringing practice leaders, to discuss a variety of CSO programs. Speakers will provide an overview of successful programs including technical focus, management, financial/cost issues, local regulatory drivers, and timelines. With that as a background, the discussion will focus on green initiatives: 1) How are they being implemented; 2) What are the preferred techniques; and 3) What results have been achieved.

SESSION 13:  Stormwater
pptDesign of Regional Urban Watershed Dry-Weather Flow Treatment System – Talbert Lake Diversion Project
Bruce Phillips (ABSTRACT)
pptCharacteristics of Stormwater Flow and Quality From Five Urban, Karst Watersheds
Katherine Blansett, James Hamlett (ABSTRACT)
pptWatershed Health Index Based on Biological Potential
Michael Milne, Bob Storer, Carol Murdock, Bob Ellis (ABSTRACT)
pptEffects of Urbanization on Water Quality in the Lower Kaskaskia Watershed in Southern Illinois
Charnsmorn Hwang, Julia Friedmann, Karl Williard, Jon Schoonover (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 14:  Design Details
Vegetation Growth and Success as a Function of Soil Moisture Conditions in Bioretention Cells
Jennifer Reiners, Richard R. Horner (ABSTRACT)
ppt2D Modeling of Engineered Logs Jams in the Anastomosing Lower Elwha River, WA
Tim Abbe, Aaron Kopp, Mike McHenry (ABSTRACT)
Urban Roof Runoff: Green Roofs, Blue Roofs, and Wind Roofs
Charles Wisdom (ABSTRACT)
pptThe Effectiveness of Different Low Impact Development BMPs on the West Coast
Douglas Beyerlein (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 15:  Salinity and Other Water Quality Targets
Assessment of the Economic Impacts of Rio Grande Salinity
Ari Michelsen, Thomas McGuckin, Zhuping Sheng, Bobby Creel, Ron Lacewell (ABSTRACT)
pptCharacterization of Salinity Sources in Desert Lake Complex
Said Ghabayen, Lizzette Oman, Mac McKee (ABSTRACT)
pptSetting Water Quality Targets with Historical Data: Approaches, Problems, and Limitations
 Donald Duke (ABSTRACT)
Tuesday / November 10 / 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
SESSION 16:  Panel - Water Resources IMPACT and the Next Ten Years (Part 1)

Panel Moderator - Earl Spangenberg mp3
Editor-in-Chief, Water Resources IMPACT
Stevens Point, WI

Panel Participants

Eric Fitch, IMPACT Associate Editor
Associate Professor of Biology, Environmental Science, and Leadership Director
 Environmental Science and Studies Programs, Marietta College, Marietta, OH

Michelle Henrie, IMPACT Associate Editor
Attorney, Albuquerque, NM

Peter Black, IMPACT Essay Contributor
AWRA Past President, Emeritus Professor
Water and Related Land Use –

SUNY College of Environment and Forestry, Syracuse, NY
Jane Rowan, IMPACT Essay Contributor
AWRA Past President, Director, Ecological Solutions, The BioEngineering Group Inc., Newtown Square, PA

ppt ppt ppt This panel/discussion forum will summarize the results of Water Resources IMPACT's Futures Project. The project is aimed at defining the water resources problems we are likely to encounter in the next decade. Initiated in 2007 with observations by IMPACT’s Associate Editors, the project continued in 2008 with essays from water resources professionals. This year, we sent a questionnaire to AWRA membership to determine their reaction. The forum will start with a formal summary of main points made by the participants. Following the formal presentation, a panel, consisting of Associate Editors and essay authors will react to the formal presentation, and discuss further the nature of the problems they foresee. Those essay authors not able to be present will be invited to “participate” by sending the moderator brief comments which will be shared with the panel and the audience. The focus of this first part of the forum will be “What are the problems that we see?”   Panel participants will not be asked to make formal presentations, but will be encouraged to prepare short comments as a part of their participation. 

SESSION 17:  Climate Change
Land Use and Infrastructure: Revisiting the Role of Federal Authority in Light of Climate Change and Long Term Infrastructural Investment
Eric Fitch (ABSTRACT)
Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources in Northwestern Ontario, Canada: Uncertainty from Downscaling Methods
Woonsup Choi, Sung Joon Kim, Mark Lee, Kristina Koenig, Peter Rasmussen, Adam Moore (ABSTRACT)
Reconciling Projections of Colorado River Stream Flow Over the Next Century
Julie Vano, Tapash Das, Dennis Lettenmaier (ABSTRACT)
pptSpatial and Temporal Changes in Runoff Resulting from Climate Change in the Willamette River Basin of Oregon
Heejun Chang, Ilwon Jung (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 18:  BMP Practices
pptModeling Stormwater Basin Outlets for Potential Retrofit Designs
Ryan Headley, Josh Wyrick (ABSTRACT)
pptEffectiveness of High Efficiency Street Sweeping in Seattle
Rob Zisette, Beth Schmoyer, Shelly Basketfield, Terry Martin (ABSTRACT)
pptEvaluating Paired BMP Influent and Effluent Data using Running Bootstrap Medians
Marc Leisenring, Aaron Poresky, Eric Strecker, Marcus Quigley (ABSTRACT)
pptFilterra® System Performance Monitoring in Washington State: Expanding our Toolbox for Enhanced Treatment and Reducing Irreducible Pollutant Concentrations
Rebecca Dugopolski, Mindy Ruby, John Lenth (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 19:  Impacts of Toxic Chemicals on Water Quality, Aquatic Biota, and Human Health
Patterns in Soil Contamination in King County
Lee Dorigan (ABSTRACT)
Weathering the Storm: Copper Impacts Juvenile Coho Behaviour and Survival with Predators
Jenifer Mcintyre, D.A. Beauchamp, D.H. Baldwin, N.L. Scholz (ABSTRACT)
An Integrated Assessment of the Occurrence and Effects of Endocrine Disruptors in Puget Sound.
Irvin Schultz, Elliot Walters, James Nagler (ABSTRACT)
The Synergistic Toxicity of Pesticide Mixtures to Juvenile Salmon
Cathy Laetz, David Baldwin, Nathaniel Scholz (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 20:  Information Management
pptMulti-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) to Prioritize Watershed Improvement Projects
Sandra Slayton, Douglas MacNair, Jefferson Keaton (ABSTRACT)
pptA Decision Support System for Optimizing Reservoir Operations Using Ensemble Streamflow Predictions (ESP)
Austin Polebitski, Eset T. Alemu, Richard N. Palmer, Bruce Meeker (ABSTRACT)
pptWeb-based Low Impact Development Decision Support and Planning Tool
James Hunter, Bernard A. Engel, Joseph E. Quansah (ABSTRACT)
pptThe Role of Field Operations in an Urban Watershed
Edward Speer,  George Collier (ABSTRACT)
Tuesday / November 10 / 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
SESSION 21:  Panel - Water Resources IMPACT and the Next Ten Years (Part 2

Panel Moderator - Earl Spangenberg mp3
Editor-in-Chief, Water Resources IMPACT
Stevens Point , WI

Panel Participants

Eric Fitch, IMPACT Associate Editor mp3
Associate Professor of Biology, Environmental Science, and Leadership Director
 Environmental Science and Studies Programs, Marietta College, Marietta, OH

Gerald Sehlke mp3
President, American Water Resources Association
Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID

Michelle Henrie, IMPACT Associate Editor
Attorney, Albuquerque, NM

Peter Black, IMPACT Essay Contributor
AWRA Past President, Emeritus Professor
Water and Related Land Use –
SUNY College of Environment and Forestry, Syracuse, NY 

Jane Rowan, IMPACT Essay Contributor mp3
AWRA Past President, Director, Ecological Solutions, The BioEngineering Group Inc., Newtown Square, PA

Michael Campana mp3
Oregon State University, USA

Richard Engberg mp3
Technical Director, AWRA

pptpptpptThe second part of the forum on Water Resources IMPACT's Futures Project will be a session in which participants will address the question “Given the problems, what do we do now?” Panel participants and the audience will discuss the questions raised by the essay authors, Associate Editors, and survey respondents.  We will make efforts to identify specific roles that AWRA can play in defining the international debate on water resources sustainability. 

SESSION 22:  River Impacts
pptFreshwater Flow to Puget Sound is Declining. Why?
Curtis DeGasperi (ABSTRACT)
pptClimate Change on the Colorado River: A Method to Search for Robust Management Strategies
Ryan Keefe, Jordan Fischbach (ABSTRACT)
pptAssessing the Impacts of Changing Climate on the Future of Water Resource Management in the Snake River Plain
David Hoekema, Venkataramana Sridhar (ABSTRACT)
Possible Signals of River Response to Climate Change in Western Washington
Tim Abbe, Paul Kennard, Jenna Scholz, Jim Park (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 23:  Innovative Technology
pptNichols Brothers Boat Builders – Achieving New Successes in Water Quality
Tom Atkins, Jim Mothersbaugh (ABSTRACT)
Designing Stormwater Treatment Approaches for Fixed Bridge Surfaces
Charlie Wisdom, Linda Logan, Paul Bucich, Sheri Lott, Embrey Bronstad, Larry Schaffner (ABSTRACT)
pptRetrofitting the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Meet Stormwater Effluent Limits – Lessons Learned
Ralph Nelson, Robert Duffner (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 24:  Monitoring
Linked Watershed-Lake Models for the Lake Whatcom Phosphorus TMDL
Paul Pickett, Steve Hood (ABSTRACT)
Effect of an Effluent Discharge on Phosphorus Retention at Goose Creek and the Illinois River, Northwest Arkansas
Brian E Haggard, J.T. Scott, L.B. Massey (ABSTRACT)
Bacteriological Indicators and Onshore Inputs in Tropical Waters
Graciela Ramírez toro, Carol Ferrer, H. A. Minnigh (ABSTRACT)
Surface-Water Monitoring for Pesticides in Salmonid-Bearing Streams of the Lower Yakima Valley.
Dan Dugger, Debby Sargeant, Paul Anderson, Dale Norton, Jim Cowles (ABSTRACT)
pptGIS-Based Storm Water Inventory for NPDES Phase 2, a Thurston County Washington Example
Chris Hansen, Ed Whitford (ABSTRACT)
pptThe Future for Hydrography in the National Map
Jeff Simley (ABSTRACT)
pptPopulating Watershed Models on the NHDPlus Scale using National Data Sets: Methods and Opportunities
Michele Cutrofello, Brandon Bergenroth, Jay Rineer, Robert Truesdale, William Cooter (ABSTRACT)
pptIntroducing the CUAHSI Hydrologic Information System Desktop Application (HydroDesktop) and Open Development Community
Jiri Kadlec, Daniel P. Ames, Teva Veluppillai, Jeff Horsburgh (ABSTRACT)
Tuesday / November 10 / 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
SESSION 26:  Water Resources and Water Supply
pptRegional Climate Impact Studies for Water Resources in West Texas
Spandana Tummuri (ABSTRACT)
Climate Variability and Water Infrastructure: Historical Experience in the Western United States
Scott Lowe, Zeynep K. Hansen, Gary D. Libecap (ABSTRACT)
Impact Assessment of Hydrothermal Dynamics in Urban Area by Using Multi-Scaled Integrated Approach
Tadanobu Nakayama, T. Fujita, S. Hashimoto, H. Hamano (ABSTRACT)
pptSimulation Modeling of Large Watersheds on the US Southeast Coast
Daniel Tufford, Greg Carbone, Lauren Felker, Peng Gao (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 27:  Modeling, Mitigation and Adaptation for Change I
pptLong-Range Future Water Supply Planning in the Face of Global Climate Change
David Blau (ABSTRACT)
pptSustainable Systems Integration Model (SIM)
Gregory A. Hurst, (ABSTRACT)
pptUsing Uncertain Projections of Extreme Climate Indicators to Quantify the Effects of Climate Change on Extreme Event Flooding in the United States
Joshua Kollat, Joseph R. Kasprzyk, Wilbert O. Thomas (ABSTRACT)
pptIntegration of Water Management Models and Demand Forecasts to Assess Future Water Availability
Blaine Dwyer (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 28:  Panel - Columbia River Treaty - From Here to Where?

Panel Moderator – Gerald Sehlke
AWRA President, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID

Panel Participants

John M. Hyde
Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon

Thomas Siu
BC Hydro, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Mark F. Colosimo
International Joint Commission-U.S. Section, Washington, D.C. (Invited)

Jim Ruff
NOAA Fisheries, Portland, Oregon

Matthew Rea
USACE, Portland, Oregon

pptThe Columbia River Treaty between the USA and Canada was signed in 1961 and ratified in 1964. The treaty has been considered a model of U.S.-Canadian cooperation for 45 years. However, some policymakers, academics and others say the agreement lacks the flexibility to deal with emerging issues such as critical environmental impacts or climate change issues and, therefore, it needs to be reviewed and possibly renegotiated and rewritten to remain relevant to today’s circumstances. The possibility of a renegotiated treaty is stirring great interest and some consternation on both sides of the border. Although the Columbia River Treaty doesn’t have an expiration date, either country can terminate some or all of its provisions after September 2024 with a 10-year minimum notice. Therefore, if either the U.S. or Canada wants terminate the treaty or make substantive changes in 2024, they must give notice as early as 2014. Gerald Sehlke, President of AWRA, will moderate this important discussion and experts representing various Columbia River Treaty interests will provide their perspectives on the future of the Columbia River Treaty and what the major points of negotiations may be and what impacts potential changes may have on future energy and water operations and resources in the Columbia River Basin.

SESSION 29:  Panel - Spokane River TMDLs

Session Organizers – Laurie Mann and Jennifer Wu
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle WA

Panel Moderator – Donald Martin
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Coeur D’Alene, ID


Dave Moore ppt
Washington Department of Ecology, Spokane, WA
Overview of the Spokane Project

Ben Cope
EPA Office of Environmental Assessment, Seattle, WA
Technical Challenges of Modeling the Spokane River Watershed

Chris Butler
Spokane Tribe, Wellpinit, WA
Downstream of the TMDL: Fisheries Challenges in the Spokane Arm

Dale Arnold
City of Spokane, Spokane, WA
Perspectives from the City of Spokane

Brian Nickel
EPA NPDES Unit, Seattle, WA

ppt ppt Lake Spokane (also known as Long Lake) is a 24 mile long reservoir downstream of Washington’s second largest city, Spokane, and several smaller communities. It has experienced a long history of water quality problems. Toxic algae blooms in the 1970s resulted in the court-ordered establishment of a phosphorus TMDL, which has since been shown not to be protective of water quality. In October 2004, Ecology proposed a new DO TMDL. In the summer of 2008, just prior to issuance of a final dissolved oxygen TMDL, EPA directed the Washington Department of Ecology to revise the draft Spokane River TMDL to consider the cumulative impact of nutrient-related pollutants from both Idaho and Washington sources. Since that time, EPA, Ecology, Idaho Department of Quality and the Spokane Tribe of Indians have been developing a TMDL that not only considers the cumulative impact of pollutants from both states, but considers the decrease in assimilative capacity for nutrients and oxygen demanding pollution caused by Long Lake Dam. A recently issued 401 certification of the dam’s FERC license requires the operators to comply with water quality responsibilities to be identified in the pending TMDL. The Washington State water quality standard requires near-natural conditions, which makes the available loading capacity extremely small. This capacity must be divided between Idaho and Washington. It is anticipated that the wasteload allocations in the pending TMDL will be 50 ug/L or less, among the lowest in the country. Panelists representing local, environmental, and regulatory perspectives will briefly review the development of the Spokane River dissolved oxygen TMDL, including:

• Challenges of modeling dissolved oxygen impacts in a reservoir from the discharge of 3 pollutants (phosphorus, BOD, ammonia) by 7 point sources and 3 tributaries

• Technical and cultural challenges of assigning one of most stringent wasteload allocations for phosphorus in the country; and

• Implementation of permit limits, nonpoint source reductions, 401 certification requirements - and looking ahead to water quality trading.

In a moderated discussion, panelists will then share perspectives on what the focus should be and what the most important next steps are to reduce phosphorus and implement the TMDL.


SESSION 30:  Modeling
pptComponents of a Successful Flow Monitoring Program
Michael Hinson, Ben Marré, Laura Reed, John Barton (ABSTRACT)
pptNear-Real-time Lake Profiling Systems for Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish
Bob Kruger, Curtis DeGasperi, Charlie Zeng (ABSTRACT)
pptThe New Hydrographic Paradigm: Rivers, Lakes & Watershed Boundaries
Stephen Daw, Karen Hanson (ABSTRACT)
pptState-of-the-Art Review on Real-Time Reservoir Operational Forecasting Models
Henry Hu, Henry Tang (ABSTRACT)
Tuesday / November 10 / 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 31, 32, 33, 34, 35
SESSION 31:  Sustainability, Decision Making and Education
pptThe Role of Water Conservation Technology, Economics, and Institutions for Managing Groundwater Use Conflicts
Saichon Seedang, Patricia Norris, Jon Bartholic (ABSTRACT)
pptUsing Agent-based Models to Study Farmer Behavior in Irrigation Water Usage
Sanyogita Andriyas, Mac McKee, Thomas B. Hardy (ABSTRACT)
pptComputer-Aided Negotiations of Water Resources Disputes: An Interdisciplinary Case Study-Based Course
Megan Rivera, Daniel P. Sheer, Andrew J. Miller (ABSTRACT)
pptNSF IGERT at Southern Illinois: Watershed Science and Policy
Christopher Lant, Nicholas Pinter, Lizette Chevalier, Matthew Whiles, Sara Baer (ABSTRACT)
Reasons for Low Access to Water in Expanding Urban Centres - the Example of Quetta
Ian Cordery, Kamran Asghar (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 32:  Sea Level Concerns
A Pilot Assessment of Hydrologic and Water Quality Sensitivity to Climate and Land-Use Change in the Minnesota River
Thomas Johnson, Andrew Parker, John Butcher (ABSTRACT)
pptThe Influence of Sea Level Rise on Storm Surge in Southern Louisiana
Mary Cialone, Alison S. Grzegorzewski, Tate O. McAlpin (ABSTRACT)
pptAssessing the Future of the California Water Distribution System: The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
William Fleenor, Jay Lund (ABSTRACT)
pptModeling the Impact of Sea Level Rise on Urban Stormwater Systems
Joseph Brascher, (ABSTRACT)
pptUsing GRACE to Investigate the Changes in Land Water Storage, Caspian Sea Basin in Iran as a Case Study
Seyed Hamed Alemohammad, Reza Ardakanian (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 33:  Watershed Planning and Management
pptThe Salt Lake Countywide Water Quality Stewardship Plan – A New Era in Watershed Planning in Utah
Nicholas Von Stackelberg, Neil Stack, Karen Nichols (ABSTRACT)
pptSeasonal Streamflow Forecasting in the Columbia River Basin
Andy Wood, Matthew Wiley, Bart Nijssen (ABSTRACT)
Using an Innovative Asset Management Framework to Improve Watershed Health and Program Effectiveness
Jennifer Belknap Williamson, Carol Murdock (ABSTRACT)
pptManaging Floods and Droughts in an Interstate Basin
Carol Collier, Amy Shallcross (ABSTRACT)
The Honey Lake Project: Environmental Restoration on a Military-Impacted Unique Water Resource and the Use of a Non-Profit to Assist in Land Transfer
Jane Rowan, Wendi Goldsmith, Julie Africa (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 34:  TMDL Issues
pptUnion River Fecal Coliform TMDL Effectiveness Monitoring in Washington State
Scott Collyard, George Onwumere, Markus Von Prause (ABSTRACT)
Examining the Effects of TMDL Implementation on the Flow-Concentration Relationship in the Neuse River Basin
Ibrahim Alameddine, Song Qian, Kenneth H. Reckhow (ABSTRACT)
Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay TMDL: Nutrient and Sediment Load Reductions are Needed to Restore Living Resources
Lewis Linker, Gary Shenk, Ping Wang Jing Wu, Richard Batiuk, Carl Cerco (ABSTRACT)
pptWater Quality Benefits of Riparian Buffers in Agricultural Watersheds: Unanswered Questions
Karl Williard, Jon Schoonover (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 35:  Modeling and Communicating Science to Policy Makers
pptThe Pursuit of Longer-Lead Water-Supply Forecasts -Statistical Hydrologic Models Coupled with Large-Scale Climate Predictors Derived from Independent Component Analysis
Hamid Moradkhani, Matthew Meier, David Garen (ABSTRACT)
pptApplying Water Quality model as a Management Tool: a Case Study of Neversink River
Presented by Carol Collier for Namsoo Suk, Feng Shi (ABSTRACT)
ppt“Show Me” – Empowering Decision Makers and Stakeholders with Data Analysis Tools to Further Communicate Science
Peter Sabee, Kari Paulson, Kamran Syed, Tsolmongerel Papilloud (ABSTRACT)
pptA Community Engagement Planning Process to Connect Science and Community for Water Resource Protection
Zeyuan Qiu, Christine Hall, Donna Drewes, Grace Messinger, Kathy Hale (ABSTRACT)
Wednesday / November 11 / 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions 36, 37, 38, 39, 40
SESSION 36:  Policy and Climate Change
pptAdapting Water Resources Management to Climate Change: The Role of State Public Trust Doctrines
Robin Craig (ABSTRACT)
pptAre You Looking Forward to a Water-Constrained Future?
Jim Scholl, Craig Clifton, Carl Daamen, Suse Hayes, Greg Hoxley, John Sherwood (ABSTRACT)
pptPotential Economic Costs of a Business-as-Usual Approach to Climate Change: Implications for Water Resources in Three Western States
Mark Buckley, Sarah Reich, Cleo Neculae (ABSTRACT)
Tap Runs Dry: Managing Urban Water Supply Now and in the Future in Canada
Grace Koshida, Erin Stratton, Joan Klaassen, Marci Vanhoucke, Sadia Butt (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 37:  Integrating Instream Flows into Water Resource Planning
pptMarket-Based Strategies for Stream Flow Restoration and Mitigation
Amanda Cronin (ABSTRACT)
pptWashington Water Law and Instream Flow
Lisa Pelly, Tom McDonald (ABSTRACT)
pptMaximizing Groundwater Recharge Opportunities in Glaciated Terrain through Basin-Level Stormwater Planning: Case Histories from Eastern King County, Washington
Curtis Koger, Jennifer Saltonstall (ABSTRACT)
pptKing County’s Perspectives and Interests for Instream Flow Management
Stephen Hirschey, Dave Monthie (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 38:  Panel - Major Water Management Projects by Seattle Public Utilities in the Cedar River/Lake Washington Basin

Panel Moderator – Michael Wert
AMEC Earth & Environmental, Bothell, WA

Panel Participants

Greg Harris
MWH Americas, Bellevue, Washington

Clint Smith
MWH Americas, Bellevue, Washington

Rand Little
Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle, Washington

Gary Sprague
Seattle Public Utiilties, Seattle, Washington

Christopher Magirl
U.S. Geological Survey, Tacoma, Washington

pptpptpptThis panel will involve presentations of three major water management projects by Seattle Public Utilities (SPU). The projects address key challenges related to fish passage, drought management, and flooding. The panelists will describe three projects being implanted to maintain the beneficial uses of the City’s water supply. Landsburg Fish Passage Project: Since the early 1900’s, the Landsburg Diversion Dam has been a key component of Seattle’s municipal water supply. The facility has been a barrier to salmon and steelhead passage for nearly a century. In 2000, Seattle began implementing the Cedar River Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). Mitigating fish barriers at Landsburg was a key component of the HCP. Primary features of the Landsburg Mitigation Program involve upstream and downstream fish passage via fish ladder, sorting facility, and fish screens. In addition, the river bed downstream was re-constructed to bury a large-diameter pipeline that created a secondary downstream fish barrier due to creation of an elevated scour pool. As a result of this project, anadromous fish access is restored to nearly 20 miles of the upper Cedar River drainage. Morse Lake Pump Plant: Chester Morse Lake serves as the Seattle area’s primary storage reservoir for drinking water supply. It also provides flows for the Cedar River’s salmon and steelhead and other in-stream flow needs. Withdrawal of water from lowered levels of Morse Lake occurs only by way of temporary pumping plants. This requires use of barge-mounted pump plants powered by shore-based diesel generators. To avoid risks of diesel fuel and periodic need for the temporary pump plants, the City is planning to construct a permanent land-based pump plant with water intake in Morse Lake, a mile-long 72-inch diameter pipeline, and a discharge structure in Masonry Pool. These improvements will reduce risk to the environment by avoiding the need for diesel-fueled generators and other logistical requirements associated with periodic mobilization of the temporary pumping plants. Development of an Adaptive Approach to Managing Peak Flows in the Cedar River, Washington: The current Cedar River instream-flow management program is a key component of the Cedar River Watershed HCP. The program provides a relatively complex set of guaranteed base flows for each year, combined with limitations on municipal diversions and flexibility in the management of elevated flows that can frequently occur. Floodplain development and changes to the hydrologic regime from flow regulation have affected the riparian and aquatic habitat along the river corridor. Water-resource managers are seeking additional information to guide river-flow management during storm-driven peak-flow events. Concerns for protecting biological functions, such as intra-gravel incubation of salmon eggs, must be balanced with efforts to encourage natural geomorphic processes that maintain high-quality habitat and promote river health. These instream-resource objectives must be integrated with efforts to protect existing human development and occupation of the floodplain. Under the guidance of the interagency Cedar River Instream Flow Commission, SPU and U.S. Geological Survey are developing a Peak Flow Adaptive Management Project for the Cedar River. The project will build on the flexibility provided by the current instream-flow management program. During the project, a conceptual model and associated monitoring program will be developed along with a numerical model and analysis of historical data to: provide an assessment of the current geomorphic state of the river; determine the magnitude of geomorphic resetting flood events; establish linkages between peak-flow characteristics and biological and geomorphic processes in the currently altered river channel; compare varying effects of peak-flow magnitude with peak-flow duration; and establish desired inter-annual target ranges for peak-flow magnitudes, durations, and frequencies.

SESSION 39:  Surface Water/Groundwater Ecosystem Interactions
The Priestley-Taylor Coefficient Estimated for Vochysia Divergens Monospecific Forests in Pantanal, Brazil
Luciana Sanches, Marcelo de Carvalho Alves, José Holanda Campelo Filho, José de Souza Nogueira (ABSTRACT)
pptModeling Hydrologic Interactions between Karstic Aquifer and Lakes in Florida using HSPF
Zhulu Lin, David Clapp, Tom Jobes (ABSTRACT)
Interaction of the Soil Water Content and Vegetation Dynamics of a Tropical Semi-Deciduous Forest of the Southern Amazon Basin, Brazil
Luciana Sanches, Marcelo de Carvalho Alves, Osvaldo Borges Pinto Júnior, José de Souza Nogueira (ABSTRACT)
pptCharacterization of Groundwater-Surface water Interactions using GMS and differential gauging approaches
Said Ghabayen, Noah Schmadel, Bethany T. Neilson (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 40:  Planning I
pptAssessing Vulnerability to Natural Hazards: An Impact-Based Method and Application to Drought in Washington State
Matthew Fontaine, Anne C. Steinemann (ABSTRACT)
pptNew Approaches for Allocating Costs and Capacities in Regional Infrastructure Projects
N. Jordan Dimick, John Rehring (ABSTRACT)
pptUsing Multiple Research Methods to Assess Conflict and Common Ground in Storm And Wastewater Management in the Lower Kaskaskia River Basin
Mae Davenport, Erin Seekamp, Christopher Slemp, Joan Brehm (ABSTRACT)
Real-Time Conjunctive Water Administration in Large Interconnected Arid River Basins.
John Koreny, Steve Thurin, Emily Larson (ABSTRACT)
Wednesday / November 11 / 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 41, 42, 43, 44, 45
SESSION 41:  Water Management and Planning
pptContrasting Climate and Land Use Changes With Local Perceptions: a Case Study of Water Management Adaptation in The Andes Of Colombia
Felipe Murtinho, Christina Tague (ABSTRACT)
pptManaging Water in the Connecticut River Watershed
Richard Palmer, Austin Polebitski, David Ahlfeld, Casey Brown (ABSTRACT)
pptAnalyzing Uncertainty and Risk in the Management of Water Resources for the state of Texas
Abhishek Singh, Richard Hoffpauir, Srikanta Mishra, Marsh Lavenue (ABSTRACT)
pptSustainable Water Planning: A Comprehensive Planning Approach for 'Green' Utilities
Rafael E. Frias, Peter Binney (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 42:  Flooding and Floodplain Management
An Integrated Model for Herbert Hoover Dam Breaching and Flooding
Michael Kabiling, Michael DelCharco, Guillermo Simon, Maurice B. Vaughan, Robert C. Tucker, Thomas Spencer (ABSTRACT)
pptDeveloping and Testing Adaptation Baselines for Flood Hazards: Case Studies from Canada and Bangladesh
M. Monirul Q. Mirza, Grace Koshida, Daria T. Smeh (ABSTRACT)
pptOne-Dimensional Hydraulic Modeling of the Lower Skokomish River, Washington
Raymond Walton, John Howard, Jim Park (ABSTRACT)
pptThe Living River Approach to Floodplain Management on the Carson River
John Cobourn (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 43:  Infrastructure
pptThe Three Gorges Project - The World's Largest Hydropower Plant: Part I
Song-kai Yan (ABSTRACT)
The Three Gorges Project - The World's Largest Hydropower Plant: Part II
Song-kai Yan (ABSTRACT)
pptChanges to Hydrologic Ecosystems Services Following Dam Removal: a Case Study of Marmot Dam on the Sandy River
Terrance Anthony (ABSTRACT)
pptOchoa Foods Dam Failure Analysis and Design of Secondary Containment Berm
Felix Kristanovich, Stewart Hilmes, Robert Montgomery (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 44:  ASR and Groundwater
Recharge Master Planning in the Chino Basin, California
Mark Wildermuth, Ken Manning, Tom McCarthy (ABSTRACT)
pptSPWSD ASR Program - Five Years of Operation
Scott Coffey, John Anderson (ABSTRACT)
pptSolving the ASR Arsenic Problem: Pilot-Tested Approach Shows Promising Results
Barika Poole, Leslie Turner, Lee Wiseman, Doug Munch, Glenn Forrest, Migdalia Hernandez (ABSTRACT)
pptUnderground Injection Control (UIC) Wells for Stormwater Infiltration
J. Scott Kindred, Curtis Koger (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 45:  Water Resources Planning
pptThe Impact of Temperature, Demographics, and Land Use on Residential Water Consumption: An Empirical Assessment of the Portland (OR) Region
Vivek Shandas, G. Hossein Parandvash, Heejun Chang (ABSTRACT)
pptProtection of Critical Source Areas for Water Resource Protection through Community-based Land Use Planning and Ordinances
Zeyuan Qiu, Christine Hall, Donna Drewes, Grace Messinger, Kathy Hale (ABSTRACT)
pptInnovative Approaches in Subwatershed Management Using a Systems Based Approach
Ray Tufgar, John Kwast (ABSTRACT)
pptStatewide Water Roundtables: Taking Oregon’s Water Pulse
Michael Campana, W. Todd Jarvis, Gail Achterman, Megan Kleibacker (ABSTRACT)
Wednesday / November 11 / 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 46, 47, 48, 49, 50
SESSION 46:  Instream Flows - Ecosystem Requirements
pptInvestigating Ecosystems Services in the Arid Southwest
Nita Tallent-Halsell, Donald Ebert, Caroline Erickson, William Kepner, Ric Lopez,  Yongping Yuan, Matt Weber (ABSTRACT)
pptMarkets and Incentives for Restoring Water Quality in Puget Sound
Mark Buckley, Ernie Niemi (ABSTRACT)
pptGeneralizing Ecological Responses to Hydrologic Alteration for Setting Environmental Flow Standards
Christopher Konrad, (ABSTRACT)
pptStatewide Ecologically-Based Instream Flow Standards: Michigan versus Connecticut
Eloise Kendy, Colin Apse, Richard Bowman, Mark P. Smith (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 47:  Flood Forecasting and Protection
pptShort Range Operational Streamflow Forecasting in Western Washington State, USA
Matthew Wiley, Andy Wood, Pascal Storck, Bart Nijssen (ABSTRACT)
pptHydraulic Boundary Conditions for the IHNC Storm Surge Barrier
Mathijs Van Ledden, Jena Gilman, Scotty Emmons (ABSTRACT)
pptAssessment of Satellite-Based Rainfall Observations for Urban Flood Modeling
Steve Burian, Woo Suk Han, J. Marshall Shepherd (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 48:  Water Supply and Infrastructure
pptImpacts of Salmon Carcass Decomposition on Reservoir Eutrophication and Drinking Water Quality in Seattle, Washington
Rebecca Dugopolski, Rob Zisette (ABSTRACT)
pptHow to Provide 3 Million San Diegans a Safe and Reliable Water Supply - A Case Study on Southern California’s Imported Water System and the New San Diego Pipeline 6 Project.
Steve Simon (ABSTRACT)
pptDetermining the Optimal Investment Plan for Water Utilities: The Case of Three Valleys Water
Jon Hecht, Scott Reid, Ali Chalak (ABSTRACT)
Gaseous Cavitation Phenomenon within Drinking Water Infrastructures
Juneseok Lee (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 49:  Groundwater I
pptGroundwater Supplies in Colorado’s Front Range – Challenges and Opportunities for Municipalities
N. Jordan Dimick, John Rehring (ABSTRACT)
pptHyperalkaline Mineral Waters of Zlatibor ultramafic massif in Western Serbia, Europe
Dejan Milenic,  V. Dragisic, M. Vrvic, Di. Milankovic, A. Vranjes (ABSTRACT)
pptIs Nitrate Contamination Likely in Private Wells in the Glacial Aquifer System?
Kelly Warner, Kelly L. Warner, Terri L. Arnold, George E. Groschen (ABSTRACT)
pptArsenic in the Chamokane Valley Aquifers
Michael Klisch, Bryony Stasney, Alex Dailey, Robert Anderson, (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 50:  Balancing Highway Development and the Environment through Design-Build Delivery
pptBalancing Highway Development and the Environment through Design-Build Delivery
Alan Black (ABSTRACT)
pptNEPA/SEPA/ESA Clearance and Permit Acquisition for Design Build Projects in Washington State
William Jordan (ABSTRACT)
pptAdaptive Management for Environmental Compliance and Design-Build Projects
Eric Wolin (ABSTRACT)
pptI405 Kirkland – Environmental Compliance
Jim Shellooe (ABSTRACT)
Wednesday / November 11 / 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 51, 52, 53, 54, 55
SESSION 51:  Ecosystem Restoration/Mitigation
pptMissouri River Recovery Program: Progress and Challenges in Creating Shallow Water Habitat for the Endangered Pallid Sturgeon
Michael Gossenauer (ABSTRACT)
pptDevelopment and Field Validation of an Indicator-Based Method for Evaluating the Duration of Streamflow in Oregon
Tracie-Lynn Nadeau, Parker J. Wigington, Jr. (ABSTRACT)
pptDevelopment of a Coordinated Watershed Approach For Linking Compensatory Mitigation and Tampa Bay Habitat Restoration Goals
Valerie Seidel, Chris DeBodisco, Paul Yacobellis (ABSTRACT)
Natural Gas Well Drilling - Mitigating Impacts To Water Resources
Carol Collier, Chad Pindar (ABSTRACT)
pptCreation of a National Coalition for Ecosystem Restoration
Cheryl Ulrich, Tom St. Clair, David J. Tazik (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 52:  Surface Water / Stormwater Management Innovation
pptSustainable Stormwater: Optimized Management of Ponds and Other BMPs
Ann Shortelle, Shannon Carter-Wetzel (ABSTRACT)
pptUrban Stormwater Modeling using YouTube Videos
Joseph Brascher (ABSTRACT)
pptLakewood Raincatchers: Reducing Combined Sewer Overflows to South Lake Washington by Constructing Rain Gardens and Cisterns to Manage Rooftop Runoff from Private Property
Matthew Fontaine, Bob Spencer, Robin Kirschbaum, (ABSTRACT)
pptMuskingum Optimization for Analysis of Regionalized Stormwater Detention
John McEnery (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 53:  Addressing the State of Our Nation's Levees
pptAddressing the State of Our Nation’s Levees – Investment Priorities and Approaches
Rob Vining (ABSTRACT)
Flood Risk Management and Innovative Technology Applications: How the Latest Advances in Levee Technology Can Help Agencies Plan and Prioritize and Understand Their Projects
pptImplementing Levees, Reservoirs and Stream and Floodplain Restoration in Concert to Reduce Flood Risk
Michael Schwar (ABSTRACT)
Westbank and Vicinity, New Orleans, Louisiana Hurricane Protection Project’s West Closure Complex, Interior Drainage Pump Station Design and Construction
Robert Ivarson (ABSTRACT)
pptModeling Dam/Levee Breach Scenarios Using the Finite Element Code Developed by the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center
Jennifer Tate, Tate McAlpin, Gaurav Savant, Robert McAdory (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 54:  Groundwater II
pptAquifer Storage and Recovery for Tualatin Valley Water District, Washington County, Oregon
Kenny Janssen, Mark Wirganowicz, Joel Cary (ABSTRACT)
pptPatterns of Ground Water Movement in a Portion of the Willamette River Floodplain, Oregon
Barton R. Faulkner, Renee J. Brooks, Kenneth J. Forshay (ABSTRACT)
pptAn Integrated Surface Water-Groundwater Modeling to Study the Basin Hydrology in the Snake River  Basin, Idaho
Xin Jin, Venkataramana Sridhar (ABSTRACT)
Henry Darcy's Public Fountains of the City of Dijon
Patricia Bobeck (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 55:  Planning II
pptSustainable Water Planning for a New Urban Town Center
Erin Nelson, Eric LaFrance (ABSTRACT)
pptTriple Bottom Line and Life-Cycle Cost Assessment of Sustainable Resource Management in Boston, MA
Joseph Farah (ABSTRACT)
pptRegional Watershed Management Planning for a Multi-Jurisdiction Urban Area
Kimberly Z. Shorter, Steve Haubner, Pamela Burnett (ABSTRACT)
pptAdopting the Stepchild: Ecosystem Planning in Seattle’s ‘Other’ Municipal Watershed
Cynthia Carlstad, Brent Lackey, Michael Kern (ABSTRACT)
Thursday / November 12 / 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions 56, 57, 58, 59, 60
SESSION 56:  Panel - Incorporating Ecosystem Based Management Principles into Coastal Zone Management

Panel Moderator- Ralph Cantral
NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resources Management, Silver Spring, MD
Problems with Existing CZM Structures and Describe NOAA’s Proposed Reauthorization Efforts

Panel Participants

Kathryn Mengerink
Director of Ocean Programs for the Environmental Law Institute, LaJolla, California
The Need for Incorporating EBM Techniques into the CZMA

Susan White
Senior Scientist, NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Charleston. South Carolina
The Difficulties of Implementing EBM Programs

Robert Bailey
Director, Oregon’s Coastal and Ocean Management Program, Salem, Oregon
The Problems Faced by States in Implementing EBM Programs

The Coastal Zone Management Act was originally adopted in 1972 in an effort to create a state federal partnership to accomplish a great number of things. The act focused on, among other things, habitat protection, public access, water quality, waterfront revitalization, and coastal hazard reduction. Although 34 of the 35 coastal states have adopted programs under the CZMA, each program has different goals and priorities, and few states have similar criteria for boundaries. To better achieve measurable results at the national level, NOAA is proposing to focus the reauthorization of the CZMA on three distinct goals: providing for sustainable coastal and ocean ecosystems; reducing the impacts of climate change on coastal areas; and ensuring safe, sustainable, and resilient coastal communities and economies. To accomplish these goals, NOAA will need to work closely with the traditional state government partners but also improve the ability to work with local governments and coordinate better with other federal agencies and the states to address some issues at the regional level.  New techniques will be especially important when attempting to preserve sustainable ecosystems. One of the desired methods for improving coastal and ocean resource management is to incorporate ecosystem based management (EBM) principles into coastal zone management (CZM). To date, most EBM efforts have attempted to improve knowledge of a particular area and then to apply the knowledge gained to planning and managing focused on the natural environment. CZM efforts, on the other hand, have focused primarily on planning and regulatory structures to control land use to address a broad range of issues. Using EBM effectively at a broad scale throughout the nation’s coastal zone will be difficult for a number of reasons, including lack of good information about the current state of the ecosystem at a scale that supports management; lack of a good definition of what the bounds of the coastal area should be, the perceived lack of transferability of ecosystem management tools across ecosystems, and handling the expectations of success from federal and state managers as well as stakeholders. 

Panel Moderator – Robert Montgomery
Anchor QEA, LLC, Kirkland, WA

Panel Participants

Ann Root
ESA Adolfson, Seattle, WA

Robert Montgomery
Anchor QEA, Kirkland, Washington

Derek Sandison
Office of Columbia River, Washington Department of Ecology, Wenatchee, WA

Robert Anderson
Golder Associates, Redmond, Washington

Thomas Ring
Yakama Nation, Toppenish, WA

The Yakima River basin is one of the most productive irrigated agricultural areas in the West and historically supported large runs of anadromous salmonids. However, salmon runs have declined drastically and farmers experience water shortages during drought years. Over the years, a number of solutions have been proposed to address water resource problems in the basin, including the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Program (YRBWEP) which has provided state and federal funding for projects, including conservation and water rights acquisition. Recently the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) evaluated opportunities for increased storage in the basin. As part of the Draft Planning Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) released in January 2008, they jointly evaluated traditional storage facilities—Black Rock and Wymer Reservoirs—and Ecology evaluated the nonstorage options of enhanced water conservation, groundwater storage, and water marketing. Comments on the Draft EIS stated that the agencies had not considered a broad enough range of alternatives and that the alternatives had not included actions that would improve fish passage or habitat. The comments advocated an integrated approach to benefit all resources in the basin. In response to those comments, Ecology facilitated the development of an integrated approach to improve habitat for anadromous and resident fish and water supply for irrigated agriculture and future municipal needs in the basin. The integrated approach includes fish passage at existing dams to open up high quality habitat, new surface water and groundwater storage facilities, modifications to existing operations, fish habitat improvements, an aggressive program of water conservation, and water marketing. The integrated approach was developed in cooperation with representatives from the Yakama Nation, Reclamation, basin irrigation districts, and fisheries managers. The elements of the integrated approach were evaluated in an EIS released in June 2009. Ecology and Reclamation are currently working with other stakeholders in the Yakima basin to propose Phase III of YRBWEP for Congressional authorization and funding. The panel, who are involved in the project, will describe the individual elements of the alternative and the challenges of developing and implementing an integrated approach to water resource problems. 

SESSION 58:  Watershed Management
Natural Background of Indicator Species in Stormwater
Brad Wilson, Robert Pitt (ABSTRACT)
Leveraging Resources from Multiple Partners to Advance Low Impact Development and Ecological Restoration in the Lockwoods Folly River Watershed
Jason Doll (ABSTRACT)
Recast of Computer Model in Water Clarity Simulation for Management Decision
Ping Wang, Lewis C. Linker, Richard A. Batiuck (ABSTRACT)
Evaluating Future Policies Using A Proactive Basin Management Tool
Jennifer Benaman, Emily Chen, Jim Patek, Harry Zahakos, In Cooperation with the Lower Colorado River Authority (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 59:  Policy and Legal
pptComparative International Water Law and Management: The Asia-Kansas Program
John C. Peck (ABSTRACT)
Price Determinants for Ditch Company Shares in Colorado’s South Platte Basin
Matthew Payne, Mark Griffin Smith, Clay J. Landry (ABSTRACT)
Residential Water Demand Estimations using a Large Panel of Monthly Water Use
Shawn Stoddard (ABSTRACT)
Wanted Alive: The Santa Fe River
Claudia Borchert (ABSTRACT)

Panel Moderator – Bill Swanson
MWH Americas, Inc., Sacramento, CA

Panel Participants

Kevin Hanway
Water Director, City of Hillsboro, OR

Bartholomew Martin
Clean Water Services, Hillsboro, OR

Bill Swanson
MWH Americas, Inc., Sacramento, CA

Ryan Murdock
MWH Americas, Inc., Sacramento, CA


pptOverview. The Tualatin Basin Water Supply Project (TBWSP) is a collaborative effort among local agencies to comprehensively address these needs. Project partners include the regional waste water utility (Clean Water Services), three municipal water providers (Tualatin Valley Water District, City of Hillsboro, and City of Beaverton) and the owner of Hagg Lake (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation), the only large water supply reservoir within the Tualatin River Basin.

Project Formulation and Issue Resolution. The TBWSP will involve modifications to the configuration of and operation of the existing Hagg Lake project.  Water contractors not involved in the project expansion needed confidence that future project operations would preserve the reliability of their existing water supplies.  In response to these concerns, a detailed assessment and presentation tool was developed to simulate and visualize the effects of daily operating decisions, particularly decisions on pumping and releases, on water supply allocations and project operations. This customized model and interface provided transparency and clarity, and allowed all parties to better understand that accounting practices could be implemented to preserve existing project benefits and protect new user investments in the expanded project.

Implementation. Successful implementation of the TBWSP will require flexibility, adaptive management, strong strategies for resolving anticipated challenges, and preserving a continued, strong partnership. Title transfer of Scoggins Dam will require formation of a new governmental entity to own and operate the existing and expanded project. In light of new seismic design criteria, project alternatives and associated cost estimates are being re-evaluated. TBWSP partners will continue to emphasize strategies that provide the greatest implementation flexibility as project demands develop over the next few decades.

Thursday / November 12 / 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 61, 62, 63, 64, 65
SESSION 61:  Wetlands and Lakes
Wetland Hydrology:  Performing Wetland Delineation Using a Hydrogeomorphic Approach and Continuous Hydrological Data
Daniel Wiitala, Peter Sabee, Kari Paulson (ABSTRACT)
Marsh Restoration/Degradation Methodology Used with the ADCIRC Numerical Model
Tate McAlpin, Mary Cialone, Alison Sleath Grzegorzewski (ABSTRACT)
Assessing Wetland Hydroperiod Restoration Alternatives in the Myakka River Watershed, Southwest Florida
John Loper, Lisann Morris, B.J. Bukata, Susan Gerena (ABSTRACT)
Integrated Management of Long Lake, Kitsap County, Washington
Harry Gibbons (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 62:  Water Management Planning and Partnerships
Oregon's Integrated Water Resources Strategy: Planning to Meet Water Quantity, Quality, and Ecosystem Needs
Brenda Bateman, Christine Svetkovich, Bruce McIntosh, Ray Jaindl (Abstract)
Conjunctive Use: An Improved Approach for Streamlined Water Management, with Solutions for the Rio Grande Watershed
Susan V. Roberts, Walter Rast (ABSTRACT)
Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan Update’s Provisional Water Supply Availability – A Statewide Look through the Oklahoma H20 Tool (Part 1)
Daniel Reisinger, Kyle Arthur, Cynthia Kitchens, Gene Lilly, Travis Bogan (ABSTRACT)
Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan Update’s Provisional Water Supply Availability – A Statewide Look through the Oklahoma H20 Tool (Part 2)
Daniel Reisinger, Kyle Arthur, Cynthia Kitchens, Gene Lilly, Travis Bogan (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 63:  River Operations and Flow Management
Minimizing Erosion Hazards in a Dynamic River System
Mike Gregory, Ray Tufgar, Alec Scott, Stu Seabrook (ABSTRACT)
Flow Upstream of Sluice Gate
Md Islam, David Z Zhu (ABSTRACT)
Application of Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithms in the Apalachicola Basin
Daniel Sheer (ABSTRACT)
New User-Defined Gate Controlling Capabilities in HEC-RAS Version 4.0; Hydraulic Modeling of the Drop 2 Storage Reservoir System
Nathan Foged, Tony Dubin (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 64:  Looking at the Big Picture
A Watershed Scale Assessment of the Water Quality Impacts of Riparian Buffers in Southern Illinois
William Beck, J.E. Schoonover, K.W.J. Williard, J.J. Zaczek (ABSTRACT)
Stream Flows for Fish: Balancing Resource Protection with Hydropower Needs
Cleve Steward, Daryl Williams, Anne Savery, Abby Hook (ABSTRACT)
How to Obtain Funding for Your Utility Program
Steven Swenson (ABSTRACT)
You Can Bank on it: Utilizing Private Water Banks to Mitigate Groundwater Development
Chris Corbin (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 65:  Water and Energy: Hydropower and Alternative Energy
Offset rising energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint with small hydropower facilities on existing infrastructure
Pete Oveson, Jennifer Belknap Williamson (ABSTRACT)
Renewable Energy Applications for Water Operations
Les Lampe, Pamela Kenel, Rafael Frias (ABSTRACT)
pptFirstLook Hydro: An Online Tool for Small-Scale Hydro Resource Identification
Andy Wood, Jessemine Fung, Matthew Wiley, Kenneth Westrick (ABSTRACT)
Thursday / November 12 / 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 66, 67, 68, 69, 70

Panel Moderator – Sandra Kilroy
King County Water and Land Resources, Seattle, WA

Panel Participants

Sandra Kilroy
Manager, Rural & Regional Services
King County Water and Land Resources, Seattle, WA

Micah Wait
Conservation Biologist
Wild Fish Conservancy, Seattle, WA

Brent Lackey
Watersheds Strategic Advisor, Drinking Water Division
City of Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle, WA

Daniel Eastman
Senior Ecologist, Ecological Restoration & Environmental Services
King County Water and Land Resources, Seattle, WA

Josh Latterel
Senior Ecologist, Watershed and Ecological Assessment Team
King County Water and Land Resources, Seattle, WA

pptpptThe Snoqualmie Watershed is a critical, but imperiled, resource in a quickly urbanizing region. At 700 square miles, this rural watershed contains natural lands, agriculture, forestry, rural communities, and recreation. However, even the Snoqualmie has experienced the pressure of increased human populations, with two million people living within a sixty mile radius. Chinook salmon have declined to less than 10% of historic levels and in 2001 American Rivers listed the Snoqualmie as one of the nation’s most endangered rivers.

Over the last decade, governments, nonprofits and others have mobilized to protect and restore this watershed. With solid technical information and problem identification, years of planning, and thousands of hours of building capacity and partnerships for implementation, river habitat restoration is now well underway. This progress however, was not accomplished without significant challenges and creative solutions.

Five projects have been completed or are currently in-progress including the: Raging River-Carlin levee removal, Camp Gilead reconnection, Lower Tolt River Floodplain Reconnection, Chinook Bend Restoration, and Stillwater Restoration. A number of others are in the planning stage. As we implement projects and monitor performance, we increase our understanding of the effects of floodplain reconnection efforts and how multiple restoration projects in close proximity interact to achieve our overall watershed objectives.

This Panel Session will address both the process and challenges associated with the full cycle of watershed restoration including:

  1. Taking a plan into action: planning, project selection, prioritization of watershed protection and restoration
  2. Design and construction of river restoration projects to enhance floodplain and riverine habitat by restoring fluvial processes
  3. How to achieve restoration goals while balancing community and private property interests and protecting public infrastructure
  4. Comprehensive project effectiveness monitoring based on remote sensing and field surveys of key processes, habitat formation, and fish utilization

Panel Moderator – Joe Mentor
Mentor Law Group, PLLC, Seattle, WA

Panel Participants

Joe Mentor
Mentor Law Group, PLLC, Seattle, WA

Joel Sisolak ppt
Cascadia Region Green Building Council, WA

Ginny Stern
Safe Drinking Water Division, Washington Date Dept. of Health, Seattle, WA

Kurt Unger ppt
Dept. of Ecology, Seattle, WA

Dale Wentworth
Washington State Building code Council, WA

The average per capita water use in the United States is about 100 gallons per day. A significant portion of this water is used for nonpotable purposes. Yet most American homes provide water from a single, potable source. Increasingly, concerns about climate change, and about the environmental consequences of meeting growing water supply needs, lead to the promotion of sustainable development practices. In the Pacific Northwest, these include The Living Building Challenge, which is a rigorous performance standard prepared by the Cascadia Region Green Building Council to define the closest measure of true sustainability in the built environment. A significant feature of any comprehensive strategy to promote sustainable development practices is a strong emphasis on water conservation, and on promoting water use efficiency. This includes the use of alternative water supplies, specifically reclaimed water, gray water, and rainwater. Yet, significant institutional barriers prevent the widespread use of alternative water supplies. This session will identify and discuss the regulatory barriers in Washington state to the use of alternative water supplies. The panel will use as a case study a report entitled Code and Regulatory Barriers to the Living Building Challenge for Sustainable, Affordable, Residential Development (SARD), prepared by the Cascadia as a demonstration project to identify barriers to permitting “net zero water use” projects in Clark County, Washington. Joe Mentor, Mentor Law Group, PLLC, will present an overview of the legal framework in Washington for the use of alternative water supplies, and will moderate the panel. Joel Sisolak, Cascadia’s Washington State Director, will describe the Clark County study, and will identify key obstacles. Ginny Stern, Safe Drinking Water Division, Washington State Department of Health, will discuss barriers to the use of gray water. Kurt Unger, Washington Department of Ecology, will discuss barriers to the use of rainwater and reclaimed water. Dale Wentworth, Member, Washington State Building Code Council, will discuss treatment of alternative water supplies under the Washington State Plumbing Code. 

SESSION 68:  Surface Water Quality and Planning
pptBuilding a Foundation for Coordinated Water Quality Monitoring in the Klamath River Basin
Chantell Royer, Andrew P. Stubblefield, Steve Steinberg, Terry Uyeki, Sara Eliason (ABSTRACT)
pptWatershed Specific and Regional Scale Suspended Sediment Load Estimates for Bay Area Small Tributaries
Mikołaj Lewicki, Lester McKee (ABSTRACT)
pptSpatial and Temporal Variations in Model Performance at Different Soil Data Resolution
Harsh Vardhan Singh, Latif Kalin (ABSTRACT)
pptRewriting Seattle’s Stormwater Ordinance
Robert Chandler, Judy K. Nishimoto, Craig P. Doberstein (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 69:  Agricultural Hydrology
pptErosion and Sedimentation Associated with Tracked Vehicle Training at Ft. Knox, KY
Jon Schoonover, Karl W.J. Williard, Jackie Crim (ABSTRACT)
pptAgricultural Water Needs Assessment and Multi-Benefit, Multi-Party Solutions in Northwestern Colorado
Matthew Bliss (ABSTRACT)
pptRiparian Buffer Impacts on Water Quality at the Watershed Scale
Julia D. Friedmann, Charnsmorn R. Hwang, Jon E. Schoonover, Karl W.J. Williard (ABSTRACT)

Session Organizers - Lisa Chang And Jennifer Wu
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, Washington

Panel Moderator – Stephen Stanley ppt
Washington Department of Ecology, Bellevue, WA

Panel Participants

Barbara Woods ppt
Thurston County, Water and Waste Management, Olympia, Washington
Landscape Characterization in Thurston County

John Konovsky ppt
Squaxin Island Tribe, Shelton, Washington
Social Marketing and Bacteria Source Controls in Oakland Bay

Greg Rabourn ppt
King County Water and Land Resources, Seattle, Washington
Targeted Stewardship in the Snoqualmie Basin

Doug Peters ppt
Washington State Department of Commerce, Olympia, Washington
Puget Sound-Wide Context and Risk Management, Adaptive Management, and Other Supporting Tools and Concepts

In various areas around the country, local governments are attempting to manage the patterns of development to ensure long-term protection of vital watershed processes and resources even as they gain population. his is true in the Puget Sound area as well. It has also been observed that in the Puget Sound area, there is a need both to improve our understanding of what actions will produce the best results and to more effectively share knowledge that jurisdictions already have or are gaining. The purpose of this panel session is to showcase several examples of how local jurisdictions in the Puget Sound region have been working to integrate the protection of watershed processes and services to guide and support land use and planning processes facing them. Outcomes of the session include a greater awareness among attendees of: (1) case studies where this work is occurring in the Puget Sound region; and (2) common steps, basic framework, and tools and concepts useful in supporting this work.

Thursday / November 12 / 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 71, 72, 73, 74, 75
SESSION 71:  Modeling, Mitigation and Adaptation for Change II
pptCoastal Flood Risk: Estimating the Influence of Climate Change
David Divoky, Sunanu Agbley, Steve Eberbach (ABSTRACT)
pptDesigning for Climate Change, Impacts to a Creek Restoration Project, City of Toronto, Ontario.
Wolfgang Wolter, John Parish, Bruce Kilgour (ABSTRACT)
pptAn Integrated Approach toward the Journey to Sustainable Development
James Weinbauer (ABSTRACT)
pptCarbon Footprint as a Strategic Tool
James Weinbauer (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 72:  Water Supply Quality and Treatment
Finding Water Quality Advantages for New York City’s Proposed Kensico Reservoir Water Supply Intake by Using 2D/3D Numerical Surface Water Quality Models
Ryan Edison, Eric Cole (ABSTRACT)
Unpacking Participation: Social Learning in Multi-Stakeholder Platforms for Drinking Water Source Protection in Ontario, Canada
Gemma Boag (ABSTRACT)
pptSurface Water Quality and Microfiltration Membrane Material Properties: Effects on Membrane Fouling
Erin McDonald, Silke Schiewer, William Schnabel (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 73:  Ecosystems - Restoration and Species Interaction
pptPotential Economic Impacts of Aquatic Invasive Species at Lake Tahoe
Ridge Robinson, James Carney (ABSTRACT)
pptZebra Mussel Invasion and Zooplankton in a Great Plains Reservoir: A Cause for Concern?
Andrea M Severson, Craig P Paukert (ABSTRACT)
pptEffects of Stream and Elevation Resolution on Riparian Metrics and Restoration Site Identification
Jay Christensen, Donald Ebert (ABSTRACT)
pptThe Role of Movement to Stream Salamander X Fish Coexistence: On a Road to Nowhere?
Adam Sepulveda, (ABSTRACT)
SESSION 74:  Panel – Species Recovery – What Does It Mean?

Panel Moderator - Wayne Wright
GeoEngineers, Inc., Tacoma, Washington

Panel Participants

Paul Hensen
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Portland, Oregon

William Stelle
K&L Gates, Seattle, Washington

Chad Colter (Invited)
Shoshone Bannock Tribes, Fort Hall, Idaho


Experts with the Endangered Species Act and regional policies will share their insights about species recovery and how we are defining recovery in the Pacific Northwest. We will explore how species recovery is defined and discuss various perspectives about species recovery. Invited speakers are: Power Planning Council Representative TBD Tribal Representative TBD Legal/Regional Representative Will Stelle - K&L Gates - A nationally recognized authority in endangered species issues, he spearheads the firm's Endangered Species Act practice group, which advises large and small public and private clients locally and nationally on ESA–related compliance issues. NOAA Representative Bruce Suzumoto - head of NOAA Fisheries' hydro division in Portland USFWS Representative Rollie White/TBD - Division Supervisor Responsible for conservation and recovery of species protected under the federal Endangered Species Act; Section 7 consultations; recovery planning implementation; recovery permits; listing, delisting, and critical habitat designations; five-year reviews; candidate species assessments; and support for scientific research.

SESSION 75:  Collaboration between Nations
pptpptHydrography Mapping between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico
Jeff Simley, Pete Steeves, Paul Kimley (ABSTRACT)
pptCHANGE (Climate and Hydrology Academic Network for Governance and the Environment)
Gregg Garfin, Nancy Lee, Terry Rolfe (ABSTRACT)