Saturday, March 19, 2016

2016 NCR Water Resources Symposium Agenda

Friday, April 8, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
University of the District of Columbia
David A. Clarke School of Law
4340 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC

This year's symposium, Rethinking the Value of Water: Innovations in Research, Technology, Policy, and Management, will bring together experts from governmental agencies, academia, the private sector, and non-profits to present and discuss innovations in water research, technology, policy, and management to respect and reflect the true value of water. The program will include a keynote address, panelists, and breakout sessions featuring oral and poster presentations. Speakers include:
  • G. Tracy Mehan, III: Executive Director for Government Affairs, American Water Works Association (Keynote)
  • Radhika Fox: CEO, US Water Alliance
  • Kimberly Jones: Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Howard University
  • Saul Kinter, Innovation Program Manager, DC Water
  • Eugene Stakhiv: Associate Research Scientist at the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University and Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Water Resources, USACE
  • Thomas Grizzard: Founding Director of the Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Laboratory and Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • Wilbert Thomas: Senior Technical Consultant, Michael Baker International

Please keep reading to review the agenda.

8:45 a.m.
Opening & Welcome

  • Cherie Schultz, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin,  AWRA-NCR Section President
  • Tolessa Deksissa, Director, Water Resources Research Institute & Professional Science Master’s Water Resource Management Program, University of the District of Columbia
  • Sabine O’Hara, Dean, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability & Environmental Sciences, University of the District of Columbia
  • Tamim Younos, Green Water-Infrastructure Academy, Washington, D.C.
Symposium Chair & Vice President AWRA-NCR Section, Fellow Member AWRA
Introduction to the Symposium Theme 
9:15 a.m.
     G. Tracy Mehan, III, Executive Director, Government Affairs, for the American Water Works
     Association (AWWA). 
     Introduction by Norm Starler,  Bowhead Professional Solutions, L.L.C,  AWRA-NCR President-Elect

10:30 a.m.

Invited Panel: Rethinking the Value of Water: Innovations in Research, Technology, Policy, and Management

Eugene Z. Stakhiv, Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  and Visiting Scholar at Johns Hopkins University

Radhika Fox, CEO, US Water Alliance
Saul Kinter, Innovation Program Manager, DC Water
Kimberly Jones, Professor and Department Head, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Howard University
11:50 a.m.
 Lunch (provided). Luncheon Speaker: Thomas Grizzard, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech
1:00 p.m. -  2:45 p.m.
A. Water Environment and Management
B. Water Treatment Technologies
C. Green Infrastructure
3:00 p.m. 4:45 p.m.
D. Water and Climate
E. Water Supply Management
F. Flood and Storm Water Management

All attendees, including presenters, are expected to register, but walk-ins are welcome. Please register online by Monday, April 4 for the early bird discount. Registration is available here.

Registration Fees
(includes lunch & coffee breaks)
Member or Presenter/Moderator
Member or Presenter
On-line thru April 4
On-site April 8

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