Portland is hosting the 48th annual American Water Resources Association (AWRA) conference November 4-7, 2013. About 500-600 engineers, educators, economists, planners, biologists, ecologists, geographers, chemists, managers, regulators, physicists, hydrologists, geologists, GIS professionals, and students are expected.
As of this writing there are 320 oral and 74 poster presentations. There will be special sessions galore; here are just a few: Groundwater Governance; Watershed Scale Hydrologic Response to Projected Climate Change; Sediment, Geomorphology, and Society; Advances in Low-Impact Development; Aquifer Storage and Recovery; The Columbia River Treaty; Invasive Species; Integrated Water Planning in Washington State; Integrated Water Planning in both Oregon and Washington States; and Ecosystem Services in Floodplain Management.
Sitka's Matt Deniston is hosting a session titled, "Bringing the Cloud to the Field: Case studies and lessons learned from using mobile devices to collect field data" from 10:30-noon on Wed, Nov 6. One case study will cover Sitka's work to design and develop software that runs on mobile devices to help collect habitat data as part of the Columbia Habitat Monitoring Program.
Speakers for this session:
- Steve Rentmeester, Product Manager & Data Analyst, Sitka Technology Group
- Jennifer Miller, Data Analyst, Colville Confederated Tribes
- Lowell Ballard, Director of Geospatial Solutions, Timmons Group
- Reid Camp, Graduate Student, Utah State University, Dept of Watershed Sciences, Ecogeomorphology and Topographic Analysis Lab
The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) is a professional, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of water resources research, management, and education. With approximately 2,500 members around the world, AWRA provides a forum for the collection, organization, and dissemination of ideas and information in the physical, biological, economic, social, political, legal, and engineering aspects of water-related problems. Its publications, conferences, and courses (at the international, national, and local levels) provide a unique forum for communication among the disciplines with a common interest in water resources. More: awra.org