We are the regional AWRA chapter promoting Community, Conversation, Connections among water resources professionals in the National Capital Region.
AWRA-NCRS brings you the latest trends in water resources science, technology, planning, and policy and provide wonderful opportunities for a multi-disciplinary exchange of ideas and professional growth. The AWRA-NCRS holds five events each program year, combining distinguished speakers, field trips, and our Annual Water Resources Symposium.
Congratulations: AWRA-NCRS received the Outstanding State Section Award for 2018 at AWRA's 53rd Annual Water Resources Conference on November 4-8, 2018, at Baltimore, Maryland.
2015 National Capital Region Water Resources Symposium Presentations
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DANIEL ZARRILLI, Director of the Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency for the City of New York
INVITED PANEL: URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT AND RESILIENCE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
Carolyn Kousky, Resources for the Future
Vicki Arroyo, Georgetown Climate Center
Mary M. Cheh, Council of the District of Columbia.
SESSION A: CLIMATE CHANGE: ASSESSMENT AND ADAPTATION
"Statistical Downscaling of Precipitation in the Occoquan Watershed Using Different Climate Models" by Mehdy A. Barandouzi, Doctoral Student, Glenn E. Moglen, Professor, Adil N. Godrej, Research Associate Professor, Occoquan Laboratory, Virginia Tech, Manassas, VA.
"Climate Change Assessment in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed" by Hyunwoo Kang, Graduate Student; Choung Hyun Seong, Postdoctoral Associate; and Venkataramana Sridhar, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech.
"Design Storm and Climate Change Aanalysis in Northern Virginia" by Prasanth Valayamkunnath, Graduate Student, Mirza Billah, Postdoctoral Associate; and Venkataramana Sridhar, Assistant Professor, Dept. Biological Systems Eng. Virginia Tech.
"Barriers and Opportunities for Local-level Action on Climate Change and Stormwater Management" by Britta Bierwagen, Senior Scientist, Office of Research and Development, EPA; Susan Julius, Senior Climate Change Specialist, Office of Research and Development, EPA; Susan Asam, Principal, ICF International; Dana Spindler, Senior Associate, ICF International.
"The Use of Robust Decision Making to Address Climate Change Uncertainties in Water Quality Management" by Susan Julius, Senior Climate Change Specialist, Office of Research and Development, EPA; Tom Johnson, Senior Scientist, Office of Research and Development, EPA; Jordan Fischbach, Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation, Robert Lempert, Director, Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition, RAND Corporation.
SESSION B. WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT
"Storm Responses of Culturable and Molecular Fecal Indicators in an Urban Stream" by Brian Badgley, Assistant. Prof. Dept. Crop & Soil Environ. Science ; Hehuan Liao, Doctoral Student, Leigh-Anne Krometis, Assistant Prof. W. Cully Hession, Prof. Romnia Benitez, Erin Schaberg, Emily von Wagoner, Undergraduate Students Dept. Biological Syst. Eng. Richard Sawyer, Undergraduate Student, Dept. Crop & Soil Environ. Science, Virginia Tech.
"Microbial Source Tracking in the Greater Washington D.C. Region" by Charles Hagedorn, Prof. Dept. of Crop and Soil Environ. Sciences, Virginia Tech; Michael Powell, Senior Scientist, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology; Martin Chandler, Principal Environmental Engineer, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission; and Annie Hassall-Lawrence, Dept. Crop and Soil Environ., Virginia Tech.
"Innovative Removal of Agricultural Related Water Pollutants in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed" by William E. Roper, Kelly P. Rock, and Howard E. Sorber III, Micronic Technologies Corporation, Wise, VA
"Uncertainty Analysis of Activated Sludge Model Parameters: A Case Study at the Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant, Washington, D.C." by Jamal Alikhani, Dept. Civil Eng., The Catholic University of America; Ahmed Al Omari, Sudhir Murthy, DC Water and Sewer Authority; Imre Takacs, Dynamita, France; and Arash Massoudieh, Dept. Civil Eng. The Catholic University of America.
"Aquaponic System as a Sustainable Water and Food Management Strategy" by Yacov Assa, Laboratory Technician, William Hare, Associate Dean for the Land Grant Programs, CAUSES, and Tolessa Deksissa, Director, Water Resource Research Institute, University of the District of Columbia.
SESSION C. URBAN INFRASRUCTURE: RESILIENCE
"Resilient Infrastructure – Preparing for our Future" by Joe Manous, Manager, International Activities, Institute for Water Resources, USACE
"Resilience Decision Support Tools" by Mathew Mampara, PE, CFM, Senior Associate, Dewberry, Fairfax, Virginia
"Climate Ready Water Utilities: Helping the Water Sector Prepare for and Adapt to Climate Change" by Curt Baranowski and Steve Fries, US EPA, CSC
"A Programmatic Analysis of Leak Detection at Water Systems" by Erin Ress, Intern and Alan Roberson, Director of Federal Relations, American Water Works Association, Washington, D.C.
"To Green or Not to Green: Modeling Incentive-Based Programs for Green Infrastructure Investment on Private Properties" by Seth Brown, PE, Stormwater Program and Policy Director, Water Environment Federation; Pradeep Behera, Professor and Chairman, Department of Civil Engineering, University of the District of Columbia; Celso Ferreira, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering, George Mason University; and Mark Houck, Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering, George Mason University.
SESSION D. URBAN HYDROLOGY AND WATER MANAGEMENT IN COASTAL ENVIRONMENTS
"Effects of Urbanization on Shallow Hydrogeologic Systems: Specific Examples from Washington, D.C. and Austin, Texas" by John M. Sharp, Jr., Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
"Integrating Rivers Discharge into Coastal Flooding Modeling Along Baltimore Harbor" by Juan Luis Garzon Hervas, Graduate Student, Seth Lawler, Graduate Student, Jana Haddad, Graduate Student, Mithun Deb, Graduate Student, Celso Ferreira, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering, George Mason University.
"Assessment of Coastal Vulnerability to Storm Surge Hazards in the Bay of Bengal Region: A Case Study for Bangladesh" by Mithun Deb, Graduate Student and Celso Ferreira, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering, George Mason University.
"A Geospatial Framework for Characterizing the Interaction of Wetlands, Storm Surge Flooding, and Critical Infrastructure in the Chesapeake Bay" by Jana Haddad, Graduate Student and Celso Ferreira, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering, George Mason University.
"Water Quality Classification of Potomac River Using Principal Component Analysis Method" by Tilaye Alemayehu, Graduate Student, Nian Zhang, Assistant Professor and Pradeep Behera, Professor, University of the District of Columbia.