Road Salts in the DC Region: A Discussion of Emerging Impacts and Best Practices

Road salts have been increasingly used since the 1940s, for the primary purpose of keeping us on the road and preventing accidents and falls. However, it’s also known that road salts are negatively affecting ecosystems and critical infrastructure. Communities are beginning to implement improved practices that reduce the amount of salt used while maintaining the public safety benefits. This event will highlight scientific perspectives on the impacts of road salts, and emerging best management practices and strategies that could affect the way road salts or alternative materials are applied in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Region.

 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 5:30 - 7:45 pm
5:30 pm - Light Refreshments
6:15 pm - Presentations and Discussion
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 777 North Capitol Street NE, Washington, DC
Training Center, 1st Floor

 

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2018 NCR WATER RESOURCES SYMPOSIUM

 

Resilient Solutions for Water Management in Urban Environments: Advances in Research, Technology, Financing and Policy 

Friday, April 6, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

University of the District of Columbia

 

The theme of the 2018 NCR Water Resources Symposium was “Resilient Solutions for Water Management in Urban Environments: Advances in Research, Technology, Financing and Policy.” The agenda included a keynote address and invited panelists who discussed the symposium theme, and breakout sessions featuring submitted oral and poster presentations in response to call for abstracts. 

 

Download the 2018 NCR Water Resources Symposium Program and Booklet of Abstracts

 

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Anacostia River Boat Tour

Anacostia Riverkeeper will lead us on a 2-hour private educational tour! We will be in an open-air boat that rides low in the water, so please dress casually for the weather and bring plenty of water, hats, sunscreen and snacks. Personal Flotation Devices (PFD’s) will be available at the dock for passengers. If your child is under 50 lbs please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm that a PFD is available for them. Due to safety considerations, adults may register one child each.

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
*Please arrive at 9:45 am to board the boat!
Diamond Teague Pier, 1520 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
Easily accessible from the Navy Yard Metro (Green Line)
Note: Street Parking is very limited

 

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Interagency Coordination and Hurricane Disaster Response: Reauthorization and Updates to the National Flood Insurance Program

How have interagency coordination and policy evolved with respect to disaster response, flood insurance and flood risk management? Have major storms spanning from Hurricanes Katrina to Maria prompted changes in these approaches? What are some of the current challenges resulting from hurricane impacts in Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida?

 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 5:30 - 7:45 pm
5:30-6:15 pm - Light Refreshments
6:15-7:45 pm - Presentations and Panel Discussion
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 777 North Capitol Street NE, Washington, DC
Training Center, 1st Floor

 

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Water Supply Planning in the Potomac River Basin: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives
This event was held on Thursday, November 2, 2017. It was co-sponsored by the American Water Resources Association National Capital Region Section (AWRA-NCRS) and George Washington University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

 

Thursday November 2, 2017, 5:30 - 7:45 pm
5:30-6:15 pm - Refreshments
6:15-7:45 pm - Presentations and Panel Discussion
GWU Science and Engineering Hall, Room B1220, 800 22nd St. NW, Washington, DC

 

 

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