Presentation and Tour of the Washington Aqueduct
Did you know The Washington Aqueduct was one of the first major aqueduct projects in the United States? The original aqueduct, a 12-mile conduit which carries water from the Potomac River at Great Falls to Dalecarlia Reservoir, has been in continuous use since 1859. The Washington Aqueduct, a Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, now collects and purifies water that is used to serve much of DC and parts of Northern Virginia. As population has grown there have been critical upgrades to the aqueduct system, which currently produces an average of 155 million gallons of water per day. Come learn more about the mission of the Washington Aqueduct, and how it’s changed and evolved over the years. Your drinking water begins here – at Great Falls!

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Saturday, June 10, 2017, 9:30 - 11:00 am
Great Falls Park, Md.
Meet at 9:15am at the Tavern/Visitors Center at Great Falls Park, MD.  At 9:30, Mr. John McCarthy from the National Park Service will give an indoor presentation on the history of the Washington Aqueduct. The event will continue outdoors to tour the aqueduct intake gates, followed by the AWRA NCRS annual meeting. Feel free to bring your lunch and join the meeting. Please plan to arrive early at Great Falls Park to avoid traffic backups. Also wear appropriate clothing and shoes for walking, and bring water, sunscreen and other necessary protectants.

Read more: June 10, 2017: Presentation and Tour of the Washington Aqueduct

FLOOD FORECASTING AND WARNING: CURRENT CHALLENGES AND THE NEW NATIONAL WATER MODEL

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

777 North Capital Street, NE, Washington DC, Training Center - First Floor

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Speakers

Jason Elliot – Senior Service Hydrologist, National Weather Service
Flood Forecasting & Warning - Current Challenges

Brian Cosgrove – Project Manager, National Weather Service, Office of Water Prediction
From Continental Scale to Neighborhood Scale: Operational Hydrologic Modeling with the National Water Model

 

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BUILDING RESILIENCE TO FLOODING: LOCAL AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

-- This event is co-sponsored by AWRA NCRS and George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences --

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

George Washington University

Science and Engineering Hall, 800 22nd Street, NW. Washington DC 20052 (Foggy Bottom Campus)

Read more: November 10, 2016: Building resilience to flooding

2017 NCR WATER RESOURCES SYMPOSIUM

Applications of Remote Sensing and Space Technologies in Water Resources Management

Friday, April 7, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

University of the District of Columbia (UDC)

 

The 5th National Capital Region Water Resources Symposium was held on April 7, 2017, at the University of the District of Columbia. This one-day symposium brought 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 included a keynote address, invited panelists, and breakout sessions featuring submitted oral and poster presentations.

 

Download the complete symposium program.

Download the booklet of abstracts.

 

Read more: 2017 NCR Water Resources Symposium

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