10th  Annual National Capital Region Water Resources Symposium
April 8, 2022


The 10th National Capital Region Water Resources Symposium was held April 8, 2022 at the University of the District of Columbia.   This one-day symposium brought together experts from governmental agencies, academia, the private sector, and nonprofits to discuss challenges and opportunities for sustainable management of water resources and infrastructure in the region, as well as nationally and internationally.  The theme of 2022 NCR Water Resources Symposium was “Data Science Applications in Water Management” which was discussed at the morning plenary session.  Our Keynote Speaker is Dr. Stacey Archfield, Research Hydrologist at USGS. Expert panelists include Shawn Komlos, Physical Scientist, Institute for Water Resources;  Mathew Mampara, Vice President, Dewberry;  Sudhir Raj Shrestha,  Physical Scientist at NOAA; and Jason H. Davison, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, The Catholic University of America (Moderator). Our Luncheon Speaker is Michelle Wyman, the Executive Director of the Global Council for Science and the Environment.


Click here for Luncheon Presentation

Click here to download the full Program.

Click here to download the Symposium Booklet of Abstracts for Concurrent and Poster Sessions




Board of Directors and Program Committee

Contact: Dr. Tamim Younos (Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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Virtual Workshop

Thursday, November 18, 2021

   Opening: 5:45 p.m. Presentation &Discussion: 6:00 p.m. Wrap Up: 7:30 p.m.

Jointly Hosted by AWRA NCRS and Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

George Washington University

 Leila Farhadi, PhD Welcome

Associate Professor, Depart. Civil & Environ. Eng., George Washington University

Tolessa Deksissa, PhD

President, AWRA, National Capital Region Section



Seth Lawler - Moderator

Assistant Department Manager, Dewberry



Tamrat BeDane, PE

Supervisor, Linear Asset Management, DC Water

Tamrat BeDane is registered professional engineer in the District of Colombia and Virginia. He holds Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and Master's of Science in Water Resources Engineering. With over 13 years of experience in civil engineering industry, currently, he is supervisor of water asset management at DC Water

 Roger Barlow

National Map Liaison for DC, DE, MD, and NJ, USGS

Roger Barlow is a physical scientist with the USGS since 1993 and a graduate of Syracuse University. He has facilitated partnerships for acquiring and sharing geographic names, orthoimagery, elevation data, and hydrography data. He has worked with 14 states over the course of time to facilitate the exchange of base cartographic data themes totaling millions of dollars since 1993.

REGISTRATION: Members - $10; Students - $5; Non-members -$15.

Please register online by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 17 at: https://connect.clickandpledge.com/w/Form/8fcfe0f9-4802-4272-80d5-2558fc29a616.

or email Mathini Sreetharan/Membership Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Professional Development Hour (PDH) certificates provided for attendance


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