2024 National Capital Region Water Resources Symposium
University of the District of Columbia - Student Center
4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

 

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The 12th National Capital Region Water Resources Symposium will be held April 12, 2024 at the University of the District of Columbia. This one-day symposium brings 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 Symposium Program includes Plenary Session (9:00 a.m.- Noon), Concurrent Sessions for oral presentations (1:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) and Poster Presentations (9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.).

We have a host of presentations and posters in all areas of water resources management and water infrastructure including but not limited to:

  • Emerging smart technologies and data management systems
  • Climate change and water resources (including water & energy nexus)
  • Watershed science, groundwater studies, water ecosystems, stormwater management
  • Emerging contaminants in water
  • Innovations in water treatment technologies
  • Uses of alternative water sources in urban settings
  • Information technology and cybersecurity
  • Socio-economics and water policy
  • Social justice and equity in water management

 

Student Poster Competition: Each year, the AWRA-NCRS offers 2 awards ($100 and $50) and certificates to winners of the poster competition. To qualify, a student should be the poster first author and the poster presenter.

AWRA-NCRS

Board of Directors and Program Committee

Contact: Norelis Florentino, VP and Symposium Chair (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

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Membership Meeting

 

Recent Highlights from DOEE’s Water Quality Division Program

 

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

   Doors open: 5:30 p.m. Presentation & Discussion: 6:45 p.m

Jointly Hosted by AWRA-NCRS and LimnoTech

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Agenda

5:30 – 6:45 Networking Reception (Refreshments provided)

6:45 – 6:50 Welcome and Announcements

Anouk Savvineau

Principal and Senior Water Resources Engineer, LimnoTech

6:50 – 8:00 Technical Presentation and Discussion

Matt Gallagher – Planning and Reporting Branch Chief in the Water Quality Division, DC Department of Energy & Environment

Alicia Ritzenthaler – Environmental Protection Specialist, DC Department of Energy & Environment

Heather Bourne – Senior Environmental Scientist, LimnoTech

Brad Udvardy – Senior Environmental Engineer, LimnoTech

 

Please join us at the next AWRA NCRS meeting to learn about important recent work coming out of the DC Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) Water Quality Division. DOEE’s Water Quality Division monitors and tracks the water quality within the District and implements programs to improve the health of DC’s rivers and streams.

At this meeting, DOEE will discuss the development of their Rapid Stream Assessment public data dashboard, which shows the results from DOEE’s ongoing efforts to assess the condition of the stream network within the District and identify potential stream health issues that may require remedial action. DOEE will also showcase the new Stream Condition Index, which is a report card for DC’s 25 wadable streams. Lastly, DOEE will also share their recently released 2023 MS4 Permit story map.

 

REGISTRATION: Students - $5; Members -$10, Non-Members -$15

Professional Development Hour (PDH) certificates provided for attendance.

Please register online by 5:00 p.m Monday, February 5, 2024  [Registration Link]

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

 

The meeting will take place in the 11th Floor Penthouse Conference Space at 1015 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 (google map link), and is accessible via the red, orange, blue and silver lines. The nearest metro stops are Farragut North (red line), Farragut West (blue, orange, and silver lines) – each are within a 2-block walk from the office. Privately operated garage parking is available in the adjacent building.

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Membership Meeting

Interagency Cooperation to Develop the DC Integrated Flood Model

Thursday, November 09, 2023

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

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

Catholic University of America

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Agenda

5:30 – 6:15 Networking Reception (Refreshments provided)

6:30 – 6:40 Welcome and Announcements

Arash Massoudieh, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Catholic University of America

6:40 – 7:30 Presentations and Discussions

Lily Cheng, LEED AP, CPHD – DC Department of Energy & Environment

Christine Estes, PE, PMP, CFM – AECOM

Alireza Parhami, PE – DC Water

The District of Columbia is particularly vulnerable to flooding given its proximity to two tidal rivers. AECOM has been supporting the DC Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) in the design and development of an Integrated Flood Model (IFM), which leverages existing hydrodynamic data from DOEE, DC Water, USACE, FEMA, and other sources to better understand the mechanisms and extents of flooding from riverine, tidal, and rainfall/drainage sources. This presentation will provide background into the development of the IFM, its use in building resilience to flooding hazards, and prioritizing capital improvements throughout the district.

Additionally, the panelists will discuss other existing and future projects that will enable the district to provide a more resilient urban environment for its residents.

REGISTRATION: Students - $5; Members -$10, Non-Members -$15

Professional Development Hour (PDH) certificates provided for attendance.

Please register online by 5:00 p.m Thursday, November 9, 2023 here

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

The meeting will take place in the Scullen Room in Pangborn Hall (A campus map can be obtained here)

Pangborn Hall is easily accessed from the Brookland/CUA metro station. Street parking is available on John McCormack Rd, NE, which is adjacent to Pangborn Hall.

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