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Alaska Water Resources: Science, Policy, and Technology

Alaska Pacific University - Atwood Center (Rasmuson Hall)
April 10-12, 2018


GW Scientific
PDC Engineers
Michael Baker
HDR Inc.

The Alaska Section, AWRA is excited to announce the 2018 Annual Conference. AWRA’s mission is to advance multidisciplinary water resources education, management and research. Our annual conference is an opportunity for collaboration among physical, biological, and social scientists, engineers, and other professionals concerned with water resource research, planning, development, management, and education. See the list of proposed sessions and topics below. The end of early registration and the deadline to submit abstracts for 15 min talk or a poster session is Friday, March 9th. Don’t miss out on sharing your work with other water resources professionals and the chance to save $50 on the registration fee!

Proposed Sessions for 15 min talks or poster session:

  • Information Resources – geospatial resources, hydrography
  • Measurements, Techniques, and Emerging Technologies – hydraulic and hydrologic modeling, instrumentation, technology transfer, measurements, experimental methods
  • Water Resource Development, Management, Conservation and Policy – hydropower, mining, North Slope hydrology, water management, instream flow, stream restoration, wastewater, rural Alaska water resources, civil engineering, regulation, and land management
  • Climate Change, Hazards, and Extremes – climate change, climate modeling, hydrologic extremes, hydrologic hazards, flood hydrology
  • Water Across Environmental Gradients - Frozen to Flowing, Atmospheric to Underground groundwater, water quality, glacial hydrology, permafrost, ecosystems, river hydrology, geomorphology, fish habitat
  • Other Related Topics

Rapid Talks: This year we are adding a new category of short presentations. These are envisioned to be up to 5 minutes, 0-2 slides, and on topics of interest to our membership that aren’t conducive to a full-length presentation. We are especially interested in folks with knowledge of Alaskan data resources (geospatial, sensor data, historical data, etc.) who can share what they use and where they find it, but other topics could include announcements of new working groups or meetings, projects in initial phases that are just too exciting to wait for full results, or a new toolbox, gadget, or method that doesn’t require a 15 minute explanation. This is also a place for water resources show-and- tell, such as “check out this huge ice jam I saw last week”. Or “this is what a failed rootwad revetment looks like”. Please sign up via the abstract submission page, but note that you may sign up to give a rapid talk up to the conference date as long as space is available. Anyone can give a rapid talk, including those who are presenting in an oral or poster session.

Note to presenters: talks are 15 min with 5 min for questions. There will be a dedicated laptop computer with Microsoft PowerPoint installed for presentations. Please meet with your session moderator prior to your session in order to pre-load your presentation on the laptop. Look for a folder on the Desktop screen of the laptop labeled with the Session name and place your presentation in that folder. You will be able to load with either a USB stick or USB portable hard drive. Any special requirements should be discussed with your Moderator or in advance to kevin.petrone@alaska.gov.

IHCA Meeting: Thursday 1:30-5:00pm, Friday 8:30am-3:30pm, USGS Conference Room, 1st Floor Glenn Olds Hall 4210 University Drive, Anchorage, AK https://sites.google.com/site/ihcalaska/

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Workshop: A UAS workshop will take place on Monday and for those interested will continue on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Stay tuned for details on other events.

Field Trip, Social Events: Eklutna Dam Removal Site, 10am, return to Anchorage 2-3pm, please send email to awra.alaska@gmail.com if you would like to join us.

Student Travel Grant: Travel grants up to $500 are available to offset costs for student
presenters. Students applying for a 2018 travel grant must be traveling to
the conference, and be presenting a poster or talk. Please e-mail the conference chair
(awra.alaska@gmail.com) to be considered for a student travel grant.

Conference Location: The conference will be held at Rasmuson Hall in the Atwood
Center on the Alaska Pacific University Campus. On-site parking is free.

Accommodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Springhill Suites
University Lake
, which is within walking distance from the conference, for $109 per night.
4050 University Lake Dr., Anchorage, Alaska, 99508

Student/Retiree Volunteer Opportunities: There will be a few volunteer positions
open for students and/or retirees who wish to work in lieu of the registration fee. Please
e-mail awra.alaska@gmail.com to inquire.

Questions? E-mail awra.alaska@gmail.com.


Campbell Scientific
Stevens Water