2004 AWRA Alaska Section Conference Proceedings
April 6-8, 2004 - Fairbanks, Alaska.
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  • Water resources issues associated with developing a comprehensive plan for the Fairbanks North Star Borough
    Moderator - Bernardo Hernandez, Fairbanks North Star Borough

    Presentations by panel members will be followed by question and answer session:
    • Bill Smyth, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (Bill_Smyth@dec.state.ak.us) Mr. Smyth has worked for the Department of Environmental Conservation for the past 15 years in a variety of areas. He has worked on projects throughout the state, from Prudhoe Bay to the Seward Peninsula. Most recently he provided voluntary environmental compliance and pollution prevention assistance to small businesses and currently conducts engineered plan reviews on domestic wastewater projects for the Department at the Fairbanks office.
    • Christy Everett , US Army Corps of Engineers (christy.a.everett@poa02.usace.army.mil) Christy is the Fairbanks Field Office Manager for the Alaska District. She previously worked for the Fairbanks North Star Borough as well as at the Corps Chena Flood Control Project. A resident of North Pole for 16 years, she holds a Masters of Science degree in Range Science with an emphasis on plant ecophysiology.
    • Gordon Nelson , retired Alaska State Director of the US Geological Survey (g.l.nelson@worldnet.att.net) Gordon Nelson retired in 2002 from his position as Chief of the Alaska District, U. S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division. During his tenure as District Chief, he also served as the Alaska State Director for the USGS and as chairman of the Western Region District Chiefs committee. He lived in Fairbanks from 1967 to 1978 and has lived in Anchorage since then. He has spent nearly 30 years studying the hydrology of Alaska, including some of the early studies of the hydrology of the Fairbanks area during the late 70's and early 80's. Although he has broad experience in multiple fields of hydrology, his principal areas of interest are ground-water hydrology, Arctic hydrology, and global climate change.
    • Larry K. Bright , US Fish & Wildlife Service (larry_bright@fws.gov) Larry has worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the past twelve years. During this time, he has served as the Assistant Field Supervisor and Branch Chief for the Fairbanks Field Office. In this position he supervises a program that provides technical advice to project proponents and agencies seeking ways to minimize project impacts on fish and wildlife resources, including wetlands. Mr. Bright has an undergraduate degree in biology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a graduate degree in Natural Resources Management from the University of Alaska - Fairbanks.
    • Doug Kane , Institute of Northern Engineering and Water and Environmental Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks (ffdlk@aurora.uaf.edu) Doug is the Director of the Institute of Northern Engineering and the Director of Water and Environmental Research Center at UAF. He also serves as a Professor of water resources and civil engineering at UAF. Doug is a registered PE in the State of Alaska and received his PhD from the University of Minnesota. His research interests include groundwater hydrology, snow hydrology, hydraulics, and climate change.
    • Nancy Fresco , Northern Alaska Environmental Center (nancy@northern.org) Nancy Fresco is the Local Issues Coordinator for the Northern Alaska Environmental Center. The Local Issues program addresses environmental and quality-of-life concerns linked with air and water quality, waste disposal, and land use in the Fairbanks area. Nancy has a Master's degree in Forestry and Environmental Studies.
    • John Davies , Cold Climate Housing Research Center (John.Davies@cchrc.org) John serves as the Director of Research for the CCHRC and is responsible for overseeing current research projects and developing and implementing a long-term strategy for projects including financial management and grant development. In his past, he has been a Research Associate at Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory of Columbia University, the State Seismologist for both the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys and the Geophysical Institute at UAF and was a principal in the creation of the Alaska Earthquake Information Center and the Alaska Volcano Observatory. John has also served on the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly and as a Representative to the State Legislature.