AWRA Creates Webinar Series Based on IWRM Case Studies Report

The report that prompted the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) to recommend a national move to IWRM is now a webinar series.

AWRA’s seminal report and the basis for this webinar series — “Case Studies in Integrated Water Resources Management: From Local Stewardship to National Vision “— explores state, multi-state, and regional efforts to implement IWRM and highlighting its effectiveness at all levels of water management. Citing programs from Oregon, California, Washington, Delaware, Minnesota, Florida and New Mexico, the case studies dispel the mystery behind IWRM by discussing the process of shifting to an IWRM approach and the resulting costs and benefits. Together, the selected set of cases show that IWRM is a powerful and common-sense approach for managing water in the United States.

Webinar 1 — Classic IWRM: The Delaware River Basin Commission
Date/Time: April 9, 2013, 1:00pm EDT
Cost: AWRA members free; Non-members $50.00
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The Classic IWRM webinar will feature a detailed discussion of the Delaware River Basin Commission Case Study, led by DE River Basin Commission Executive Director and current AWRA National President Carol Collier. The webinar will be moderated by OSU Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources Michael Campana and will also feature a brief history of IWRM by Ari Michelsen, and the Case Studies report by John Wells.

Webinar 2 — Award Winning IWRM: Yakima River Basin and Middle Rio Grande
Date/Time: April 26, 2013, 1:00pm EDT
Cost: AWRA members free; Non-members $50.00
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This webinar will feature detailed discussions of the Yakima River Basin (inaugural winner of AWRA’s IWRM Award) and Middle Rio Grande (nominee) Case Studies, led by Andrew Graham, HDR Engineering and David Doerfert, Texas Tech University, with Michael Campana moderating.

Webinar 3 — Tools of IWRM: Palouse Basin and St. Johns River Water Management District
Date/Time: May 9, 2013, 2:00pm EDT

Cost: AWRA members free; Non-members $50.00
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This webinar will feature Alyson Beall of Washington State University speaking on IWRM in the Palouse Basin, WA-ID, and David Watt of St. Johns Water Management District, Palatka, FL, speaking on “An Overview of the St. Johns River Water Management District Water Supply Impact Study.” Michale Campana will again be moderator.

Additional webinars will cover Strategy, Collaborative Management and more based on the remaining case studies. Dates coming soon! Visit the webpage for updates.

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