Oct 10

Luncheon Event November 1st, 2017

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE OCTOBER LUNCHEON IS BEING HELD ON A DIFFERENT DAY THAN USUAL.  WE WILL HAVE THE LUNCHEON ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017.  

AWRA Colorado Section Presents

Lunch Talks

Wednesday November 1st, 2017

Trends and spatial distribution of surface water chloride concentration, the potential corrosivity of water distribution systems, and linkages to lead contamination of drinking water

 Corrosion in water-distribution systems is a costly problem and controlling corrosion is a primary focus of efforts to reduce lead (Pb) and copper (Cu) in tap water.  High chloride concentrations can increase the tendency of water to cause corrosion.  The effects of chloride are also expressed in several indices commonly used to describe the potential corrosivity of water.  Despite the known importance of chloride, and the chloride-based indicators of potential corrosivity, monitoring of seasonal and interannual changes in these parameters is not common among water purveyors.  We analyzed long-term trends (1992-2012) and the current status (2010-2015) of chloride and several indicators of potential corrosivity in order to describe the short and long-term temporal variability in potential corrosivity of US streams and rivers.  The probability of Pb action-level exceedances (ALEs) in drinking water facilities increased along with chloride-based indicators of potential corrosivity, indicating a statistical connection between surface water chemistry and corrosion in drinking water facilities. Increases in these parameters were common and particularly acute in urbanized areas.  Strong correlations also existed between the degree of watershed urbanization, chloride concentration and indicators of potential corrosivity.  However, individual sites sometimes showed high variability in potential corrosivity, emphasizing the central role of water quality monitoring in order to achieve optimal corrosion control.

Speaker

Ted Stets, Research Ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Boulder Colorado.

Ted Stets is a Research Ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Boulder Colorado.  He got his PhD at the University of Minnesota in 2007 and began working at the USGS as a post-doc in 2007.  Ted studies water quality and biogeochemistry in streams and rivers.  The work he will be presenting today is part of the USGS National Water Quality Assessment Surface Water Trends Team and is looking at changes in water quality and how they interact with the potential for lead contamination of drinking water.

Brown Bag Lunch and Networking at 12:00,

Program at 12:15

Location: Leonard Rice Engineers
1221 Auraria Parkway

There is limited LRE visitor parking along with meters and pay lots nearby.
(Pay lots are cash only)

We will not be ordering lunch for this event. Please feel free to “brown-bag” it.

The meeting is free but please RSVP at the link below:

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Sep 27

2017 Tour of the South Platte Urban/Agricultural Interface

AWRA Colorado Section

2017 Tour of the South Platte Urban/Agricultural Interface

Monday October 2, 2017

 

The tour is full.

 

Please join the Colorado Section of AWRA on our annual tour.  This year we’re touring the transition from areas of urban to agricultural land use along the South Platte River.  We’ll stop at several interesting water resource stops representing the diversity of water management infrastructure that makes the South Platte such a hard working river.

We’ll provide van transportation, a light breakfast and lunch.  The cost of the tour is $60, and any left over funds will go towards our scholarship fund.

Below is our tour schedule, and you can find a map of the stops at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1B6g-tI15mAFgxr3YrbaCd-BjvFo&usp=sharing

Tour Schedule

Stop Water Resource Type Location Time
Van meet up N/A Sloan’s Lake Park

5116 W Bryon Pl, Denver, CO (Northwest corner, https://goo.gl/maps/mJGteimc7xG2)

8 AM
ECCV RO Plant Municipal 21850 E I-76 Frontage Rd

Brighton, CO 80603

9 – 10 AM
Aurora Prairie Waters Project – North Campus Municipal WCR 8 & Hwy 52 10 – 11 AM
Metro Wastewater Northern Treatment Plant? Municipal WW 51 Baseline Rd

Brighton, CO 80603

11 AM – 12 PM
USGS Drone Demo

& Lunch

Federal/ Technology Veteran’s Park

405 W Bridge St

Brighton, CO 80601

12:00 -1:00 PM
United Recharge Facility Agricultural /

Municipal

E 152nd Ave and Picadilly Rd Brighton, CO 1 – 1:45 PM
Fulton Ditch and SACWSD Ranney Well Municipal 9702 Monaco St, Henderson, CO 80640 1:45 – 2:30 PM
Confluence Park w/ Greenway Foundation Recreational 2250 15th St

Denver, CO 80202

3 – 4 PM
Post Tour Brewery Stop Recreational Joy Ride Brewing

2501 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO 80214

4 – ? PM

 

 

 Tour is Full

 

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Sep 25

Resume Rush 2017

AWRACOLOpresents

RESUME RUSH

Save the Date:

October 19th, 2017

Doors Open at 5:30 pm, event starts at 6 pm

The Irish Snug
1201 E Colfax Ave, #100
Denver, CO 80218

You are invited to have your resume reviewed and receive
one-on-one advice from water resources professionals.
Appetizers will be provided. Students will be entered to win
one of two $50 scholarships!
Who knows? You could find your next job!

Space is Limited! RSVP by October 18th.

Don’t forget to bring your resume!

Registration Information:

Name (required)

Email Address (required)

School/Organization (required)

Student/Professional (required)

Area of Interest (required)

Water Resource EngineeringEnvironmental EngineeringStreamshed Management/RestorationStormwater ManagementWastewater TreatmentWater Infrastructure DesignMunicipalGovernmentNon-profitConsulting

Event Sponsored by:

 

 

Irish Snug Parking

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Aug 23

Luncheon Event August 29th, 2017

AWRA Colorado Section Presents

Lunch Talks

Tuesday August 29th, 2017

From Conflict to Collaboration: Changing How We Work on Water in Colorado

In the 1980s and early 1990s, many Colorado conservation groups saw water utilities as enemies and the permitting of Two Forks as the central battleground. Since that time, there has been a major growth in collaborations among the former adversaries resulting in milestone agreements like the South Platte Protection Plan (a river protection alternative to Wild & Scenic designation) and more recently the launch of the “Learning by Doing” partnership for mitigation and enhancement of impacts in the Colorado River headwaters. David will share the stories of these partnerships and how they offer promise for a more cooperative future in Colorado water.

Speaker

David Nickum – Executive Director, Colorado Trout Unlimited

David Nickum is the Executive Director for Colorado Trout Unlimited, where he coordinates state-level TU conservation efforts on programs ranging from native trout restoration to water quality protection. During his tenure, Colorado TU has successfully reformed state fish health policy, helped secure legislation strengthening Colorado’s in-stream flow program, and conducted many on-the-ground restoration projects for stream habitat and native trout recovery. David previously worked for National Trout Unlimited and authored TU reports on whirling disease, fish stocking programs, and how to conduct coldwater habitat improvement projects. Before that he worked on behalf of fishing tackle manufacturers at the Sport Fishing Institute in Washington, DC. David holds a BA in Public Policy from Duke University. He enjoys fishing in the Rocky Mountain National Park area and hiking and camping in Colorado’s high country with his wife and two children.

 

Brown Bag Lunch and Networking at 12:00,

Program at 12:15

Location: Leonard Rice Engineers
1221 Auraria Parkway

There is limited LRE visitor parking along with meters and pay lots nearby.
(Pay lots are cash only)

We will not be ordering lunch for this event. Please feel free to “brown-bag” it.

The meeting is free but please RSVP at the link below:

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Jul 19

Luncheon Event July 25th, 2017

AWRA Colorado Section Presents

Lunch Talks

Tuesday July 25th, 2017

Applying web-based tools to enhance data management, analysis, and communication for water information management

An effective information management system (IMS) can play a significant role in daily water management.  From efficient manual and automated data collection to dynamic reporting and analysis capabilities, a well-designed IMS aids water managers in tracking water resources while providing stakeholders with robust water planning data. This talk will illustrate potential IMS benefits through a series of interactive case study demonstrations that highlight the importance of creating a flexible system to address ever growing water data management needs.

Speaker

Carolyn Nobel, PhD, PE, PMP – Environmental and Technology Group Manager at Leonard Rice Engineers, Inc.

Dr. Carolyn Nobel has over 17 years of experience in a broad range of environmental engineering innovatively synthesizing science and stakeholder requirements to create and apply data-driven solutions.  She focuses on quantifying and optimizing multifaceted environmental decisions and effectively translating complex technical concepts to wide-ranging audiences.  As Environmental and Technology Group Manager at LRE, Carolyn facilitates designing and implementing decision making tools that help clients solve their water resource challenges.

 

Brown Bag Lunch and Networking at 12:00,

Program at 12:15

Location: Leonard Rice Engineers
1221 Auraria Parkway

There is limited LRE visitor parking along with meters and pay lots nearby.
(Pay lots are cash only)

We will not be ordering lunch for this event. Please feel free to “brown-bag” it.

The meeting is free but please RSVP at the link below:

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United States: +1 (872) 240-3412
Access Code: 687-197-373

 

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Jun 20

Luncheon Event June 27th, 2017

AWRA Colorado Section Presents

Lunch Talks

Tuesday June 27th, 2017

Stanford University Survey on Colorado Water Rights Transfers

 

Please join AWRA Colorado for an interactive discussion about the evolution of water rights in Colorado.  We will start the discussion with a presentation about an on-going survey about water rights transfers.

Philip Womble, a PhD student at Stanford University and a licensed Colorado attorney, is conducting a survey of Colorado water attorneys, engineers, and hydrologists about water rights transfers. Philip developed this survey based on feedback he received in ten preliminary interviews with leading Colorado water attorneys, engineers, and hydrologists. In particular, the survey seeks to capture:

1)      benefits of Colorado’s judicial approach to changes of water rights; and

2)      estimates of legal and engineering costs for applicants and opposers to complete prospective changes of water rights

Philip will be providing an introduction as to why this survey is being conducted, and what it aims to accomplish.  Please see the attached request if you are interested in participating in the survey.

Womble AWRA Survey Request

You may also contact Philip by email (pjwomble@stanford.edu) or phone (919-265-7189) to schedule an interview.

Speaker

Philip Womble – PhD Candidate at Stanford University 

Philip Womble is an attorney and a PhD Candidate in Stanford University’s Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER). He received his JD from Stanford Law School in 2016, and for his PhD, Philip has completed coursework for a PhD Minor in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Philip’s PhD research studies various aspects of water rights transfers in Colorado. His work experience includes legal summer jobs with a private water law firm and a conservation group in Colorado. Philip also worked for two years at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC, where his work primarily centered on law, policy, and watershed planning for wetland and stream compensatory mitigation under Clean Water Act section 404. He is originally from North Carolina and holds a BS in Environmental Sciences from UNC-Chapel Hill.

 

 

Brown Bag Lunch and Networking at 12:00,

Program at 12:15

Location: Leonard Rice Engineers
1221 Auraria Parkway

There is limited LRE visitor parking along with meters and pay lots nearby.
(Pay lots are cash only)

We will not be ordering lunch for this event. Please feel free to “brown-bag” it.

The meeting is free but please RSVP at the link below:

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Mar 13

Luncheon Event March 28th, 2017

AWRA Colorado Section Presents

Lunch Talks

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Colorado Legislative Review

On March 28th the AWRA Colorado Section will be hosting an extended lunch talk on current water topics in the Colorado General Assembly. Emily Brumit from the Colorado Water Congress will be providing an overview of current bills the water sector is keeping an eye on. Following this there will be a panel discussion with a range of water interests.

Panelists will include:

  • Kristin Green from Conservation Colorado
  • Kevin Rein from the State Engineer’s office
  • Julie McKenna from BBMK
  • Joe Frank from Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District

 

Brown Bag Lunch and Networking at 12:00,

Program at 12:15

Location: Leonard Rice Engineers
1221 Auraria Parkway

There is limited LRE visitor parking along with meters and pay lots nearby.
(Pay lots are cash only)

We will not be ordering lunch for this event. Please feel free to “brown-bag” it.

Cannot make the meeting in person? Check out the lunch talk through Go To Meeting at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/267442717

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 267-442-717

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Feb 28

AWRA CO Student Networking Event Spring 2017

present

Water Resources Networking Night
Thursday, April 13th 5:30 pm
Blake Street Tavern
2301 Blake St., Denver 80205

Have you ever wondered what career opportunities are available in water resources? We invite you to join us for an evening at Blake Street Tavern in downtown Denver to network and ask questions from a panel of professionals in the field of water resources. Enter to win one of two $50 scholarships! Appetizers will be provided.

RSVP HERE

Registration Information:

Name (required)

Email Address (required)

School/Organization (required)

Student/Professional (required)

Area of Interest (required)

Water Resource EngineeringEnvironmental EngineeringStreamshed Management/RestorationStormwater ManagementWastewater TreatmentWater Infrastructure DesignMunicipalGovernmentNon-profitConsulting

Sponsored by:

Leonard Rice Engineers, Inc                            Applegate Group, Inc

      Denver Water                                      BBA Water Consultants

 

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Feb 22

Luncheon Event February 28th 2017

AWRA Colorado Section Presents

Lunch Talks

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Instream Flow and Natural Lake Level Water Rights

Slides from the talk are here

Rob Viehl and Don West, Colorado Water Conservation Board

Instream Flow and Natural Lake Level Water Rights are nonconsumptive, in-channel or in-lake uses of water made exclusively by the Colorado Water Conservation Board for minimum flows between specific points on a stream or levels in natural lakes.  These rights are administered within the state’s water right priority system to preserve or improve the natural environment to a reasonable degree.  For this presentation, Rob and Don will provide an overview of the Instream Flow Program, technical tools available to outside users, and legal protection issues particular to instream flow water rights.

Speakers

Rob Viehl: Colorado Water Conservation Board

Rob has over ten year of experience as a water resource specialist for the Colorado Water Conservation Board. He is primarily responsible for reviewing and processing recommendations for new Instream Flow (ISF) Appropriations and Acquisitions in accordance with ISF Statutes and Rules.

Don West: Colorado Water Conservation Board

Don has worked as an engineer in the Department of Natural Resources for 15 years, both at Division of Water Resources and at Colorado Water Conservation Board.  His current work is primarily related to water court activity and reviewing substitute water supply plan requests to protect instream flow water rights.

 Brown Bag Lunch and Networking at 12:00,

 Program at 12:15

Location: Leonard Rice Engineers
1221 Auraria Parkway

There is limited LRE visitor parking along with meters and pay lots nearby.
(Pay lots are cash only)

We will not be ordering lunch for this event. Please feel free to “brown-bag” it.

Cannot make the meeting in person? Check out the lunch talk through Go To Meeting at https://www.gotomeeting.com/join/598229533

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 598-229-533

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Jan 24

Luncheon Event January 31st, 2017

AWRA Colorado Section Presents

Lunch Talks

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Rio Grande – Colorado Groundwater Use Rules

Michael Sullivan, P.E. – Colorado Division of Water Resources

In September 2015 the State Engineer promulgated Rules regarding groundwater use in the Rio Grande Basin. The talk will outline the history of water development in the basin and go over the concepts embodied in the proposed Rules.

Speaker

Michael Sullivan, P.E. – Colorado Division of Water Resources

Michael Sullivan has been the Deputy State Engineer and Deputy Director for the Colorado Division of Water Resources for 8 years. As Deputy he acts as the Chief Operating Officer, Interstate Compacts Administrator, and Special Projects Director. He also supervises the Water Supply Branch and the Public Safety Branch.

Michael has worked for the Division of Water Resources for approximately 20 years. Prior to his current assignment he was Assistant Division Engineer and eventually Division Engineer for the Rio Grande Basin. As such he was responsible for administering water supplies in that basin, implementing rules, participating in litigation, advising the water court, and was the Engineer Advisor on the Rio Grande and Costilla Creek Interstate Compacts.

 Brown Bag Lunch and Networking at 12:00,

 Program at 12:15

Location: Leonard Rice Engineers
1221 Auraria Parkway

There is limited LRE visitor parking along with meters and pay lots nearby.
(Pay lots are cash only)

We will not be ordering lunch for this event. Please feel free to “brown-bag” it.

 

Cannot make the meeting in person? Check out the lunch talk through Go To Meeting at https://www.gotomeeting.com/join/598229533

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 598-229-533

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