Dinner Meetings

Dinner meeting are generally held once per month on a weekday. Meetings provide an opportunity to mingle with other professionals, students, and people interested in water resources. Typically, dinner is provided followed by a one hour presentation by featured guests.

Upcoming events

    • 19 Dec 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
    • Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave N Seattle, WA 98103
    • 48
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    The American Water Resources Association Washington Section presents:

    2017 AWRA-WA Annual Meeting, Board Elections and End-of-Year Social

    Presenting the Work of Living Earth Institute and Friendly Water for the World

     Pratistha Kansakar, Living Earth Institute

    David Albert, Friendly Water for the World


     Tuesday, December 19, 2017

    Naked City Brewery
    8564 Greenwood Ave N
    Seattle, WA 98103

    (206) 838-6299

     Social and Networking - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    Dinner - 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Presentation - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    In addition to the usual dinner meeting proceedings, the AWRA Washington Section will convene its annual meeting and conduct elections for the 2018 Board of Directors.

    About Living Earth Institute

    The Living Earth Institute (LEI) is a Seattle-based non-profit 501(3)(c) organization founded in 1999 to aid international communities in developing sustainable water resources. Our primary focus is the development of water supply and sanitation projects; however, through experience, we know that in order to make these projects sustainable, we must take a holistic approach. This means that we work with the community to implement income generation training, micro-lending programs, literacy classes, hygiene education, and other programs to meet community-defined needs

    Speaker: Pratistha Kansakar is the Vice President for the Living Earth Institute. She has been involved with LEI since its inception in 1998. In her decade long involvement with LEI, she has contributed to LEI in varying capacity – as a student volunteer, as a project manager, and now as the Vice President. As part of her role, she designs impact study programs, facilitates outreach activities, and explores potential collaborations with other non-profits who do similar kind of work. Having lived in Seattle for almost a decade, she considers the pacific northwest as her second home. Pratistha recently completed her graduate program at University of Washington in Civil and Environmental Engineering. For her day job, she works as a Water Resources Engineer at Brown and Caldwell.


    About Friendly Water

    Friendly Water for the World’s mission is to expand global access to low-cost clean water technologies and information about health and sanitation through knowledge-sharing, training, applied research, community-building, peacemaking, and efforts at sustainability. We empower communities abroad to take care of their own clean water needs, even as we empower people here to make a real difference.

    Our vision is of healthy, self-sustaining, empowered, peaceful communities both here and abroad, sharing our knowledge with each other, with life and hope restored through clean water.


    Speaker: David H. Albert is co-founder and Board Chairman of Friendly Water for the World. In 2012, he retired from a career in public health, took one day off to put new tires on, and hasn’t missed a day since. David was also the founder of New Society Publishers (www.newsociety.com ) is the author of 11 books, used to write a regular column “My Word” for Life Learning Magazine, and is an itinerant storyteller. He has also founded three foundations, and has worked on and off in India for 40 years. A Quaker, he is energized by his grounded activism, and, with a life lived well, he doesn’t believe burn-out exists. He holds degrees from Williams College, Oxford University, and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, but will trade any of them for exotic musical instruments. He likes sushi and salads, but will eat sautéed spiders in Cambodia.

    Fees

    $25 with food plus wine/beer

    $20 with food plus soft drinks

    Free for students (Reserved for student members enrolled full-time, as outlined on the  AWRA-WA website, waawra.org)

    If you are planning to pay in person at the event, please note that we can only accept payment then in the form of cash or a check.  If you want to pay using PayPal or a credit card, please do so online before the event.

    Registration as a guest is available if you are not a member of AWRA-WA.

    Cancellation Policy: AWRA-WA will fully refund the registration fee if cancellation notice is received at least 5 days before the event.

Past events

15 Nov 2017 AWRA-WA November 2017 Seattle Dinner Meeting
26 Sep 2017 AWRA-WA September Seattle Dinner Meeting
27 Jun 2017 AWRA-WA June Seattle Dinner Meeting - 2017 Washington State Legislative Update
16 May 2017 AWRA-WA May Seattle Dinner Meeting - Using the SUSTAIN Model to Maximize Efficiencies in the Management of Stormwater
25 Apr 2017 AWRA-WA April Seattle Dinner Meeting - A NORTHWEST VISION FOR 2040 WATER INFRASTRUCTURE
12 Apr 2017 AWRA-WA April Ellensburg Dinner Presentation - KITTITAS COUNTY WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT – PROCESS AND THE FUTURE
22 Feb 2017 February Dinner Meeting - Nooksack River System-Wide Improvement Framework
25 Jan 2017 UW-AWRA Student Mixer
13 Dec 2016 December 2016 AWRA-WA Members Meeting, New Board Members Announcement, and Social
10 Nov 2016 Ellensburg Dinner Presentation - Naneum/Whiskey/Cherry Watershed Assessment
28 Sep 2016 September Dinner Meeting - Managing the Baker Project's Driest Season
14 Jun 2016 2016 Washington State Legislative Update: Joint AWRA-WA & Washington Hydrologic Society Meeting
12 May 2016 May Dinner Meeting - NGWREF Darcy Lecture 2016
29 Mar 2016 Dinner Presentation - Drinking Water and Climate Change
23 Feb 2016 Dinner Presentation - Update on Recent Court Cases: The New Rules on Water Availability as Defined by Washington Courts and Legislative Response
27 Jan 2016 AWRA-WA Student Mixer
08 Dec 2015 December Dinner Meeting, 2016 Board Election, and Movie “Lost Rivers”
03 Nov 2015 Dinner Presentation - What's Happening in Central Washington: An Overview of Ecology's Water Resources Program
07 Oct 2015 Dinner Presentation - Planning for Climate Change in the Wenatchee River Basin: The Alpine Lakes Storage Optimization Project
16 Sep 2015 Dinner Presentation -Clean Samish Initiative Presented by Karen DuBose, Skagit County
20 May 2015 Washington State Legislative Update: Joint AWRA-WA & Washington Hydrologic Society Meeting
30 Apr 2015 April 30 AWRA Dinner Meeting and CWU Student Chapter Mixer
01 Apr 2015 Dinner Presentation - King County Recycled Water: The Right Water for the Right Use
24 Feb 2015 Dinner Presentation - Department of Ecology Draft Rule for Human Health Criteria
22 Jan 2015 AWRA UW Student Chapter and AWRA-WA Mixer
11 Dec 2014 AWRA-WA December Meeting
06 Nov 2014 Dinner Presentation -Washington State Trust Water Right Program Presented by Kelsey Collins
10 Sep 2014 Dinner Presentation -Puget Sound Energy’s Baker River Project Presented by John Chandler, Puget Sound Energy
20 May 2014 Washington State Legislative Update: Joint AWRA-WA & Washington Hydrologic Society Meeting
01 May 2014 Spokane Event - Water Resource Perceptions & Watershed Modeling - Presentation by Melanie Thornton and Kate Tillotson, PhD students at WSU
01 May 2014 Dinner Presentation -Seattle’s Cascade Watersheds Supply System Presented by Brent Lackey, Major Watersheds Strategic Advisor, Seattle Public Utilities
27 Mar 2014 Dinner Presentation - King County’s “In-Lieu Fee” Mitigation Program - Presentation by Michael Murphy, Land Conservation Program Manager, King County

                               

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