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

    • 15 Dec 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
    • Virtual Event
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    The American Water Resources Association Washington Section presents:

    AWRA-WA Virtual Dinner Meeting and Election Results--

    Poop Loop – Turning Wastewater into Biosolids and Sustainable Agriculture

    Speaker: Ashley Mihle

    Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    VIRTUAL MEETING!!!  You will receive a link to participate via our webinar service when you register AND the day before the event.

    Thank you to Green Economics for sponsoring the technology of this event!


    At our last meeting of 2020, we will be presenting the results of this year's board election as well as hearing a presentation.  Members in good current financial standing are invited via email to vote for next year's Board of Directors.  If you believe you should have received an invitation to vote but did not, please contact the website administrator before December 10th for help troubleshooting the process.

    Abstract: Ashley Mihle with King County reveals the key to building good soil – our poop. King County’s wastewater treatment plants collect the water that goes down our drains, clean it and return it to the environment. But wastewater treatment is more than just cleaning water, the process also recovers resources such as recycled water, biogas for renewable energy, and biosolids. To create biosolids, the treatment plants break down and transform the poop and the food that we flush everyday into an endlessly renewable resource to build our soil. King County calls its biosolids Loop®. By using Loop to grow crops and healthy forests, we return carbon and nutrients to our land, which helps us fight climate change and farm sustainably.

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    Our Speaker: Ashley Mihle is an environmental scientist and project manager with King County’s Loop® biosolids program, where she works to develop new Loop products and increase awareness and support of Loop biosolids. She is co-chair of the Northwest Biosolids Outreach and Education Committee, which advances environmental sustainability through the beneficial use of biosolids and a board member of the Washington Organic Recycling Council. Ashley has a Master of Science and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington, with a focus on water resources. She has over a decade of experience in project management, environmental compliance, soil science, biosolids, communications, market research, strategic planning, and business development.



    Fees

    Free for EVERYONE!!! 

    Thank you for continuing to support the Washington Section of AWRA during this unprecedented event.  To the best of our ability, we will continue to help you learn about water resources issues and connect with other members.  Thank you for staying home and staying safe and we look forward to seeing everyone in person when it's safe to do so!

Past events

18 Nov 2020 AWRA-WA November 2020 Virtual Lunch Meeting
22 Oct 2020 AWRA-WA October 2020 Virtual Lunch Meeting
16 Sep 2020 AWRA-WA September 2020 Virtual Lunch Meeting
09 Jul 2020 AWRA-WA July 2020 Virtual Dinner Meeting
11 Jun 2020 AWRA-WA June 2020 Virtual Dinner Meeting
29 Apr 2020 AWRA-WA April 2020 Virtual Dinner Meeting -- Legislative Update
26 Feb 2020 AWRA-WA February 2020 Seattle Dinner Meeting
10 Dec 2019 AWRA-WA December 2019 Seattle Dinner Meeting
24 Oct 2019 AWRA-WA October 2019 Seattle Dinner Meeting
23 Sep 2019 AWRA-WA September 2019 Seattle Dinner Meeting
15 Aug 2019 AWRA-WA August 2019 Seattle Dinner Meeting
12 Jun 2019 AWRA-WA/WHS June 2019 Seattle Dinner Meeting -- Legislative Update
29 Apr 2019 AWRA-WA April 2019 Seattle Dinner Meeting
11 Apr 2019 AWRA-WA April 2019 Ellensburg Dinner Meeting
05 Mar 2019 UW-AWRA 2019 Winter Mixer
19 Dec 2018 AWRA-WA December 2018 Seattle Dinner Meeting
07 Nov 2018 AWRA-WA November Seattle Dinner Meeting
19 Sep 2018 AWRA-WA September Seattle Dinner Meeting
26 Jun 2018 AWRA-WA June 2018 Seattle Dinner Meeting
24 May 2018 AWRA-WA May Seattle Dinner Meeting - 2018 Washington State Legislative Update
27 Mar 2018 AWRA-WA March 2018 Seattle Dinner Meeting
27 Feb 2018 AWRA-WA February 2018 Seattle Dinner Meeting
29 Jan 2018 UW-AWRA 2018 Student Mixer
19 Dec 2017 AWRA-WA December Seattle Dinner Meeting - 2017 AWRA-WA Annual Meeting, Board Elections and End-of-Year Social
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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