AWRA-WA 2014 State Conference
Water Resources Infrastructure: Emerging Frameworks to Meet Multiple Objectives
October 23, 2014
Mountaineers Seattle Program Center, Seattle WA

Keynote Speaker: Jay Manning, Cascadia Law Group


 Photo by Tom Ring 

8:00 am          Welcome by Conference Chair

Allison MacEwan, RIDOLFI


Keynote Introduction: Tom Ring, Yakama Nation Water Resources Program

8:05 am          Keynote Speech

Jay Manning, Cascadia Law Group


8:45-10:00 am     Session 1:  Multiple Objectives – History and New Concepts

Moderator: Felix Kristanovich, ENVIRON


A Taxonomy of Infrastructure

Tom Ring, Hydrogeologist, Yakama Nation Water Resources Program


Principles for Sustainable Infrastructure Innovation

Rhys Roth, Director, Center for Sustainable Infrastructure at Evergreen State College


A New Approach to Managing River Corridors

Bob Carey, Director of Strategic Partnerships, The Nature Conservancy


10:20 am -12:00 pm     Session 2: Adapting Existing Infrastructure – Retrofitting, Relicensing, and Replacement

Moderator: John Chandler, Puget Sound Energy


Tacoma’s Cushman Dam

Steve Fischer, Assistant Generation Manager, Tacoma Power


Culvert Replacement Program

Paul Wagner, Environmental Services Biology Branch Manager, Washington State Department of Transportation


Dike, Floodplain, and Infrastructure Work in Yakima County

Joel Freudenthal, Senior Natural Resource Specialist, Yakima County Public Services


Ballard Locks - 100 Years of Lifting Boats, Passing Fish and Changing the Landscape

Marian Valentine, Asset Manager, Operations Division, Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


11:00-11:50 am        Session 3: New Infrastructure Projects and Processes

Moderator: Eric Buer, RIDOLFI


Sunset Falls Fish Passage and Energy Project

Scott Spahr, Manager, Generation Engineering, Snohomish County PUD


Flood Protection and Salmon Habitat Enhancement in Urban Areas on the Green River, Washington

Lorin Reinelt, Managing Engineer, River and Floodplain Management Section, King County DNRP/WLRD


Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan

Derek Sandison, Director, Office of Columbia River, Washington Department of Ecology


2:45-4:05 pm     Session 4:  Lessons Learned and Paths Forward

Moderator: Amy Carlson, CH2M HILL


Panel Session

Steve Greenwood, Deputy Director of Oregon Programs, National Policy Consensus Center

Mo McBroom, Director of Government Relations, The Nature Conservancy

Scott Merriman, Director of Policy and Legislative Relations, Washington State Treasurer’s Office

Alan Stay, Attorney, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe


4:05 pm                  Closing by Conference Chair

4:10 pm                  Annual Section Report and Outstanding Service Award

4:30-6:30 pm         Reception



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