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Reclamation hosted this conference to determine research needs for using large woody debris in rivers.
The list of events below is intended for informational purposes only and does not necessarily constitute an endorsement by Reclamation. These events may be of interest to the science and research and related communities and are not necessarily hosted by Reclamation.

Upcoming Events

November 12 - 13, 2014: Midwest Hydro Users Group--Fall Regional Meeting

Wausau, Wisconsin
The Midwest Hydro Users Group will be holding their annual fall regional meeting, an owners-only meeting, and a full membership meeting. Additional meeting information:

December 9 - 11, 2014: Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America 2014 Conference

Orlando, Florida
The Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America gathers and exchanges information about the latest in technology, opportunities, and funding in today's changing world. The conference is during Power Generation Week, providing networking opportunities with 20,000+ professionals and key decisionmakers.

February 17 - 19, 2015: The Northwest Hydroelectric Association (NWHA)�Workshops, Tour, Annual Conference, and Seminar

Portland, Oregon
NWHA provides a regional voice for the hydropower industry, representing the needs of its membership since 1981. NWHA is dedicated to the promotion of the region�s waterpower as a clean efficient energy, while protecting the fisheries and environmental quality that characterize the Northwest Region. The NWHA technical workshops and seminars offer the engineers, electricians, mechanics, operators, and technicians servicing the hydroelectric industry a forum to discuss and learn about the arts and issues of their work, which is fundamental to the Northwest Region quality of life.

February 17 - 19, 2015: The Northwest Hydroelectric Association (NWHA)�2015 Technical & Operations Seminar�Machines, Maintenance, and Management: Keeping Hydro Facilities Up and Running

Hood River, Oregon

Previous Events

June 10, 2014: Corrosion Mitigation of Gates--Webinar Training

Denver, Colorado
Jessica Torrey in Reclamation's Technical Service Center presented information on design, installation, maintenance, and testing of corrosion mitigation for gates. Additionally, Jessica presented an introduction to the Mobile Information Collection Application (MICA). This is an app for tablets, which was developed by the U.S. Corps of Engineers and has been tailored for field data collection of cathodic protection systems. The field test and integration of this app into Reclamation is funded through Reclamation's Science and Technology Program.

June 10, 2014: Data Stewardship - Best Practices--Information Technology Workshop

Denver, Colorado
Reclamatio nhosted a U.S. Geological Survey representative who described the need for data stewardship and illustrate best practices. Douglas Clark in Reclamation's Technical Service Center also presented.

June 10 - 19, 2014: Safety Evaluation of Existing Dams International Technical Seminar and Study Tour

Denver, Colorado
The training outlines the hydrologic, seismic, geotechnical, electrical, mechanical, and structural considerations of dam safety as well as operation, maintenance, surveillance, and emergency preparedness. Presentations, case histories, and a walk-through abbreviated examination will be used to present the multidiscipline approach to an effective dam safety program.

May 12, 2014: Sharing Water, Building Relations: Transforming Water Conflict in the United States West--Water Conflict Management Training

Washington, D.C. (also available via webinar)
In conjunction with Reclamation's Upper Colorado Region, Technical Service Center, and Research and Development Office, Professor Aaron Wolf from Oregon State University has developed a training course on managing water conflict. Professor Wolf will discuss the salient elements of this training course in his presentation. See the video.

April 22, 2014: Unmanned Aerial Systems - Past, Present, and Future- Annual Workshop

Denver, Colorado
Reclamation hosted representatives from the U.S. Geological Survey's National Unmanned Aerial Systems Project Office and the Bureau of Land Management to discuss past accomplishments, present plans, and future prospects for the use of unmanned aerial systems within the U.S. Department of the Interior.

March 30 - April 2, 2014: AWWA Sustainable Water Management Conference

Denver, Colorado
Reclamation presented solutions for balancing benefits and costs of conservation, managing infrastructure, developing robust supply models and watershed management plans, water reuse, resource management, green infrastructure and more.

February 27, 2014: Webinar: Testing Cathodic Protection Systems Training

Denver, Colorado
Jessica Torrey in Reclamation's Technical Service Center presented a tutorial on testing these systems, including identifying structure versus anode cables, potential and current measurements, basic repair at test stations, and ideal testing schedule and reporting practices.

November 12-14, 2013: International Petroleum Environmental Conference (IPEC)

San Antonio, Texas
Reclamation presented information on water management planning guidelines and produced water treatment facilities for water reuse.

November 3-8, 2013: American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 20th Annual Conference: Global Challenges for Engineering a Sustainable Future

San Francisco, California
Reclamation presented papers on water treatment and management options for rural communities using advanced water treatment strategies.

October 27-30, 2013: Geological Society of America's 125th Anniversary Annual Meeting & Exposition

June 26, 2013: Webinar: Corrosivity Testing and Intro to Corrosion Mitigation

Reclamation staff covered why we recommend corrosibity testing for soil and water and how we use this information.

June 9-13, 2013: American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition

Reclamation presented information on membrane selection in Texas and photovoltaic reverse osmosis.

May 21-22, 2013: Produced Water Management in the West

Reclamation presented papers on water treatment and management options for rural communities using advanced water treatment strategies.

April 7-10, 2013: AWWA Sustainable Water Management Conference.

Reclamation presented a paper entitled, "Guidance for the Evaluation of Produced Water as an Alternative Water Supply."

March 14, 2013: An Innovative, User Friendly Tool for Evaluating Energy Recovery Devices for Desalination Plants (WateReuse Webinar)

February 26, 2013: Webinar: Intro to Corrosion (Reclamation's Technical Service Center Webinar).

February 14, 2013: A Graywater Reuse Database that Addresses Treatment, Public Health, and Regulatory Issues (WateReuse Webinar).

February 13-15, 2013: Multi-State Salinity Coalition Summit 2013

October 25-26, 2012: 2011 World's Best Technologies Conference

Three of the Science and Technology Program's Advanced Water Treatment research projects were selected to present at the World's Best Technologies (WBT) Conference.

October 3, 2012: Climate Change and Water Working Group: Climate/Hydrology Workshop

More than 80 participants attended a workshop focused on collaborative CCAWWG projects addressing climate change impacts on hydrology, with special focus on flood hydrology and extreme storm events.

February 14-16, 2012: Large Wood Conference

This facilitated workshop was held in Seattle, Washington. Researchers focused on identifying large wood research and monitoring needs relevant to river restoration projects. Researchers developed lists of research needs, potential methods, and collaborations on the key topics of planning at a reach scale with a geomorphic context, designing at a local scale, and guidance for implementation and monitoring.

December, 2011: New Energy, New Water Conference (PDF, 1.5 MB)

This conference was sponsored by Reclamation and the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute. Experts from several continents attended, bringing attention to the important links between renewable energy sources and desalinating brackish ground water. Discussion groups focused on solar, geothermal, wind, and other renewable energy sources, water resources, infrastructure needs, as well as institutional and environmental impacts.

Colorado RiverSeptember 14, 2011: River Restoration

Reclamation and the University of New Mexico Law School cohosted the conference. Participants included 50 Reclamation staff involved in managing river restoration programs and 50 outside experts, stakeholders, and non-governmental organizations.

February 8 - 10, 2005: State-of-the-art-Review of Evapotranspiration Remote Sensing Science and Technology

This facilitated workshop was held at the Natural Resources Research Center, USDA-ARS, at Colorado State University. See the pdf of the conference proceedings.

February 3-6, 2004: Upper Klamath Basin Science Workshop

This facilitated workshop was held in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The workshop brought together water resource managers, stakeholders, and researchers to identify and discuss future science needs and their importance for the Upper Klamath Basin.

This information was last updated on October 20, 2014
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