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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.

July 14 through 17, 2015: HydroVision International�Conference and Exhibition
Portland, Oregon
The HydroVision International Conference and Exhibition is the largest gathering of hydro professionals worldwide. Highlightingperspectives on the role of hydropower, exploring issues affecting hydro resources, and helping participants develop a vision tomeet challenges and ensure the future sustainability of hydropower.

June 23 through 25, 2015: Structure From Motion Photogrammetry�Community of Practice Workshop
Weaverville, California
The Trinity River Restoration Program in Reclamation's Mid-Pacific Region will be hosting and presenting a �Structure FromMotion Photogrammetry Workshop� to help further establish a community of practice in this area. This research project workshop isbeing funded through Reclamation�s Science and Technology Program.
Contact and additional workshop information: Eric Peterson | 530-623-1810 | ebpeterson@usbr.gov

May 5 through 7, 2015: Corrosion and Protective Coatings�Hands-On Training
Denver, Colorado
The Materials Engineering and Research Laboratory in Reclamation�s Technical Service Center hosted and presented a �Corrosionand Protective Coatings Hands-On Training.� This 3-day training course familiarized participants with the issues relating tocorrosion of metal and corrosion protection. Contact and additional training information: Allen Skaja | 303-445-2396 | askaja@usbr.gov

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

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.

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:

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.

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

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

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

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

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 June 7, 2015
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