2015 Branch Conference

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CWRA Alberta Branch Annual Conference 2015

Adapting to a Changing Environment

April 19-21, 2015

Red Deer, Alberta

We had almost 100 attendees, and by all accounts the conference was a huge success!  The organizing committee would like to thank all of the sponsors and exhibitors that made this conference a success.

Conference Program and Presentations

Links to Presentations and Program are available here.

Conference Sponsors

CWRA would like to thank the following Sponsors and Exhibitors for making the conference a success!

Sponsors

Silver Level

Stantec

Ipex

Bronze Level

Dillon

KWL

Friend Level

MPE

BRID

AIPA

Hoskin

Conference Exhibitors

Exhibitors

AMEC Foster Wheeler

Earthmaster Environmental

Aquatic Informatics

Geobrugg

Hoskin Scientific

Ipex

CWRA Alberta 2015 Conference Presentations

Conference Proceedings

 

Pre-Conference
WidthsdfForcerSunday April 19, 2015
15:00 – 18:00Exhibitor Setup
18:00 – 22:00RegistrationIce-Breaker Reception and Exhibits Viewing
Day 1 – CWRA 2015 Conference Program
Monday April 20, 2015
7:30 – 8:30Registration, Visit ExhibitorsContinental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:40Welcome Remarks: Rick Carnduff (Conference Chair)
8:40 – 9:00Opening Address
9:00 – 9:45Keynote Spacer: Jon Fennell VP Geosciences & Water Security, Integrated Sustainability
9:45 – 10:00Break, Visit Exhibitors
Session 1 – Issues and Trends in Water Quality Moderator: Rick Carnduff
10:00 – 10:30Restoration of a Wetland Biofilter at Golf Course Creek, Sylvan Lake, Alberta Kate Sinclair, Applied Aquatic Research Ltd.
10:30 – 11:00Water Quality Protection Downstream of a Water Crossing Tim Taylor, Priddis Environmental Solutions Ltd.
11:00 – 11:30Determining the Impact of Naturalized E. coli on Irrigation Water Cassandra Jokinen, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
11:30 – 12:00Irrigation Water Quality – What’s in the Water? Jollin Charest, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
12:00 – 13:00Lunch
Session 2 – Integrated Resources Management: Lessons Learned Moderator: Meghan Payne
13:00 – 13:30Bow River Phosphorus Management Plan Courtney Scott, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
13:30 – 14:00Alberta’s Integrated Resource System and the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan: How do they reflect a focus on Cumulative Effects Management? Judy Stewart, Barrister and Solicitor (PhD Candidate)
14:00 – 14:30System Dynamics Modelling for Integrated Watershed Management: Application to the Bow River Basin Kai Wang, University of Alberta
14:30 – 14:45Break, Visit Exhibitors
Session 3 – Approaches for Building Resilience: The Environment Moderator: Judy Stewart
14:45 – 15:15Collaborative Water Management to Build Resilience in the Red Deer River Basin in the Face of Climatic and Environmental Change Mike Nemeth, Alberta WaterSMART
15:15 – 15:45River for Life – Adaptive Management Kerri Robinson, Urban Systems
15:45 – 16:15Improving Flood Resiliency Along the Crowsnest Highway Bob Askin, Associated Engineering/Summit Environmental
16:15 – 16:45Break, Visit Exhibitors and CWRA Annual General Meeting
17:00 – 18:00Pre-Banquet Cocktails
18:30 – 21:30Banquet Dinner
Speaker: Olivier Mills Director of Communications, The Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology
22:00Dismissed For The Day
Day 2 – CWRA 2015 Conference Program
Tuesday April 21, 2015
7:00 – 8:00Registration, Visit ExhibitorsContinental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:45Keynote Speaker: Tamsin Lyle   Principal & Flood Management Specialist, Ebbwater Consulting
8:45 – 9:00Break, Visit Exhibitors
Location: Main StageLocation: Salon A
Session 4 -Tackling Environmental Change in Water Resources Management: Management Moderator:Sandra UngersonSession 5 – Tackling Environmental Change in Water Resources Management: Methodologies Moderator: Bob Askin
9:00 – 9:30Riparian Restoration Initiatives in the Sturgeon River Watershed Debbie Webb, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)Future Irrigation Water Use and the Role of FITFIR Richard Phillips, Bow River Irrigation District
9:30 – 10:00The Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network in Canada Andrew Phillips, Weather Innovations Consulting LPAlberta Weather and Randomness Neil MacAlpine, MacAlpine Consulting
10:00 – 10:30Tax Incentives for Water Protection in the Shale Gas Industry Deborah Jarvie, University of LethbridgeEcological Resilience Following Construction and Reclamation of Watercourse Crossings Ben Poltorak, Earthmaster Environmental Strategies Inc.
10:30 – 10:45Break, Visit Exhibitors
10:45 – 11:15Disaster Governance: An Investigation of the 2013 Flood in High River, Alberta Eva A. Bogdan, University of AlbertaArriving at Practical Results from Climate Change Modelling Michael MacLatchy, Associated Engineering
11:15 – 11:45For Peat’s Sake: Managing climate change and land use threats to Alberta’s boreal peatlands Carolyn Campbell, Alberta Wilderness AssociationEnvironment Canada Flood Analysis using Indirect Flow Measurements: Southern Alberta Flood June 2013 Jerry Wagner-Watchel, Environment Canada, Water Survey Division
11:45 – 13:00Lunch, Visit Exhibitors
Session 6 – Tackling Environmental Change in Water Resources Management: Approaches Moderator: Mike Nemeth
13:00 – 13:30Water Resiliency and Turning a Waste into a Resource Andrew Chan, Dillon Consulting Limited
13:30 – 14:00Rainwater Harvesting Best Practices as part of an Urban Integrated Water Cycle Management System Sandra Ungerson, University of Calgary
14:00 – 14:30Development of Alberta Lake Level Index: A Simple Approach Zahidul Islam, Alberta ESRD
14:30 – 14:45Closing Remarks: Rick Carnduff (Conference Chair)
15:00End of Conference