NIWR 2016 Annual Meeting Agenda and Presentations

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Annual Meeting

February 8-10, 2016

Agenda and Presentations

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Board meeting with light dinner provided – (Hotel George, Inspiration Room)

 

Monday, February 8, 2016

7:15 am – 5:00 pm

Registration Desk Open – (Hotel George, Gallery)

 

7:15 am

Breakfast Buffet Available – (Hotel George, Leader’s Room)

 

7:30 am – 8:30 am

New Directors Breakfast [All NIWR Members Invited] – Richard Cruse (IA), NIWR President – All Institution directors and support staff are invited to sit down with new directors and staff members – (Hotel George, Inspiration Room)

 

8:30 am – 8:45 am

Comments and Update from Van Scoyoc Associates to NIWR Membership [NIWR Members Only] – Leslee Gilbert (Van Scoyoc Associates) – (Hotel George, Leader’s Room)

 

8:45 am – 10:00 am

Welcome, Meeting Overview, Introductions, and NIWR Update – (Hotel George, Leader’s Room)

  • Meeting Overview and Introd.: NIWR President-Elect Stephen Schoenholtz (VA)
  • NIWR Update: NIWR President Rick Cruse (IA)
  • Reflections on NIWR 2014-15: NIWR Past-President Sharon Megdal (AZ)

 

10:00 am – 10:15 am

Coffee Break – (Hotel George, Leader’s Room)

 

10:15 am – 11:30 am

Panel Discussion-Update on Water Challenges and Opportunities from Perspective of Federal Programs – (Hotel George, Leader’s Room)

  • Suzanne van Drunick, EPA ORD, National Program Director, Safe and Sustainable Water Resources
  • Bob Pietrowsky, COE, Director, Institute for Water Resources
  • Jim Dobrowolski, USDA NIFA, National Program Leader, Water, Rangeland, Grassland Ecosystem Programs, Division of Environmental Sciences
  • Tom Torgersen, NSF, Program Officer in the Division of Earth Sciences

 

11:30 am – 11:45 am

UCOWR-NIWR Partnership Update – Sharon Megdal (AZ), Doug Parker (CA) – (Hotel George, Leader’s Room)

 

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

NIWR Networking Plated Luncheon – (Hotel George, Main Dining Room)

 

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

USGS Perspective on NIWR – (Hotel George, Leader’s Room)

  • Don Cline, USGS, Associate Director for Water
  • Suzette Kimball, USGS, Director
  • Jerad Bales, USGS, Chief Scientist for Water

 

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

VA Representative Rob Wittman, Committee on Natural Resources – Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee; Fisheries, Wildlife, and Oceans Subcommittee –  Presentation on water from federal legislative perspective – (Hotel George, Leader’s Room)

 

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Coffee Break – (Hotel George, Leader’s Room)

 

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

USGS WRRI program reporting and updates – Earl Greene (USGS) – (Hotel George, Leader’s Room)

 

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Wrap-Up and Adjourn for the Day

 

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Evening Reception – Hor d’oeuvres and beverages provided – (Van Scoyoc Associates, The Capitol Room; 101 Constitution Ave. NW, Suite 600 West; Phone: 202-638-1950)

 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

7:15 am – 11:00 am

Registration Desk Open – (Hotel George, Gallery)

 

7:15 am

Breakfast Buffet Available – (Hotel George, Leader’s Room)

 

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Flash-Talk Session I: NIWR success stories – 5-minute presentations on success stories. WRRI directors and staff are invited to share programs and processes that have enhanced the WRRI program in their state. Comments limited to five minutes; Institutes that requested time during registration will be given first priority and other comments will be taken as time allows. – Beth Boyer (PA), John Peckenham (ME), Garey Fox (OK), Jerry Kauffman (DE), Brian Miller (IL), Jennifer Hauxwell (WI), Lindell Ormsbee (KY), and Aly El-Kadi (HI) – (Hotel George, Leader’s Room)

 

9:00 am – 9:30 am

NIWR Mission and Vision — John Peckenham (ME) – (Hotel George, Leader’s Room)

 

9:30 am – 10:15 am

NIWR-Sea Grant Partnership Potential – Earl Greene (USGS), Darren Lerner (HI), Susan White (NC), Nikola Garber (Sea Gran) – (Hotel George, Leader’s Room)

 

10:15 am – 10:30 am

Coffee Break – (Hotel George, Leader’s Room)

 

10:30 am – 11:15 am

NIWR Survey Results — Wyatt Cross (MT) – (Hotel George, Leader’s Room)

 

11:15 am – 11:30 am

Final guidance before departing for Capitol Hill Visits – Leslee Gilbert (Van Scoyoc Associates) – (Hotel George, Leader’s Room)

 

Lunch on your own

 

Afternoon Capitol Hill Visits

 

For dinner, Institutes are encouraged to meet with other Directors and Staff from Institutes in their region.  A participant directory is available in your conference packet.

 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

7:15 am – 11:00 am

Registration Desk Open – (Hotel George, Gallery)

 

7:15 am

Breakfast Buffet Available – (Hotel George, Leader’s Room)

 

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Website Update: Introducing the new NIWR.info – Andrew Stacy and Tamara Vandivort  (WV) – (Hotel George, Leader’s Room)

 

8:30 am – 9:15 am

USGS-NIWR Partnership Committee update – Susan White (NC) – (Hotel George, Leader’s Room)

 

9:15 am – 10:00 am

Capitol Hill Debriefing – Leslee Gilbert (Van Scoyoc Associates) – (Hotel George, Leader’s Room)

 

10:00 am – 10:15 am

Coffee break – (Hotel George, Leader’s Room)

 

10:15 am – 11:00 am

Flash-Talk Session II: NIWR success stories – 5-minute presentations on success stories. WRRI directors and staff are invited to share programs and processes that have enhanced the WRRI program in their state. Comments limited to five minutes; Institutes that requested time during registration will be given first priority and other comments will be taken as time allows. – Thanos Papanicolaou (TN), William Schnabel (AK), Mark Solomon (ID), Puneet Srivastava(AL), Jesse Starita (NE)– (Hotel George, Leader’s Room)

 

11:00 am – 11:45 am

Business Meeting, Wrap-Up, and Adjournment – (Hotel George, Leader’s Room)

  • Rick Cruse (IA), NIWR President
  • John Tracy (TX), NIWR Treasurer
  • Stephen Schoenholtz (VA), NIWR President-Elect

 

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Board Meeting with lunch – (Hotel George, Inspiration Room)

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