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AWRA CO - CGWA Virtual Symposium 2020

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This year's symposium will be hosted online through Hopin, a virtual conferencing platform. Monday will be a virtual Happy Hour and tutorial on using Hopin. Tuesday and Wednesday will each feature two technical sessions, each with four speakers. Recorded presentations will be made available to conference registrants if you are not able to attend all sessions. Tuesday and Wednesday will also feature a brown bag virtual lunch each with a keynote speaker. Please join us for as many sessions as you can!

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Schedule

· Expo
Day 1 "Doors Open"
Welcome to the 2020 Symposium!
· Stage
Happy Hour and Intro to HopIn
Conference informal welcome, crash course in Hopin, scavenger hunt with raffle prizes
Betsy Semmens Stephen Buechner
· Sessions
Happy Hour Session
Group Chat for Happy Hour
Stephen Buechner
· Expo
Day 2 Conference doors "open"
Get acquainted with the conference platform, connect with colleagues, and check out the silent auction and expo booths
· Stage
Welcome!
Conference introduction
Tom Dea Betsy Semmens Karlyn Armstrong
· Stage
Technical Track: Groundwater Modeling
This segment will include four presentations focused on groundwater modeling. Click on the speakers to see talk titles.
Matthew Seitz David Jordan Ryan Bailey Dave Colvin
· Networking
Break
Check out the silent auction and other booths in the expo area and connect with colleagues in the networking area
· Stage
Panel discussion: COVID-19 and the water resource community
The program will include discussions with David LaFrance, Anny Terry, Kate Greenburg, Paul Bruchez, Adam Jokerst, Tom Waters, and Jon George
Karlyn Armstrong
· Networking
Break
Check out the silent auction and other booths in the expo area and connect with colleagues in the networking area
· Stage
Technical Track: Innovative Solutions
This segment will include four presentations focused on innovative solutions in water resources. Click on the speakers to see talk titles.
Todd Fessenden Stephen Buechner Bill McCormick Dan Condren Mark Perry Timothy Gates
· Networking
Open networking
Check out the silent auction and other booths in the expo area and connect with colleagues in the networking area
· Expo
Day 3 conference doors "open"
Get acquainted with the conference platform, connect with colleagues, and check out the silent auction and expo booths
· Stage
Welcome!
Day 2 conference welcome and announcements
Tom Dea Karlyn Armstrong
· Stage
Technical Track: Groundwater quality
This segment will include four presentations focused on groundwater quality. Click on the speakers to see talk titles.
Ashley Lennon Andy Horn David Dani Jacob Bauer John Winchester
· Networking
Break
Check out the silent auction and other booths in the expo area and connect with colleagues in the networking area
· Stage
Riverside stories: Inspiring solutions to water resource challenges
Karlyn Armstrong Trina McGuire-Collier Michael Connor Alexandra Davis Ted Kowalski
· Sessions
Student Scholarship Presentations Round 1
Two scholarship recipients will present their research in parallel talks. To pick which talk you would like to attend, click on each speaker for talk details.
Jojo La Hallie Adams
· Sessions
Student Scholarship Presentations Round 2
Three scholarship recipients will present their research in parallel talks. To pick which talk you would like to attend, click on each speaker for talk details.
Nick Schulte Kate Hale Holly Roth
· Networking
Break
Check out the silent auction and other booths in the expo area and connect with colleagues in the networking area
· Stage
Technical Track: Regional planning
This segment will include four presentations focused on regional planning. Click on the speakers to see talk titles.
Beth Albrecht Matt Lindburg Amanda West Fordham Deborah Freeman Jojo La
· Stage
Conference Wrap Up
Stephen Buechner Karlyn Armstrong
· Networking
Open networking
Silent auction closes at 3:30! Last chance to put in a bid, check out expo booths, and connect with colleagues in the Networking Area

Speakers

Beth Albrecht

Moderator, AWRA Colorado President-Elect

Ashley Lennon

Moderator

Trina McGuire-Collier

HDR INC

Michael Connor

Former Deputy Secretary for the US Department of the Interior, WilmerHale

Stephen Buechner

Conference Co-Host, AWRA Colorado President

Alexandra Davis

Aurora Water

Ted Kowalski

Walton Family Foundation

Andy Horn

PFAS Overview for Environmental and Water Supply Professionals

Nick Schulte

Using DNA in algae-based environmental assessments

Tom Dea

CGWA President

Jojo La

Scholarship: The Biological Toxicity of Acid Mine Drainage / Tech: White River Management Plan

Kate Hale

Streamflow sensitivity to snowfall, rainfall and the seasonality of surface water inputs

Todd Fessenden

Innovative Solutions from the Town of Erie

Hallie Adams

Linking Subsurface Complexity and Ecohydrologic Processes in Colorado Semi-Arid Forests

Holly Roth

Direct Measurements of Reservoir Evaporation in the Colorado Front Range

Matthew Seitz

The Glover Equation for Conjunctive Use: Its history, limitations, and tips and tricks

Betsy Semmens

Conference Co-Host

David Dani

How Colorado is reducing PFAS exposure

Matt Lindburg

Collaborative Study of the SPROWG Concept

Mark Perry

Old and New Tools Used for Risk Mitigation at Cucharas #5 Dam

Jacob Bauer

Water Quality Considerations of Vertical, HDD, and Collector Well Installations

Dan Condren

Estimating Water Evapotranspiration from Space: Practical Applications for Satellite Imagery

Bill McCormick

Old and New Tools Used for Risk Mitigation at Cucharas #5 Dam

David Jordan

A Decision-Analysis Approach to Developing a 100-Year Water Plan

Karlyn Armstrong

Conference Co-Host, AWRA Colorado Past President

Ryan Bailey

Modeling Tools for Investigating Groundwater-Related Issues in Colorado

Dave Colvin

Drawing the line in the sand between underground water storage and augmentation recharge

Timothy Gates

Effective and Affordable Canal Seepage Control Using Polymer Sealants

Deborah Freeman

The New NEPA Streamlining Rule

John Winchester

PFAS - A Colorado Story

Amanda West Fordham

2020 Colorado Forest Action Plan

Adam Jokerst

Life on Corona Street- panel discussions on COVID19

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