Pacific Northwest Water Resources Info-X

When:  Feb 17, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PT)

Pacific Northwest Water Resources Info-X

Evergreen Meeting Room 
3201 South 176th Street, Seattle, WA 98188

There is no fee to attend

Please join us for an information exchange that will include municipal, private, and non-profit representation discussing topics such as water resources management for salmon recovery, urban floodplain management, climate change, large and small scale green infrastructure implementation, data driven regional planning and tools, and next generation challenges to meeting regulatory requirements.


1:00 PM   -  1:20 PM   Opening Session and Welcome

1:20 PM   -  2:30 PM   Session 1: Integrated Water Resources Management

Invited speakers to present Integration of Water Resources to achieve Water Quality Compliance, Fish Habitat and Passage, and Community Benefits.

  • The Importance of Floodplains to Functioning River Ecosystems

George Pess, NOAA

  • Moving to Dynamic Design of GSI

Dr. Robert Traver, Villanova University

  • The Climate and Water Imperative

Paul Fleming, Seattle Public Utilities

2:30 PM   -  3:00 PM   Networking Break

3:00 PM   -  4:10 PM    Session 2: Technology, Environment, Design, and Policy (TEDP) Presentations 

Planned similarly to TEDx talks and planned to leverage local and national participants. Presentations will be brief but intended to be thought provoking to spread ideas on environmental approaches, technology, outreach, and policy within Pacific Northwest communities and beyond. Group questions and discussion will follow.


  • What's Working to Restore Puget Sound?

Leska Fore, Puget Sound Partnership


  • SaveIt! One Small City’s Big Green Dream

Ruth Hocker, City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania


  • The Hypo-what? Mimicking Nature to Improve Urban Streams

Katherine Lynch, Seattle Public Utilities


  • Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan

Tom Tebb, Washington Department of Ecology and Wendy Christensen, US Bureau of Reclamation

  • Hydropower, Changing Energy Markets, and What it All Means for River Conservation and Restoration

Thomas O'Keefe, American Whitewater


  • Solving Stormwater: accelerating solutions to turn the tide on toxic runoff

Jessie Israel, The Nature Conservancy


  • Protecting Pacific Northwest Waters

John Phillips, King County


4:10 PM  -   4:30 PM              Moderated Group Discussion and Questions


Seattle Airport Marriott Hotel
3201 South 176th Street
Evergreen Meeting Room
Seattle, WA 981888
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703 295 6380