CWRA BC 2015 Conference Program

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 Day 1 - November 18th, 2015

 

Session Room D

Session Room B

Session Room C

 

Floods - Risk
Assessment
and Management

Climate, Water,
and Agriculture

Habitat,
Hydrodynamics
and Hydrometrics

10:00 – 10:30

 

Flood Risk Assessment
with Hazus


Sarah North


Okanagan Water
Allocation Policies


Steve Conrad

 

An experimental habitat
enhancement effort for
sandy rivers:
San Rafael River restoration
project


Samuel Lyster

10:30 – 11:00

 

Flood Risk Management
Strategy for
Maplewood Village


Charlene Menezes


The Impact of
Climate Change
on Crop Water
Requirements
on Vancouver
Island


Alan Gilchrist

 
 

Evolution of the Winter
Rating Curve for a Gauging
Station Consequent
to the Evolution of Ice
Cover


S. Thomas Lavender

11:00 – 11:30

 

Flawed Decisions
in Flood Management:
Why Engineers
should not be
Trusted


Tamsin Lyle


Effects of a Changing
Climate on the
Hydrology of Burns
Bog


Sarah Howie &
Mauricio Herrera

 
 

Experimental Study of
Vertical Drains from a
Large Cylindrical Tank


Sahar Banisoltan

11:30 – 12:00

 

Flood Map Project:
What are the implications
of outdated
flood maps in BC?


Silja Hund

Water Resources
of Northeastern
British Columbia


Ben Kerr

 

Englishman River Water
Service – New Approach
to Reservoir Operating
Rules


Craig Sutherland

 

 

 Floods - Coastal

 Hazards

Contaminant and
Hydrodynamic
Modelling

 

Human Health and Water
(in co-operation with
CNHE)

1:00 – 1:30

 

Determining Coastal
Design
Flood Levels


David Roche & Eric
Morris

 

Diluted Bitumen Oil Spill
Modelling in Support
of Environmental and
Socio-Economic Assessment


Aurelien Hospital

 
 

Analysis of Plant Prescriptions
for Aquatic Ecosystems
in Southern
British Columbia


Donna Rodman

1:30 – 2:00

 

Sea Level Rise Vulneability

by the Decade


Matthew Osler &
Vanessa O’Connor


 

A Validated 3-D Hydrodynamic
Model to
Simulate the Fate of
Dissolved Hydrocarbons


Jim Stronach

Environmental and Health
Effects of Mining on Water
Quality Standards
and Safety


Shelley Archibald

2:00 – 2:30

Introduction to Becoming

a Certified Floodplain Manager


Alex J. McBride

 

Linking Hydrodynamics
and Sediment Transport
Modelling to River
Management


Albert Leung

Preventing Pharmaceuticals
from Entering the Water
Supply


Kerrie Pickering

 

 

Flood - Hydrologic
Forecasting and
Simulation

Special Session
Pecha Kucha Session

Human Health and Water
(in co-operation with
CNHE)

2:45 – 3:15

 

Evaluation of the CLEVER
Model –
A real-time flood forecast
model for large
watersheds in BC


Tobi Gardner


 

Pecha Kucha Session
SYP Presentations


Sponsored by
Ebbwater Consulting

  
 

Nursing Earth, One
Community at a Time: An
examination of influencing
local environmental policy
through Interprofessional
Collaboration


Steve Cairns

3:15 – 3:45

 

Real Time Flood Risk
Assessment and Peak
Flow Prediction in an
Urban Watershed


Usman Khan

 

Improving Interprofessional
Practice to increase Ecoliteracy
amongst Health Care
Providers


Jennifer Otto

3:45 – 4:15

 

Robust Simulation
of Future Hydrologic
Extremes in BC under
Climate Change


Arelia Werner

 

Extreme Precipitation,
Drinking Water and Acute
Gastro-Intestinal Illness


Tim Takaro

 

 

Day 2 - November 19th, 2015 

Session Room D

Session Room B Session Room C

Floods - Debris and
Sediment
Management

Drought and
Governance

Special
Session

9:00 – 9:30  

Sturgeon Bank, Fraser
River Delta - 150 Years
for Flood, Erosion and
Navigational Management


Rowland Atkins

 

Drought 2015 - Test
Driving the BC Drought
Response Plan through
the Drought of Record


Valerie Cameron

No sessions   
9:30 – 10:00  

Flood Control and
Sediment Management
- Necessity or Risk?


Lawrence Francois &
Mike Currie

 

MFLNRO South Coast
Drought Response: Prioristisation
for Monitoring
and Mitigation


Gabe Sentlinger & Scott
Babakaif

10:00 – 10:30  

Debris Hazard Mitigation
in North Vancouver


Steve Bridger

 

A Blueprint for Watershed Governance in BC


Oliver Brandes

Floods - Impacts
and Response

Irrigation and Agriculture

Water and
Data
Management

10:45 – 11:15

The 2014 Flood Event
in the Assiniboine River
Basin


Eric-Lorne Blais

Delta Enhanced Irrigation
System - Construction,
Implementation
and Operational Considerations


Hugh Fraser

Open Data for
Flood Management


Matthew Osler

11:15 – 11:45

Environmental Impacts
of Flooding in the
Crowsnest Pass


Bob Askin

Hydraulic Modelling for
Irrigation System Design


Gabor Vasarhelyi

BC Water Portal


Ben Kerr

11:45 – 12:15

Flood Plain Reactivation
After Setting Back
Flood Levee


Dave McLean

Implementation and Results
for the Agricultural
Water Demand Model


Ted van der Gulik

Omineca Water
Tool


Ben Kerr

Floods -
Management and

Governance
Water Policy and
Governance

Special Session
Pecha Kucha Session

1:30 – 2:00

Awash with Opportunity: 

Getting BC’s New Water Laws Right


Rosie Simms 

Guidebook
2015: Sustainable
Watershed Systems,
through Asset Management


Kim Stephens

 

Pecha Kucha Session
SYP Presentations


Sponsored by
Ebbwater Consulting

2:00 – 2:30

Mobilizing Resilience: A
Social Vulnerability and
Ecosystem Approach to
Integrated Flood Risk
Management


Christopher Carter

2:30 – 3:00

Rising to the Challenge
- Adapting BC’s Flood
Hazard Land Use Policy
to Changing Sea Level


Kari Tyler

Implementing BC’s new
Water Sustainability Act


Ian Graeme