Presentations

Conservation

Jane Clary presented on the expected benefits of landscape water conservation BMPs at the 2015 Colorado Waterwise Summit.

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Climate Change

Andrew Earles and Julia Traylor participated in this climate change presentation with the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District.

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Williams Canyon Flood Control Project

Ian Paton and Hayes Lenhart gave this presentation with Contech Engineered Solutions at the Mountain States Chapter International Erosion Control Association Conference.

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Porous Asphalt Parking Lot Case Study at Ball Aerospace

Andrew Earles and Debbie Fisher were two of the co-instructors for a two-day stormwater training session in June 2014 sponsored by the Colorado State University Stormwater Training Center.

Debbie Fisher presented a case study on a porous asphalt parking lot at Ball Aerospace and Technologies.

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Stormwater Management and Water Quality Permitting in Western Colorado

On May 29, 2014,  in Aspen, Andrew Earles, Ph.D., P.E., and Jonathan Kelly, P.E., gave a presentation on Stormwater Management and Water Quality Permitting in Western Colorado.

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Potential for Hazardous Sediments to Collect in Stormwater Control Facilities

WWE’s Eliot Wong, P.E., CFM, joined with Urban Drainage and Flood Control District’s Holly Piza, P.E., at the UDFCD 2014 Annual Conference to present on the potential for hazardous sediments to collect in stormwater control facilities.

 
Post Construction Stormwater Management for Erosion Control Professionals

At the 2014 Conference of the International Erosion Control Association, Shannon Tillack, P.E., CPESC, gave this presentation.

 

Greenberg’s 404 Permitting Talk to Ditch/Reservoir Group

Noah Greenberg gave a talk at the Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance’s 11th annual meeting titled “Water for Food; Food for Life” in Grand Junction on March 8.

Noah’s talk is titled Section 404 of the Clean Water Act Jurisdiction and Permitting Considerations for Ditch, Reservoir and Farming Activities.  The presentation covers current jurisdiction and permitting highlights of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act relative to ditch, reservoir and farming activities (including new construction, maintenance and enhancement).

Noah also described exemptions and permitting off-ramps available for agricultural activities and the specific set of criteria that must be met in order to qualify for regulatory relief.

 

Intersection of Civil Engineering and Appraisals

Ken Wright was invited to teach a session for the Northern Colorado Association of Real Estate Appraisers (NCAREA) on February 11 on the Intersection of Civil Engineering and Appraisals.

WWE’s team of experts developed materials on water rights, drainage and natural hazards as they relate to appraisals.  Ken Wright collaborated with WWE’s Patricia Flood on water rights appraisals, Noah Greenberg on wetlands in appraisals and Eliot Wong on floodplains in appraisals.

The presentation was pre-approved by the State of Colorado for two real estate appraiser Continuing Education Credits.

 
History of Water Reuse in Colorado

Wayne Lorenz gave this presentation at the WaterReuse Symposium in 2013.

Mountain States Chapter International Erosion Control Association Conference

IECA’s 2012 winter conference was on December 4-5, 2012, in Denver. WWE’s Wayne Lorenz spoke on Water Management and Treatment in the Oil and Gas Industry.

 

Stormwater Infrastructure

In October, 2012, Andrew Earles taught three all-day workshops on green stormwater infrastructure in Iowa. His co-instructors were Bill Wenk of Wenk Associates and Jim Sipes of Sand County Studios.

The classes were funded by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), which is promoting the use of sustainable stormwater management practices across the state.  The class was well attended, with about 80 design professionals participating in Cedar Rapids, about 90 in Ankeny and 30 in Council Bluffs.

 

Estimating the Probability of Storm Runoff Impacts in a Burned Watershed

Ian Paton, Andrew Earles and Shannon Tillack gave a presentation on Colorado’s Fourmile Canyon post-fire remediation to ASCE’s Environmental and Water Resources Institute on May 24, 2012.

 

Temporary Diversion Sizing During Work in Waterways

On April 10, 2012, WWE’s Shannon Tillack presented with David Bennetts of the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District on temporary diversion sizing when working in waterways at the 2012 UDFCD Annual Seminar.

 

Appraising Water Rights Factors Affecting Value

Patricia Flood taught a session on the appraisal of water rights at the 3rd Annual Water Marketing Conference put on by the Colorado Law Institute and CLE International on December 8 and 9, 2011.

 

Urban Runoff and Colorado’s Proposed Nutrient Criteria

On December 6 and 7, 2012, four WWE staffers were pleased to participate in the International Erosion Control Association Mountain States Chapter Conference.  Jennifer Keyes served as a moderator, while Jane Clary presented on nutrient criteria, Ian Paton presented on erosion control of Boulder’s Fourmile Fire burn area and Andrew Earles presented on drainage, erosion and sediment control for historical preservation and restoration.