Experts Offer Insights on Water and Site Development at Post Falls, Feb.7
Thursday, February 2 2012
By Donna Emert
POST FALLS, Idaho – Water issues are becoming increasingly complex, and like river systems themselves, are intricately connected. Decisions impacting one location in a river basin can have consequences elsewhere.
Engineers, scientists and educators who would like to learn more about water resource management are invited to attend a continuing education program titled, “Water and Site Development: Saving Money, Avoiding Delay,” offered from the University of Idaho-Coeur d’Alene.
The program takes place from noon till 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Jacklin Science and Technology Center in the University of Idaho Research Park, 721 S. Lochsa in Post Falls. Cost is $40, and includes lunch. The program provides continuing education hours in engineering to participants.
Peter Goodwin, the DeVlieg Presidential Professor in Ecohydraulics and professor of civil engineering at University of Idaho-Boise, will serve as keynote speaker. His talk, “Water Issues for Engineers: The Long View,” will address current challenges in water resource management and new, collaborative approaches to addressing those challenges.
Goodwin is the founding and current director of the university’s Center for Ecohydraulic Research in Boise, and is recognized internationally for his research contributions in the field of sedimentation and the impacts of river management on ecosystems. His research also includes ecological restoration and enhancement of river, wetland and estuarine systems, and simulation models for flood management, sediment management, geomorphic evolution and environmental management.
Jim Coleman, of Coleman Engineering in Hayden, Idaho, will offer a talk titled, “Quality at Lower Cost: Strategies and Technologies for Competitive Advantage.” Mike Camin and John Tindall, from the Department of Environmental Quality will present, “Common Design Missteps and Best Practices with the DEQ.”
The event will conclude with a panel question and answer session. For a full schedule and description of events, please visit www.uidaho.edu/cda
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