Apr 04
8:00am - 10:00am Registration

Morning General Session

Presiding: David Claman, PE, Chairman, Environmental and Water Resources Conference Committee


8:25am - 8:30am Welcome and Introductory Remarks

David Claman, P.E., Conference Chair

8:30am - 9:30am Connecting Des Moines to the River - The Water Trails Project

Rick McLaughlin, Surface Water Leader, McLaughlin Whitewater – A Division of Merrick

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9:30am - 10:15am Using Stream Power to Keep Culverts Clean of Sediment

Marian Muste, Ph. D., PE, Research Engineer and Adjunct Professor Civil & Environmental Engineering, IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

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10:15am - 10:30am Break

10:30am-11:15am Union Pacific Bridge over the Mississippi River - Hydraulic modeling and 408 process

Matt McConville and Brice Stafne, HDR

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11:15am-12:00pm Iowa DNR Floodplain Permitting Update

Jonathan Garton, PE, Supervisor, Floodplain and Dam Safety Section, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Des Moines, IA

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12:00pm-1:00pm Luncheon - Aggressive Regressive: Drastic Measures to Stop Regressive Erosion on the Rio Coca River in Ecuador

Paul Boyd, Ph. D., PE, Hydraulic Engineer, US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District,

Afternoon General Session

Mark Land, PE, CFM, Vice President, Snyder & Associates, Moderating

1:00pm-1:30pm Current Drought Conditions with an Analysis of Climatological and Hydrological Outlooks Across Iowa

Tim Hall, Hydrology Resources Coordinator, Iowa DNR

Justin Glisan, State Climatologist of Iowa, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

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1:30pm-2:15pm New National Inventory of Dams

Josh Cackley, Dam Safety Program Manager, Rock Island District, USACE

2:15pm-3:00pm Muscatine Nutrient Reduction Alternatives Study

Jon Koch, Water & Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) Director, City of Muscatine

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3:00pm-3:15pm Break

3:15pm-4:00pm Levy Alterations in the City of Des Moines

Matt Hoy, Stantec, and Craig Bouska, City of Des Moines

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4:00pm-5:00pm Professional Ethics

Stephen Jones. PE, SEJ Consulting, LLC, Huxley

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5:00pm Adjourn