Protecting Rivers and Lakes in the Face of Uncertainty
Third International Workshop on Instream Flows
Portland, Oregon – April 28-30, 2015
By all accounts Flow 2015 was a highly successful workshop. The gathering was attended by 235 people from 8 countries. According to the results of a post-workshop survey, 98% of attendees rated the meeting as 8 or higher on a 10-point scale. The four training sessions all received similarly high marks as did all of the presenters. Some of the comments we received included:
- Thought the work shop was very informative and well put together.
- Excellent mix of concepts, tools, regional examples, national examples, and the work NGO’s are doing.
- Clearly a lot of work went into this workshop – the organizers did an amazing job pulling in speakers from all over the country and abroad and I congratulate them on an exceptional workshop!
Various products from the workshop are provided below as they become finalized and available for posting. Check back often to see the latest information from the workshop.
Day 2: Workshop Presentations
Day 3: Workshop Presentations
Title Improving Understanding Through Synthesizing Environmental Flow Needs Data in Water Scarce Regions Author Kelly Mott Lacroix, University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center Coauthors Brittany Xiu, University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center
Elia Tapia, University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center
Abraham E. Springer, School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, Northern Arizona University
Sharon B. Megdal, University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center
Title Using Raster Plots to Display Aquatic Habitat Time Series Results Author Thomas Gast, Thomas Gast & Associates Environmental Consultants Coauthors Richard Koehler, PhD, PH, CEO,Visual Data Analytics, LLC
Title Environmental Flow Measures in FERC Relicensing of Sierra Nevada Hydropower Projects: Concepts and Case Studies Author Amy Lind, USDA Forest Service, Tahoe and Plumas National Forests Coauthors Carol Purchase, USDA Forest Service, Tahoe National Forest
Sarah Yarnell, Center for Watershed Sciences, University of California, Davis
Title Restoring Dagatan Lake, Philippines: A Partnership for fisheries resource conservation Author Adelaida L. Palma, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
Title Ecological flow determination of Mezcalapa River based on two Mexican environmental flow indexes with hydraulic and hydrologic considerations Author Talisia Anai Domínguez-Sánchez, National Autonomous University of Mexico Coauthors Jorge Lomelí-Meza – National Autonomous University of Mexico
Laura A. Ibáñez-Castillo, Autonomous University of Chapingo
María Antonieta Gómez Balandra, Mexican Institute of Water Technology
Title Using near infrared satellite imagery to determine aquatic conditions Author Steve Boessow, Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Coauthors Dr. Hal Beecher, WDFW
Jonathan Kohr, WDFW
Dr. Robert Vadas, Jr., WDFW
Title Instream Flow Needs for Atlantic salmon – A conceptual approach applied Author Eva Enders, Fisheries and Oceans Canada Coauthors Keith Clarke, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
David Scruton, Sikumiut Environmental Management Limited
Title Assessing the Ecological Impacts of Water Extraction on Stream Hydrology and Alberta’s Fish Community Structure and Function Author Kyle Hamilton, University of Alberta Coauthors Dr. Mark Poesch, University of Alberta
Title The Mexican environmental flow standard (scoping and applications) Author Maria Antonieta Gomez-Balandra, Mexican Institute of Water Technology Coauthors Maria del Pilar Saldaña-Fabela
Title Heritage rivers in Puerto Rico: An approach for river conservation Author Francisco Catalá Míguez, Department of Environmental and Natural Resources of Puerto Rico Coauthors Leonela Torrado González
Francisco Catalá Míguez
Sofía Burgos Caraballo
Title The Blue River of South-central Oklahoma Author Kimberly Elkin, The Nature Conservancy Coauthors Jona Tucker, The Nature Conservancy
Title A Comprehensive, High Resolution Assessment of Streamflow Degradation and Restoration in the Western United States Author Emily Maynard Powell, The Nature Conservancy Coauthors Michelle Faggert, University of Virginia
Tyler Lystash, University of Virginia
Brian D. Richter, The Nature Conservancy
Title Implementing Oregon’s statewide strategy: Using flow prescriptions to protect instream needs while developing new water storage Author Rachel Lovell Ford, Oregon Water Resources Department Coauthors Danette Faucera, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Tim Hardin, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Smita Mehta, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Wade Peerman, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Heather Tugaw, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Title Application of Two-Dimensional Hydraulic Models in Riparian Community Function Author Jarvis Caldwell, HDR Coauthors Andrew McCoy, PhD. HDR
Patty Hardesty, HDR
Title VarQ Flood Risk Management at Libby and Hungry Horse Dams is Benefitting the Fisheries Author Brian Marotz, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Title Flow-Ecology Relationships from Eight Instream Flow Incremental Methodology (IFIM) Studies for Use in Virginia State Water Plan Author Kinsey Hoffman, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech Coauthors W. Cully Hession, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
Robert Burgholzer, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Donald Orth, Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech
Durelle Scott, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
Title Documenting Stream Corridor Conditions: A New Approach for Showing Changes Related to Instream Flow and Other Habitat Management Issues in Hawaii Author Glenn R. Higashi, Division of Aquatic Resoources, DLNR Coauthors James E. Parham, Ph.D., Parham & Associates Environmental Consulting, LLC.
Title Uncertainty of Physical Habitat Models Due to ADCP-Derived Inputs Author Tad Schwager, Amec Foster Wheeler
Title Supporting uncertain decisions using Instream Flow Studies Author Pier van Dishoeck, Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure
Title Determining fish productivity compensation at a proposed mine site in remote Yukon using Instream Flow Incremental Methodology Author Eric Cleveland, Palmer Environmental Consulting Group Coauthors Steve Eggers, Normandeau Associates, Inc.
Scott Riley, Normandeau Associates, Inc.
Title Application of Underwater Cameras for Main Channel Bed Material Gradation Determination on a Large River Seasonally Supplied by Glacial Runoff Author Ryan Kilgren, Tetra Tech Coauthors Bill Fullerton, Tetra Tech
Thomas Loecherbach, Tetra Tech
Title Incorporating Environmental Flows into Land Use Planning Decisions Author Cassie Corrigan, Credit Valley Conservation Coauthors Dr. Andrea Bradford, University of Guelph
Title Update of EPA Region 4’s Water Efficiency Guidelines for CWA Section 404 Review of Proposed Water Supply Projects Author Rosemary Hall, US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4; Water Protection Division; Oceans, Wetlands, & Streams Protection Branch
Title Poor Little Pecks Brook: Balancing lake goals and downstream needs in an urban watershed Author Laila Parker, Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration Coauthors Michelle Craddock, Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration
Todd Richards, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Allison Roy, University of Massachusetts
Mike Cole, Cole Ecological Inc.
Title 2-D Hydroynamic modeling of riverine fish habitat: Assiniboine River sites, Manitoba, Canada Author Haitham Ghamry, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Coauthors Christos Katopodis, Katopodis Ecohydraulics Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Acknowledging important supporters of FLOW 2015
Local Hosts: The Instream Flow Council especially recognizes and thanks the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for all of their efforts in making FLOW 2015 possible.
Sponsors: We would also like to show our appreciation to the following sponsors for helping to bring you FLOW 2015 in Portland, Oregon.
John Kauffman LLC
Exhibitors: We would also like to show our appreciation to the following exhibitors at FLOW 2015.
- Northwest Hydraulic Consultants
- Campbell Scientific
- Aquatic Informatics Inc.
- Normandeau Associates
- Stevens Water Monitoring Systems