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Highlights of the 2012 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress

The 2012 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress featured a number of outstanding technical sessions, keynote presentations, social events, and networking opportunities. Hosted in Albuquerque, New Mexico, EWRI was pleased with the participant from the 1,000+ registered attendees, as well as the content of many of the premiere sessions at the conference.

Sunday Keynote with Pat Mulroy

As the conference commenced, the Organizing Committee welcomed Patricia Mulroy, who serves as a General Manager at the Las Vegas Valley Water District for the Southern Nevada Water Authority. Featured as one of the Congress' Keynote Speakers, Ms. Mulroy offered an engaging presentation, speaking on some of the water resource issues distinct to the southwestern United States. Below, you can see the entirety of her presentation at the 2012 EWRI Congress.



Pioneers In Groundwater Session with Christine Shoemaker

Another notable presentation at the conference featured the Pioneers in Groundwater Session, sponsored by Bechtel Corp., and starring Christine Shoemaker as the invited speaker. Ms. Shoemaker was selected in recognition of her contributions in groundwater management and remediation, global optimization, and watershed protection. In the following video, she offers her presentation on her experiences and professional development.



2011 Mississippi River Basin Flood Session

EWRI was also pleased to present an engaging panel discussion titled The 2011 Mississippi River Basin Flood: A Perspective on Forecasting, Water Control, and Flood Fighting. This session reviewed how the 2011 Mississippi Basin Flood developed and defined the special extent and magnitude of the flooding from the perspective of the US Army Corps of Engineers, National Weather Service, and the United States Geological Survey. particularly, it delved into how these three organizations worked within themselves and with other agencies to help collect and deliver hydrologic data, develop river forecasts, and regulate numerous flood risk reduction features. In doing so, they helped reduce flood stages in the system, and provided critical information for decision makers on federal, state, and local levels. Below, the panel discussion can be viewed.