PALOUSE BASIN WATER SUMMIT

Tuesday October 7, 2008

"SEEKING SOUND SCIENCE AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS"

http://palousewatersummit.org

2008 Agenda
Daytime
8:00- 8:10 Introduction, contributor thank you, schedule of day's activities
Event Master of Ceremonies Ray Ledgerwood, Program Coordinator, Washington State Conservation Commission
8:10- 8:20 Welcome from Nancy Chaney, mayor, City of Moscow, and
video messages from U.S. Senator Patty Murray (WA) & U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (ID)
8:20- 8:50 Federal perspective: Robert Johnson, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
8:50- 9:10 State government perspectives: Senator Gary Schroeder (ID) & Senator Mark Schoesler (WA)
9:10- 9:30 Washington perspective: Hot Water Issues in Washington State
Keith Stoffel, Washington State Department of Ecology
9:30- 9:50 Idaho perspective: IDWR in the Palouse Basin
Bob Haynes, Idaho Department of Water Resources
9:50-10:10Question & Answer session
10:10-10:25Break -- refreshments and exhibits
10:25-10:40 Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee (PBAC) Update
Steve Robischon, executive director, PBAC; and
Citizens Advisory Group Update
Michael Echanove, chairman, PBAC-CAG and Mayor, City of Palouse
10:40-11:00 Water Resource Inventory Area 34 Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP)
Bryony Stasney, Senior Project Hydrogeologist, Golder Assoc. Inc.; and
Palouse Aquifer Enhanced Recharge Feasibility
Bryony Stasney on behalf of Phillip Brown, Golder Assoc. Inc.
11:00-11:25 Aquifer research update: Basin Boundaries, Water Level Decline, and Ground Water Storage
James Osiensky, UI Professor of Hydrogeology
11:25-11:50 The Palouse Basin Participatory Model Pilot Project
Allyson Beall, Waters of the West (WoW) Program
Waters of the West: Towards a Sustainable, Interdisciplinary Water Resources Program
11:50-12:00Question & Answer session
noonLunch (provided for pre-registered visitors and guests)
1:00-1:05Introduction of Speakers and Panel, Ray Ledgerwood, moderator
1:05-2:00 Systems Thinking Applied to Water Conservation & Surface Water Management
Chris Webb, owner, Chris Webb and Associates, Inc.
  • Introduction
  • Holistic approach to water management
  • Wastewater treatment and re-use
  • Greywater re-use for irrigation
  • Rainwater catchment
  • Low-impact development stormwater management for groundwater recharge
  • Case studies and project examples
  • Questions and answers
2:00-3:00 Indoor and Irrigation Water Conservation Opportunities
Michael Laurie, owner, Watershed LLC.
  • Restroom savings (toilets, urinals, faucets)
  • Laundry (commercial laundry water reuse and efficient residential machines)
  • Cooling towers (controls and treatment options to save water)
  • Commercial kitchens (eliminating single pass cooling, pre-rinse spray valves, pressureless steamers)
  • Leaks
  • Water use accounting
  • Questions and answers
3:00-3:50 Site and Bio-Regionally Appropriate Landscaping and Water Conserving Site Design
Craig Skipton, landscape architect, Mithun
  • Landscape design to minimize water consumption
  • Aesthetically pleasing water conserving landscape designs
  • Working with native plants of the Inland Empire of the Northwest
  • Case studies and project examples
  • Questions and answers
3:50-5:00Panel discussion / Question & Answer session
5:00-6:30Evening Break -- self-guided tours of UI campus projects
Evening
6:30-7:00 Applying Cold Economic Logic to a Pending Wet Problem: the Case for a Palouse Basin Commission
Patrick Shea, lawyer, private consultant (plus questions and answers)
7:00-8:15 Shared Resource -- is Shared Management in our Future? panel discussion
led by Barb Cosens, associate professor of law (Property, Water Law, and Environmental Law)
8:15-8:30Question & Answer session
8:30Summit concludes, exhibits close
November 5, 2008