Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals

Lunch & Learn: Integrated Water Resources Management Applications in the Pacific Northwest

  • Wednesday, December 07, 2016
  • 12:00 PM
  • Stantec, 400 Fairview Ave N., Seattle; Portland Webinar Location: Parsons Brinkerhoff, 851 SW Sixth Avenue, Second Floor Conf Rm, Portland


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NWAEP Lunch & Learn:
Integrated Water Resources Management Applications in the Pacific Northwest

Co-hosted with Seattle non-profit Sustainable Path

*Note the change in the Portland webinar location below*

Please join us for this exciting opportunity to learn about Integrated Water Resources Management Applications in the Pacific Northwest, presented by Wayne Wright, Principle Scientist at Stantec Inc.

This lunch & learn presentation will be held at Stantec's new Seattle office building located at 400 Fairview Avenue N.  A webinar event will be hosted in Portland at the Parsons Brinkerhoff office located at 851 SW Sixth Avenue in the second floor conference room.

Bring your own lunch; Stantec will be offering light refreshments for this event at the Seattle location!

More information about the presentation below.


Presentation Summary:
As a national board member of American Water Resources Association (AWRA) and a practitioner of integrated water resources management (IWRM), I will be presenting some of the work I have been doing over the past decade or so.  This presentation will identify key elements and aspects of IWRM, the importance of this approach to developing project solutions, and the long lasting benefits.  Specific examples will be presented demonstrating how IWRM will become more important as our world shifts in terms of population growth, regulatory oversight, climate change, and more.  Project examples from Washington and Oregon will be shared where IWRM concepts have been employed to achieve various results.  For those folks already knowledgeable of IWRM, I hope to pose fresh ideas about how IWRM is scalable to meet specific project objectives yet address issues such as cumulative impacts, and watershed protection.  In addition, as time allows, I will discuss some of the pitfalls of IWRM, common mistakes made, and some ideas on how to maximize results from IWRM applications.

A Little Bit About Wayne:
Wayne’s experience spans over 35 years. His capabilities range from site-specific natural resource inventory to investigating watershed-scale project impacts. His work usually results in the preparation of comprehensive scientific documents used for project reviews and permitting. He has extensive experience with developing mitigation programs that avoid, reduce, and compensate for project impacts to a variety of aquatic and terrestrial natural resources.  Wayne assists clients with navigating and negotiating regulatory permit conditions. His career has focused toward aquatic habitats (shorelines, estuaries, rivers, streams, and wetlands) and the species that inhabit these places. Wayne is accomplished at habitat design development within environmentally sensitive areas to effectively mitigate unavoidable impacts.

As a veteran consultant, Wayne has developed very strong business relationships across the United States in a variety of markets.  He is currently active with Energy, Infrastructure, Municipal, Natural Resources, Transportation, and Federal markets. 

Wayne volunteers his time professionally by serving as a Board member of the national American Water Resources Association, is an active member of the Society of Wetland Scientists and the American Fisheries Society. He is a repeat guest lecturer at the University of Washington to Civil and Environmental Engineering classes.  Wayne is an active Rotarian and an annual volunteer at the Boeing Classic Golf tournament.

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