December 2016 Combined STL/KC Chapter Webinar

TOPIC: Use of Remote Sensing to Monitor Suspended Sediment Concentrations in the Middle Mississippi River

SPEAKER: Amanda Cox, PhD, P.E..

DATE: Thursday, December 15, 2016

TIME: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm

LOCATION: Missouri University of Science and Technology OR Webinar Attendance

REGISTRATION:
This presentation will be broadcast live over a webinar. Registration is free for in-person (at USGS in Rolla) or webinar attendance. Advance registration is required by noon on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Please register online in advance at the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnmbclzVrUMjqLu2ms0hRgZgH_0eF4bZtBi0d8WHk4xfuDcQ/viewform?usp=send_form

Registrants will receive detailed login & dial-in information or directions for in-person attendance prior to the event

DETAILS:               
Suspended sediment concentration (SSC) and suspended sediment load (SSL) along the Middle-Mississippi River (MMR) and its tributaries are of significant interest to researchers, engineers, scientists, and water resources managers as sediment erosion, deposition, and transport are fundamental to its geomorphic and ecological condition. Due to the importance of understanding the local sediment budget of the MMR, considerable state and federal funds have been spent to continuously monitor and characterize the spatial and temporal variability of SSC and SSL within the region. A network of continuous monitoring stations along the Mississippi River and its tributaries supply publically-available measurements of SSC, SSL and turbidity that have been used to quantify regional and basin-wide sediment transport. Currently, there are 14 gauges that monitor water quality parameters along five rivers that flow into the MMR in the states of Missouri and Illinois. Recent advancements of remote sensing technology have led to capabilities to characterize surficial SSC in fluvial environments that can be used to supplement the data gaps in many SSC and SSL time-series at monitoring stations in the region.

BIO:        
Amanda Cox, PhD, P.E.is an Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department at Saint Louis University (SLU). She joined SLU in 2013 and her areas of research include surface-water hydraulics, urban drainage, erosion and sedimentation, hydraulic structures, river engineering, stream restoration, and stormwater erosion. She is currently conducting research in the areas of particle incipient motion, fluvial geomorphology forecasting, and remote-sensing methods for estimating suspended sediment concentration. Prior to joining SLU, she was a Research Scientist and Laboratory Manager at the Colorado State University (CSU) Hydraulics Laboratory where she completed several research projects primarily focused in the broad area of hydraulic modeling. Dr. Cox received her BS degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri – Columbia, and she received her MS degree and PhD degree in Civil Engineering from CSU specializing in Hydraulic Engineering.

For questions: Meagan Malloy (ewrikansascity@gmail.com).
For additional announcements and more information about the EWRI Kansas City chapter please visit: http://www.kcengineers.org/ewrikc/ewrikc.html.

EWRI St. Louis webinar

EWRI St. Louis has agreed to open their webinar series up to EWRI Kansas City.  See below for the details.

EWRI St. Louis Monthly Speaker Series Event

The St. Louis Section of EWRI is pleased to announce our ninth  webinar jointly sponsored by Missouri University of Science and Technology on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 11:30 am-12:30 pm.

This presentation will be broadcast live over a webinar. Registration is free for in-person (at USGS in Rolla) or webinar attendance. Advance registration is required by end of business on Monday, September 12, 2016 Please register online in advance at the following link:

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegpCLkx8gmgRrzOFMXiNaL9qVWoEFbt1ZOn82kr2bYckWXlg/viewform?usp=send_form

Registrants will receive detailed login & dial-in information or directions for in-person attendance prior to the event.

EWRI May Speaker Series Topic: “St. Louis MSD CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure Program ”

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) is a regional Sewer District that provides wastewater and stormwater services to the City of St. Louis and most of St. Louis County, Missouri. The service area includes a combined sewer system (CSS) in the City and the older portions of the County. In 2011, MSD completed a Combined Sewer Overflow Long-Term Control Plan (LTCP), which was formalized in a Consent Decree (CD) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in April 2012. MSD’s Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) control plan includes a $100 million CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure Program in the areas of the City of St. Louis that flow toward the Mississippi River CSOs. MSD spent five years conducting a $3 million CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure Pilot Program, culminating in a CD required final report completed in December 2015. Having received approval from the EPA in May 2016, the report explains what work was completed in the pilot and the results, and outlines MSD’s plan for full implementation of the CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure Program control measure. This presentation will review the Pilot Program and present the plan for full-implementation of the $100 million CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure Program. Included will be lessons learned from the Pilot Program, discussion of the Early Action Projects completed and outlining of the major components of the program moving forward. Also discussed will be how MSD intends to use the adaptive management approach to implement the CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure Program through 2034.

 

Speakers: 

Susan McCrary, P.E. 

Principal Engineer

Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District

 

 

Melantha Norton, P.E. ENV SP

Civil Engineer, Program Planning

Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District

 

Thank you to our joint seminar sponsor, Missouri University of Science and Technology!

Please contact Robert Holmes (bholmes@usgs.gov) with any questions, if you are interested in presenting, or have an idea for a topic.

August 24, 2016 Luncheon Meeting

Combined ASCE/EWRI Luncheon

NOTE: Re-scheduled luncheon topic that was originally scheduled on 6/6/2016.

TOPIC:             Nonstructural Assessment in the Little Apple

SPEAKER:      Brian T. Rast, PE, CFM, PMP

DATE:               Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

TIME:                11:30 a.m. Social

                           12:00 p.m. Lunch

                           12:30 p.m. Presentation

LOCATION:     Gaslight Grill – 5020 W 137th St, Leawood, KS 66224

MEAL:          

  • Gaslight Grill Hamburger – Fries
  • Chile Lime Chicken Salad
  • Grilled Veggie Wrap – Chips
  • Almond Crusted Tilapia – Rice Pilaf, Green Beans

COST:               $25.00 per person
(For Students and Engineers between jobs, $12.50).
Please make checks payable to ASCE.

DETAILS:        The City of Manhattan Kansas experienced a flood event in 2011 that required emergency disaster services from USACE and FEMA. In the wake of that event, a non-structural assessment was completed. The project identified opportunities to reduce/manage flood risk and to reduce the potential for flood damage. The project also helped to create guidance to aid other communities with non-structural mitigation assessment and implementation. The presentation will give an overview of how the assessment was conducted in Manhattan and what the outcomes were.

BIO:                   Mr. Rast is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Kansas, as well as a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).  His projects increase awareness and enable communities to enhance flood mitigation work:  Work elements include risk analysis, nonstructural and flood proofing measures, floodplain management plans, and flood forecast inundation maps, flood warning systems, and emergency action plans.

Mr. Rast has worked as an engineer in hydrology and hydraulics, since 1993.  He received a degree in Civil Engineering with a secondary major in environmental science from Kansas State University in 1994.  He did consulting for stormwater management and site development.  In 2004, Mr. Rast earned a masters degree in Engineering Management from the University of Kansas.  In the same year, he began work as a project manager in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on Civil Works water resource projects in flood risk management.  He completed advanced training from the Corps’ Planning Associates Program and Leadership Development Program.  He is a member of the Corps’ Nonstructural Flood Proofing Committee.  Since 2009, as the Lead Silver Jackets Coordinator with state lead hazard mitigation teams in Kansas and Missouri, he has lead over ten interagency projects that have improve flood resiliency. Several were pilot projects that improve the management of flood risks.  In 2012, peer state programs voted the Kansas team the 2011 State Team of the Year.  In 2014, he facilitated progressive outreach tools for improving flood hazard mitigation work, including developing public engagement strategies and leading the formation of the Region VII, Federal Partners Mitigation Work Group.  In 2016, he began work with the Corps’ Institute for Water Resources on the Public Awareness and Communication Team to assist in risk communication associated with the levee safety programs.

 

Please RSVP by Saturday, August 20, 2016.
Registration can be completed by clicking the link below.
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ed2990jt57c5f090&llr=nj4vwaoab


Questions: Meagan Malloy (
ewrikansascity@gmail.com

For additional announcements and more information about the EWRI Kansas City chapter please visit: http://www.kcengineers.org/ewrikc/ewrikc.html.