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November 2018

November Brownbag: Katie Holzer, City of Gresham on “Pavement that can Clean Water”

November 28, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lucky Lab on Hawthorne

Pervious pavement allows rain water to soak through it rather than running off. This type of pavement is known to reduce polluted stormwater runoff going to urban streams by infiltrating water into the soil below.  But can it have benefits in areas where the soil drains too slowly for infiltration?  We studied water quality and road conditions from test sections of pervious pavement on a large arterial road in Gresham, Oregon that is on top of slowly draining soil.  We…

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December 2018

EWRG Holiday Party

December 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free

EWRG Holiday Party - Wednesday December 5th, 6pm at McMenamins Kennedy School

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January 2019

Structure-Level Risk Assessment Using 2D Probabilistic Flood Modeling

January 30, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lucky Lab on Hawthorne
Free

 EWRG January Meeting DATE:     Wednesday, January 30th PLACE:  Hawthorne Lucky Lab Brew Pub, 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd TIME:      11:30 a.m. Networking, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. TOPIC:   Structure-Level Risk Assessment Using 2D Probabilistic Flood Modeling SPEAKERS: Yacoub Raheem, AECOMOver the past few years, the National Academy of Sciences, the Technical Mapping Advisory Council, and flood insurance legislation have all recommended or mandated that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) modernize the process by which flood risk is calculated and communicated,…

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March 2019

March Presentation – A Big Dam Problem

March 27, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lucky Lab on Hawthorne

A Big Dam Problem: The Global Boom in Hydroelectric DevelopmentThe era of big dam building ended in this country decades ago but elsewhere in the world, dams are being constructed at a staggering pace, mainly to produce hydropower. The impacts extend beyond conservation concerns to broader issues of environmental justice, global food security, climate change, and human rights. However, it is possible to develop hydropower in a sustainable manner. In this talk, I will address the drivers, impacts, and mitigation…

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April 2019

April Presentation – Lake Oswego’s D Avenue

April 24, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lucky Lab on Hawthorne

Kate Forester (Herrera) and Sarah Fergusen (Murraysmith) present on an innovative solution to drainage retrofits in Lake Oswego's D'Avenue.  More to come!

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May 2019

May Presentation – City of Portland’s New SWMM Updates

May 29, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lucky Lab on Hawthorne

Adrienne Aiona from Portland's BES will discuss the latest updates on 2019 updates to the Stormwater Management Manual.  More to come!

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September 2019

2019 Sustainable Stormwater Symposium

September 25, 2019 - September 26, 2019

Save the date for the 2019 Sustainable Stormwater Symposium!

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October 2019

October 2019 Presentation: Sandy River Log Jams

October 30, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lucky Lab on Hawthorne
Free

DATE:     Wednesday, October 30thPLACE:  Hawthorne Lucky Lab Brew Pub, 915 SE Hawthorne BlvdTIME:      11:30 a.m. Networking, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.TOPIC:   Sandy River Log JamsSPEAKER: Rowyn Cooper-Caroselli, Wolf Water ResourcesRowyn will be presenting on the sandy river log jams project constructed during the summers of 2017 and 2018 in collaboration with Natural Systems Design,  Biohabitats, and the Portland Water Bureau. The project posed critical design challenges including optimization of site selection, balancing rigorous criteria-based objectives with the uncertainty of…

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December 2019

November (Dec) Presentation: Regional Climate Change Effects and Stormwater Facility Resilience

December 4, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lucky Lab on Hawthorne
Free
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May 2020

May Webinar: Levee Ready Columbia Addresses the need to Recertify the Portland Metro Area Levee System

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mark Wilcox, Sr Project Manager at Multnomah County Drainage District, discusses Levee Ready Columbia. A unique partnership to address a problem more common across the United States than most might think, Levee Ready Columbia (LRC) hopes to address the need to recertify the Portland Metro area levee system, and much more.  The four drainage districts that span Portland, Gresham, Troutdale, and Fairview were spawned by the grassroots efforts of farmers and livestock interests over a hundred years ago.   Periodic investments by…

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