Water Management in Coastal Cities of the Future

Friday, April 12, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

University of the District of Columbia (UDC)

David A. Clarke School of Law

4340 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC

This one-day symposium at the University of the District of Columbia will bring together experts from governmental agencies, academia, the private sector, and non-profits to present and discuss innovations in water research, technology, policy, and management to respect and reflect the true value of water. The program will include a keynote address, invited panelists, and breakout sessions featuring submitted oral and poster presentations. The keynote speaker is Dr. Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm, Professor and Director, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, University of Maryland. Click links for the Full Program and for the Booklet of Abstracts.  Information and a link for online Registration appear below.

Presentation Files:

1. Patuxent Water Resources- Assessing Land Cover and Land Use Change to Inform Watershed Resources Management - PDF

2. Water Quality Trading - Chesapeake Bay WatershedPDF

3. Optimizing Water Reuse in the Potomac River Watershed- PDF

4. Effectiveness of Form Based Green Roofs/Surfaces for Reducing Runoff Pollutant Concentrations Relative to Conventional RoofsPDF

5. NOAA's National Water ModelPDF

6. Investigating the Potential of Assimilating Phenology Observations in a Land Surface Model- PDF

7. Effects of Anacostia River Water on Growth and Development in Larval Zebrafish- PDF

8. Using A Noval Method To Map Flood Susceptibility Of The Lower Connecticut River Region -PDF


Dr. Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm: Professor and Director, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, University of Maryland

Dr. William Sweet: NOAA oceanographer researching changes in nuisance-to-extreme coastal flood risk due to sea level rise (SLR)

Mr. Phetmano Phannavong, JD: Oversees DC’s flood risk management program that regulates development in flood hazard areas and enhances urban water management

Dr. Brian Batten: A senior coastal scientist and project manager with Dewberry’s resilience solutions group

Mr. Nicholas Bonard: Branch Chief for Water Resources Protection & Mitigation, Regulatory Review Division at the Department of Energy & Environment, DC Government

Mr. Jeff Moeller: Research Unit Leader at The Water Research Foundation (WRF)


All attendees, including presenters, are expected to register. Please register online by Tuesday, April 9 for the early bird discount. Payment is accepted online by credit card or by cash/ check payment at the event.

Step 1: Go to the link: https://co.clickandpledge.com/sp/d1/default.aspx?wid=58557

Step 2: Fill out the registration fee section

Step 3: Fill out the contact information section

Step 4: Scroll down and click “SUBMIT” to complete the registration and payment

Registration fees (includes lunch & coffee breaks):


Member / Presenter 


Student Member / Presenter 

Student Non-Member 

On-line thru April 9
$35  $50  $15  $25
On-site April 12
$50  $75  $25  $35

Online registration helps with our final planning for refreshments and printed materials.

Walk-in registrations are always welcome.

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