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NWRA & NSIA Joint Convention

Facing Challenges: Shaping The Future

2017 JOINT CONVENTION & TRADE SHOW
SPONSORED BY: NEBRASKA STATE IRRIGATION ASSOCIATION AND NEBRASKA WATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION
NOVEMBER 19-21, 2017

Holiday Inn Conference Center
110 S 2nd Avenue, Kearney, NE 68847
308-237-5971

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Convention Program

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19

7:00 PM
NSIA Board of Directors
Executive Room Meeting

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM Registration
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
NSIA Annual Members Meeting

Stateroom A
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM OPENING SESSION
Welcome from Kearney Mayor Stanley Clouse  
Ballroom 1
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM MORNING 1ST SESSION
“California’s Oroville Dam Story” presented by Terry Erlewine, Principal Engineer, California Water Contractors
Ballroom 1
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM BREAK
Tour Exhibits

Staterooms BC
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM MORNING 2ND SESSION
“Good Stuff Does Happen” 

Ballroom 1
Panel:

  • Nebraska’s Sustainability Fund – Jeff Fassett, Director, NDNR
  • Platte River Recovery, Program Success – Jerry Kenny, President, Headwaters Corp.
  • Nebraska Environmental Trust – Mark Brohman, Executive Director, NET 
  • Water Management Project – Brad Edgerton, Mgr. Frenchman Cambridge ID
  • Wetlands Protection Programs – Andy Bishop, District Mgr., Rainwater Basin 
  • Municipal/Domestic Water Mgmt. Project – Marty Stange, Utility Supervisor, Hastings
  • NCORPE – Jasper Fanning, Mgr., Upper Republican NRD


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM LUNCHEON PROGRAM
“The University of Nebraska’s Role in Water for Nebraska” presented by Dr. Ron Yoder, Associate Vice Chancellor for IANR at UNL
Staterooms DEF

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM AFTERNOON 1ST SESSION
“Today’s Weather Information and Consumer Use” presented by Dr. Ken Dewey, Climate Sciences, Professor of Climatology, UNL 
Ballroom 1
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM AFTERNOON 2ND SESSION
“Testing Ag Performance Solutions – a Competition” Presented by Roric Paulman, Chairman, Nebraska Water Balance Alliance and John Heaston,  Program Mgr., Aquamart, a program of NEWBA
Ballroom 1
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM BREAK
Tour Exhibits

Staterooms BC
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM AFTERNOON 3rd SESSION
“Nebraska’s Petroleum Pipelines – Facts and Safety” presented by Steve Sibray and Doug Hallum, Associate Geoscientists,  Conservation & Survey, UNL 
Ballroom 1 
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM RECEPTION
Hosted by Holiday Inn Convention Center

Staterooms DEF
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM DINNER
Staterooms DEF

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM Registration
7:30 AM – 8:15 AM
NWRA Annual Members Meeting

Stateroom A
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
NWRA Board Meeting

Stateroom A 
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM MORNING 1ST SESSION
“Federal Water Resources Programs – Impacts on Nebraska Water Management”

Ballroom 1

  • “Update on WOTUS” presented by Mike Linder, Attorney, Koley-Jessen
  • “U.S. Dept of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation” presented by Aaron Thompson, Area Mgr., Bureau of Reclamation

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM MORNING 2ND SESSION
“Water Well License Board Technical Studies” presented by Tom Christopherson, Administrator, Water Well Standards, NHHS
Ballroom 1
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM BREAK
Tour Exhibits

Staterooms BC
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MORNING 3rd SESSION
“The Economics of Water”  presented by Nick Brozovic, Agriculture Economics, Water for Global Food Institute
Ballroom 1
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM LUNCH
Staterooms DEF
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM
“Platte Basin Time Lapse:  Seeing a Watershed in Motion” presented by Mike Forsberg, Michael Farrell, Mary Hamer
Ballroom 1
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Current Exhibitors So Far! Check back often for updates!

  • Dynotek
  • The Harry A. Koch Company
  • HDR
  • KISTERS North America
  • Lindsay Corporation
  • McCrometer, Inc.
  • Nebraska Dept. of Natural Resources
  • Nebraska Public Agency Investment Trust (NPAIT)
  • Platte River Recovery Implementation Program
  • Rubicon Water
  • T-L Irrigation