ROUNDTABLE ON RIVER RESTORATION THROUGH DAM REMOVAL, REENGINEERING, AND REPURPOSING

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Glines Canyon dam removal on the Elwha River in Washington, State. (Image Credit: National Park Service)

ROUNDTABLE ON RIVER RESTORATION THROUGH
DAM REMOVAL, REENGINEERING, AND REPURPOSING

Beckman Center, UC Irvine, CA
October 5, 2011

 

On October 5, 2011, the National Research Council’s Board on Earth Sciences and Resources (BESR) and the Geographical Sciences Committee (GSC) sponsored a roundtable devoted to dam removal and alternatives for river restoration.  The primary audience of the roundtable discussion was members of the Board and the Committee.  The activities of the roundtable included presentations by panel members, extensive discussion led by moderator Will Graf, breakout groups, and a concluding summary discussions.

 

Roundtable Agenda (pdf)

Summary - W. Graf (pdf)

 

ORGANIZERS

Will Graf, Moderator and Chair of the Geographical Sciences Committee, University of South Carolina
Mark Lange
, Director, Geographical Sciences Committee, National Research Council

 

PANELISTS

The Science of Dam Removals (pdf)
Chauncey Anderson, River Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey

 Small Dam Removal in the Pacific Northwest (pdf)
Janine Castro, Geomorphologist and Policy Specialist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 Project Monitoring to Inform the Practice of Dam Removal (pdf)
Matt Collins, River Scientist and Policy Analyst, NOAA Fisheries Northeast

 Dam Removal Engineering Issues & Options (pdf)
Jim MacBroom, Civil and Environmental Engineer, Milone & MacBroom, Inc.

Dam Removal Case Studies (pdf)
Scott Wright, Civil Engineer, River Design Group, Inc.

 

BREAKOUT GROUP LEADERS

Bill Dietrich (Science group), River Scientist, University of California, Berkeley
Jeff Dozier (Engineering group), Geographer, University of California, Santa Barbara
Pat McDowell
(Policy group), Geographer, University of Oregon

 

 

PARTICIPANTS

Corale Brierley, NAE, Principal, Brierley Consultancy, LLC
Tony de Souza, Director, BESR, National Research Council
William E. Easterling III, Dean, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University
Elizabeth Eide, Senior Program Officer, BESR, National Research Council
David Feary, Senior Program Officer, BESR, National Research Council
Carol P. Harden, Head, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Murray W. Hitzman, Professor of Economic Geology, Colorado School of Mines
Edward Kavazanjian, Jr., Professor of Civil Engineering, Arizona State University
John A. Kelmelis, Professor of International Affairs, The Pennsylvania State University
Glen M. MacDonald, Professor and UC Presidential Chair, University of California, Los Angeles
Patricia McDowell, Professor of Geography, University of Oregon
Robert B. McMaster., Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, University of Minnesota
M. Meghan Miller, President, UNAVCO, Inc.
Susanne C. Moser, Director and Principal Researcher, Susanne Moser Research & Consulting
Brij M. Moudgil, NAE, Distinguished Professor and Director, University of Florida
Clayton R. Nichols, Department of Energy, Idaho (retired)
Thomas M. Parris, Vice President, ISciences, LLC
David R. Rain, Associate Professor of Geography and International Affairs, The George Washington University
Nicholas D. Rogers, Research Associate, BESR, National Research Council
Joaquin Ruiz, Dean, College of Science, University of Arizona
Karen C. Seto, Associate Professor of the Urban Environment, Yale University
Terry C. Wallace, Jr., Principal Associate Director for Science, Technology & Engineering, Los Alamos National Laboratory