The Esri water team will be on site at the AWRA Summer Specialty Conference, July 11-13 at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West. The focus of this year’s event is the role of GIS to support better decisions across water, land, and ecological resources.
Esri is a bronze-level sponsor and exhibitor at the conference, where a spectrum of topics will be covered in 37 sessions over the course of three days, ranging from water resource data development techniques to complex computer modeling infrastructures.
The conference organizing committee, led by Esri’s Arc Hydro expert Dean Djokic, created a program that will highlight the latest innovations in GIS and supporting technologies applied to the water resources domain.
“As technology, data availability, and GIS utilization have matured, GIS is transitioning from an ‘information’ product to a ‘decision’ product generator. This conference highlights and reinforces this trend,” Djokic said.
Esri Water Team Leading Technical & Poster Sessions
Five members from the Esri water team will speak with attendees about how GIS supports long-term water planning and policy decisions. They will show attendees how GIS can be used to:
- Capture, access, manage, and display large, complex spatial datasets
- Visualize, map, and analyze the relationships between water resources, weather, and society
- Build models of geographic processes that impact the environment
- Share data and maps that support community awareness, discussion, and action
- Connect with your network or infrastructure through real-time monitoring.
One of the most anticipated sessions will be the Drone2Map demonstration by Esri’s earth observations lead, Daniel Siegel. Esri water team members will also be presenting or moderating the following sessions:
Dean Djokic – Esri professional services team, Arc Hydro lead. AWRA conference general chair & technical program chair.
- Moderating the “Overcoming Big Data, Big Analysis Challenges for Flood Risk Management Decision Making” session on Monday, July 11 at 1:30 p.m.
- Moderating the “Flood Hazards: Decision-Makers, First Responders, and Science Engage” session on Tuesday, July 12 at 8:30 a.m.
Caitlin Scopel – Esri software product release team, project manager.
- Presenting in the “Go with the Flow: Creating Your Own Hosted Watershed and Trace Downstream Geoprocessing Service” session on Monday, July 11 at 11:30 a.m.
- Moderating the “Open Source Data: A Pathway to Efficient Model Development” session on Wednesday, July 13 at 8:30 a.m.
- Moderating the “Data Development and Assessment” session on Wednesday, July 13 at 1:30 p.m.
Daniel Siegel – Esri software product release team, earth observations lead.
- Moderating the “Big Data Processing” session on Monday, July 11 at 11:30 a.m.
- Presenting in the “Water Quality Analyses: Management and Application of Drone-Captured Imagery in GIS” session on Tuesday, July 12 at 2:10 p.m.
- Moderating the “Floodplain Mapping and Analysis” session on Tuesday, July 12 at 3:30 p.m.
- Presenting in the “Remote Sensing Applications: Turning Climate Data into Climate Information” session on Wednesday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m.
Nawajish Noman – Esri software product release, team lead.
- Presenting in the “Flood Hazards: Decision-Makers, First Responders, and Science Engage. GIS Based Pre and Post Processing Tools for Water Resources Impact Assessment” session on Tuesday, July 12 at 9:10 a.m.
David Totman – Esri industry marketing team, global water practice industry manager.
- On site at the Esri exhibit booth to share the new solutions Esri has developed in the water resources community and professional services sector.
To learn more about how Esri technology is being used to optimize water resource management with GIS, visit our water industry webpage or connect with a water resource expert by calling (800) 447-9778.