23rd Annual Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Management & Quality Conference

23rd Annual Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Management & Quality Virtual Conference


May 13-21, 2021

2021/05/19 08:00:00

Keynote Speakers                                                                                                                                                                   Wednesday, May 19


Texas Water Development Board

Kathleen Jackson was reappointed to the Texas Water Development Board by Governor Greg Abbott on March 9, 2017. She was appointed to the Board by Governor Rick Perry on March 18, 2014. Jackson has a diverse background representing agricultural, environmental, industrial, and wholesale-supply interests, which includes developing and implementing water management strategies for Southeast Texas. As a registered professional engineer, Jackson served as public affairs manager for one of the world’s largest petroleum and petrochemical producers.

Conference Information

Attendee information

For our registration form:

Registration Form 2021 Final

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NOTE: Refunds must be requested in writing no later than ten (10) calendar days prior to the event. Please send refund requests to conference@ratesrgv.org

Conference Agenda



Exhibit Fee: $200/window – limit 3
• One virtual presentation per window
• 1st come 1st choice.
• Window is 5 to 10 minutes
• Windows scheduled throughout the conference sessions between speakers
• Exhibit Hall (online)

For our registration form:

Exhibitor Form 2021 Final

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Call for speakers Flyer

Submissions are sent to: dlevrier@ratesresearch.org

Acceptable Topics
• Watershed Management
• Coastal Communities Infrastructure and Development
• Flood Management
• Water: Health, Safety, and Medicine Topics
• Innovation Topics
• Research Topics
• TMDL/Watershed Protection
• Advancing in Resiliency in Water Infrastructure
• Sustainability
• Green Infrastructure & Low Impact Development
• Challenges and Successes in Arid Environments
• Coding and Planning
• Stormwater Management Programs: Industrial, Construction, Municipal

Unsteady Flow Analysis Using HEC-RAS

Unsteady Flow Analysis Using HEC-RAS
Workshop Overview
Dates: 13, 14, 17, & 18 May 2021
Location: Virtual
This course is intended to provide participants with the knowledge to effectively utilize the
HEC-RAS software to analyze hydraulic conditions that require one-dimensional unsteady flow modeling.
Start time: 0900 CT
End time: 1700 CT
Break: 1230-1330 CT
Brian M. Hall, P.E., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Day 1
River Mechanics and Introduction to Unsteady Flow Equations
Overview of Unsteady Flow Modeling with HEC-RAS
Using HEC-DSS Data with HEC-RAS
Data Requirements for Unsteady Flow Models
Pre-Processing Geometric Data
Day 2
Boundary and Initial Conditions
Overview of Model Output
Basic Unsteady Flow Modeling
Modeling Bridges and Culverts
Day 3
Inline and Lateral Hydraulic Structures
Storage Areas and Storage Area Connections
Calibration of Unsteady Flow Models
Day 4
Common Model Stability Problems
Advanced Features for Unsteady Flow

Our registration form:

HECRAS Final Registration Form 2021

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Sponsorship information

The 23rd Annual Water Quality Management and Planning Conference Committee, compromised of local municipal, academia and water professional stakeholders, in partnership with Research, Applied,
Technology, Education and Service, Inc. (RATES) requests your support to provide the region with a stellar event that will disseminate innovative, state of the art ad essential information to our local communities, researchers, students, and leaders. The 2021 Conference will be held May 13-21, 2021, virtually via ZOOM. The most knowledgeable topic presenters and keynote speakers, as well as local state and federal government leaders in the industry, participate in this event to explore topics in stormwater management, innovative green infrastructure techniques, local government programs, and sustainable water quality management.
This exceptional event will be a wonderful opportunity for your organization to have visibility and representation in front of a wide audience who could benefit and gain value from your participation at
this conference.

Proceeds will fund the LRGV Stormwater Task Forces scholarship program, an endeavor to motivate local students to pursue careers in the water industry. Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Our sponsorship form:

Sponsorship Form 2021 Final

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