2020 WERI Advisory Council Meetings

Guam USA · Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) · Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)

2020 WERI Advisory Council Meetings

October 20, 22, 27, and 29
9AM to 12PM CHST via Zoom

The 2020 Advisory Council Meetings will be held online via Zoom. This event is hosted by the UOG Global Learning & Engagement (GLE) office (formerly PIP). For more information on the meetings or if you have any interest in attending the meetings, contact Ms. Amanda Blas at (671) 735-2600/1 or Mr. Anthony Agustin at (671) 735-2685. 

WERI hosts the annual Advisory Council Meetings for the Western Pacific: Guam, FSM, and CNMI.  WERI reaches out to water and environmental stakeholders in government agencies, military, and private sectors, as well as anyone who is interested in WERI’s scientific research information. WERI presents its mission and vision, current status, project update, and recently accomplished research work. We provide professional perspectives and scientific information to questions concerning water resources, water quality, climatology, groundwater modeling, and information access/transfer. We also solicit research interests and concerns. 

Sessions and Agendas

Session 1: Guam Part I
Wednesday, Oct. 20

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

09:00 / Welcoming Remarks, Introductions 

09:19 / WERI Overview: Dr. Jenson, WERI Director 

09:30 / WERI Services

    • Guam GWMP: Jenson, Hoffman 
    • Guam Hydrologic Survey: Habana, Jenson 
    • GHS Website: Aguilar, Habana 
    • WERI Water Quality Lab Expansion: Kim, Cruz 
    • Nitrates Baseline in the NGLA: Bulaklak, Habana 
    • Business Model: Jones 

10:30 / Break 

10:40 / Aquifer Recharge 

    • 70 Years of Temperature, Rainfall, and Wind: Lander 
    • Surface Hydrology of the NGLA: Heitz, Habana

11:00 / Roundtable Discussions 

11:30 / AWWA Business Session 

    • Announcements 
    • Election of Officers 

 

Session 2: CNMI
Wednesday, Oct. 22

9:00 am to 12:00 pm 

09:00 / Welcoming Remarks, Introductions 

09:10 / WERI Overview: Dr. Jenson, WERI Director 

09:50 / Training and Outreach 

11:10 / Roundtable Discussions 

Session 3: FSM
Wednesday, Oct. 27

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

09:00 / Welcoming Remarks, Introductions 

09:10 / WERI Overview: Dr. Jenson, WERI Director

09:20 / Research and Resources for Education and Training 

    • Lessons Learned in 20 Years of Field Measurements in Pohnpei and Kosrae: Lander 
    • Digital Atlases of FSM: Taboroši 

09:50 / Training and Outreach 

    • WERI and AWWA 

11:10 / Roundtable Discussions 

Session 4: Guam Part II
Wednesday, Oct. 29

9:00 am to 12:00 pm 

09:00 / Welcoming Remarks, Introductions 

09:10 / WERI Overview: Dr. Jenson, WERI Director 

09:30 / Groundwater Quality and Aquifer Protection 

    • Nitrate Analysis Update: Bulaklak, Habana 
    • Potentially Impacted PFAS Sites: Duenas, Kim 
    • Analysis of Patterns and Trends of Salinity: Omelau, Wen 
    • Groundwater Protection Zones: Chargulauf, Wen 

10:10 / Aquifer Basin Analysis and Modeling 

    • Hydrological Features in Finegayan: Wen 
    • Model of Yigo-Tumon Basin: Aguilo, Habana 
    • Break 
    • Groundwater Discharge: Yeo 
    • Stormwater Management Modeling: Yeo 
    • Geotechnical Characteristics of Guam Soils: Patil 

11:00 / Roundtable Discussions 

11:30 / Closing 

  • Joseph D. Rouse Scholarship: Jenson 
  • Closing Remarks 

 

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