Tuesday, October 29 – Friday, November 1, 2019
(Pre-Workshop Training on Monday, October 28, 2019)

U.S. Epa Region 6 Office (Dallas, Texas)

Workshop Overview

This four-day workshop is for program staff from EPA, states, tribes, and territories who want to learn more about surface water quality modeling and how these tools can be used to support their program activities. The workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about a variety of surface water quality modeling tools through case study presentations, advanced hands-on training opportunities, and updates on anticipated advances and changes to models. Attendees will also assist in identifying information technology enhancements for user interfaces, architecture, and maintenance for key models.

Workshop Agenda

The workshop format includes a pre-workshop hands-on training (Monday, October 28 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm), morning plenary sessions, and four afternoon break-out session tracks (HSPF hands-on training track, WASP hands-on training track, model overview track, and model managers track). The workshop agenda (Agenda updated as of October 23) is available here:   Workshop Agenda

Workshop Location and Registration Information

All workshop sessions will take place at the EPA Region 6 Office (Renaissance Tower, 1201 Elm Street, Dallas, TX). https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/visiting-epas-region-6-office-dallas

To attend, please register here:   Register

Please indicate your preferred break-out session track when registering. Those selecting either the HSPF or WASP hands-on training track will need to bring a laptop to the conference with the necessary modeling software pre-loaded. You will receive this information prior to the workshop.

Hotel Reservation Information

The original block of rooms at Homewood Suites by Hilton (1025 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75202) is now filled. Please note that this hotel will honor the revised per diem rate of $150/night. You can call the hotel at (214) 748-4000 to confirm the change to the rate in advance of the workshop.

A second block of hotel rooms is available under EPA Region 6 Water Modeling Training Workshop at SpringHill Suites Dallas Downtown/West End by Mariott (1907 N. Lamar St Dallas, Texas 75202). Room rate is $149 per night for a King suite or double. To make reservations, click here:  Hotel Reservations

Note for EPA Staff: Please use Conference Code MS303008 on Travel Authorizations for this workshop.

REMOTE WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION AND REGISTRATION

For EPA/state/tribal/territory staff who are unable to travel to participate in the workshop, remote workshop access will be available. This applies only to the daily morning Plenary Sessions and the daily afternoon breakout sessions in the Model Managers track. If you are an EPA/state/tribal/territory staff person and would like to participate remotely, please register at the links below. Your registration will be reviewed and approved. Upon approval, you’ll receive the remote access link and password.

Register for the morning Plenary Sessions here:  Register

Register for the afternoon Model Managers track here:  Register

This workshop is sponsored by EPA’s Water Modeling Workgroup (WMW).
For more information on WMW and existing surface water model training webinars,
visit https://www.epa.gov/waterdata/surface-water-quality-modeling-training
or contact the WMW at   Water_Modeling_Workgroup@epa.gov