RMA Presentation at the Integrated Modeling for Adaptive Management of Estuarine Systems Workshop

March 21-22, 2015 — UC Davis Campus

The National Science Foundation in coordination with the Delta Stewardship Council and UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences sponsored the Integrated Modeling Workshop to explore ways to improve development and application of modeling for multipurpose management of estuarine systems, with emphasis on the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. At the workshop John DeGeorge demonstrated the DWR Delta-Emergency Response Tool (ERT) and USACE Corps Water Management System Control and Visualization Interface (CWMS-CAVI), two software applications developed by RMA. The Delta-ERT, developed for the California Department of Water Resources, provides rapid evaluation of potential impacts of levee failure events in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The US Army Corps of Engineers CWMS-CAVI facilitates integrated modeling for real-time water control operations including rainfall runoff, reservoir operations, river hydraulics, and flood consequence components.

Workshop website: Integrated Modeling for Adaptive Management of Estuarine Systems

2015 Interagency Ecological Program (IEP) Workshop Presentation

March 18-20, 2015 — Folsom, CA

Using Isotopes to Quantify Nitrate Versus Ammonium Contributions to Phytoplankton
Presented by: Carol Kendall (USGS)
Supporting Author: Steve Silva, Megan Young, Sara Peek, Tamara Krauss (USGS), Calla Schmidt (USF), Marianne Guerin (RMA), Alex Parker (CSUM), Will Stringfellow (LLNL)

Conference website: IEP 2015 Workshop

Don Smith Receives 2015 CWEMF Career Achievement Award

On March 9, 2015, at the California Water and Environmental Modeling Forum Annual Meeting, RMA’s president, Don Smith was presented with the Career Achievement Award.

“The California Water and Environmental Modeling Forum’s Career Achievement Award is given to individuals for significant contributions over their career in developing, using or promoting computer modeling to Analyze California’s water-related problems.”

We congratulate Don on receiving this much deserved award!

Career achievement award trophy.

RMA Presents at 2015 CWEMF Annual Meeting

March 9-11, 2015 — Folsom, CA

3D Modeling Comparison of Salinity in the Historical and Contemporary Delta
Presented by: Steve Andrews
Supporting Author: Edward Gross and John DeGeorge

2014 Drought Forecast Modeling in 1, 2 and 3D
Presented by: John DeGeorge
Supporting Authors: Richard Rachiele, Stacie Grinbergs and Steve Andrews

Project updates: Characterizing and Quantifying Nutrient Sources, Sinks and Transformations in the Delta
Presented by: Marianne Guerin (RMA)
Supporting Authors: Carol Kendall and Megan Young (USGS), David Senn and Emil Novak (SFEI)

Conference website: CWEMF Annual Meeting 2015