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AEES 6th Annual Meeting

April 13-14, 2006

"Efficient Sustainability in a Dry Land"

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The 2006 annual meeting of the AEES will be held on the University of California Berkeley Campus on 13-14th April 2006 (Thursday-Friday). If there is sufficient interest, pre and post conference trips to sites of Ecological Engineering interest are planned for the 12th & 15-16th among the winery wetlands of Northern California including Napa Valley (14th) and the wetlands and lakes of the high Sierra Nevada around Lake Tahoe (15-16th) where skiing and its effects can be sampled. Full registration details will soon be available on the AEES web site (

We in California are proud to host the first AEES meeting in the West and so would like to give it a western flavor. We do have floods but out here in the semi-desert we usually have water shortages. That occasional westerner, Mark Twain said "Whisky is for drinking; water's for fighting" or something like that. As the population expands we need more efficient use of the water we have.


Program (PDF)

Wednesday (12 April, 2006)  
  Field trips



7:00 pm

Wetlands in Wine Country

Evening Mixer, Location

AEES Social

Raleigh's Bar and Restaurant
2348 Telegraph Avenue (on the corner of Telegraph and Haste), Berkeley, CA

Thursday (13 April, 2006 )  
7:45 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast (Room 120C- Steele Room, Bechtel Engineering Center)
8:30 - 9:00 Welcome Dr. Alex Horne and Conference Committee Plenary Session: Ecological Engineering in Arid Climates
9:00 -9:30 Dr. Daniel Kammen Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) UC Berkeley
9:30-10:15 Dr. Denise Reed Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of New Orleans
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break (Room 120C- Steele Room, Bechtel Engineering Center)
10:45-11:15 Plenary Session (cont): Ecological Engineering in Arid Climates Dr. Alex Horne Professor Emeritus, Department of Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley
11:15-12:00 Plenary Speaker Dr. G. Mathias Kondolf Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, UC Berkeley
12:00-1:30 Lunch (on your own)
1:30-2:45 Session I: Ecological Approaches to Urban Development (Hynes Room, Faculty Club)
  Session II: Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis (Seaborg Room, Faculty Club)
2:45-3:15 Coffee Break and Posters (Howard Room, Faculty Club)
3:15-4:30 Session I: Ecological Approaches to Urban Development (cont) (Hynes Room, Faculty Club)
  Session II: Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis (cont) (Seaborg Room, Faculty Club)
4:30-5:45 Business Meeting (Hynes Room, Faculty Club)
6:00-9:00 Social at Dr. Horne's Home, with panoramic view of San Francisco Bay 875 Bates Ave, El Cerrito Transportation provided
Friday (14 April, 2006)  
7:45 -8:30 Continental Breakfast and Poster Session (Howard Room, Faculty Club)
9:30-9:45 Session III: River Restoration (Hynes Room, Faculty Club)
  Session IV: Engineering Sustainable Agriculture (Seaborg Room, Faculty Club)
9:45-10:15 Coffee Break and Posters (Howard Room, Faculty Club)
10:15-11:30 Session III: (cont) River Restoration (Hynes Room, Faculty Club)
  Session V: Ecological Engineering and Waste Management (Seaborg Room, Faculty Club)
11:30-12:45 Lunch (on your own)
12:45-2:00 Session VI: Monitoring Ecological Health (Hynes Room, Faculty Club)
  Session VII: Ecological Engineering for Water Quality Management (Seaborg Room, Faculty Club)
2:00-3:15 Session VII: Ecological Engineering in the Developing World (Hynes Room, Faculty Club)
3:15-3:45 Break (Seaborg Room, Faculty Club)
3:45-4:00 Student Design Competition Award Ceremony (Seaborg Room, Faculty Club)
4:00-6:00 Wrap-up Discussion (Seaborg Room, Faculty Club)
Saturday-Sun (15-16 April, 2006)  
Post conference trip Treatment Wetlands at Lake Tahoe

Travel. The closest airports are Oakland (~ 10 miles from campus) and San Francisco (~ 20 miles). Both have BART (subway) access and a BART station is at the foot of the campus. Auto parking will be possible near the campus but in this urban area during the spring semester it will not be simple. It is possible to drive to some BART stations and park and commute in and also the City of Berkeley has a pay lot close to campus.

Accommodations (PDF)

The "official" (reduced-rate) hotel for this year's AEES conference at UC-Berkeley is the Doubletree at the Berkeley Marina. The Doubletree is a lovely hotel right on the Berkeley Marina and just a short walk from Cesar Chavez Park with its killer views of the Golden Gate and the city of San Francisco. The UC-Berkeley campus is approximately 3 miles away and can be reached via bus or a shuttle operated regularly by the Doubletree. We have secured the following room rates for the conference:

Single/Double: $124/night

Triple: $134/night

Quad: $144/night

Please reserve these rooms by March 20th. The phone number for the Doubletree is 510-548-7920. Ask for the "AEES Conference" rate.

If you'd like to stay at a hotel closer to campus, we recommend the following independent hotels within a block or two of the campus in downtown Berkeley:

Hotel Durant, 510-845-8981 (has a great bar/restaurant downstairs with killer breakfast burritos)

Bancroft Hotel, 510-549-1000 (next to an awesome coffee shop, Cafe Strada)

Shattuck Plaza, 510-845-7300 (very historic building on Berkeley's main drag)

Also, the organizing committee is trying to get a more accurate idea of who is interested in the various field trips we're offering this year. If you're serious about attending any of the following, please send an RSVP to

Wednesday, April 12th: Wetlands in Wine Country: Join us for a day of wine tasting and wetlands education in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the morning, we'll travel to beautiful Lodi County (land of great old vine Zinfandel) and take a look at how wetlands are used to treat winery wastewater. Dr. Alex Horne will give a guided tour of ponds and wetlands he's designed for the famed Talus Winery. In the afternoon, we'll visit the Carneros region of Sonoma County (known for its excellent Pinot Noir) and learn about the opportunities and challenges facing tidal wetland restoration projects along San Pablo Bay. Dr. Stuart Siegel and Christina Toms will lead a tour of multiple restoration sites including Sonoma Baylands, Tolay Creek, and Petaluma River Marsh. We'll lunch on Italian goodies at Viansa Winery and take a look at wildlife wetlands the winery has restored along Sonoma Creek. Cost will be approximately $50/person and will cover transportation and lunch.

Saturday, April 15th - Sunday, April 16th: Treatment Wetlands at Lake Tahoe: If enough people are interested, we'll head up to the incredible, gorgeous high Sierras for some late-season snow sports and a look at how tertiary wastewater treatment wetlands are reducing pollution in Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River. Barring a really bad La Nina, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and snow-tubing should all be viable options for the weekend. If not, there's always gambling in Reno!!! Cost will depend on how many people are interested, so please let us know ASAP.



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