Created in 1999, the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) is the recognized leader within ASCE for the integration of technical expertise and public policy in the planning, design, construction, and operation of environmentally sound and sustainable infrastructure impacting air, land and water resources.
The Hydraulic Measurements & Experimental Methods 2017 Conference (HMEM 2017) is sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) - Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) and co-sponsored by the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR). The field of Hydraulic Measurements & Experimental Methods represents the broad range of experimental tools and techniques, and the methods of data analysis, visualization, and interpretation that are used to quantify all aspects of water flows. Areas of application range from rivers to lakes to estuaries and coastal oceans, and also include manmade aquatic systems such as irrigation channels and reservoirs.
The ASCE-EWRI Hydraulic Measurements and Experimentation Task Committee has organized the HMEM conference four times since 1994 when the first HMEM conference was held in Buffalo, NY. In 2002, though the instrumentation and experimental focus of the conference remained largely the same, it was decided that an effort would be made to select a general venue for the conference that was scenic and facilitated outdoor activities, preferably in a mountain or coastal setting. Thus, the venue for the second conference was Estes Park, CO. In 2007, the conference was held in in Lake Placid, NY. The 2012 HMEM conference was held at Snowbird Resort and Conference Center, Snowbird, UT.
The 2017 Conference will be located in Durham, NH, a walkable college town of about 14,000 people located along the Oyster River on the Great Bay estuary, which is drained by one of the strongest tidal currents in North America.