There are 5 places left in the free Arc Hydro training seminar from 1 to 5 pm on November 15.

Please let me know if you plan to attend either day (if you have not already). See below.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mckee,Kathleen A 
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 2:49 PM
Subject: Arc Hydro Nov 15-16


The UF Water Institute and the Florida Arc Hydro User Group is happy to invite you to:

1. November 16th, 2007, 8:30am to 5pm
Arc Hydro in Florida: Lessons Learned and Emerging Technologies
University of Florida - Reitz Union 282

2. November 15th, 2007, 1pm to 5pm
FREE instructional SEMINAR taught by ESRI 
Arc Hydro in Action: From Data Collection to Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling support 
University of Florida - Reitz Union 349
Space is limited. 
Please RSVP to [log in to unmask] with your name, title, phone, email and organization.

AGENDAS for both days are below.

November 16th, 2007, 8:30am to 5pm

The purpose of this meeting is to share information about hydrologic data management and tool development for decisionmaking, visualization and modeling efforts in Florida.

Morning Presentations:
* What is Arc Hydro? An overview of basic Arc Hydro functionality ("GIS for Water Resources").  For those who are new to Arc Hydro and wish to be able to better appreciate the presentations that will follow.  (Jack Hampson, PBS&J) 

* Florida Arc Hydro History 101:  Overview of the implementation of Arc Hydro at Florida Water Management Districts. How the Florida Arc Hydro Working Group (FAHWG) and the Florida Arc Hydro Users Group (FLAHUG) came in to being and what they are accomplishing for the benefit of water resource management in Florida. (Jim Cameron, SFWMD) 

* Update from on Arc Hydro implementation at South Florida Water Management District. (Lawrence Spencer, SFWMD)

* Update from Southwest Florida Water Management District. The SWFWMD has focused on extending the functionality of Arc Hydro by developing tools for sub-basin delineation in deranged and pitted terrains.  Newly developed feature datasets further develop the Arc Hydro data model to include "HydraulicElementPoints" to describe and model hydraulic networks. (Al Karlin, SWFWMD) 

* Update from Saint Johns Water Management District. The SJRWMD has completed a district wide Arc Hydro implementation using 1:24,000 NHD data. The presentation will summarize the geodatabase characteristics, lessons learned, and plans for the next phase, including updates and groundwater geodatabase development.  (Chris Mundy, SJRWMD)

* Arc Hydro Tool: Analytical framework for coastal and estuarine study. The extension of Arc Hydro concepts and schema to estuarine and coastal areas using a workbench approach that allows for the exploration of estuarine geomorphology in GIS, initially leading to a better assessment of water quality in estuaries. (Sandra Fox, SJRWMD) 

* Arc Hydro Tools: WCS Tracker - A tool for real-time water budget calculations on water control systems in South Florida. (Steve Bourne, PBS&J) 

* Hydrologic Information System (HIS). The National Science Foundation has funded Test Bed projects to test various aspects of observatory design and operation. HIS is a geographically distributed network of hydrologic data sources and functions that are integrated using web services to collect, distribute and visualize data.   (Kathleen McKee, UF Water Institute) 

Afternoon Presentations and Discussions:
* Groundwater Arc Hydro data model and tools. Introduction to Groundwater Arc Hydro and developments in implementations of the Groundwater Arc Hydro toolset (Norm Jones, BYU) 

* Digital Watershed. First, an overview of the Digital Watershed concept--the increasingly realistic spatial and temporal representation of watersheds in relational database information systems.  Second, an overview of what is the point--the spectrum of current and future uses as well as, the potential of current and future partnerships. (Jack Hampson, PBS&J) 

* Arc Hydro in Florida: What works and what hasn't yet. - Arc Hydro concepts have been applied at a range of scales to support water resources analyses and management within Florida.  This presentation will summarize some of the Florida successes, challenges and key considerations for enterprise applications of an Arc Hydro geodatabase (Alan Foley, Jones Edmunds and Associates)

* What's new with Arc Hydro from ESRI: An integrated approach to terrain modeling & the geo-processing framework for the Arc Hydro tools (Christine Dartiguenave, ESRI)

* Bringing it all together (David Maidment, UT-Austin) 

* Next Steps in Florida (Discussion)

November 15th, 2007, 1 to 5pm
Introduction to Arc Hydro
Arc Hydro in action: From Data Collection to Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling Support

What: Half-day seminar
Where: University of Florida, Reitz Union
When: November 15, 2007 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Why: Get an overview of Arc Hydro design, tools, and implementation
Lecturer: Christine Dartiguenave, ESRI
How: Space is limited. Please RSVP to [log in to unmask] with your name, title, phone, email and organization.

Arc Hydro is a geodatabase design and a set of accompanying tools geared for support of water resources applications in the ArcGIS environment. This half-day seminar presents an overview of the basic Arc Hydro data model and tools and shows an example of implementation, from data collection to analyses.

The seminar is targeted towards an audience interested in water resources applications of ArcGIS who want to get an introduction to Arc Hydro.

Learning Objectives
* Be able to download Arc Hydro surface water data model and Arc Hydro tools in ArcGIS
* Understand basic concepts of a relational database
* Understand the core Arc Hydro surface water data model principles
* Be able to extend Arc Hydro data model for customized use
* Be able to apply the core Arc Hydro tools
* Be able to create an Arc Hydro geometric network in ArcGIS derived from a digital elevation model (DEM) or vector data (e.g. basin delineations)
* Understand how Arc Hydro can be implemented in a real world example

General GIS and/or water resources background would be helpful. Familiarity with ArcGIS (ArcMap in particular) and with geodatabase design principles would be helpful, but not necessary.

The class will be presented by Christine Dartiguenave. Christine is a project manager/consultant in the Water Resources Team at ESRI. She is the release manager for the Arc Hydro tools and has been working with Arc Hydro since 2000. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with a MS in Civil Engineering, with a focus on Environmental and Water Resources.

Contact (RSVP)
Kathleen McKee, [log in to unmask], University of Florida Water Institute
Arc Hydro Links
Arc Hydro  

Arc Hydro Groundwater model    

Hydrologic Information System (HIS) 

Florida Arc Hydro Users Group 

Kathleen McKee
Research Coordinator
UF Water Institute 
570 Weil Hall
PO Box 116601
Gainesville, FL 32611-6601
ph 352-392-5893
fx 352-392-6855
[log in to unmask]