Special Sessions

Advances in Algorithms for Three-Dimensional Incompressible Flow
Conveners: Bill Layton, University of Pittsburgh, and Chris Kees, US Army Engineer Research and Develoment Center

Advances in Heterogeneous Computing for Water Resources
Conveners: Andre Brodtkorb, SINTEF, and Wen-Mei Hwu, University of Illinois

Advances in Nonlinear and Linear Solvers for Water Resources Applications
Conveners: Carol Woodward, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Mario Putti, University of Padua

Advancing the Prediction Skill and Efficiency of Flood Inundation Models in a Data-Rich Environment: Algorithm Design, Meshing, Coupling and Parameter Estimation
Conveners: Brett Sanders, UC Irvine, and Paul Bates, Bristol University
Featured Speakers: Guy Schumann, University of Bristol; Ryota Tsubaki, Hiroshima University

Applying High-Performance Computing for Scientific Discovery within Real-World Problems
Conveners: Glenn Hammond, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Haibing Shao, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research - UFZ

CO2 Sequestration
Conveners: Ruben Juanes, MIT, and Holger Class, University of Stuttgart
Featured Speaker: Jan Martin Nordbotten, University of Bergen

Computational Ecohydrology
Conveners: Valeriy Ivanov, University of Michigan, and Enrique Vivoni, Arizona State University

Coupled Atmosphere-Surface-Subsurface Models
Conveners: Reed Maxwell, Colorado School of Mines, and Stefan Kollet, Bonn University

Data-driven Approaches for Water Resources Forecasting and Knowledge Discovery
Conveners: David Hill, Rutgers University, and Ken Reckhow, Duke University & RTI International

High-Dimensional Computational Modeling of Rivers and Streams
Conveners: Marcelo Garcia, University of Illinois, and Xioafeng Liu, University of Texas-San Antonio

Honoring the Career and Contributions of University of Illinois Alumnus, George Pinder
Convener: Mike Celia, Princeton University
Featured Speakers: Linda Abriola, Tufts University; David Ahlfeld, University of Massachuset, Amherst; William Gray, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Martinus van Genuchten, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Hybrid Multiscale Models in Subsurface Flow and Transport
Conveners: Tim Scheibe, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Qinjun Kang, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Matthew T. Balhoff, University of Texas
Featured Speakers: Ilenia Battiato, Clemson University, and Tim Scheibe, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Linking Observation and Prediction: Frameworks for Data Assimilation, Uncertainty Analysis and Valuing Information
Conveners: Patrick Reed, Penn State University, and Ming Pan, Princeton University

Mixing and Reactions across Scales in Porous Media
Conveners: Marco Dentz, Institute of Environmenal Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain, and Diogo Bolster, Notre Dame University

Modeling and Analytics for Hydrologic Impact Assessments due to Climate Change
Conveners: Auroop Ganguly, Northeastern University, and Mukesh Kumar, Duke University
Featured Speakers: David Pierce, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Karsten Steinhaeuser, University of Minnesota

Multiphase and Pore-Scale Modeling: Challenges and Perspectives
Conveners: Malgo Peszynska, Oregon State University, and Vahid Joekar-Niasar, Utrecht University

Numerical Methods for Waves, Circulation and Transport in the Coastal Ocean
Conveners: Clint Dawson, University of Texas, and Casey Dietrich, University of Texas

Optimization and Uncertainty Analysis of Water Resources from a Systems Perspective
Conveners: Abhishek Singh, INTERA Incorporated, and Genetha Gray, Sandia National Laboratory
Featured Speakers: James Craig, University of Waterloo, and Laura Condon, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Subsurface Biogeochemistry and Reactive Transport Modeling
Conveners: Brent Sleep, University of Toronto, and Peter Knabner, University of Erlangen

Transforming Water Resource Management with Open-Source Community Tools
Conveners: David Moulton, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Ian Gorton, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory