Preliminary Program

Details will be added as they become available.
Agenda subject to change.
Updated 14 February 2019

 

Monday, March 25

Field Trips – Details coming soon.

Workshops – Details coming soon.

USEPA Meetings

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Internal USGS meeting

 

Tuesday, March 26

8:30 am – 10:00 am Opening Plenary
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Concurrent and Extended Sessions

C1: Groundwater Modeling

C2: HABs and Cyanotoxins

C3: Machine Learning Applications for Predicting Groundwater Quality

C4: Surveys for Contaminants of Emerging Concerns

C5: Long-Term Trends in Stream Water Quality

C6: Bugs and Fish? Heck Yeah!

C7: Passive Sampling of Trace Contaminants

C8: Panel Discussion: Integrating Volunteer Collected Data: An Agency Perspective on How to Support Volunteers and Assess Volunteer Collected Data

C9: Workshop: Designing and Instrumenting a High-Frequency Groundwater Monitoring Station

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Networking Session
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Concurrent and Extended Sessions

D1: Assessment Tools

D2: Rain, Reporting, Regulations: Stormwater Collaboration

D3: Monitoring TMDL and BMP Implementation Actions

D4: Contaminant Monitoring

D5: Nutrient Response

D6: Predictions for Decision Support

D7: Monitoring for Cyanobacteria Blooms and Toxins (HABs)

D8: Workshop: Macroinvertebrates.org: An Open Educational Tool and Training Resource for Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Identification

D9: Workshop: Enhancing Water Quality Monitoring Using Satellite Data Products

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Exhibitor Reception

 

Wednesday, March 27

7:00 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – 10:00 am Concurrent and Extended Sessions

E1: Tracing Contaminants in the Hydrologic Cycle

E2: Data Soup: Recipes & Secret Spices

E3: Applied Innovations I: Water Quality Monitoring

E4: Evaluating Change

E5: Innovative Collaborative Approaches Equal Success

E6: Monitoring and Assessing Change in Urban Waters

E7: Ecological and Community Health

E8: Workshop: Screening for Biological Relevance of Environmental Chemistry Data Using the toxEval Software Package

E9: Workshop: Exploring Water Data in R, the EGRET Package and an Overview of WRTDS

10:00 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Concurrent and Extended Sessions

F1: Coastal Dynamics

F2: Modeling Approaches to Reduce Uncertainty

F3: PFAS Monitoring in Water and Tissue

F4: Groundwater Quality Monitoring Across North America

F5: Look! Data Visualization

F6: Advancements in Data Collection and Management

F7: Linking Multiple Stressors to Stream Ecological Health

F8: Workshop: Screening for Biological Relevance of Environmental Chemistry Data Using the toxEval Software Package

F9: Workshop: Your Data Means Nothing if No One Knows About it: Analyzing, Synthesizing, and Communicating Your Monitoring Data

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Poster Viewing
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Concurrent and Extended Sessions

G1: Lessons Learned Through Partnerships

G2: Monitoring Stormwater: Best Management Practices

G3: Monitoring and Assessing for Fecal Contamination

G4: Nutrient Response

G5: Water-Quality Constituent Delivery and Reactivity From Summit to Sea: Impacts of Altered Land Use and Aquatic System Connectivity

G6: Microplastics and Trash Monitoring

G7: Monitoring Changes in Groundwater Quality at Various Timescales

G8: TBD

G9: Workshop: Protocols for Collecting, QCing and Analyzing Continuous Vertical Profile Temperature Data From Fixed Arrays in Lakes

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Concurrent and Extended Sessions

H1: Saddle Up! Harnessing the Power of Citizen Science

H2: Applied Innovations II: Hydroecological Monitoring

H3: How Is Our Water Quality Changing? National and State-Scale Approaches to Analyzing and Reporting Trends

H4: Exploring Outcomes of Collaborative Monitoring

H5: Innovative Monitoring to Track State Nutrient Reductions in the Mississippi River Basin

H6: Pesticide Occurrence

H7: Sediment Transport

H8: TBD

H9: Workshop: Protocols for Collecting, QCing and Analyzing Continuous Vertical Profile Temperature Data From Fixed Arrays in Lakes

 

Thursday, March 28

7:00 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
Fluid 5K Run
8:30 am – 10:00 am Concurrent and Extended Sessions

I1: PFAS & Groundwater

I2: Local and National Monitoring Networks in Support of Hydro-Terrestrial Modeling Across Spatial and Temporal Scales

I3: Turning Data into Assets

I4: Innovative Approaches to State and National Assessments

I5: Evaluating Estuary Health

I6: Unique Strategies for Collaboration

I7: Monitoring at Different Spatial Scales

I8: Panel Discussion: Applying the Biological Condition Gradient to Support Water Quality Management

I9: TBD

10:00 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Concurrent and Extended Sessions

J1: Evaluating Trends

J2: Management Perspectives for HABs

J3: Hydrologic Studies Featuring Isotope and Environmental Tracers

J4: The Next “Wave” in Water-Quality Monitoring

J5: Biological Data and Indicators: Development and Applications

J6: Building Blocks for Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Cooperative

J7: Shale Gas Development and Ground Water Quality

J8: Panel Discussion: Applying the Biological Condition Gradient to Support Water Quality Management

J9: TBD

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Awards Luncheon
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Concurrent and Extended Sessions

K1: Monitoring on Agricultural Lands

K2: Making Chemical Concentrations Biologically Relevant

K3: Long-Term Monitoring Through Regional Partnerships

K4: Perspectives on Wetlands and Water Quality

K5: Data Into Policy

K6: Extreme Events

K7: Investigating the Impacts of Green Infrastructure in Urban Watersheds

K8: TBD

K9: TBD

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Concurrent and Extended Sessions

L1: Creative Developments in HAB Monitoring

L2: Ingredients for Effective Monitoring

L3: Innovations in Stream Monitoring Methodology

L4: Lake Monitoring and Management

L5: Microplastics in Wet Deposition and Aquatic Environments

L6: Modernizing the Data Flow

L7: Sediment Contaminants in Streams and Wetlands

L8: TBD

L9: TBD

 

Friday, March 29

USEPA Meetings

Extended Sessions / Training

Field Trips – Details coming soon.