Concurrent Session F

Wednesday, March 27
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Agenda subject to change.
Updated 20 March 2019


F1: Groundwater Quality Monitoring Across North America

Moderator: Richard Webb, USGS
Room: Windows

10:35 Groundwater Time Series Data Indicate Seasonal and Anthropogenic Influences on Arsenic Concentrations at Three Water-supply Wells in New Hampshire, James Degnan, USGS
10:55 Understanding Water Quality in a Dynamic Karst Aquifer—An Integrated Approach Using Continuous Monitors and Discrete Samples, Steve Opsahl, USGS
11:15 Evaluating Changes in Groundwater Quality Through Decadal Sampling and Use of Groundwater Age Dating, Bruce Lindsey, USGS
11:35 Perfluoroalkul Substance (PFAS) Determination by LC/MS/MS: Background and Functional Validation, James Gray, USGS


F2: Perspectives on Wetlands and Water Quality

Moderator: Gregg Serenbetz, U.S. EPA
Room: Ballroom 1

10:35 Watershed-Scale Wetland Functions Affect Downstream Systems, Charles Lane, USEPA
10:55 Lake, Wetland, and Stream Biotic and Abiotic Properties Have Similar Drivers and Spatial Structure at the National Scale, Katelyn King, Michigan State University
11:15 Let’s Stop “Mucking Around”: Understanding Wetland Soil Physicochemistry in Relation to Water Quality, Ecosystem Integrity, and Risk Assessment for Wisconsin’s Wetlands and Other Waters, Aaron Marti, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
11:35 Facilitated Discussion


F3: Monitoring for Cyanobacteria Blooms and Toxins (HABs)

Moderator: Leslie McGeorge, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Room: Ballroom 2

10:35 Potential for Cyanotoxin Occurrence in the Nation’s Large Rivers, Jennifer Graham, USGS
10:55 Occurrence of Microcystin In Ozark Streams Across A Nutrient Gradient in Northwest Arkansas, Bradley Austin, University of Arkansas
11:15 Are Cyanotoxins Emerging Risks In Oregon’s Drinking Water?, Michael Mulvey, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
11:35 Monitoring Cyanobacteria in Mixed Algal Populations in an Effort to Predict the Onset of Cyanohabs, Tom Brumett, Turner Designs


F4: Monitoring and Assessing Change in Urban Waters

Moderator: Chris Bellucci, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Room: Tower D

10:35 Monitoring and Assessing Change in Urban Waters, John Jastram, USGS
10:55 An Exploration of Streamflow and Water Chemistry Patterns in Urban Waters, Aaron Porter, USGS
11:15 Identifying and Evaluating Water Chemistry Trends in Urban Waters, James Webber, USGS
11:35 Detecting and Assessing Ecological Responses in Urban Waters, Shannon Curtis, Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services


F5: The Next “Wave” in Water-Quality Monitoring

Moderator: George Ritz, USGS
Room: Silver

10:35 Integrated Synoptic Surveys Using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) in Reservoirs and Bays by the United States Geological Survey, Lee Bodkin, USGS
10:55 Self-Directed Surveys of Reservoir Water Quality to Support Algal Assessments, Celeste Journey, USGS
11:15 Filling the Gaps: How Autonomous Vehicles Enhance Fixed Station Water Quality Monitoring, Joseph Smith, US Naval Academy
11:35 If Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) Are The Next Wave In Water Quality Monitoring, Are Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs) The Wave On The Horizon?, Richmond Paschall, US Naval Academy


F6: Innovative Collaborative Approaches Equal Success

Moderator: Helen Schlimm, Dickinson College
Room: Vail

10:35 4-H AL Water Watch: Increasing Environmental Literacy and Watershed Stewardship through Youth-Focused Citizen Science, Sydney Smith, Auburn University
10:55 Mining Impacted Streams Task Force, Skip Feeney, Colorado Water Quality Control Division
11:15 North Dakota Statewide Sampling Network – A Federal-State Partnership for Effective Water-Quality Monitoring, Joel Galloway, USGS
11:35 Facilitated Discussion


F7: Biological Data and Indicators: Development and Applications

Moderator: Aaron Borisenko, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Room: Columbine

10:35 Influence of Benchmark Accuracy and Precision on Assessments of Aquatic Resource Condition, Jennifer Courtwright, Utah State University
10:55 Using Macrophyte Bioassessment to Assess Lake Health in Wisconsin, Katie Hein, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
11:15 Development and Refinement of Benthic Indices to Assess Coastal Waters for U.S. EPA’s National Coastal Condition Assessment, Marguerite Pelletier, USEPA
11:35 The Biological Condition Gradient – Monitoring Changes in Assemblage Structure in Response to Stressors, Lou Reynolds, USEPA


F8: Workshop: Screening for Biological Relevance of Environmental Chemistry Data Using The toxEval Software Package, Part II

Room: Denver


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

Room: Spruce