Concurrent Session G

Wednesday, March 27
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Agenda subject to change.
Updated 20 March 2019


G1: Innovative Approaches to State and National Assessments

Moderator: Jason Hill, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Room: Windows

2:05 The Kentucky Assessment and TMDL Tracking System (KATTS): Modernizing Kentucky’s Monitoring, Assessment, and Action Workflow, Katie McKone, Kentucky Division of Water
2:25 Comparing Stream Assessment Data Collected at Randomly-Selected Sites to Data Collected from the Same Stream at Nearby, Road-Accessible Sites, Michael Miller, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
2:45 WWF-Canada’s Freshwater Program: From Watershed Reports to Atlantic Datastream, Catherine Paquette, World Wildlife Fund
3:05 Watershed Condition Framework for Wild and Scenic Rivers, Jennifer Back, National Park Service


G2: Sediment Contaminants in Streams and Wetlands

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

2:05 Pesticides in Washington State Stream Sediments, Abigail Nickelson, Washington State Department of Agriculture
2:25 Regional Assessment of Sediment Quality in Puget Sound Lowland Streams, Rich Sheibley, USGS
2:45 Sediment Chemistry, Toxicity and Aquatic Communities Across an Urban Gradient of Wadeable Streams in the Southeastern United States, Patrick Moran, USGS
3:05 Facilitated Discussion


G3: Creative Developments in HAB Monitoring

Moderator: Danielle Grunzke, U.S. EPA
Room: Ballroom 2

2:05 Detecting the Contributing Factors of Lotic Algal Blooms: A Cacapon River, WV Case Study, Gordon Selckmann, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
2:25 Playing Whack-A-HAB: Chasing Algal Blooms Across Kansas, Trevor Flynn, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
2:45 Development of Strategies and Methods for Monitoring for Algal Blooms and Occurrence of Toxic Cyanobacteria Using Next Generation qPCR and Phylochip Microarrays, Laura Webb, USEPA
3:05 Use of Aircraft and UAV Remote Sensing to Screen for HABs in Fresh and Marine Waters of NJ, Johannus Franken, New Jersey Department of Environmental Quality


G4: Microplastics and Trash Monitoring

Moderator: Mike Eberle, US Forest Service
Room: Tower D

2:05 Microplastics in Lakes Mead and Mohave: Occurrence and Biological Uptake, Austin Baldwin, USGS
2:25 Trash Monitoring Methods in Aquatic Environments: Challenges in Standardization and Answering Management Questions, Shelly Moore, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
2:45 NOAA’s Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project: What Do the Data Tell Us?, Sherry Lippiatt, NOAA
3:05 Facilitated Discussion


G5: Monitoring at Different Spatial Scales

Moderator: Cyd Curtis, U.S. EPA
Room: Silver

2:05 Benefits of Comprehensive Water-Quality and Hydrologic Monitoring for Upper Clear Creek Watershed Management, Timothy Steele, TDS Consulting
2:25 Limits on Biological Uplift of Stream Restoration from Proximity of Source Populations, Mark Southerland, AKRF
2:45 Project Tracking to Account for Effects of Restoration and Mitigation on Landscape Conditions, Tony Hale, San Francisco Estuary Institute
3:05 Landscape Drivers of Dynamic Change in Water Quality of US Rivers, Edward Stets, USGS


G6: Building Blocks for Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Cooperative

Moderator: Samantha Briggs, Izaak Walton League
Room: Vail

2:05 Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative:  An Overview, Peter Tango, Chesapeake Bay Program
2:25 Building Blocks for Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Cooperative, Emily Bialowas, Izaak Walton League of America
2:45 Establishing Essential Building Blocks to Inform Data Integration & New Monitoring throughout the Chesapeake Bay, Helen Schlimm, Dickinson College
3:05 Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative’s Resources Are Available To Everyone!, Caroline Donovan, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science


G7: Turning Data into Assets

Moderator: Danielle Donkersloot, Council Volunteer Monitoring Representative
Room: Terrace

2:05 Forty Years of Water Quality Statistics: What’s Changed.  What Hasn’t., Dennis Helsel, Practical Stats
2:25 Turning Data Sets into Assets, Everyone is Doing it Why Aren’t You?, Barb Horn, Colorado Parks & Wildlife
2:45 Assessing water quality at US Fish and Wildlife Refuges in the Southeastern US, Michelle Moorman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
3:05 Protecting Public Health with Open Recreational Water Quality Data: Challenges and Solutions, Gabrielle Parent-Doliner, Swim Drink Fish Canada


G8: Workshop: Exploring Water Data in R, the EGRET Package and an Overview of WRTDS, Part I

Room: Columbine


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

Room: Denver