Concurrent Session J

Thursday, March 28
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Agenda subject to change.
Updated 21 March 2019


J1: PFAS & Groundwater

Moderator: Tim Oden, USGS
Room: Windows

10:35 Development of the USGS Sampling Protocol for PFAS in Uncontaminated Groundwater— Initial Quality Control Sample Results from Two Pilot Study Areas, Gerolamo Casile, USGS
10:55 Occurrence of Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Shallow Groundwater, Long Island, New York, Irene Fisher, USGS
11:15 Perfluoroalkyl Acid Precursors in Groundwater and Surface Water, Andrea Tokranov, USGS
12:35 A Public Health Response to Large-Scale PFAS Contamination in Minnesota, Chris Greene, Minnesota Department of Health


J2: Tracing Contaminants in the Hydrologic Cycle

Moderator: Stan Skrobialowski, USGS
Room: Ballroom 1

10:35 Quantification of Non-Point Source Contaminants from Homeless Encampments in a Semi-Arid Urban Watershed, Jose Calderon, San Diego State University, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
10:55 Bioaccumulation of PCBs Under Different River Hydrologic Regimes, William Hobbs, Washington State Department of Ecology
11:15 Monitoring Impacts of Wildfires on Regional Air and Water Quality by Using Tracer Molecules, Jeramy Jasmann, USGS
11:35 Advancing Continuous Streamflow and Water Quality Monitoring Networks in the Coastal Plain, Waccamaw River Watershed, South Carolina, Benjamin Thepaut, USGS


J3: Data Into Policy

Moderator: Susan Holdsworth, U.S. EPA
Room: Ballroom 2

10:35 Making Monitoring Data Work for Wisconsin Waters, Tim Asplund, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
10:55 Turning Data into Information to Influence Water Management Policy: Examples from Connecticut, Chris Bellucci, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
11:15 Taking Probabilistic Monitoring Data to the Next Level: Evaluating Stressor Risk in Aquatic Life Use Total Maximum Daily Loads, Emma Jones, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
11:35 Water Quality Monitoring of the Construction of Natural Gas Pipelines in Virginia, Jason Hill, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality


J4: How Is Our Water Quality Changing? National and State-Scale Approaches to Analyzing and Reporting Trends

Moderator: Scott Miller, Bureau of Land Management
Room: Tower D

10:35 So, How’s the Water? Analyzing Long Term Water Quality Trends in Indiana Streams, Paul McMurray, Indiana Department of Environmental Management
10:55 Minnesota’s Approach to Detecting Changes in Water Quality, Eileen Campbell & John Sandberg, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
11:15 Statistical Power for Trend Detection Under Alternative Panel Designs for Surveys over Time, Tony Olsen, USEPA
11:35 Facilitated Discussion


J5: Long-Term Monitoring Through Regional Partnerships

Moderator: Madeline Magee, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Room: Silver

10:35 Southern California Bight Regional Monitoring: 25 Years Overcoming Challenges, Kenneth Schiff, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
10:55 Evolving with Our Estuary: Lessons Learned from 25 Years Studying San Francisco Bay, Donald Yee, San Francisco Estuary Institute & the Aquatic Science Center
11:15 Adaptive Water Quality Monitoring and Evolving Assessments Enhance Decision-Support for Watershed and Bay Recovery in the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership, Peter Tango, Chesapeake Bay Program
11:35 Monitoring Long-Term Water Quality Recovery in the Tampa Bay Estuary Through Regional Partnerships, Edward Sherwood, Tampa Bay Estuary Program


J6: Unique Strategies for Collaboration

Moderator: David Bressler, Stroud Water Research Center
Room: Vail

10:35 The Surfrider Foundation’s Blue Water Task Force extends the coverage of beach monitoring programs to protect public health and safe ocean recreation, Mara Dias, Surfrider. Foundation
10:55 The Coordinated Aquatic Monitoring Program: Evolving Collaborations in Manitoba, Jennifer Van de Vooren, Manitoba Hydro Electric Energy and Natural Gas
11:15 Networked Lake Science: Harnessing the Power of Collaboration and Partnerships to Advance Understanding of Lake Ecosystems, Lisa Borre, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
11:35 Records of Engagement for Participatory Monitoring and Modeling of Water Quality, Pierre Glynn, USGS


J7: Look! Data Visualization

Moderator: Sara Peel, Arion Consultants
Room: Terrace

10:35 Telling the Water Story:  How’s My Waterway 2.0, Dwane Young, USEPA
10:55 Interactive Mapping as a Tool for Collaborative Water Quality Data Management and Visual Presentation, Meg Harris, Whatcom Conservation District, Washington
11:15 Analyzing Water Quality Pesticide Monitoring Data with the Click of a Mouse, Colin Donald, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
11:35 Using Photos and Stories as Innovative Communication Tools to Connect Scientists and the Public to Marine Water Quality in Puget Sound, Washington, Carol Falkenhayn Maloy, Washington State Department of Ecology


J8: Panel Discussion: Exploring Causal Hypotheses: What’s Driving Environmental Trends and Conditions?

Room: Columbine


J9: Panel Discussion: Forging Effective Use of Diatoms in Assessment, Part II

Room: Denver