Concurrent Session K

Thursday, March 28
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Agenda subject to change.
Updated 21 March 2019


K1: PFAS Monitoring in Water and Tissue/Pesticide Occurrence

Moderator: Bill Bataglin, USGS
Room: Windows

2:05 Comprehensive Chemical Monitoring – Maximizing Information from Target Chemical Focused Studies, Larry Barber, USGS
2:25 Mixtures of Fungicides and Insecticides Occur Frequently in Central California Coastal Streams with Urban and Agricultural Land Uses, Mark Sandstrom, USGS
2:45 Understanding VOC and PFAS Plume Paths in a Water-Table Aquifer Dominated by Groundwater/Lake Interactions, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Denis LeBlanc, USGS
2:05 Impact of Watershed Characteristics on Pesticide Concentrations Observed in California’s Surface Water, Dan Wang, California Department of Pesticide Regulation


K2: Sediment Transport

Moderator: Paul McMurray, Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Room: Ballroom 1

2:05 Continuous Monitoring of Chlorophyll-a in the Sacramento River Deep Water Shipping Channel in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California, Brittany Griffiths, USGS
2:25 Decadal Changes in Riverine Sediment: A Comparison of Major Drivers of Change, Jennifer Murphy, USGS
2:45 Recent Trends in Nutrient and Sediment Loading to Coastal Areas of the Conterminous U.S. (2002-2012): Insights and Global Context, Gretchen Oelsner, USGS
3:05 Facilitated Discussion


K3: Predictions for Decision Support

Moderator: Gary Rowe, USGS
Room: Ballroom 2

2:05 Versatility of Spatial Stream Network Modeling for Watershed Predictions of Conductivity, Michael McManus, USEPA
2:25 Implementation of an Automated Beach Water Quality Nowcast System at California Oceanic Beaches, Ryan Searcy, Heal the Bay
2:45 What Are the Chances? A look at Bayesian Network Modeling as a Predictive Decision Support Tool, Douglas McLaughlin, Kieser & Associates, Environmental Science & Engineering
3:05 Using Conceptual and Numerical Models to Predict Dissolved Solids in the Colorado River at Imperial Dam, Arizona, California, and Nevada, Alissa Coes, USGS


K4: Monitoring and Assessing for Fecal Contamination

Moderator: Diane Switzer, U.S. EPA
Room: Tower D

2:05 Implementing A Fecal Coliform Monitoring Program: Lessons Learned from a 16-Year Monitoring Program, Kristin Ricigliano, New York City Department of Environmental Quality
2:25 Devil in the Details: Lessons in Appropriate Collection and Analysis of Bacteria Data for Adequate Protection of Public Health, Heather Krish & Darcy Ebentier, Wood PLC
2:45 Human Health in the Los Angeles River Recreational Zones: An Assessment of Fecal Indicator Bacteria, Annelisa Moe, Heal the Bay
3:05 Linking Epidemiology Studies to Monitoring for Beach Water Quality, Kenneth Schiff, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project


K5: Evaluating Change

Moderator: Bryan Rabon, South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control
Room: Silver

2:05 Salinization Trends in Water-Supply Lakes and Streams in the Triangle Area of North Carolina, Mary Giorgino, USGS
2:25 Sediment Monitoring Using Continuous Turbidity and Satellite Imagery on Large Northern Lakes and Rivers, an Experience from Manitoba, Canada, Russell Schmidt, Manitoba, Hydro
2:45 Water Quality Monitoring of Abiotic and Biotic Factors in an Effluent-Dominated Segment of the South Platte River: Quantifying Overall Improvements in the Aquatic Environment, Jordan Parman, Metro Wastewater Reclamation District, Denver, Colorado
3:05 Facilitated Discussion


K6: Ingredients for Effective Monitoring

Moderator: Sydney Smith, Auburn University
Room: Vail

2:05 Essential Building Blocks for Effective Monitoring Programs, Barb Horn, Colorado Parks & Wildlife
2:25 Long-term Citizen Science Water Monitoring Data: An Exploration of Accuracy Over Space and Time, Kelly Albus, University of North Texas
2:45 A Plan to Inventory the National Wild and Scenic River System – Values of an Agency-Nonprofit Partnership, Aisling Force, Adventure Scientists
3:05 Facilitated Discussion


K7: Extreme Events

Moderator: Robert Mason, USGS
Room: Terrace

2:05 Flash Flood Water Sampling in Remote Areas: Application of MiniSippers for Automated, High-Resolution, Long Duration Water Quality Monitoring during Extreme Conditions in Grand Canyon National Park, Thomas Chapin, USGS
2:25 Wildfire and water quality event response by the U.S. Geological Survey: Case Study from the Colorado Front Range, Sheila Murphy, USGS
2:45 Flushing of Anthropogenic Contaminants During Storm Events in Urban Waterways in Southern California, Federick Pinongcos, San Diego State University
3:05 Facilitated Discussion


K8: Panel Discussion: Applying the Biological Condition Gradient to Support Water Quality Management, Part I

Room: Columbine


K9: Workshop: Introduction to Open-Source Environmental IoT Monitoring with Arduino Framework Data Loggers

Room: Denver