3rd Annual Water Monitoring Conference:
Assessment of Iowa`s Water Resources
Scheman Building - Iowa State University
|4 p.m.||Registration/Refreshments/Poster Session*
|6 p.m.||Welcome/Opening Remarks
|6:30 p.m.||Evening Keynote – Contaminants and Wildlife: Lessons
from the Swamp
LOUIS J. GUILLETTE JR., Ph.D. (Distinguished Professor of Zoology, University of Florida)
Sponsored by the Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination and the University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory.
|7 p.m.||Panel Discussion on Water Quality
and Health Effects
When it comes to water quality, perhaps the most important issue is whether or not it is affecting our health. Join us for a panel discussion on what we know and what we don’t. Find out how water quality impacts Iowa’s population, how it influences management decisions, and emerging health issues.
|NOTE OF INTEREST: As part of
the Iowa State University Lectures Program, author Barry Lopez will
Writer as Environmentalist and Activist" at 8 p.m. in the Sun
Room of ISU Memorial Union.
|8:15 a.m.||Plenary – Landforms of Iowa
Explore the landscapes of Iowa from the rolling Loess hills in western Iowa to the bluffs of the Mississippi. The connections between water and land are delicate, but constant. You may be surprised to find out how these connections affect water quality.
|9 a.m.||The Lakes of Iowa
The year 2002 marked the third year of an intensive five-year study on 132 Iowa lakes. From small impoundments to large reservoirs, not all the results have been expected. Hear what we’ve learned during the first half of this exciting project.
|9:30 a.m.||Break/Refreshments/Poster Session*
|10 a.m.||CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Volunteers in Action
|11:45 a.m.||Lunch (Provided)/Poster Session*
|1 p.m.||CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Open Discussion on Iowa’s Water Quality Policies &
Urban Water Quality
|2:15 p.m.||Water Quality and Conservation in
Iowa: A Farmer's Point of View
Farmers drink the same water, recreate on the same streams and lakes, and fish from the same waters as the rest of us. They are stakeholders in conserving and protecting our natural resources. Hear what two Iowa farmers do to protect the water where they live, and how others can do the same.
|2:45 p.m.||Nutrients: Where Do We Go from
Iowa is an agricultural state. It is to be expected that our waters would “reflect” what is applied to the land. As national and state officials move closer to nutrient standards for phosphorus and nitrogen in our waters, what does the future hold for Iowa?
|3:15 p.m.||Break/Poster Session*
|3:45 p.m.||Beaches 2002
As one of the hottest topics in water quality today, the safety and status of our state park beaches is important to us all. In 2002, some important changes were made to the beach- monitoring program. Learn about those changes, where the DNR has seen elevated bacteria levels, and what the DNR is doing to ensure public safety at its beaches.
|4:15 p.m.||Wrap-Up: The Future of Monitoring