10-year Water Monitoring Conference & IOWATER Open Forum
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Benton Auditorium Scheman Building - Iowa State University
April 9-10, 2010
Link to biographies by clicking on speaker names below.
Friday, April 9
Rich Leopold, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Regional Climate Trends and Observations: Some Hydrologic Implications
Mark Seeley, Professor and Extension Climatologist, University of Minnesota
Restoring the Water Commons: Smart, Clean, and Green Infrastructure
Valerie Nelson, Director of the Coalition for Alternative Wastewater Treatment, MA
A. Hydrology and Water Quality: What’s the connection?
The Floods of 2008: The New Normal?
B. Linking Water Quality to Public Health
Mary Skopec, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Rob Middlemis-Brown, USGS, Iowa Water Science Center
How Floodplains are Supposed to Work: Water and Nutrient Processing at the Swamp White Oak Preserve, Lower Cedar River
Keith Schilling, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
The Iowa Statewide Rural Well Water Survey Phase 2 (SWRL2): Emerging Water Quality Concerns
Peter Weyer, Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination, University of Iowa
Human-specific Viruses in Urban and Rural Streams: Hydrologic and Seasonal Patterns of Wastewater Influence
Steven Corsi, USGS, Wisconsin Water Science Station
Harmful Algal Blooms: Testing and Surveillance in Iowa
Peg Buman, Iowa Department of Public Health
Eric O'Brien, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
|12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
vegetarian option available
C. Nutrient Impacts on Iowa's Waters
Nutrient Criteria Development for the Protection of Iowa’s Stream Aquatic Life
D. Community Involvement in Water Quality Protection
Tom Wilton, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Changes in Nutrients due to Constructed Wetlands and Catchment Basins in Hickory Hills Park, IA
Chad Fields, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Changing Stream Water Quality During the Last Decade in Two Midwestern Agricultural Watersheds
Stephen Kalkhoff, USGS, Iowa Water Science Center
Landowners’ Perceptions of Storm Water Quality Issues
Kathy Scholl, University of Northern Iowa
Water Monitoring in the Upper Iowa River Watershed – A Unique Watershed, A Unique Partnership
Lora Friest, Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development, Inc.
10 Years of IOWATER Monitoring – What the Data Tell Us
Lynette Seigley, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
E. Biological Indicators of Ecosystem Health
Algal and Snail Bioaccumulation of Antimicrobial Agents within Receiving Streams
F. Integrating Technology to Address Stormwater
Melinda Coogan, Buena Vista University, Iowa
Biological Impairments and Stressor Identification in Iowa
Jennifer Kurth, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Recent Status and Trends of Selected Resources of the Upper Mississippi River System
Barry Johnson, USGS, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, WI
Use of Local Stormwater Monitoring in Conjunction with the National Stormwater Quality Database
Robert Pitt, University of Alabama
New Tools and Methods to Reduce Solids Stratification Bias in Stormwater Samples
Bill Selbig, USGS, Wisconsin Water Science Center
||Evening Reception/Poster Session/Networking
|6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker & Kickoff for the 10-year IOWATER Celebration
Natural Flows: A History of Water and Nature in Iowa
Connie Mutel, Ecologist and Author, University of Iowa
Saturday, April 10
||The Power of One
Pat Boddy, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
||Unveiling the Restructure: Why, what, how, when?
||Small Group Breakout: Facilitated discussions, Successes
|12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
||Lunch & Social Time: Homemade equipment, Posters of monitoring, Photo contest (gallery and vote)
||AWARDS & Recognition
|2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
||Where do we go from here?
IOWATER is soliciting entries for a photo contest, which will be held in conjunction with its 10-year celebration.
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