AWRA 2010 Spring Specialty Conference
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ORAL PRESENTATIONS

 

(Note: The Presenter of each paper/poster is in BOLD type immediately following the paper title.
Co-authors are then listed in parentheses. Also: All session abstracts can be accessed using the Session Title link.)

Student Presenter Competition

Through the “Outstanding Student Presentation Award,” AWRA recognizes exceptional student contributions to this Conference. Significance and originality of the material will be fundamental in evaluating the student presentations, which will be judged by the session attendees. There will be an Oral and a Poster winner with a prize awarded. Please be sure to complete the Evaluation Forms that will be available in the session rooms and at the posters.
Monday / November 1 / 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
SESSION 1 (Panel): Developing a National Water Vision and Strategy

Panel Moderator: Cheryl Ulrich
Weston Solutions, Atlantic Beach, FL

Panel Participants:

Carol R. Collier, Delaware River Basin Commission, West Trenton, NJ
Tony Willardson, Western States Water Council, Midvale, UT
Dennis Barnett, Tetra Tech, Inc., Atlanta, GA

Water is the most critical and strategic resource on earth, yet we have no US national policy for water management. What is needed to develop a water vision and strategy that can provide an overarching direction for water management and be accepted by both eastern and western states?  The panel will lay out the problems, concerns and potential paths forward. Speaker time will be limited to allow dialogue with each other and the audience

Future Water-Supply Scenarios, Cape May County, New Jersey, 2003-2050 - Pierre Lacombe, US Geological Survey, West Trenton, NJ (co-authors: Glen B. Carleton, Robert Kecskes, Daryll A. Pope, Donald E. Rice)
Water Quality Trends in the Delaware River Basin from 1980 to 2005 - Gerald Kauffman, University of Delaware Water Resources Agency, Newark, DE
Cross-Channel Transport in the Upper Delaware Estuary: Numerical Experiments for Contamination Vulnerability Assessment - Philip Duzinski, Philadelphia Water Dept., Ofc. of Watersheds, Philadelphia, PA (co-author: James Smullen)
Water Quality Monitoring in Coastal Waters and Tributaries of the Delaware River Basin Demonstration Area of the National Monitoring Network - Eric Vowinkel, , U.S. Geological Survey, West Trenton, NJ (co-authors: Jeffrey Fischer, Robert Tudor)
A Comprehensive Plan for a Model Watershed - Bethany Boisvert, AKRF, Inc., Marlton, NJ (co-authors: Shandor Szalay, Kelley Curran)
Risk of Impaired Condition of Watersheds Containing National Forest Lands - Thomas Brown, U.S. Forest Service, Fort Collins, CO (co-author: Pamela Froemke)
Analysis of the Combined Effects of Climate Change, Land Use, and Management Practices in a Chesapeake Bay Watershed - Paul Hummel, AQUA TERRA Consultants, Decatur, GA (co-authors: Thomas E. Johnson, John L. Kittle, Jr., Tong Zhai)
Historical Trends in the Hydrologic Cycle for the Lake Meredith Watershed - Spencer Schnier, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL (co-authors: Andres Salazar, Simone Kiel)
SESSION 4: International Issues: Successes and Perspectives
Sponsored by the AWRA International Committee
Transboundary Aquifers in the US-Mexico Border. International Legal Framework - Maria Milanes-Murcia, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA
Service Learning and the Challenges of Effective Water Development - J. Anthony Sauder, Kathyrn McArdle and John Keenan, respectively Pennoni Associates/University of Pennsylvania; former Peace Corps Volunteer, Mali, Mentor UPenn Engineers without Borders; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Creating a Wastewater Master Plan for Babil Province, Iraq - Gary Moore, The Louis Berger Group, Inc., Exton, PA (co-author: Walter S. Mahoney)
AFGHANISTAN - A Countrywide Overview of Groundwater Resources and Challanges - Vincent Uhl, Uhl, Baron, Rana & Associates, Inc, Lambertville, NJ
Promoting Climate Change Adaptation in Developing Countries, Part 1: Vulnerability and Adaptation Case Studies - John Furlow, USAID, Washington, DC (co-authors: Glen Anderson, Jennifer Frankel-Reed)
Promoting Climate Change Adaptation in Developing Countries, Part 2: Applying Methods and Tools from US Adaptation Programs - J Randall Freed, ICF International, Washington, DC (co-authors: Anne Choate, Joel Smith, Peter Schulz)
Climate Change Sensitivity of Water Systems: Transferring analytical approaches from the transportation sector - Peter Schultz, ICF International, Washington, DC (co-authors: Anne Choate, Michael Culp, Christopher Evans, J. Randall Freed, Robert Kafalenos, Marybeth Riley, Robert Ritter, Emily Rowan, Claudio Ternieden)
Options for Improving Climate Modeling to Assist Water Utility Planning for Climate Change - Joel Smith, Stratus Consulting Inc, Boulder, CO (co-authors: Joe Barsugli, Chris Anderson, Jason Vogel, David Behar, Paul Fleming)
Monday / November 1 / 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
SESSION 6 (Panel): Energy Conservation and the Water and Wastewater Industry

Panel Moderator: Robert Ryan
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Panel Participants:

Richard S. Dovey, President, Atlantic County Utilities Authority, Atlantic City, NJ
Paul Kohl, Manager of Research and Energy, Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia, PA
Ben A. LePage, Senior Environmental and Remediation Project Manager, PECO Energy Company, Philadelphia, PA

Dennis Palmer, Executive Director and Chief Engineer, Landis Sewerage Authority, Vineland, NJ

This panel discussion, sponsored by the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area Section of AWRA, will focus on how water and wastewater utilities are leading the way toward sustainability through conservation and alternative energy sources. Water and wastewater management are highly energy intensive processes. According to the Electric Power Research Institute, water and wastewater treatment account for nearly 4% of the total U.S. electricity demand and electrical use makes up the majority of the marginal cost of treating and distributing potable water. Reducing energy costs can result in savings to rate payers as well as reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, moving us further toward sustainability. This panel discussion session will focus on process changes that have been undertaken by utilities in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area to reduce energy needs and on ways in which utilities have sustainably generated energy on-site using traditional alternative energy sources such as solar and wind as well as energy sources that may be unique to the industry such as biogas generation from digesters. The panel will also discuss how these actions can be transferred to other sites.

Sustainable Redevelopment, Brownfields and Ecological Values in the Raritan River Planning and Practice - Judith Shaw, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Bow River Operations Review - Collaboration Among Stakeholders to Define Alternative Integrated Water Management Strategies - Daniel Sheer, HydroLogics Inc., Columbia, MD (co-authors: David Hill, P. Kim Sturgess, Michael Kelly)
Niger River Basin: Regional Economic Opportunities - Georgette Koty, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University, Greensboro, NC
Integrated Flood Management Planning in California's Central Valley - Yung-Hsin Sun, MWH Americas, Inc., Sacramento, CA
A Method to Develop Site Specific Design Tools to Guide Stream Restoration Design and Monitoring - Scott Lowe, McCormick Taylor, Baltimore, MD (co-author: Rob Shreeve)
Stream Restoration: Purpose, Practice and Methods - Marcus Rubenstein, Register Nelson Environmental Consultants, Stockbridge, GA
Walnut Brook Riparian Restoration - Grace Messinger, North Jersey Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D), Clinton, NJ (co-authors: Christine Hall, D. Linda Peterson, Mary Paist-Goldman)
Hoffman Park Stream Restoration Monitoring - Richard Bolton, The Louis Berger Group, Inc., Morristown, NJ (co-author: Kathleen Hale)
Regional Water Planning in Georgia - Gail Cowie, GA Environmental Protection Division, Atlanta, GA
Methods to Parameterize a Hydrologic Simulation Model in a Geospatial Rangeland Watershed Assessment Tool using Ecological Sites - Ginger Paige, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (co-authors: Anthony Perlinski, Scott N. Miller, Jagath Vithanage)
An Aquifer Classification System and GIS-based Analysis Tool for Watershed Managers in the Western US - Scott Payne, KirK Engineering & Natural Resources, Inc., Sheridan, MT (co-author: William W Woessner)
Approaches to Calibrate Watershed Hydrologic Models in the Southeast Coastal Plain - Lauren Felker, University of South Carolina, Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assess, Columbia, SC (co-authors: Daniel L. Tufford, Gregory J. Carbone, John M. Grego, Peng Gao)
Building New York City’s Operations Support Tool: Need and Functionalities – Joshua Weiss, Hazen and Sawyer, Baltimore, MD (co-authors: James H. Portee, Grantley W. Pyke, Daniel P. Sheer, Anthony P. Pulokas)
It takes a Community: Watershed Managmenet Efforts in the Cambridge Water Department Water Supply Watershed - Chip Norton, City of Cambridge Water Department, Cambridge, MA (co-authors: Duke Bitsko, Jane Rowan)
Aqua America's Watershed Protection Program - Tony Fernandes, Aqua PA, Bryn Mawr, PA (co-author: Preston Luitweiler)
Source Water Protection in the Raritan Basin - Hitting It From All Angles - Kathleen Hale, NJ Water Supply Authority, Somerville, NJ (co-authors: Kenneth Klipstein, Robert O'Neil, Jen Zhang, Heather Barrett, Richard Anthes, Todd Kratzer)
General Overview of Philadelphia Water Department's Source Water Protection Program - Kelly Anderson, Philadelphia Water Dept., Office of Watersheds, Philadelphia, PA
Monday / November 1 / 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
SESSION 11 (Panel): Managing Water in its Hydrologic Context: Platitude or Essential Premise?

Panel Moderator: John Wells
Minnesota Environmental Quality Board, St. Paul, MN

Panel Participants:

Sally Claggett, Chesapeake Bay Program Coordinator, USDA Forest Service, Annapolis, MD
R. John Dawes, Executive Director, Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, Alexandria PA
Daniel Van Abs, Senior Director of Planning and Science, New Jersey Highlands Council, Chester, NJ
Clinton S. Willson, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

In January 2010, the AWRA Board adopted a position statement recommending that water resources management goals, policies and rules be organized around the concept of place, where “place” means basins, watersheds or aquifer systems. The idea is that policymakers should “encourage policies and collaborations that promote hydrologic system-based planning and management.” The panel will discuss experiences with the management of watersheds and aquifers across the nation to illustrate the essential nature of the hydrologic approach and to identify the differences that region, agency, scale and scope may make.

This panel is sponsored by the AWRA Policy Technical Committee and represents one of the two “Position Statements” adopted in January 2010 by the AWRA Board of Directors on water issues of public policy significance.

SESSION 12: Hydrophilanthropy and WaSh Issues - Developing Countries
Sponsored by the AWRA International Committee

Moderator: Michael Campana
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Dry Sanitation as an Alternative to the Flush Toilet - Stephanie Moore, DBS&A, Albuquerque, NM (co-author: Ron Sawyer)
Participatory and Geospatial Methods for Assessing Water and Sanitation Coverage in Rural Bolivia: Policy Implications for Development Agencies and NGOs - Alexandra Huttinger, Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (co-authors: Bethany A. Caruso, William E. Oswald, Christine L. Moe)
Developing Countries Well Guidelines - Steve Schneider, Schneider Equipment, Inc., St. Paul, OR
Moving Up the Water Supply and Sanitation Ladder: Hydrologic Implications in a Rapidly Urbanizing West African City - Anne Thebo, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (co-authors: Liqa Raschid-Sally, David Freyberg)
Hydrophilanthropy, WaSH, and Experiential Learning in Honduras - Michael Campana, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
A Method for Evaluating Maximum Impervious Loading Area Ratios for Infiltration Stormwater Management Practices - Thomas Halliwell, Philadelphia Water Dept., Stormwater Plan Review, Ofc. of Planning, Philadelphia, PA (co-author: Susan A. Schriner)
Operating, Maintaining, and Monitoring an Urban Stormwater Treatment Wetland, Philadelphia, PA - Erik Haniman, Philadelphia Water Dept. Office of Watersheds, Philadelphia, PA
Up-Flow Filteration Method as Stormwater Treatment - Noboru Togawa, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL (co-author: Robert Pitt)
Real-time Stormwater Modeling - Baxter Vieux, Vieux & Associates, Inc., Norman, OK (co-author: Jean E Vieux)
Dam Removals in the Northeast: Complications and Solutions - Geoffrey Goll, Princeton Hydro, LLC, Ringoes, NJ (co-author: Laura AS Wildman)
Development and Execution of Action Plan to Replace the Flood Gates at Savage River Dam - James McCarthy, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C., Raleigh, NC (co-author: Scott Shoemaker)
South Jersey Levee Inventory & LIDAR Analysis - Greg Westfall, USDA NRCS, Somerset, NJ (co-author: Gary Casabona)
Process-Based Geologic and Geomorphologic Floodplain Characterization for Evaluation of Levee Foundations - Justin Pearce, Fugro William Lettis & Associates, Walnut Creek, CA (co-author: Keith Kelson)
Evaluation of Methodology for Evaluating Impact of Small Bmps on a Stream - Pat Rector, Rutgers Cooperative Extentsion, Morristown,, NJ (co-authors: K.H. Klipstein, R. O'Neil, H. Barrett)
An Assessment of Riparian Buffers at the Watershed Scale in Southern Illinois - Alex Eade, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale , Carbondale, IL (co-authors: Jon E. Schoonover, Karl William James Williard, James J. Zaczek)
The Application of Soil Amendments to the Retardance of Rainwater-Leached Metals from CCA-Treated Wood Ash in Soil - John Harden, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Northport, AL
Stream Bank Erosion Rates in Two Watersheds of the Central Claypan Region - Robert Lerch, USDA-ARS, Columbia, MO (co-authors: C. D. Willett, R. Peacher, and R. C. Schultz)
Tuesday / November 2 / 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
SESSION 16: Effects of Floods
A Probabilistic Approach for Quantifying the Effects of Climate Change on the Potomac River Flooding in Washington DC - Manas Borah, AECOM, Washington, DC (co-authors: Andreas (Andy) Wohlsperger, Joshua Koll)
Stormwater Infrastructure and Potential Climate Change Implications - Sandra Goodrow, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (co-author: Christopher C. Obropta)
Estimating the Impact of Climate Change on Coastal & Riverine Flood Hazards: A National Perspective - Steve Eberbach and Josh Kollat, Michael Baker Jr., Inc., Philadelphia, PA and AECOM Water respectively (co-authors: S. Agbley, D. Divoky, J. Kasprzyk, W. Thomas, Jr.)
Climate Change Adaptation: A Framework for Sustainable Risk Management - Adam Hosking, Halcrow, Inc., Tampa, FL (co-author: Jerry Sparks)
Nutrient-Laden Sediment Removal for the Enhancement of Lake Beauclair, A Case Study in Inter-Agency Coordination - Karen Warner, BCI Engineers & Scientists, Inc., Lakeland, Fl
Planning and Implementing a Lake Dredging Project - Peter Berrini, HDR Engineering, Inc., Springfield, IL
Sediment Dredgind and Deposit of a Man-Made Reservoir - Tiao Chang, Ohio University, Athens, OH (co-author: Vito A. Cimino)
Development of an Erosion Reduction Management Strategy for Watersheds and Reservoirs in Algeria - Jacques Langlois, AECOM, Montreal, NA (co-authors: Henri Tichoux, Guy Parent, Pierre Roy, Andre Lauzon, Martin Harvey)
Susquehanna Inundation Map Viewer; Strategies in Web-Based Flood Risk Management - Benjamin Pratt, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Harrisburg, PA (co-authors: Stuart Geiger, Mohan Rajasekar)
Development of an ADCIRC Storm Surge Model for the Mid-Atlantic Region - Shan Zou, Arcadis US Inc., Boulder, CO (co-authors: Hugh Roberts, John Atkinson, Brian Blanton, Lisa Stillwell, Jeffery Hanson, Michael Forte, Rick Luettich)
Innovative Transatlantic Perspectives on Flood Risk Mapping, Uncertainty and Management from the UK, Ireland and Argentina - Paul Robinson, Halcrow, Inc, Tampa, FL (co-authors: Mike Cope, Stuart Suter, Richard Crowder, Rodolfo Aradas, Graham Piper)
Is Your Stormwater Model Ready for FEMA Floodplain Mapping? - Sandeep Gulati and Patrick Victor, CDM, Jacksonville, FL (co-authors: Jose Maria Guzman, William Joyce)
Levee Effects Upon Flood Levels: An Empirical Assessment - Reuben Heine, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL (co-author: Nicholas Pinter)
Achieving Sustainable Water Supply Through Integrated Regional Water Supply Planning, A Case Study: Northeast Florida Water Supply Planning Area - Terry Clark, ENTRIX, Wellington, FL (co-author: Gregg Jones)
Developing a Sustainable Water Supply Strategy for the City of Plantation, Florida - Courtney Licata, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C., Raleigh, NC (co-authors: Hank Breitenkam, Michael Wengrenovich)
Consumptive Water Use: Missing in Action - David Sayers, Delaware River Basin Commission, Trenton, NJ (co-author: Kenneth F. Najjar)
Assessing and Managing Water Availability in the New Jersey Highlands - Daniel Van Abs, New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council, Chester, NJ (co-authors: James Hutzelmann, Otto Zapecza, Donald Rice)
The Impact of Climate Change on the Ogallala Aquifer Region - Pedro V. Garay, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (co-authors: Jeffrey M. Peterson, Bill Golden)
THE NEW GREEN IS BLUE: The Importance of Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Design Strategies for a Sustainable Future - Scott Wolf, The Miller/Hull Partnership, LLP, Seattle, WA
New Directions in Stormwater Management--LEED and Beyond – Co-presenters: Michele Adams, Stewart Comstock, and Steve Benz of Meliora Environmental Design LLC, Kimberton, PA, Maryland Department of Environmental Protection, Annapolis, MD, and Sasaki Sustainable Solutions, Boston, MA respectively (co-author: Micah Silvey)
Planning for Sustainable Water Supplies for U.S. Army Installations - Elisabeth Jenicek, USACE, Champaign, IL
Tuesday / November 2 / 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
SESSION 21 (Panel): National Watershed Initiative – RSM: Impementing a National Watershed Based Planning Intiatiative at the Local Level, Regional Sediment Management Planning, Delaware Estuary/Basin

Panel Moderator: J. Bailey Smith
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District (CENAP-PL-PC), Philadelphia, PA

Panel Participants:

Scott Douglas, State of New Jersey, New Jersey Department of Transportation, Trenton, NJ
Danielle Kreeger, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Wilmington, DE
Bob Tudor - Delaware River Basin Commission, Trenton, NJ

This panel discussion will explore the opportunities and challenges associated with Regional Sediment Management Planning/Implementation for the Delaware Estuary/Basin. The US ACE has been granted funding to develop a Regional Sediment Management (RSM) Plan for the Delaware Estuary/Basin. Regional Sediment Management is a federal initiative that is gaining momentum nationally. Regional Sediment Management approaches/plans have been initiated across the country, in particular in the coastal areas. Examples include Coastal California, the Columbia River, and more locally the New York/New Jersey Harbor. RSM is a tool being applied in a variety of manners. Regional Sediment Management is an initiative that considers sediment as a resource in our watersheds/rivers/streams/wetlands. Plans to manage sediment in our basin (from source to outlet) are prepared so that policy makers and funding agents can collaborate to meet multiple objectives within a watershed. Recommendations from the plan are then implemented to achieve the broader goals. RSM planning requires all of the disciplines that AWRA members bring to the organization. RSM inherently requires multi-discipline technical input, programmatic input, regulatory input, and creative/collaborative partnerships to achieve goals. The US Army Corps of Engineers has established a RSM Workgroup comprised of several federal agencies, each of the states within the basin (DE, PA, NJ), non-profits, major municipalities, and commercial interests. The RSM Workgroup has conducted a number of technical sessions to understand the dynamics, needs, and opportunities of the estuary/basin and developed an outline for the plan. The RSM Workgroup has been charged with preparing a plan with recommendations for implementation by summer/fall 2011. The purpose of the panel session is to generate discussion in this national forum of multi-disciplined experts on potential challenges and opportunities in preparing and ultimately implementing this plan in the Delaware Estuary/Basin. The panelists will provide a brief overview of the RSM process and the Delaware Estuary/Basin system followed by a series of challenge questions for the group and audience to consider in achieving the panel's goals.

Effects of Watershed Land Cover and Riparian Buffers on Water Quality in the Lower Kaskaskia River Watershed, Illinois - Jackie Crim, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL (co-authors: Julia D. Friedmann, Charnsmorn R. Hwang, Jon E. Schoonover, K.W.J. Williard)
Urbanization and Impacts on Water Quality in Nottwasaga Bay - Venkat Kolluru, Surfacewater Modeling Group, Exton, PA (co-authors: Shwet Prakash, Douglas B. Hodgins)
Impact Assessment of Alternative Landuse Development Patterns in Pennypack Creek Watershed - Mahbubur Meenar, Temple University, Ambler, PA (co-authors: Jeffrey Featherstone, Rick Fromuth, Manahel Awda)
Permeable Pavement Monitoring at the Edison Environmental Center - Sivajini Gilchrist , U.S. EPA, Edison, NJ (co-authors: Thomas O'Connor, Michael Borst, Amy Rowe, Emilie Stander)
SESSION 23: Stream Processes
Impact of Logging Legacy Sediments and Geomorphic Adjustment on Stream Restoration Structures in North-Central Pennsylvania - Benjamin Hayes, Bucknell University Environmental Center, Lewisburg, PA (co-author: R. Craig Kochel)
Reach-averaged Sediment Transport Modeling of Geomorphic Response to Modification of Hydrologic and Sediment Transport Regimes - Mike Miller, McCormick Taylor, Inc., Harrisburg, PA (co-authors: Dody Frawley, Scott Lowe, Rob Shreeve)
The Riparian Forest-Transient Storage Link in Urban Streams - Robert Ryan, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (co-authors: Claire Welty, Philip C. Larson)
Physical Changes to the Middle Rio Grande Valley Floodplain, New Mexico - A Geologic Perspective - Keith Kelson, Fugro William Lettis & Associates, Walnut Creek, CA (co-author: Justin Pearce)
Modeling Riparian Groundwater Depth as a Function of River Flow for the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, NM – Kelly Isaacson, Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Albuquerque, NM (co-authors: Julie Coonrod, Venkatesh Merwade, John Stormont)
Drinking Water Contamination and Uranium Mines on the Navajo Indian Reservation - Joseph Hoover, University of Denver, Denver, CO
In Situ Groundwater Arsenic (As) Removal using Iron Oxide-Coated Sand - Thomas Abia II, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (co-author: Yongheng Huang)
Estimating the Probability of Elevated Arsenic Concentrations in Groundwaters of the Newark Basin of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Eliza Gross, U.S. Geological Survey, New Cumberland, PA
Water Availability in the Colorado River Basin: Climate, Drought, and Compacts - Matthew Brown, AECOM Technical Services, Inc., Lakewood, CO (co-authors: Ray Alvarado, Blaine Dwyer, Ben Harding, Erin Wilson, Joel Smith, Jim Pearce)
Water Availability in the Colorado River Basin: Incorporating Paleo Hydrology and Climate Projections - Benjamin Harding, AMEC Earth & Environmental, Boulder, CO (co-authors: Subhrendu Gangopadhyay, Balaji Rajagopalan, Laura Condon)
Sustainable Irrigation in Madison and Limstone Counties, Northern Alabama Region - Mezemir Wagaw, Alabama A & M University, Normal, AL (co-authors: Girma Kebede,Tommy Coleman, Teshome Gabre, Wubishet Tadesse)
Vulnerability of U.S. Water Supply to Shortage - Thomas Brown, U.S. Forest Service, Fort Collins, CO (co-authors: Jorge Ramirez, Romano Foti)
Trends in Headwater Flows in response to Global Warming in the U.S. Southwest - Yi Liu, Texas A&M University, El Paso, TX (co-author: Zhuping Sheng)
Tuesday / November 2 / 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
SESSION 26 (Panel): Investing in Water – Corporate and Investor Perspectives

Panel Moderator: Brenda O. Bateman
Oregon Water Resources Department, Salem, OR

Panel Participants:

Mark Bateman, Director of Research, IW Financial
Dave Stangis, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Campbell’s Soup Co.
Julie Fox Gorte, Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing, Pax World

Sustainability investing is an umbrella term that includes values-based and socially responsible investment (SRI). Sustainability investors evaluate how companies behave as global citizens, what they produce, and how they produce, package, transport and market products. Increasingly, water is part of this evaluation—as an input, a commodity, a service, and sometimes a waste stream. This panel will assess the tools and methods that investors use to reward and penalize publicly-traded companies whose business has some bearing on the world of water.

Dr. Brenda Bateman, who will moderate the panel, chairs AWRA’s Policy Technical Committee and serves as Senior Policy Coordinator for Oregon’s Water Resources Department. She has worked in the SRI industry assessing renewable energy, human rights, and labor conditions.

Dr. Julie Gorte is Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing at Pax World, a recognized leader in the field of sustainable investing. Pax World launched the first Socially Responsible Investment mutual fund, “The Pax World Balanced Fund” in 1971, and integrates environmental, social, and governance factors into its investment analysis and decision-making.

Dave Stangis is Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at the Campbell Soup Co, the world's largest soup manufacturer, and owner of brands such as Pepperidge Farm, V8, Pace, Prego and Swanson. He will discuss his interactions with investors over the years on the topic of water, noting the tactics that investors use to further their agendas on water, including performance measurement and information disclosure. Previously, Mr. Stangis also served in a similar role at Intel Corp.

Mark Bateman is the Director of Research for IW Financial (IWF), an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) research firm, providing investors with data about 3,000 publicly traded U.S. companies across a broad spectrum of issues. In 2009, Mr. Bateman co-authored the study The Road Not Yet Taken: the State of U.S. Corporate Environmental Policy and Management. He will discuss the current state of water-related information disclosure and policies among U.S. companies and will describe how investors are incorporating water issues into their decision-making.

A Partnership to Protect Waterways: The River-Friendly Programs - Richard Anthes, New Jersey Water Supply Authority, Somerville, NJ (co-authors: Heather Barrett, Kathleen Hale)
Prioritization of Riparian Buffers on Agricultural Land in the Raritan Basin - Jennifer House, North Jersey RC&D, Clinton, NJ (co-authors: Christine Hall, Kathy Hale, Zeyuan Qiu)
Addressing Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution in Priority Watersheds of the Raritan Basin - Kathleen Hale, NJ Water Supply Authority, Somerville, NJ (co-authors: Christine Hall, Patrick Natale, Richard Anthes)
Recovering Wetlands with the Recovery Act at Lincoln Park, Jersey City - Donald Stevens, The Louis Berger Group, Inc., Morristown, NJ
Concentrated Flow Path Development in Southern Illinois Riparian Buffers - Jon Schoonover, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL (co-authors: Ryan C. Pankau, K.W.J. Williard)
Nitrogen Leaching from Harvested and Intact Autumn Olive Patches in Southern Illinois - Karl Williard, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL (co-authors: Andrew Somor, Derek Evans, Robin Davison, John Groninger, Jon Schoonover)
The Role of a Constructed Wetland in Groundwater Remediation-A Case Study - Robert Gearheart, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA (co-authors: Leo Leonhart, Pamela Beilke)
Using a Conveyance-Based Water Model to Manage New Jersey's Water Resources - Steven Domber, NJ Geological Survey, Trenton, NJ
Internet Based Combined Sewer Overflow Public Notification System - James Knighton, Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia, PA (co-author: Casey Thomas)
Visualization of Hydrologic Simulations in Support of Water Quality Applications for Cypress Creek Watershed, Houston, Texas - Aarin Teague, Rice University, Houston, TX (co-author: Philip Bedient)
New Orleans Drainage Master Plan - Small System Modeling - Jessica Watts, CDM, New Orleans, LA (co-authors: Thomas E. Nye, Gabriel F. Bacca-Cortes)
Integration of Time-Varying Metrological Data for Hydrologic Modeling - Kelly Knee, ASA, Wakefield, RI (co-authors: Eoin Howlett, David Maidment, Roy Mendelssohn, Cara Wilson)
The Jackson River Benthic TMDL 'Impaired River with Hydrologic Regime Controlled by a Dam' - Djamel E. Benelmouffok, The Louis Berger Group, Washington, DC (co-authors: Raed M. El-Farhan, Bjoern Michaelis)
Water Quality Targets for TMDLs: Improved Approaches with Historical Data for Impaired Waterbodies in Southwest Florida - L. Donald Duke, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL (co-author: Jeffrey Talbott)
Application of Chesapeake Bay Community Model to TMDL Development and Watershed Studies - Jing Wu, UMCES, Annapolis, MD (co-authors: Gary W. Shenk, Lewis C. Linker, Dinorah Dalmasy, Cherie Schultz, Robert W. Burgholzer )
TMDL Issues Facing the Transportation Industry - Jy Wu, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC (co-author: ZhaoChun Meng)
Impact of Alternative Wasteload Allocation Procedures in Apportioning a PCB TMDL - Namsoo Suk, Delaware River Basin Commission, West Trenton, NJ (co-author: Thomas J. Fikslin)
Tuesday / November 2 / 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 31, 32, 33, 34, 35
SESSION 31 (Panel): Antidegradation of Surface Waters – The Journey from National Policy to Practice

Panel Moderator: Kenneth Najjar
Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), West Trenton, NJ

Panel Participants:

Chuck Barcsz, National Park Service, Division Chief, Wild & Scenic Rivers, Northeast Region
Kenneth Najjar, DRBC, Planning and IT Branch Manager
Robert Limbeck, DRBC, Watershed Scientist
Chad Pindar, DRBC, Project Review Section Supervisor
Feng Shi, DRBC, Water Resources Modeler

Antidegradation of the nation's surface waters is an element of the Clean Water Act that requires an approved policy and implementation procedure as one of three major components of a Water Quality Standards program. Yet implementation of antidegradation is lagging behind other programs. This panel will explore antidegradation policy and provide a case study of implementation in the Delaware River Basin (DRB). Antidegradation of rivers possessing high water quality is among the top goals of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers program. The National Park Service (NPS) leads the effort to protect and manage surface waters designated under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Among the rivers designated are three reaches of the Delaware River between Hancock, NY and Trenton, NJ. The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) is an interstate agency that manages the water resources of the DRB, which provides water to 16 million people and is home to 8 million residents. DRBC established an antidegradation program known as Special Protection Waters (SPW) to maintain high existing water quality (EWQ) and healthy watersheds in the entire non-tidal Delaware River from Hancock to Trenton. To implement the program DRBC adopted regulations in the 1990s to control point and non-point source pollutant loadings to SPW. In order to manage the program a water quality monitoring and assessment program using a control-point approach was developed. Site-specific quantitative water quality targets based on EWQ have been assigned to control points in the river and at tributary confluences. Implementation of the SPW program includes analysis of new or expanding discharges against targets to assure that EWQ is maintained in the river. Due to the increasing number of applications in the SPW watershed, review of projects has shifted from single project analyses to cumulative impact analyses using models that consider all watershed influences on water quality.

Regulatory Contributions for Water Resources Projects - Michael Catania, Conservation Resources, Chester, NJ (co-author: Anne Heasly)
Regional Planning: Moving Forward or Running In Place? - Jessica Rittler Sanchez, Delaware River Basin Commission, West Trenton, NJ
Regional Planning: Coordinating Water Resource Planning in the Schuylkill River Watershed - Tom Davidock, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Wilmington, DE
Rivers as Legal Structures: Interstate Compacts and Other Legal Regimes - Joseph Dellapenna, Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, PA
Jamaica Bay Watershed - Queens Infrastructure Improvements Project - Brian Sayre, Dewberry, Parsippany, NJ
Comprehensive Watershed Restoration Plan for the Anacostia River - Bjoern Michaelis, The Louis Berger Group, Washington, DC (co-authors: Raed M. El-Farhan, Djamel E. Benelmouffok, Stephen Parker)
Investigating the Role of Land Cover Change on the Hydrology of the River Njoro Watershed - Scott Miller, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (co-author: Tracy J. Baker)
New Orleans Drainage Master Plan - Incorporating Best Management Practices - Jessica Watts, CDM, New Orleans, LA (co-author: Jenny E. VanCalcar)
Planning and Management Along Water Boundaries: the WARPLAM DSS and its implementation steps - Ana Carolina Coelho Maran, Colorado State University & National Water Agency in Brazil, Fort Collins, CO (co-author: Darrell Fontane)
Achieving Stormwater Sustainability Through Green Infrastructure - Robert Traver, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Transforming Water Infrastructure: Stimulus Spending and the Green Project Reserve - Katherine Baer, American Rivers, Washington, DC (co-author: Liz Garland)
Implementation of Green Infrastructure in Philadelphia - Jessica Brooks, Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia, PA (co-author: Lisa Beyer)
Green City Clean Waters: Maximizing Environmental, Social and Economic Benefits While Meeting Regulatory Obligations - Glen Abrams, Philadelphia Water Dept., Office of Watersheds, Philadelphia, PA
Soil Erosion Potential Following Prescribed Burning in the Mixed Hardwood Forests of the Ozark Hills in Southern Illinois - Kyle Monroe, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL (co-authors: Jon E. Schoonover, Charles M. Ruffner, Karl W.J. Williard, John W. Groninger)
Evaluation of Current Best Management Practices Following Natural Gas Pipeline Construction in the Central Appalachians - Bridget Harrison, SIUC, Carbondale, Il (co-authors: Pam J. Edwards, Karl W.J. Williard, Jon E. Schoonover)
Protecting Critical Watersheds in Colorado From - Michael Mchugh, Aurora Water, Aurora, CO (co-authors: Brad Phiel, Don Kennedy)
Impact of Streamside Management Zone Width and Canopy Retention on Hydrologic Response Following Forest Harvest in Appalachian Headwater Streams - Emma Witt, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (co-authors: Chris D Barton, Jeffery W Stringer, Randall K Kolka)
Wednesday / November 3 / 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions 36, 37, 38, 39, 40

Moderator: N. Earl Spangenberg
Stevens Point, WI
Sponsored by the AWRA Education Technical Committee

Reframing the Water Institute Model to Build a Cohesive Water Research Community in the Nation's Capital - Cat Shrier, Watercat Consulting LLC, Washington, DC (co-authors: William Hare, Tolessa Deksissa)
The Role of Water Resources in Industrial Ecology - Joseph J. Delfino, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
The Role of Peer-Reviewed Journals in Communicating Information - Kenneth Lanfear, AWRA, Reston, VA
Teaching Flood Risk in Introductory Geoscience Courses: Problems And Improvements - Tim Lutz, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
University Education Strategies to Address New Problems – Panel Discussion
Evaluating a Process Based Mitigation Wetland Water Budget Model Incorporating Influences from Vegetation - Matthew Gloe, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (co-author: Tess Wynn)
Assessing Wetlands and Mitigation Banks in South Carolina's Coastal Plain - April Taylor, School of the Environment at University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (co-authors: Dan Tufford, Chris DeScherer)
Early Detection and Rapid Response Water Chestnut Task Force - Pat R, Rector, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Morristown, NJ (co-authors: K.H. Klipstein, M. Haberland)
An Assessment of the Vadnais Lake Hypolimnetic Aerators - James Cook, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY (co-authors: Raymond M. Hozalski, Michael Semmens, Miki Hondzo)
Hydromodification and LID Sizing Tool for Clackamas County - Janice Keeley, Brown and Caldwell, Portland, OR (co-author: Nathan Foged)
Stormwater Source Control in NYC: Transforming Streets and Parks for Aquatic Resource Protection - Marit Larson, Deputy Director Wetlands and Riparian Restoration, New York, NY (co-author: Nandan Shetty)
Cooling off the City: Integrating Heat Island Reduction Measures and Stormwater Management to Reduce CSO Overflows - A Case Study in the City of Wilmington - Susan McDaniels, Meliora Environmental Design, LLC, Kimberton, PA (co-author: Gary Schwetz)
Ecological and Stormwater Best Management Practices Planning for Urban Environments - Julie Stein and John McLaughlin, New York City DEP, Flushing, NY
Assessing the Availability of Groundwater Resources in Georgia - Mark Maimone, CDM, Huntington Station, NY (co-authors: James Kennedy, Katherine H. Zitsch)
Southeastern Pennsylvania's Groundwater Protected Area: A 30-Year Perspective - Robert Conway, DRBC, West Trenton, NJ (co-authors: Eric Engle, Chad Pindar)
Simulation of Groundwater Mounding Beneath Hypothetical Stormwater Infiltration Basins - Glen Carleton, U.S. Geological Survey, NJ Water Science Center, West Trenton, NJ (co-authors: Sandra Blick, Joseph Skupien)
Towards Sustainable Water Resources for Saudi Arabia - Assaf Alhawas, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Estimates of Future Water Use in the United States for Large Scale Planning - Thomas Brown, US Forest Service, Fort Collins, CO
Assessing Stream Quality: The Value of Historic Water-Quality Data. - Charles L. Dow, Stroud Water Research Center, Avondale, PA (co-authors: Anthony K. Aufdenkampe, Thomas L. Bott, John K. Jackson, Louis A. Kaplan, Alfred E. Schuyler, Bernard W. Sweeney)
Water and Sustainability, a 21st Century Challenge in Rural West Africa - Joseph Zume, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA
Two Examples of the Challenges and Benefits of Urban Parkland Restoration in a Multi-jurisdictional Cooperative Framework: Wissahickon Creek in Philadelphia and Rock Creek in the District of Columbia - Joe Berg, Biohabitats, Inc., Baltimore, MD
Challenges and Possibilities for Water Resources Information Technologies - Jack Hampson, PBSJ, Tampa, FL
Wednesday / November 3 / 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 41, 42, 43, 44, 45
SESSION 41 (Panel): The Need to Protect Headwaters and How to Do It

Panel Moderator: Carol R. Collier
Executive Director, Delaware River Basin Commission, West Trenton, NJ

Panel Participants:

Aaron Lien, Pinchot Institute for Conservation, Washington, DC
Sally Corrigan, Director of the Office of Community Planning, Milford, PA
Sean McGuinness, Superintendent of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, Beach Lake, PA
Eric Olsen, The Nature Conservancy, Skylands Program Manager and Chair of the Common Waters Initiative, Chester, NJ

In 1600 BC, Emperor Yu of China stated: "to protect your rivers, protect your mountains." This is still true today, and there are many factors threatening the headwater mountains of the Delaware River. The Delaware Basin supplies water to over 15 million people including the City of Philadelphia. The integrity of the water supply is threatened by changes in the headwaters due to increasing residential and commercial development and natural gas well drilling. The panel members, who each have an important role to play in the protection of the headwaters, will discuss their innovative collaborative process that brings together community leaders from three different states, educates the public, and prioritizes lands to be preserved and areas for restoration. There will be time for discussion.

Development and Use of Water Quality Indices to Assess the Impact of BMP Implementation on Water Quality in the Cool Run Tributary of the White Clay Creek Watershed - Anastasia E. M. Chirnside, University of Delaware, Newark, DE (co-author: Alison K. Kiliszek)
Revitalization of the Central Delaware River Waterfront: A Focus on Ecology, Access & Stewardship at Pier 53 - Ed Morgereth, Biohabitats, Inc., Baltimore, MD (co-author: Joe Forkin)
Mussel Powered Living Shorelines for Salt Marsh Erosion Control - Laura Whalen, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Wilmington, DE (co-authors: Danielle Kreeger, David Bushek, Angela Padeletti, Joshua Moody)
Modeling Recent Flooding in the Delaware River - Daniel J. Goode, U.S. Geological Survey, Exton, PA (co-authors: Edward H. Koerkle, Hydrologist, Joan D. Klipsch, Engineer, Amy L. Shallcross)
Issues in Water Quality Trading: Perspectives on the Market-Based Approach - Matthew Heberling, USEPA, Cincinnati, OH
Information and Efficiency in Water Quality Trading – Marc Ribaudo, Economic Research Service – USDA Washington, DC (co-author: Jim Shortle)
Optimal Pollution Trading without Pollution Reductions: A Note - Hale W. Thurston, US EPA, Cincinnati, OH (co-authors: Jorge H. Garcia, Matthew T. Heberling)
Socio-Political Conditions for Successful Water Quality Trading in the South Nation Watershed, Ontario, Canada - Dennis O'Grady, South Nation Conservation, Finch, Ontario, Canada
Data Collection to Demonstrate Efficacy of Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) Through a Thick Vadose Zone - Stephanie Moore, DBS&A, Albuquerque, NM (co-authors: James A. Kelsey, John T. Kay, John M. Stomp, III)
Soil Moisture Measurements for Determining ET and Recharge Fluxes Along a Hillslope - Mark Ross, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (co-authors: Daniel Rodriquez, Jeff Vomacka1, Kenneth Trout)
The Impact of Intensive Stormwater Infiltration on Groundwater Levels in Philadelphia - Mark Maimone, CDM, Woodbury, NY (co-authors: Lance Butler, Dan O'Rourke)
Groundwater Impacts of Stormwater Infiltration: Considerations for Low Impact Development - Daniel O’Rourke , CDM, Edison, NJ (co-authors: Matthew Gamache, Kristina Masterson, Mark Maimone, Scott Coffey)
Impact of Climate Change on the Spatial Extent of Riverine Wetlands - Henry Manguerra, Michael Baker Jr. Inc., Alexandria, VA (co-author: Wilbert Thomas)
Variation in Snow-water Equivalent (SWE) among Tundra, Lakes, and Streams on the Alaskan Arctic Coastal Plain: Implications for Regional SWE Estimates and Ice-thickness - Christopher Arp, U.S. Geological Survey, Anchorage, AK (co-authors: Ben Jones, Richard Beck, Matthew Whitman, Jeff Derry , Michael Lilly, Guido Grosse)
Thermal Stratification Characteristics of Saltsjö Bay in the Inner Stockholm Archipelago Under Extreme Flow Conditions - Venkat Kolluru, ERM, Inc., Exton, PA (co-authors: Bijan Dargahi, Vladimir Cvetkovic)
Projection of Hydrological Indicators to 2050s in Bolivia - Jorge Escurra, Consultant, Washington, DC
Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Water Supply - Sarah Ahmed, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, Rockville, MD (co-author: Cherie L. Schultz)
Wednesday / November 3 / 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 46, 47, 48, 49, 50
SESSION 46 (Panel): The Mid-Atlantic River Basin Commissions – Addressing Increasingly Complex Problems

Panel Moderator: Carol R. Collier
Executive Director, Delaware River Basin Commission, West Trenton, NJ

Panel Participants:

James Richenderfer, Director, Technical Programs, Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC)
Joseph Hoffman, Executive Director, Federal Commissioner, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin Commission
Brigadier General Peter A. "Duke" DeLuca, Commander, USACE North Atlantic Division (NAD) Pennsylvania Commissioner
John T. Hines, Deputy Secretary, Office of Water Management, PA DEP

The Mid-Atlantic Region has three interstate/federal river basin commissions covering portions of seven states. Their mission is to manage the water resources of their respective basins, without regard to political boundaries. Panel members- commissioners and staff of the three agencies - will discuss the increasingly complex issues of water supply allocation including human use and ecological flows, impact of natural gas well drilling and climate change, changing relationships with state regulatory programs, and moving toward integrated water resources management. Formal comments will be kept to a minimum to encourage open dialogue.

Stormwater Management Planning: Considering Watershed Objectives - Adam Zahniser, Herbert, Rowland and Grubic, Inc., State College, PA (co-author: Brad D. Newlin)
Purdue University Campus-Wide Sustainable Stormwater Modification Design - Michele Adams, Meliora Environmental Design, LLC, Kimberton, PA (co-authors: Susan McDaniels, Altje Hoekstra)
Scarlett Knights Go Green: Stormwater and Landscape Master Planning in the University Setting, A Case Study - Jennifer Dowdell, Biohabitats, Inc, Baltimore, MD (co-authors: Seth Richter, Larry Porter, Ted Brown)
Sustaining Alabama’s Fisheries Resources: A Risk-Based Integrated Environmental, Economic, and Social Resource Management Decision Framework - David Hanson, ICF International, Seattle, WA (co-authors: David Hale, Richard Woolridge)
Structural Habitat Designs for Urbanized River Fishery - Jane Rowan, Bioengineering Group, Newtown Square, PA (co-author: Wendi Goldsmith)
Susquehanna Ecosystem Flows Study and Implications to Instream Flow Protection - John Balay, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Harrisburg, PA (co-author: Michele DePhilip, Tara Moberg)
Watershed Improvement Planning and Project Implementation to Target Sediment Load Reductions in Gwinnett County, Georgia Streams - A Case Study of Improvements at a County Park - Jill Stachura, Brown and Caldwell, Atlanta, GA

Moderator: Julie Hajdusek
New Jersey Water Supply Authority, Clinton, NJ

Planning for Land Preservation - Robert O'Neil, NJ Water Supply Authority, Somerville, NJ
Using GIS for Land Preservation - Jen Zhang, NJ Water Supply Authority, Somerville, NJ
Strategies for Funding Land Preservation - Julie Hajdusek, NJ Water Supply Authority, Clinton, NJ
Results and Case Study - Robert O’Neil, Jen Zhang and Julie Hajdusek, NJ Water Supply Authority, Clinton, NJ
A Geographic-Based Assessment of Nitrogen Export in the Opequon Creek Watershed of Virginia and West Virginia - Luc Claessens, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Continuing Restoration of Dissolved Oxygen in the Delaware Estuary: Historical Data and Current Efforts - Erik L. Silldorff, Delaware River Basin Commission, West Trenton, NJ (co-author: Thomas J. Fikslin)
Development of Nutrient Criteria Options for New Jersey Streams: Use of Diatoms and the Biological Condition Gradient Approach - Donald Charles, Patrick Center for Environmental Research, Philadelphia, PA (co-authors: Andrew J. Tuccillo, Thomas J. Belton,)
Post-Audit of Empirical Phosphorus Loading Model for Great Swamp Watershed - Thomas Amidon, Omni Environmental LLC, Princeton, NJ
Applying BNR Technology to meet TMDL Total Nitrogen Requirements at large-scale WPCPs – Norman Bradley, Hazen and Sawyer, New York, NY (co-authors: Robert Smith, Paul Pitt, Sarah Dailey, Keith Mahoney, Elio Paradis)
Wednesday / November 3 / 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 51, 52, 53, 54, 55
SESSION 51 (Panel): Water System Losses – The Six Billion Gallon Question

Panel Moderator: Kenneth Najjar
Delaware River Basin Commission, West Trenton, NJ

Panel Participants:

Kenneth Najjar, Planning and IT Branch Manager, Delaware River Basin Commission
Andrew Chastain-Howley, Regional Director, Miya Water
George Kunkel, Assistant Chief, Water conveyance, Philadelphia Water Department
David Sayers, IT and Water Use Section Supervisor, Delaware River Basin Commission

Water systems lose a staggering six billion gallons of water per day nationally, enough water to supply the needs of the ten largest cities in the US! While water efficiency measures by end users have been shown to reduce system demands, these efforts are often offset by growing system losses due to aging water distribution infrastructure. The key to addressing this problem is accountability for treated water as it moves from source to customer. This panel session will define the role that water loss reduction can play in water management. The panel will present the current state of water loss practices and show how new methods can help tackle water system losses and save millions of dollars in lost revenue. The session will focus on the new water loss control approach developed by the International Water Association (IWA) and American Water Works Association (AWWA) for performing distribution system water audits and system upgrades. Significant developments that have occurred in the area of water accountability in recent years include the release of Free AWWA Water Audit Software, which will be presented and demonstrated. The Philadelphia Water Department's successful experience implementing the IWA/ AWWA water audit methodology will be profiled. Philadelphia, which created the first public water supply in 1801, is again leading the industry by being the first utility in the US to employ the new methodology in 2000. The panel will conclude with an overview of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) regulatory changes in the area of water loss management. These regulations were passed in 2009 and come into full effect in 2012. The DRBC is one of only a handful of regulatory agencies in the US that has embraced the new water loss control approach in recognition of the benefits that controlling water losses can play in water resources management.

A Drinking Water Project in the Philippines through Engineers Without Borders - Amanda Jacobs, Engineers Without Borders, Mid-Atlantic Professional Chapter, Philadelphia, PA
West African Water Resources Management: State-of-the-Art - Georgette Koty, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University, Greensboro, NC
Water Security & Yemen: Will the Lack of Water Security Lead to a Failed State and a National Security Threat to the US? - Catherine Barrett, Booz Allen Hamilton, Arlington, VA
Water Quality Modelling with SWAT for a Watershed in Northern Algeria – Joumana Abou-Nohra, AECOM, Montreal, Canada (co-authors: Pierre Roy, Jacques Langlois, Guy Parent, Raphaël Fauchère, Lennart J. Lindahl)
Hydrogeologic and Water Resource Considerations Related to Natural Gas Production in the NYC Water Supply Watershed - Frank Getchell, Leggette, Brashears & Graham, Inc., Ramsey, NJ (co-authors: Alfred Smith, Ben Wright, Kimberlee Kane)
A Collaborative Process to Identify the Most Feasible Aquifer Recharge Sites in Oklahoma - Matt Bliss, CDM, Denver, CO (co-authors: Nathan Smith, Michael Smith, Wayne Kellogg, Kyle Arthur, Terri Sparks)
Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan: Alternative Supply Development through Watershed Planning Region Reports - Daniel Reisinger, CDM, Denver, CO (co-authors: Kyle Arthur, Gene Lilly, Travis Bogan)
Establishing an Industrial Reclaimed Water Reuse Program for a 22.5 MGD Water Reclamation Facility - Timothy Haag for Donald Palmer, Emerald Coast Utilities Authority, Pensacola, FL (co-author: David Carr)
The Chesapeake Bay TMDL - A Model for New Strategies - Jane McDonough, AECOM, Laurel, MD
A Tool for Evaluating Stream and River Health in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - Katie Foreman, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake, Annapolis, MD (co-authors: Claire Buchanan, Jackie Johnson, Andrea Nagel )
Water Quality and Biological Monitoring as an Assessment Tool in a Potomac River Tributary - Fred Jacobs, AKRF, Inc., Hanover, MD (co-authors: Douglas G. Heimbuch, Christy K. Stoll)
Assessing Watershed Health in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area - Gwen Stanko-Sivirichi, AKRF, Inc., Hanover, MD (co-authors: Fred Jacobs, Christy Stoll, Sandy Collins, Nancy Pentz, Steve Stewart)
Surface Mine Reclamation using Forms of Excess Poultry Manure for the Production of Biomass Energy Crops and Water Quality Improvement - Harry Campbell, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Harrisburg, PA (co-authors: Richard Stehouwer, Scott Van de Mark)
Phosphorus Dynamics in tile-Drain Flow During Storms in the US Midwest - Philippe Vidon, SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY (co-author: PE Cuadra)
Detection of Agricultural Chemicals in Groundwater and Surface Water in the Judith River Basin, Central MT - Christian Schmidt, Montana Department of Agriculture, Helena, MT
Vulnerability Assessment of Agricultural Water in Taiwan - Yun Ju Chen, National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction, Taipei County, Taiwan (co-authors: Shin Wei Chen, Pin Yu Chen)
In-Situ Field Lysimeters for Optimizing Water and Nutrient Use Efficiency - Effi Tripler, Dep. of Water Use Efficiency, Yotvata, Israel (co-authors: Alon Ben-Gal, Zehava Yehuda, Naftali lazarovitch)
Thursday / November 4 / 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions 56, 57, 58, 59, 60
Uncertainties in Picking Climate Projections for Water Resources Impact Studies - Benjamin Harding, AMEC Earth & Environmental, Boulder, co (co-authors: James Prairie, Andrew Wood)
Adaptation to Extreme Droughts: Assessing the Adaptive Capacity of Arizona, Georgia, and Their Community Water Systems - Nathan Engle, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Wet Weather Facility Planning with Climate Change Risk: Case Studies and a Preliminary Estimate of Adaptation Costs for the US Water and Wastewater Sectors - Laurens van der Tak, CH2M HILL, Silver Spring, MD (co-authors: Kathy Freas, Phil Pasteris, Armin Munevar, Jackie Kepke)
Evaluating the Hydrologic Effects of Groundwater Withdrawals on Wetland and Aquatic Habitats in the New Jersey Pinelands - Robert Nicholson, U.S. Geological Survey, New Jersey Water Science Center, West Trenton, NJ (co-authors: Emmanuel Charles, Richard L. Walker)
Development of Vegetation Models to Predict the Potential Effect of Groundwater Withdrawals on Forested Wetlands in the New Jersey Pinelands - Kim J. Laidig, New Jersey Pinelands Commission, New Lisbon, NJ (co-authors: Robert A. Zampella, Allison M. Brown, Nicholas A. Procopio)
Landscape Level Modeling of the Potential Effect of Groundwater-level Declines on Forested Wetlands in the New Jersey Pinelands - Richard Lathrop, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (co-authors: Yangjian Zhang, Zewei Maio, John Bognar)
The Effect of Streamflow Reductions on Aquatic Habitat Availability and Fish and Macroinvertebrate Communities in Coastal Plain Streams in the New Jersey Pinelands - Nicholas A. Procopio, New Jersey Pinelands Commission, New Lisbon, NJ
LID Regional Differences - Joseph Brascher, Clear Creek Solutions, Inc., Tumwater, WA
Centralized Stormwater Management in an Urban Combined Sewer System - Matthew Condiotti, CDM, Philadelphia, PA (co-authors: Chris Crocket, Marc Cammarata)
Major Repairs on a Fish and Recreation Friendly Hydro-plant Run-of-the-River Diversion Structure - Cheri Wilson, Eugene Water & Electric Board, Eugene, OR (co-author: Catrin van Donkelaar)
Bioretention Water Quality Treatment BMP Design for Roads and Bridges: NJ Route 52 Causeway - Rudy Holzmann, Michael Baker Jr., Inc., Hamilton, NJ (co-author: Robert Bevilacqua)
Bidding on Water Conservation: Developing a Reverse Auction in the City of Rahway, New Jersey - Michele Bakacs, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex and Union Counties, North Brunswick , NJ (co-authors: Chris Obropta, Katie Barnett, Elaine Rossi)
The Schuylkill River Philadelphia Drinking Water Supply: the Water Budget Approach and the Role of Hydrologic Modeling - Molly Hesson, CHPlanning Ltd. for Philadelphia Water Dept., Philadelphia, PA
Stretching the World's Water Supply Through Innovation - Tala Qtaishat, NDSU, Fargo, ND (co-author: Jay Leitch)
Development of a Sustainable Water Supply on the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Whiteriver, Arizona - Michael Stover, Indian Health Service, Lakeside, AZ
Effect of Surface Water Quality Prediction on the Determination of Water Supply Yield From a Reservoir System - A Case Study - Oscar Vera, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Orlando, FL (co-authors: David MacIntyre, Matt Alvarez)
Estimating Annual Water Requirements for Marcellus Shale Development by River Basin - Edward M. Buchak, Environmental Resources Management, Inc., Exton, PA (co-author: Christopher Underwood)
City of Indianapolis - Wet Weather Sustainability Integration - Heather Williams, AMEC Earth and Environmental, Indianapolis, IN
Triple Bottom Line Analysis of Philadelphia's Combined Sewer Overflow Control Options - Janet Clements, Stratus Consulting, Boulder, CO (co-authors: Bob Raucher, John Cromwell, Leland Deck, Dave Mills, Eric Horsch)
Green City, Clean Waters: Retrofitting Today's City with Tomorrow's Urban Water System - Matthew Vanaskie, CDM, Philadelphia, PA (co-authors: R. Dwayne Myers, Jim Smullen, Marc Cammarata)
Thursday / November 4 / 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 61, 62, 63, 64, 65
SESSION 61: PANEL: Water and Energy – Emerging Issues

In recent months the nexus between water and energy has been profiled in various media outlets, in particular as it relates to oil and natural gas and created significant discussion on water policy and energy policy and the connections between them. Examples include our traditional source of energy (oil) and the effects of the BP oil spill along the Gulf Coast waters and desires to tap alternative fuels such as natural gas (the Marcellus Shale fields) and the potential impacts to water quality resulting from this exploration in the Northeast United States. Panelists will provide view points on the opportunities and challenges that these two examples present for affecting water and energy policy and their nexus as the national debate on energy policy and alternative approaches continues.

Soil-Based Low Impact Development Facilities Modeling – Joseph Brascher, Clear Creek Solutions, Inc., Tumwater, WA
Stormwater Infiltration: Avoiding Common Causes of Failure – Clay Emerson, Princeton Hydro, LLC, Sicklerville, NJ (co-author: Keithe Merl)
Using TMDLs to Develop and Implement Restoration Plans in Pennsylvania and New Jersey – Fred Lubnow, Princeton Hydro, LLC, Exton, PA
Beaverdam Creek Water Quality Retrofit & Stream Stabilization, Anacostia River, Prince George's County, MD – Ali Abbasi, EA Engineering, Science & Technology, Sparks, MD (co-authors: Antti Koskelo, Jim Morris & Quoc Ngyuen)
Ensuring an Effective Voice in Interstate Conflicts - Thomas Wilmoth, Blankenau Wilmoth LLP, Lincoln, NE (co-author: Donald Blankenau)
Yuba County Water Agency and the Yuba River Accord - From Controversy to Consensus - Jeffrey Weaver, MWH Americas, Inc., Sacramento, CA (co-author: Stephen Grinnell)
The Palouse Basin - A Relatively Successful Model for Collaborative Water Management - Paul Kimmell, Avista Corporation, Pullman, WA
Conflict Resolution in Water Allocation Among Competing Stakeholders: The Case of Hawaii - Chennat Gopalakrishnan, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Simulation of Groundwater-Management Scenarios in the Mullica and Great Egg Harbor River Basins, New Jersey. - Daryll Pope, U.S. Geological Survey, West Trenton, NJ (co-authors: Robert Kecskas, Jeffrey Hoffman, Steven Domber)
Determining Flow Augmentation Rates to Maintain the Water Level in a Lake Impacted by Ground-Water Withdrawal - Laura Nicholson, New Jersey Geological Survey, Trenton, NJ
Arsenic in Sediments and Waters of the Coastal Plain of New Jersey, USA - Julia Barringer, U.S. Geological Survey, West Trenton, NJ (co-authors: Zoltan Szabo, Pamela A Reilly, Jennifer L Bonin, Kimberly Cenno, Marzooq Alebus, Adam Mumford, Lily Young)
Preliminary Results of Simulated Effects of Withdrawals on Groundwater Flow in the New Jersey Pinelands, Southern New Jersey - Emmanuel Charles, U.S. Geological Survey, West Trenton, NJ (co-author: Robert S Nicholson)
Evaluating Future Climate-Change Driven Flood Risks to Inform Policy: the North Carolina Sea Level Rise Risk Management Study - Jerry Sparks, Dewberry, Fairfax, VA (co-authors: John K. Dorman, Adam S.D. Hosking)
Climate Change, Sea-level Rise & Environmental Diaspora - Eric Fitch, Environmental Science Program, Marietta, OH
Future U.S. Fuel Moisture Trends in a Changing Climate - Yongqiang Liu, USDA Forest Service, Athens, GA
Thursday / November 4 / 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 66, 67, 68, 69, 70
Roadmap for a Sustainable Future - Chris Niforatos, Halcrow, Tampa, FL
Managing Growing Demands for Water Related to Marcellus Shale - Paula Ballaron, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Harrisburg, PA
Predicting Hydropower Potential on Ungaged Streams in Pohnpei Island, The Federated States of Micronesia (FMS) - Shahram Khosrowpanah, University of Guam/Water & Environmental Research Institute, Mangilao, Guam (co-authors: Leroy Heitz)
SESSION 67: Water and Conflict
New Approaches to Water Allocation: Eastern Permit Statutes - Joseph Dellapenna, Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, PA
Water and Conflict: Effective Collaboration in Water Resources Management - Brian Manwaring and Sasha Stortz, U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, Tucson, AZ
Philadelphia Water Department Stormwater Fees - A Perspective from “Downstream” – John Miller, Princeton Hydro, LLC, Ringoes, NJ
The Role of Barrier Island Restoration on Hurricane Surge and Wave Reduction - Alison Sleath Grzegorzewski, USACE Engineer R&D Center, Vicksburg, MS (co-authors: Mary A Cialone, Ty V Wamsley)
Impacts of Withdrawls on the Thermal Regime of the Weeki Wachee River - Daniel Mendelsohn, Applied Science Associates, South Kingstown, RI (co-authors: Steve Peene, Ray Pribble)
Recovery From a Coastal Storm - Replacement of a 20 MGD Wastewater Treatment Plant Following Hurricane Ivan - Timothy Haag, ECUA, Pensacola, FL (co-author: Stephen E. Sorrell)
Climate Change Indicators for Coastal Management - Elizabeth Strange, ICF International, Washington, DC (co-authors: Susan Asam, Anne Choate, Marybeth Riley-Gilbert)
Manursing Lake Tidal Gate Replacement & Aquatic Habitat Restoration - Thomas Shay, Woodard & Curran, White Plains, NY (co-author: Sven Hoeger )
Assessing Pathogen Contamination in an Suburban Watershed Using Soil and Water Assessment Tool - Lizhang Wang, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ (co-author: Zeyuan Qiu)
Many-Objective Groundwater Monitoring Network Design Using Bias-Aware Ensemble Kalman Filtering, Evolutionary Optimization, and Visual Analytics - Patrick Reed, Penn State University, University Park, PA (co-author: Joshua Kollat)
Study of the Pollutant Routing Algorithm for Water Quality Modeling in HSPF - Sen Bai, Tetra Tech, Inc, Fairfax, VA
Water Balance Model for a Pervious Catchment - Peter Steinberg, GoldSim Technology Group, Issaquah, WA
Moisture Index Regression Model for Climatic Characterization of Minasgerais State, Brazil and Climate Change Studies - Marcelo De Carvalho Alves, Federal University of Mato Grosso, 78050-040, MT, Brazil (co-author: Luiz Gonsaga de Carvalho)
Incorporating Growth and Mutation into Enteric Bacteria Fate and Transport Models – Vanni Bucci, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (co-authors: S. Hoover, F. L. Hellweger)
Release and Resuspension of E. coli from Direct Fecal Deposits in Streams - Rachel McDaniel, Iowa State University, Ames, IA (co-authors: Michelle Soupir, Ross Tuttle, Chris Rehmann)
Targeted Monitoring Protocol for Fecal Contamination - Amy Soli, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, Pennington, NJ (co-authors: Thomas Amidon, Gary Bowles)
Hydrologic Variability and Associated Water Quality in a Watershed Underlain by Shallow Soils and Fractured Bedrock - Todd Kratzer, NJ Water Supply Authority, Somerville, NJ
Thursday / November 4 / 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 71, 72, 73, 74, 75
Predicting Water Quality in a New Lagoon System in the Caribbean – Deborah Crowley, Applied Science Associates, South Kingstown, RI, (co-authors: Daniel Mendelsohn, Matt Goodrich)
Simulated Effects of Groundwater Withdrawals and Advective Subsurface Transport of Nitrogen in Central Coastal New Jersey - Stephen Cauller, U.S. Geological Survey, West Trenton, NJ (co-authors: Lois Voronin, Mary Chepiga, Robert Nicholson)
The Importance of Contract Specifications in Executing Ecological Restoration Projects: The Malibu Beach/Route 52 Causeway Replacement Case Study - Rebecca Lyne, Michael Baker Jr., Inc., Hamilton, NJ
Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Rejuvenation Project - It Takes A Whole Village “Linking Science, Management, Policy and Funding” – Jeffrey Bross and Dianne Daly, Duffield Associates, Cape May Court House, NJ
SESSION 72: Stream Ecology
Effects of Nutrients Upon Delaware River benthic algae: DRBC Algal Biomonitoring and an In-situ Nutrient Bioassay Experiment. - Robert Limbeck, Delaware River Basin Commission, West Trenton, NJ (co-author: Robin Brightbill)
Quantifying Instream Habitat: Two-dimensional Hydrodynamic Analysis - Gerald Bright, Philadelphia Water Dept. Office of Watersheds, Philadelphia, PA)
Surface Water-Stream Channel Processes: Pros and Cons of a Bank Pin Monitoring Approach to Estimating Bank Erosion in the Wissahickon Creek Watershed – Erik Haniman, Philadelphia Water Department, Office of Watersheds, Philadelphia, PA (co-author: Marisa McGovern)
Stream Reclamation Design Using GIS, West-Central Florida Case Study - Karen Warner, BCI Engineers & Scientists, Inc., Lakeland, Fl (co-author: Aziza Baan)
Impact of anthropogenic activities on droughts in Northern China and floods in Southern China - Tadanobu Nakayama, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba City, Iba, Japan
Willingness to Pay for Riparian Zones in an Ozark Watershed - Sarah Lewis, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (co-author: Jennie S. Popp)
Strategic Public Partnering For Ecological Benefit: Leveraging Regulatory Requirements and Funding Opportunities for Social and Environmental Benefits - Robert Bevilacqua, Michael Baker Jr., Inc., Hamilton, NJ
Equitable Stormwater Billing and Urban Stormwater Management - Casey Thomas, Philadelphia Water Dept., Philadelphia, PA (co-authors: Sean McGinnis, Erin Williams)
Implementing a Stormwater Credit and Design Assistance Program for Commercial Properties in Philadelphia, PA – Shandor Szalay, AKRF, Inc., Philadelphia, PA (co-author: Glen J. Abrams)
Challenges and Solutions to Water Pollution Management: Water Quality Standards and Effective Water Protection Practices - Cindy J. Lin, US EPA Region 9, Los Angeles, CA
Perfluorinated Chemicals in the Delaware River - Ronald MacGillivray, Delaware River Basin Commission, West Trenton, NJ (co-author: Thomas J. Fikslin)
E. coli Distribution & Streambed Processes of the Greybull River - Corey Beaugh, U. of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (co-authors: Ginger Paige, Scott Miller, Carl Legleiter, Steve Jones)
A TEQ Analysis of PCBs and Dioxin/Furans (DxFs) in Fish Tissue from the Delaware River - Gregory Cavallo, Delaware River Basin Commission, West Trenton, NJ (co-author: Thomas J. Fikslin)
A Model Site for Innovative Stormwater Management - Keithe Merl, Princeton Hydro, LLC, Sicklerville, NJ (co-author: Geoff Goll)
Surface Water-Stream channel Processes: Integrated Watershed Approach to Restoring the Tacony Creek Valley in Philadelphia, PA - Rick Howley, Philadelphia Water Dept., Office of Watersheds, Philadelphia, PA (co-author: Scott D. Peyton,)
Stormwater Attenuation and Gully Repair in Carpenters Woods, Wissahickon Valley Park, Philadelphia - Todd Moses, Skelly and Loy, Inc. , Harrisburg, PA (co-authors: Daniel Aungst, Gerald Longenecker)
Wissahickon Creek Infiltration Basin and Riparian Corridor - Yong-Woo Lee, Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC, Philadelphia, PA (co-author: Mark R. Flaherty, Metz Engineers Lansdale, PA )
Stream Restoration Feasibility and Design at Cobbs Creek, Philadelphia, PA - Ellen McClure, Biohabitats, Inc., Baltimore, MD (co-authors: Rick Howley, Gary Emmanuel,)