AWRA 2010 Spring Specialty Conference
Poster Session


Monday, March 29 - Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Poster Session Abstracts

Posters will be on display Monday, from 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM (Poster Presenters will be at their posters from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM during the Opening Networking Reception) and Tuesday from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

(Note:  The Presenter of each paper/poster is in BOLD type immediately following the paper title.
Co-authors are then listed in parentheses.)

Quantifying the Impact of Land Use Change on Non-Point Source Nitrogen Loading to Streams in the Contiguous United States - Md. Jahangir Alam, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (co-author: Jonathan L. Goodall )
Hydrological Effects Due to the Changes Land Use and Cover in the Basin of a Feliciano (Entre Rios Province, Argentina) - Alejandra Arbuet, Departamento de Hidrologoa - Facultad de Ingeniera y Ciencias H, Santa Fe, SF, Argentina (co-authors: Raul Pedraza, Graciela Pusineri)
Natural Stream Flow Estimates for Montana: Using the NHDPlus Unit Runoff Method - Ariel Bates, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO
Finding Flooding Solutions using Interfacing Tools to Aid in Model Calibration and Public Collaboration - Cynthia Baumann, CDM, Providence, RI (co-author: Catherine Chomat)
A Watershed-Based Hydrogeographic Analysis System for Forest Product Industry Stakeholders - John Beebe, NCASI , Kalamazoo, MI
Hydrologic Response Estimation of the Arroyo Cabrera (Spanish Central System) Flash Flood 1997 Event - Jose Maria Bodoque, University of Castilla La Mancha, Toledo, TOL, Spain (co-authors: Ballesteros-Canovas, J.A., Sánchez, M., Díez-Herrero, A., Nieto, A., Larsen, P.T.)
Creating Complex Chem-Box Labels in ArcGIS - Gary Bowles, Omni Environmental, Princeton, NJ (co-author: Gopi Jaligama)
The Role of GIS in Identifying Utilities Vulnerable to Erosion from Natural Watercourses - Rayna Carmichael, AECOM Canada Ltd., Kitchener, ON, Canada (co-authos: Wolfgang Wolter
A Methodology for Forecasting Local and Regional Water Sustainability - Rebecca Carrol, USACE, Champaign, IL (co-authors: Ryan Holmes, MeLena Hessel, Laura Curvey)
Putting the Information Together for Making Better Management Decisions: Water Quantity and Quality Story of the St. Johns River in NE Florida - Aisa Ceric, St. Johns River Water Management District, Palatka, FL (co-authors: Steve Winkler, Fay Baird, Tom Mirti, Kyle Knoche)
Application of Geographic Information System GIS and Groundwater Modeling System GMS for Management of Hardelot-Plage's Littoral, North of French - Fadi Chaaban, Laboratoire de Génie Civil et géo-Environnement LGCgE, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (USTL), Villeneuve d'Ascq, France (co-authors: B. Louche, J. El Khattabi, E. Masson, H.Darwishe, E.Carlier, Yvonne Battiau-Queney)
WARPLAM DSS: an Approach for the Delineation of Water Resources Planning and Management Regions using GIS - Ana Carolina Coelho Maran, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (co-authors: Darrell G. Fontane; Evan Vlachos)
Identifying Potentially High-Yield Groundwater Resources using GIS - Frances Curtis, Weston Solutions Inc, West Chester, PA (co-author: Daniel Strobridge)
Groundwater Management in the Chalk Aquifer in Bethune (North of France): Coupling of GIS and Hydro Geological Modeling - Hanan Darwishe, Laboratoire de Génie Civil et géo-Environnement LGCgE, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (USTL), Villeneuve d'Ascq, France (co-authors: B. Louche, E. Masson, J. El Khattabi, F. Chaaban, E. Carlier)
GIS-Based Application of Erosion-3D Model for Identification of Potential Sediment Source Areas and Derivation of Site Related Measures to Minimize Erosion - Mengistu Defersha, Florida International University, Miami, FL (co-authors: A. Melesse, M. McClain)
Interrill Erosion, Runoff and Sediment Size Distribution as Affected by Slope Steepness and Antecedent Moisture Content - Mengistu Defersha, Florida International University, Miami, FL (co-authors: Shoeb Quraishi, A. Melesse, M. McClain)
Developing Residential Irrigable Areas Using GIS - Corey Denninger, SWFWMD - Southwest Florida Water Management District, Brooksville, FL (co-authors: Yassert Gonzalez, Kevin Wills)
TIN Processing for Hydraulic Analysis Using GIS - Sunit Deo, HDR Engineering, Inc, Austin, TX (co-author: Justin Rogers)
Modeling the Influence of Vegetation Dynamics on the hydrology of Mara River Basin using Semi-distributed Hydrologic Models - Shimelis Dessu, Florida International University, Miami, FL (co-authors: Assefa M. Melese, Michael McClain)
National Hydrography Dataset Plus (NHDPlus) Elevation-Derived Catchments - Tommy Dewald, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Water, Arlington, VA
Water Resources Assessment and GIS-Based Stormwater Runoff Estimates for Artificial Recharge of Freshwater Aquifers in New Providence, Bahamas - Genevieve Diamond, Florida International University, Miami, FL (co-author: Assefa Melesse)
Glacier Variability in Wyoming's Teton Range - Glenn Tootle , University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (co-authors: Jake Edmunds, Greg Kerr)
SWAT Model as a Decision Support Tool for Framing Adaptation Strategies in Agriculture under Changing Climate - Vellingiri Geethalakshmi, Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, TN, India (co-authors: A.Lakshmanan, R. Srinivasan)
Siting, Preliminary Groundwater Modeling, and Conceptual Design of the Paradise Run Aquifer Storage and Recovery Demonstration Project in the Lower Kissimmee River Basin, Florida - Steven Gong, CH2M HILL, Deerfield Beach, FL (co-authors: Robert Verrastro, Jeff Lehnen, Chris Peters, Jim Bays, Mark Mcneal)
Online Mapping Systems for Hydroclimatic Data Delivery - Stephen Gray, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (co-authors: Christopher Nicholson, Tony Bergantino)
GIS Needs in Permaforst Dominated Regions: An Example from Central Alaska - Mary Greene, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (co-authors: Cathy J. Wilson, Steven P. Brumby, Jean M. Foster, Joel C. Rowland)
Vermont Public Community Water Systems Groundwater Interference Study - Eric Hanson, Vermont Rural Water Assocation, Bristol, VT
Using Geographic Information Systems to Analyze Main Water Line Repair Data to Assist in Strategic Real Water Loss Reductions and Asset Management - Shawn Hardeman, NM Environmental Finance Center, Albuquerque, NM
Hydrologic Resource Sheds and Great Lakes Applications - Chansheng He, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (co-author: Thomas E. Croley II)
The KCI Geofusion Center is an Innovative Blending of Technologies Designed to Assist in Monitoring Environmental Compliance on Construction Sites. - Christopher Heyn and Brian Maher, KCI Technologies, Inc., Sparks, MD (co-authors: Ian Botts, Ashton Lamont)
Development of a Decision Support Tool to Ensure Safe Drinking Water in Rural Communities in Puerto Rico - Sangchul Hwang, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR (co-author: Melissa Herrera)
The Hydrographic Setting for Mercury Sampling - Kathy Isham, U.S. Geological Survey, Lakewood, CO (co-author: Jeff Simley)
Screening Watershed Health Using Spatial Datasets - Elisabeth Jenicek, USACE, Champaign, IL (co-authors: Natalie Myers, Rebecca Carrol)
Using Web-Based GIS to Manage Hardcopy Infrastructure Plans - Mary Johnson, Avencia Incorporated, Philadelphia, PA (co-author: Robert Cheetham)
Innovative Approaches and GIS Tools for Watershed Planning - Anwar Khan, HDR Engineering Inc., West Palm Beach, FL (co-authors: Steve Schubert, Lewis Hornung, Barry Wharton, Stephanie Morse)
Modeling the Effect of Land Use/ Land Cover Change and rainfall on the Hydrology of the Upper Mara River Basin - Liya Mango, Florida International University, Miami, FL (co-authors: A Melesse, M. McClain. D. Gann, S. Setegn)
An Alternative Delineation of Basins Method using DEMs. Preliminary Algorithms. - Sergio Martinez, Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Ags, Mexico (co-author: Gonzalo Espinoza)
Partners in Stewardship of the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) - David McCartney presenting for Elizabeth McCartney, U.S. Geological Survey, Rolla, MO (co-author: Barbara Ray)
Automatic Estimation of Flood Flows in the Island of Tenerife, Spain – Francisco Olivera, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (co-authors: Jose Fernandez-Bethencourt, Pedro Delgado-Melian, Jesus Lopez-Garcia, Martin Rodriguez-Pallares)
Navigability Potential of Washington Rivers and Streams Determined with Hydraulic Geometry and Geographic Information System - Theresa Olsen, U.S. Geological Survey, Tacoma, WA (co-author: Chris Magirl)
Analyzing Changes in Vegetation over the last Sixty Years in Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area, Florida, USA - Sarita Pachhai Karki, Post, Buckley, Schuh & Jernigan, Inc, Jacksonville, FL (co-authors: John R. Stenberg, Walter Godwin)
Innovating GIS Education with a FishFinder - Travis Rayfield, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY (co-authors: William Wright, Michael Hendricks)
Calibration and Validation of Arcswat Model for Prediction of Hydrological Water Balance of Rio Haina Basin, Dominica Republic - Shimelis Setegn, Florida International University (FIU), Miami, FL (co-authors: Assefa Melesse, Michael McClain, Xixi Wang )
Analysis of Spatial Distribution of Climate Data Impact on Prediction of the Hydrology of Beles Basin, Ethiopia: Application of Remote Sensing, GIS and Hydrological Model. - Shimelis Setegn, Florida International University (FIU), Miami, FL (co-authors: Yirgalem Chebud, Assefa Melesse)
The Role of Hydrography in Popular Map Viewers - Jeff Simley, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO
A GIS-Based Vulnerability Assessment and Disaster Management Tool for Surface Water, Groundwater, and Dams - Tanya Holtz, INTERA, Inc., Lafayette, CO (co-authors: Abhishek Singh, Toya Jones, John Pickens, Robert M Holt, Joel Kuszmaul)
UTIMS: Utah Inundation Mapping Software - Brian Stevens, AMEC, Nashville, TN (co-authors: Sanjay Chauhan, David S. Bowles)
LiDAR Data Used to Develop Flood Inundation Maps and Sediment Storage Metrics for Cattail Creek in Howard County, Maryland - Dennis Sugrue, US Military Academy, Cornwall on Hudson, NY (co-author: Peter Wilcock)
The Effect of Land Use/ Management on Spatial Variation of Water Quality Parameters in Yuna and Haina River Watersheds, Dominican Republic - Ashley Thomas, Florida International University, Miami, FL (co-authors: A. M. Melesse, S. Setegn, F. Nunez, J. Chalas, A.G. Castillo)
The Effect of Reservoir on Spatial Variation of Water Quality Parameters in Yuna River Watershed, Dominican Republic - Ashley Thomas, Florida International University, Miami, FL (co-authors: A. M. Melesse, S. Setegn, F. Nunez, J. Chalas, A.G. Castillo)
DEM Generation of Lake Okeechobee and EAA - Dan Vogler, CNI- USACE Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL (co-author: Paul Holt)
Calibration of an Integrated Surface Water - Michael O. Walters, ADA Engineering, Tampa, Fl (co-authors: James L. Greco, III)
A GIS-Based Integrated Flood Information System - Donghai Wang, GEI Consultants, Inc., Rancho Cordova, CA (co-authors: Naser Bateni, David Parker, Arthur Hinojosa, Jeremy Arrich, Jon Ericson)
Using an Expert Evaluation Process and GIS Tools for Selection of an Off-Line Reservoir Site in West Central and Southwest Florida - Gary Wantland, MWH Americas, Inc., Tampa, FL (co-author: Cara Rothfuss)
Integrated Spatio-Temporal Modeling Using an Open Source Model Builder Application Linked to Web Processing Services Based Hydrologic Models - Ping Yang, Idaho State University, Idaho Falls, ID (co-authors: Cao Yang, Daniel P. Ames)