2017 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference
Poster Session


Poster Sessions
Monday, Nov. 6 - Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017

Posters will be on display Monday, from 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM and Tuesday from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
(Poster Presenters will be at their posters from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM during the Monday Opening Networking Reception) Note: Posters are listed in alphabetical order by Presenter's last name.

The Presenter of each poster is in BOLD type immediately following the poster title.
Co-authors are then listed in parentheses.

Effect of Vegetation and Micro Climate on Solar Power Efficiency - Elnaz Hassanpour Adeh, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA (co-author: C. W. Higgins)
Evaluation Methodology for Small-Scale Stream Temperature Models - Aida Arik, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, USA (co-author: J. Selker)
Advances in Meteorological and Hydrological Data Acquisition Using Cloud Computing - Keith Bellingham, Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Portland, OR, USA (co-author: S. South)
Edible Biodegradable Glycerol Plasticized Starch Bio-Plastics Containing Lipid Emulsions Produced Specifically for Use in the Fishing Industry - Zach Bodnick, Oxbridge Academy, West Palm Beach, FL, USA (co-author: T. E. Thornton)
Macroinvertebrates as Bioindicators: Determining the Impact of a Hydroelectric Project on the Pilaton and Tupi Rivers in Ecuador - Nora Boylan, Oregon State University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Ending Overdraft in California under Climate Change - Ian Buck, MWH, now part of Stantec, Sacramento, CA, USA (co-authors: M. S. Dogan, J. R. Lund)
The Result of a Local Initiative to Properly Manage Soft Plastics Along South Florida's Well Known Sea Turtle Nesting Beach: A Case Study of Juno Beach, FL - Kaitlyn Campbell, Oxbridge Academy, West Palm Beach, FL, USA (co-author: T. E. Thornton)
Degradation of Water Quality Through the Use of Synthetic Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles and Oxybenzone: The Unfamiliarity of the General Public to Sunscreen Toxicity on Coral Reef Biotas - Martina Cavard, Oxbridge Academy, West Palm Beach, FL, USA (co-author: T. E. Thornton)
Comparing Runoff and Storage in Three Rivers - Tom Chisholm, US Army Corps Northwestern Division, Portland, OR, USA
Closing the Loop: Three Years of BMP Monitoring Results and Feedback, Experiences from the Pacific Northwest Region of the USDA Forest Service - Caty Clifton, USDA Forest Service, Portland, OR, USA (co-authors: B. Coffin, B. Staab)
Validating the Quantification of Heavy Metals in Public and Private Drinking Water Systems Using Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry - Lucas Coelho, Oxbridge Academy, West Palm Beach, FL, USA (co-authors: L. Turner, T. E. Thornton)
Dams and Sediment in the Amazon Basin: a Review of Standard Practices for Environmental Impact Assessments and Mitigation/Monitoring Plans - Trey Crouch, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA (co-author: D. Kaplan)
Stream Water Quality of a Watershed with Strong Surface Water Groundwater Interaction - Shuhui Dun, Pierce County Planning & Public Works, Tacoma, WA, USA (co-authors: T. Kantz, W. Kruse)
Characterizing Seasonal Estuary Fish Assemblages and Environmental Conditions at Tide-Gate Locations in the Coos Bay Estuary - Nicole Feiten, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA (co-authors: R. Flitcroft, M. Santelmann)
Metabolic Fingerprinting of Benthic And Aquatic Microbial Communities for Use in Managing Impaired Watersheds - Dennis Gilfillan, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, USA (co-author: P. Scheuerman)
A Long Term Study of The Potential for Carbon Sequestration in Grassy Waters Preserve Quantifying the Carbon Sequestration Ability of the Hydric, Incepticols, and Calcitic Mud Soils in the Drinking Water Source of West Palm Beach, FL - Christian Glenn, Oxbridge Academy, West Palm Beach, FL, USA (co-authors: D. Pearson, T. E. Thornton, S. Dorfman, M. Josan, A. J. Demondy-Mckeen)
Developing Metrics to Characterize Heat Budgets in Off-Channel Habitats, Willamette River, OR - Carolyn Gombert, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA (co-authors: S.T. Lancaster, G.E. Grant, R.L. Flitcroft)
Coordinating Water Supply Diversification Efforts for Enhanced Regional Reliability: A Case Study in the Bay Area - Patricia Gonzales, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA (co-author: N. Ajami)
Turbidity and Sediment Impacts on Water Quality - Stephen Howard, Dekalb County Watershed Management, Riverdale, GA, USA
Winter Snowfall Temperatures in the Western United States - Michelle Hu, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA (co-author: A. Nolin)
Developing Curricular Activities to Turn a Natural Watershed into a Living Hydrologic Laboratory - Mohammad Iqbal, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, USA
Estimation of Low-Flow at Ungauged Sites Based on Regional Frequency Analysis in South Korea - Kichul Jung, Dankook University, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea (co-authors: B. Kang)
Uranium Occurrence in Groundwater in Northeastern Washington State - Sue Kahle, US Geological Survey, Tacoma, WA, USA
Estimation of Storm-Centered ARFs Using Radar Rainfall for Different Durations and Return Periods - Eunji Kim, Dankook University, Yongin-si, South Korea (co-author: B. Kang)
Drinking Water Utility Needs: a Bottom-Up Perspective - Meghan Klasic, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA, USA (co-author: J. Ekstrom)
Nitrate Cycling in a Submerged Aquatic Plant: Determining the Value of Vallisneria Americana as a Nitrogen Sequester - Cory Liang, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL, USA (co-authors: W. Everham, H. Urakawa)
Fate and Transport Modeling of Chemical Contaminates Analyzed from Source Waters that Lead to Toxic Megablooms in the Saint Lucie Watershed of South Florida - Robert Linck, Oxbridge Academy, West Palm Beach, FL, USA (co-authors: E. Mirkin, R. Dukor, T. E. Thornton)
Sample Preservation Protocols for Maintaining Species Stability of Arsenic, Chromium, and Selenium in Surface Water and Groundwater - Contessa Lowery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Renewable Hydrogen Generation from Food-Processing Wastewater to Reduce Wastewater Processing Costs - Gouri Mahadwar, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA (co-authors: G. Mahadwar, H. Liu)
Using a Local Political Action Project to Control Fishery-Generated Soft Plastic Debris on the Turtle Nesting Beaches of Florida's South-Eastern Coast - Faith Maniti, Oxbridge Academy, West Palm Beach, FL, USA (co-author: T. E. Thornton)
Hydrographic Advancements in Oregon: Case Studies of How the Oregon Water Resources Department is Meeting the Challenges of an Expanding Surface-Water Data Collection Program - Rich Marvin, OR Water Resources Dept., Salem, OR, USA (co-authors: K. Morris, T. Kelly)
The Elimination of Antifouling Paints: The Use of Ultrasonic Soundwaves for Small Scale Recreational and Commercial Applications - Maximilian McGould, Oxbridge Academy, West Palm Beach, FL, USA (co-author: T. E. Thornton)
An Examination of the Fecal Matter Origin on the South Florida Beaches by Studying the Sucrarose Levels in Selected Regions - Joseph Rubsamen, Oxbridge Academy, West Palm Beach, FL, USA (co-authors: R. Dukor, T. E. Thornton)
Assessing Floodplain Loss Using Hydrogeomorphic Mapping - Kara Scheel, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA (co-authors: R. Morrison, F. Nardi, A. Annis)
Assessment of Mississippi River & Tributaries Future Flood Conditions - Ahmad Tavakoly, USACE-Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, Vicksburg, MS, USA (co-authors: J. W. Lewis, A. A. Tavakoly, A. D. Snow)
Hydrologic Monitoring and Trends in the Upper Klamath Basin Over the Last Decade - Michael Thoma, Oregon Water Resources, Salem, OR, USA(co-author: J. L. LaMarche, K. E. Lite Jr., E. B. Gates)
The Legacy Of Lead Mining in the Coeur d'Alene River Basin: Web Applications for Stakeholder Education, Engagement, and Decision-Making - Karen Trebitz, University of Idhao, Moscow, ID, USA (co-authors: V. Suchar, A. Odell, R. Lew, K. Trebitz, T. Elder, M. Wiest)
Analyzing and Predicting the Relationship Between Hydrodynamics and Macrobenthic Infauna on Intertidal Mudflat in the Deep Bay, Pearl River Estuary, China - Ye Yang, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong (co-authors: T. Fong May Chui, P. Ping Shen, Y. Yang)