2016 AWRA Summer Specialty Conference: GIS and Water Resources IX
Oral Sessions
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Monday / July 11 / 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Martha Corrozi Narvaez
President, American Water Resources Association
Water Resources Agency, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Dean Djokic
Conference General Chair and Technical Program Chair
Esri, Redlands, CA

Keynote Speaker


 Anne Castle

Anne Castle

Senior Fellow, Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment,
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

"If Only I Had It on a Map"

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Monday / July 11 / 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4

Moderator - Tommy Dewald
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Arlington, VA

PowerpointNHDPlus and the National Water Model - David Maidment, Center for Research in Water Resources, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (co-author: E. Clark)
PowerpointApplications of the Incident Command Tool for Drinking Water Protection (ICWater) - William Samuels, Leidos, Alexandria, VA (co-authors: R. Bahadur, C. Ziemniak)
Using StreamCat and the NHDPlus Framework to Model and Map the Biological Condition of USA Streams and Rivers - Ryan Hill, ORISE c/o US EPA Western Ecology Division, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: M. H. Weber, E. W. Fox, S. G. Leibowitz, D. J. Thornbrugh)
Exploring Patterns of Clean Water Act Implementation Across Catchments - Daniel Auerbach, EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds, Washington, DC (co-authors: A. Engelberg, L. Shumway)

Moderator - Daniel Siegel
Esri, Redlands, CA

PowerpointThe BGC River Network Tool: a Web-based Hydrotechnical Analysis Tool for Rivers and Streams in North America - Richard Carter and Jamie Sorensen, BGC Engineering Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada (co-authors: P. Grover, G. Ferris, E. Scordo, M. Robinson, A. Beck)
PowerpointThe Daily Erosion (and Runoff) Project: Summary and Lessons Learned - Brian Gelder, Iowa State University, Ames, IA (co-authors: R. Cruse, D. James, D. Herzmann)
PowerpointScale and Resolution Matter: Visualizing Rivers to Understand and Manage Local Processes - Andrew Nelson, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, Tukwila, WA (co-authors: D. McLean, P. Brooks, M. Ohrt, P. Dillon)

Go with the flow: Creating Your Own Hosted Watershed and Trace Downstream Geoprocessing Service - Caitlin Scopel, Esri, Hermosa Beach, CA

 

Moderator - Sandra Fox
St Johns River Water Management District, Palatka, FL

Ultra High Resolution Aerial Remote Sensing: Changing the Way We Collect and Use Geospatial Wildlife Data - Christian Newman, APEM Inc., Gainesville, FL (co-authors: S. Clough, M. Rehfisch, D. Campbell)
'The Art of the Possible'- Find Out Where the Wild Things Are - John Sloat, WaterCube, Daniel Island, SC (co-authors: S. Banjavcic, A. R. Schmidt)
Integrated 2D Modeling in Upper St. Johns River Basin Using ICPR Version 4 - Peter Singhofen, Streamline Technologies, Inc., Winter Springs, FL (co-author: J. Gregory)
Wetland Hydroperiod Analysis - Sandra Fox, St Johns River Water Management District, Palatka, FL
Hole In the Donut: Using Hydroperiod to Measure Everglades Restoration Success - Stephen Bourne, Atkins, Milledgeville, GA (co-authors: J. Hampson, C. Siler)

Moderator - Ram Ray
Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX

PowerpointAquifer Management via MODFLOW Modeling in the Cloud - Norm Jones, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (co-authors: J. Greer, D. Jones)
Online Well Data and Usage Management for Texas Groundwater Districts - Alan Lemon, Aquaveo LLC, Provo, UT (co-authors: H. Tran, N. Jones)
Online Well Data Management Integrated with MODFLOW Model - Alan Lemon, Aquaveo LLC, Provo, UT (co-authors: T. Griffiths, S. Kudlas, R. Burholzer, A. Lemon)


Monday / July 11 / 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 5, 6, 7, 8

Moderator - Al Rea
U.S. Geological Survey, Boise, ID

National Hydrography Dataset Plus High Resolution (NHDPlusHR) Status - Ellen Finelli, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO (co-author: A. Rea)
Streamflow and Stream-Water-Quality Modeling using NHDPlus Data, Including High Resolution, 1:24,000 scale, Data (NHDPlusHR) - Richard Moore, U.S. Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH (co-author: C. Johnston)
Benefits and Challenges in Migrating Applications On NHDPlusV2 Data to High Resolution NHDPlus - Curtis Price, U.S. Geological Survey, Rapid City, SD (co-author: A Rea)
Using NHDPlusHR Elevation Derivatives to Evaluate Disconnected Networks in Full Resolution NHD - Curtis Price, U.S. Geological Survey, Rapid City, SD (co-author: A. Doumbouya)

Moderator - Dean Djokic
Esri, Redlands, CA

Overcoming 'Big Data, Big Analysis' Challenges for Flood Risk Management Decision Making - David Ford, David Ford Consulting Engineers. Inc., Sacramento, CA (co-author: D. Lee)
Successfully Overcoming Big Computing Challenges for a System-wide Analysis: The California Central Valley Hydrology Study - Nathan Pingel, David Ford Consulting Engineers, Inc., Sacramento, CA
Large Scale Hydrodynamic Modeling for Multi-Objective Floodplain Management - Kevin Coulton, CBEC, Inc., West Sacramento, CA (co-authors: C. Bowles, C. Campbell, R. Lamb, R. Berry, M. Tancock)
Distributed Computing with HEC-WAT and the FRA Compute Option - Christopher Dunn, USACE-HEC, Davis, CA (co-author: P. R. Baker)

Moderator - Michael McManus
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH

The National Stream Internet Project - Dan Isaak, US Forest Service, Boise, ID (co-authors: E. Peterson, D. Nagel, J. Ver Hoef, J. Kershner)
The Stream-Catchment (StreamCat) Dataset - Ryan A. Hill, ORISE c/o US EPA Western Ecology Division, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: M. Weber, S. G. Leibowitz, D. J. Thornbrugh)
Spatial Statistical Network Models (SSNM) for Data on Stream Networks: Background, Theory, and Applications - Dan Isaak, US Forest Service, Boise, ID (co-authors: E. Peterson, J. Ver Hoef)
Spatial Statistical Network Models for Stream and River Temperatures in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, USA - Alisa Morrison, US EPA, Stonington, CT (co-authors: N. Detenbeck, R. Abele)

Moderator - John Olson
Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, NV

Tethys Platform: Motivations and Design of an Open Source Scripting Approach to Developing Water Resources Web Apps - Norm Jones, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (co-authors: N. Swain, S. Christensen, J. Nelson, D. Ames)
Tethys Platform: A Showcase of Water Resources Web Apps - Scott Christensen, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS (co-authors: N. Swain, J. Nelson, N. Jones, D. Ames, A. Lemon)
Tethys Platform: Workshop - Nathan Swain, Aquaveo, LLC, Provo, UT (co-authors: S. Christensen, N. Jones, D. Ames, J. Nelson)


Monday / July 11 / 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 9, 10, 11, 12

Moderator - Steve Aichele
U.S. Geological Survey, New Cumberland, PA

Conflation in the National Hydrography Dataset - David Anderson, U.S. Geological Survey, Rolla, MO
Statistical Modeling of Stream Permanence in the Upper Colorado River Basin within the National Hydrography Dataset - Alex Headman, U.S. Geological Survey, Salt Lake City, UT
Leveraging 3DEP LiDAR on Statewide National Hydrography Projects - Susan Phelps, AECOM, Raleigh, NC (co-author: Z. Nagy)
International Geospatial Harmonization of Sister Datasets (Hydrography and Watershed Boundaries) between Canada and the U.S.A - Judy Kwan, Environment Canada, Vancouver, BC, Canada (co-authors: P. A. Steeves, K. Jones, M. T. Laitta)

CANCELLED

Moderator - Dan Isaak
U.S. Forest Service, Boise, ID

Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Streams to Rivers: Unlocking the Role of Hyporheic Processes - Alessandra Marzadri, University of Idaho, Boise, ID (co-authors: D. Tonina, A. Bellin, M. Dee, J. Tank)
A Spatial Analysis of Seasonal Variation in Dissolved Nutrients and Greenhouse Gasses Along Two River Networks Draining Watersheds of Contrasting Land Use - Martha Dee, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN (co-authors: J. L. Tank, A. Marzadri, D. Tonina, A. Bellin)
Lessons from Comparing National and Local Watershed Covariates: Effects on Instream Spatial Predictions of Total Phosphorus - Michael McManus, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Cincinnati, OH (co-authors: M.W. Scown, J. H. Carson Jr, C. T. Nietch)
A Statistical Model on a Stream Network for a Biological Sediment Tolerance Index in Impaired Rivers Draining Oregon's Mid-Coast Watersheds - Peter Bryant, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Portland, OR (co-author: R. Michie)
SESSION 12: Trinity River Authority
TRACK #5: Data and Water Resources Modeling

Moderator - Glen Clingenpeel
Trinity River Authority of Texas, Arlington, TX

Ready Set GIS! Rapidly Building a GIS Department at a Major River Authority:
Although the impetus for the creation of the Trinity River Authority was to help make the river navigable, it has evolved into a major water-utility provider with nearly $2 billion in total assets. Recent changes have driven a desire for in-house GIS capabilities and in 2013, the responsibility for developing the Authority's GIS department moved into the Planning and Environmental Services staff group. The first step was to determine the needs of the organization and "sell" GIS internally. This required understanding what each group's needs were and educating key managers on how GIS could support them. One-year and five-year strategic plans were developed. Work flows, data requirements and map-based platforms were created and implemented. The next step in the evolution of the Authority's GIS program is to transition to an enterprise system offering robust, any-time-anywhere support on both mobile and desktop platforms.

Water Supply and Flood Control in the Dallas Fort-Worth Region:
A combination of abundant land, strong storms, and extended periods of little precipitation make reservoirs excellent supplies of water for North Texas. However, even these are not drought proof. Between 2011 and 2014,Texas experienced an historic drought that tested water supplies. As is so often the case, the water-supply situation rapidly changed in 2015 with record-setting rainfalls. By year's end, twenty-times as much water had flowed down the Trinity than in the previous year. At some locations along the river, the flow resulting from 2015 rains was greater than the previous four-years combined. Upstream flood-control reservoirs captured much of these flood flows, filling beyond capacity and surcharging. These reservoirs, combined with levee systems, saved the city from an estimated seven billion dollars in damage.

PowerpointUsing GIS to Solve Flood Related Infrastructure Problems:
The flood flows captured during the flooding of 2015 had to be released over an extended period of time.
Through the end of spring, these flows continued "uncontrolled." The continually-high flows kept flood-plains saturated for months, eventually resulting in the collapse of large collection system pipelines. These sinkholes became drains for the river, conveying hundreds of millions of gallons directly to Authority's wastewater plant. As operators struggled to keep critical processes going, management kept an eye on lake levels. Once normal reservoir gate operations could be used, Authority personnel were on the phone with the USACE. A request was made for a temporary cessation of releases to make emergency repairs was initially denied. The Authority turned to the GIS group for a solution. Maps of infrastructure elevations were paired with inundation models and a specific request was made to reduce flows, rather than stop them. A target date was set, contractors were mobilized and a strategic command center was established. By the end of the day, several large sinkholes were repaired and the plant was able to operate within normal parameters. Through this collaboration, the new GIS department proved its value.


Tuesday / July 12 / 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions 13, 14, 15, 16

Moderator - Roland Viger
U.S. Geological Survey, Boulder, CO

EPA WATERS Network Linked Data and Applications - Tommy Dewald, EPA Office of Water, Arlington, VA
USGS Goals and Applications of the Network-Linked Data Index - David Blodgett, U.S. Geological Survey, Middleton, WI
Building an Open Water Web with Network Linked Data - Al Rea, U.S. Geological Survey, Boise, ID
National Hydrography Dataset Network-Linked Data Registry in USGS ScienceBase - Michael Tinker, U. S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO

Moderator - Dean Djokic
Esri, Redlands, CA

Towards CyberGIS-enabled Flood Inundation Mapping at the Continental Scale - David Maidment, Center for Research in Water Resources, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (co-authors: Y. Liu, D. Tarboton, S. Wang)
Real-Time Flood Inundation Mapping for Travis County, Texas - Xing Zheng, Center for Research in Water Resources, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (co-authors: C. W. Yu, C. Fagan, H. Evans, D. Maidment, P. Passalacqua, B. R. Hodges)
GIS Based Pre and Post Processing Tools for Water Resources Impact Assessment - Nawajish Noman, Esri, Redlands, CA (co-authors: D. Ding, E. Graham)
Water-Flow Visualization Enhancement (WaVE): A Creative Toolset Utilizing a Well-established Geospatial Platform to Elevate Flood Hazard Research - Timothy Petty, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Washington, DC (co-authors: D. Ding, N. Noman)

Moderator - Richard Emerson
Utah Geological Survey, Salt Lake City, UT

Success in ESA Listing Prevention in Utah: Least Chub in Snake Valley, a Case Study - Christopher Keleher, Utah Department of Natural Resources, Salt Lake City, UT
Baseline Physical Habitat Conditions of Wetlands - Justin Miner, Mott Macdonald, Murray, UT (co-author: M. Rains)
Relationship of Groundwater Levels to the Distribution and Habitat Associations of Least Chub (Iotichthys phlegethontis) in a Great Basin Spring Complex - Mark Grover, Bureau of Land Management, Moab, UT

Moderator - Parker J. Wigington
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the American Water Resources Association


Redding, CA Jim Wigington, JAWRA Editor-in-Chief, will present insights and practical steps to successfully publishing in water-related technical journals. Topics will include: defining the scope and content of a paper, who should be an author or coauthor, selecting a journal, effective writing, wise use of figures and tables, navigating the peer review process, and ways to make your journal article more visible. Ample time will be allotted for discussion of these and related topics.


Tuesday / July 12 / 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 17, 18, 19

Moderator - Dave Blodgett
U.S. Geological Survey, Middleton, WI

Why is Generalization Important for the National Hydrographic Network? - Roland Viger, U.S. Geological Survey, Boulder, CO
Moving from Generalization to the 'Visibility Filter Attribute': Leveraging Database Attribution to Support Efficient Generalization Decisions - Andrew J. Stauffer, U.S. Geological Survey, National Geospatial Technical Operations, Denver, CO (co-authors: E. Finelli, L. V. Stanislawsk)
Generalization of Hydrography for Simulation Modeling using Points of Interest - Roland Viger, U.S. Geological Survey, Boulder, CO

Moderator - Stephen Bourne
Atkins, Milledgeville, GA

PowerpointA Method for Prompt Streamflow and Flood Inundation Estimation Over Large Extents at a High Spatial Resolution - Michael Follum, USACE-ERDC-CHL, Vicksburg, MS (co-authors: A. D. Snow, A. A. Tavakoly, M. D. Wahl)
Creating a National Scale Floodplain Map for the United States Using Soil Information - Venkatesh Merwade, Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (co-authors: L. Du, N. Sangwan)
PowerpointMulti-model Comparison for Flood Predictability along the High Resolution National Hydrography Stream Network Over Large Scales - Venkatesh Merwade, Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (co-authors: A. Rajib, A. A. Tavakoly)
PowerpointRelating Watershed Characteristics for Large Scale Flood Inundation Mapping using Topography Data - Keighobad Jafarzadegan, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (co-authors: V. Merwade)

Moderator - Sinan Abood
U.S. Forest Service, Washington, DC

PowerpointImproving the Representation of Spatial Processes and Interactions in the Basin-scale Model SWAT - Katrin Bieger, Texas A&M AgriLife, Blackland Research & Extension Center, Temple, TX (co-authors: H. Rathjens, J. G. Arnold)
GIS-Integrated Systems Reliability Framework for Water Safety and Risk Management - John Myers, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (co-author: L. Yeghiazarian)
Technologies for Global Water Sustainability Awareness - Lilit Yeghiazarian, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH


Tuesday / July 12 / 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 20, 21, 22

Moderator - Al Rea
U.S. Geological Survey, Boise, ID

PowerpointThe USGS Water Availability and Use Science Program's National Water Census Data Resources Strategy and Status - David Blodgett, U.S. Geological Survey, Middleton, WI
PowerpointApplications of USGS Water Use Data and Tools - David Blodgett (USGS) presenting for Molly Maupin, U.S. Geological Survey, Boise, ID
PowerpointApplication of USGS Data and Tools for Streamflow Estimation and Analysis - Julie Kiang, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA (co-author: W. Farmer)
PowerpointApplication of Data and Tools Available from the National Water Census Data Resources Portal for Evaluation of Water Budgets and Uncertainty - Jake Nelson, Brigham Young University, American Fork, UT (co-authors: D. P. Ames, D. Blodgett)

Moderator - Venkatesh Merwade
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Geospatial Multi-Criteria Project Prioritization - Siva Selvanathan, Dewberry, Fairfax, VA (co-authors: R. Pavuluri, M. Mampara)
PowerpointQuantifying and Visualizing Floodplain Inundation Patterns in Space and Time - Alison Whipple, Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis, Davis, CA (co-authors: W. E. Fleenor, J. H. Viers)
PowerpointCreating an Inventory of Protected Floodplain Land in the Carson River Watershed - John Cobourn, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Reno, NV (co-authors: S. Lewis, E. Schmidt)
PowerpointHacking RAS - Using Web-GIS to Expand Hydraulic Modeling Production - John Pritchard, Wood Rodgers, Inc., Sacramento, CA (co-authors: S. Tan, K. Morgan)

Moderator - Brian Gelder
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

PowerpointDevelopment of a Spatial TMDL Implementation Plan Modeling Tool to Support Washington DC's MS4 Program - Ben Crary , LimnoTech, Washington, DC (co-authors: T. Slawecki, A. Savineau, H. Tao, J. Champion)
PowerpointAssessing the Impacts of Seasonal Variability and Weather on E. coli and Salmonella Contamination in Yosemite National Park and Merced River Watersheds - Yi Wang, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA (co-authors: P. Pramod, W. Cao, Y. Wang, V. Vaddella, S. Biswas, G. Pasternack)
PowerpointManagement and Application of Drone-captured Imagery in GIS - Daniel Siegel, Esri, Redlands, CA and Phu Nguyen, 3DR, Berkeley, CA
PowerpointMethod for Rapid Storage and Recall of Flowpaths with NHD Plus - James "Trip" Hook, US EPA, Washington, DC

Tuesday / July 12 / 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 23, 24, 25

Moderator - Steve Aichele
U.S. Geological Survey, New Cumberland, PA

Panelists
Steve Aichele, U.S. Geological Survey, New Cumberland, PA Powerpoint
Roland Viger, U.S. Geological Survey, Boulder, CO
David Blodgett, U.S. Geological Survey, Middleton, WI

After almost two decades of positive impact, the community around the U.S. National Hydrographic Dataset (NHD) is taking a step back to evaluate whether there are potential opportunities to substantially improve support of user needs and production of societal benefit through innovation in how we think about, produce, and use the NHD. This panel session will feature discussion of possible long-term plans for transforming the NHD. The starting point of the conversation will be a recent assessment, the Hydrography Requirements and Benefits Study, of user needs for and benefits derived from the NHD, including improvements to it. It will also discuss other ongoing topics in the hydrology/hydrographic data and science communities, including the Open Water Data Initiative, the Open Geospatial Consortium, and important new developments in hydrologic modeling. These presentations will challenge conventional approaches to managing hydrographic information, with the intent of provoking discussion among the attendees. The balance of the session will be discussion among the attendees and panelists regarding potential approaches to meeting user requirements for hydrographic data.

Moderator - Daniel Siegel
Esri, Redlands, CA

PowerpointA Hydrogeomorphic Approach for Large-scale Floodplain Mapping - Ted Grantham, U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (co-authors: F. Nardi, R. Morrison, A. Annis)
PowerpointInnovative Use of 2D Hydraulic Models in Stream Restoration Design - Li Gao, Gannett Fleming, Inc., Baltimore, MD (co-author: R. Scrafford)
PowerpointInvestigating the Role of Surface Roughness Representation in Generating Flood Inundation Extents using Hydraulic Models - Zhu Liu, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (co-authors: V. Merwade, K. Jafarzadegan)
PowerpointAn Approach to Identify Ordinary High Water Marks using Design Flow and Watershed Characteristics - Siddharth Saksena, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (co-author: V. Merwade)

Moderator - Alisa Morrison
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Stonington, CT

PowerpointAn Overview of Mapping Riparian Zones: Issues and Answers - Ann Maclean, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI (co-author: S. Abood)
PowerpointRiparian Inventory: A New Approach - Sinan Abood, US Forest Service, Washington D.C., (co-author: A. Maclean)
PowerpointFramework for Rangelands Riparian Monitoring - Sinan Abood, US Forest Service, Washington D.C., (co-author: L. Spencer)


Wednesday / July 13 / 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions 26, 27, 28

Moderator - Caitlin Scopel
Esri, Hermosa Beach, CA

PowerpointEle-Hydro: A Stepping Stone to Efficient Physically-Based 2D Model Construction - Peter Singhofen, Streamline Technologies, Inc., Winter Springs, FL (co-author: R. Lopez-Torrijos)
PowerpointEvaluating the Impact of Temporal and Spatial Scale Variability of Rainfall on Floodplain Storage in the Upper Wabash River Basin - Siddarth Saksena, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (co-authors: V. Merwade, P. Singhofen)
PowerpointFrom Swamp, to River, to Gulf: 2D Modeling of the Withlacoochee River - Joe Walter, Atkins, Orlando , FL
PowerpointTwo-Dimensional Stormwater Modeling in the Holley by the Sea Community of Fairpoint Peninsula, Santa Rosa County, Florida - Ryan Weed, Baskerville-Donovan, Inc., Pensacola, FL (co-authors: H. Bauer, E. Lee Smith)

Moderator - Philip Heilman
USDA ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center, Tucson, AZ

PowerpointSpatially-Distributed Simulation of the Snowpack within the GSSHA Hydrologic Model for Areas with Limited Data - Michael Follum, USACE-ERDC-CHL, Vicksburg, MS (co-authors: C.W. Downer, J. D. Niemann)
PowerpointMethods for Visualizing Landscape Desiccation as a Result of Over-pumping with Application to the High Plains Aquifer in Western Kansas - Misty Porter, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (co-author: M. C. Hill)
PowerpointGEAR: Bringing Spatial Decision Analysis to the Water Resources Community - Matthew Bates, Engineer Research and Development Center, US Army Corps of Engineers, Concord, MA (co-authors: J. C. Cegan, M. C. Hamilton, J. A. Nedza)

Moderator - Katie Zemlick
University of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM

PowerpointData Access and Decision Tools for Coastal Water Resources Management - Naomi Detenbeck, US EPA Atlantic Ecology Division, Narragansett, RI (co-authors: A. Morrison, R. Abele, T. Plessel, V. Zoltay, M. Ten Brink, S. Rego)
PowerpointOGC Hydrologic Features Conceptual Model: What Is It, How Is It Different from WaterML, and Why Do We Need It? - David Arctur, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Visualization Platform for Collaborative Modeling - Haowen Xu, IIHR Hydroscience & Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (co-authors: H. Hameed, I. Demir, M. Muste, J. Smith, M. B. Stevenson, T. Hunemuller )
Can We Achieve Global, Real-Time Awareness? The Live Stream Gauge Project So Far - Daniel Siegel, Esri, Redlands, CA (co-author: E. Boghici)
New Web Interoperability Services with GIS for Global Environmental Monitoring Data Management and Sharing - Matt Ables presenting for Jens Proche , KISTERS North America , Sacramento, CA (co-author: F. Schlaeger)


Wednesday / July 13 / 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 29, 30, 31

Moderator - Al Rea
U.S. Geological Survey, Boise, ID

PowerpointStreamStats: History, Status and Plans - Kernell Ries, U.S. Geological Survey, Catonsville, MD
PowerpointStreamStats: Inside-Out and from the Ground Up - Katharine Kolb, U.S. Geological Survey, Charlotte, NC
PowerpointNational Hydrography Dataset (NHD) Analysis in StreamStats - Peter Steeves, U.S. Geological Survey, Northborough, MA
PowerpointStreamStats for Colorado, the Past, Present and the Future - Amanullah Mommandi, Applied Research and Innovation Branch, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Denver, CO (co-authors: K. Ries, K. Kolb, P. Steeves)

Moderator - Katrin Bieger
Texas A&M AgriLife, Blackland Research & Extension Center, Temple, TX

Resilient Design and Sea Level Rise for Tidal Marsh Restoration - Chris Zumwalt, WRA, Inc., San Rafael, CA
Impact of Length of Available Calibration Data on APEX Model Parameterization and Streamflow Simulation Performance - Amanda Nelson, USDA-ARS, El Reno, OK (co-authors: D. Moriasi, M. Talebizadeh, R. Confesor, J. Steiner, P. Starks, P. Gowda)
Integrated Surface Water - Groundwater Model of the Cross Bayou Watershed - F. Warren McKinnie, Streamline Technologies, Inc., Winter Springs, FL
Wave Issues on Great Plains Reservoirs--A Role for GIS? - M.-L. Quinn, Independent Scholar, Hydro-Geo Research, Sacramento, CA

Moderator - John Cobourn
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Reno, NV

PowerpointTurning Climate Data into Climate Information - Three Case Studies - Daniel Siegel, Esri, Redlands, CA (co-author: C. Scopel)
Evaluation and Inter-comparison of Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture from Three Different Satellites - Ram Ray, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX (co-authors: A. Fares, Y. He, R. Awal, A. Johnson)
Open source Remote Sensing for Flood Monitoring and Management in Nigeria - Iguniwari Thomas Ekeu-wei, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK (co-author: A. G. Blackburn)
PowerpointRemote Sensing For Watershed Management - Christian Newman, APEM, Gainesville, FL (co-author: D. Campbell)


Wednesday / July 13 / 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 32, 33, 34

Moderator - David Goodrich
USDA ARS, Tucson, AZ

PowerpointAssessing the Effect of Conservation Treatments on a Semiarid Watershed in Southeastern Arizona - D. Phillip Guertin , USDA-ARS, Tucson, AZ (co-authors: H. Wei, I. S. Burns, J. Barlow, K. E. Spaeth, M. Hernandez, D. P. Guertin)
PowerpointUsing AGWA and the KINEROS2 Model to Model Green Infrastructure in Two Typical Residential Lots in Prescott, AZ - D. Phillip Guertin, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (co-authors: Y. Korgaonkar, D. C. Goodrich, C. Unkrich, W. G. Kepner, I. Shea Burns)
PowerpointMapping and Assessing the Impact of Sediment Basins in a Semiarid Watershed - D. Phillip Guertin, School of Natural Resources and the Environment , University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (co-authors: L. Levick, H. Wei, J. Barlow, I. S. Burns, D. C. Goodrich)
Rangeland Management and Hydrologic Response: Updates to the AGWA Toolkit for Small-Scale Land Management - Jagath Vithanage, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (co-authors: S. N. Miller, G. Paige, T. Liu)

Moderator - Caitlin Scopel
Esri, Hermosa Beach, CA

PowerpointIdentifying Domestic Well Locations and the Populations Served in California - Tyler Johnson, U.S. Geological Survey, San Diego, CA (co-author: K. Belitz)
PowerpointA Geospatial Approach to Evaluating and Targeting Water Conservation Programs - Kat Wuelfing, Erler & Kalinowski, Inc., Burlingame, CA (co-author: A. Llewellyn)
Web Processing Services for Extracting Water Objects from Readily Available Imagery - Frank Obusek, Hexagon Geospatial, Asheville, NC

Moderator - Kernell Ries
U.S. Geological Survey, Catonsville, MD

PowerpointEmpirical Assessment of the Relationship Between Volumetric Runoff Coefficient and Imperviousness in New Jersey - Kirk Barrett, Manhattan College, South Orange, NY (co-author: D. Caponigro)
PowerpointUrbanization Impacts on Surface Runoff of the Contiguous United States - Jingqiu Chen, Purdue University, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, West Lafayette, IN (co-authors: L. Theller, M. W. Gitau, B. A. Engel)
Powerpoint1D and 2D Groundwater Flow Modeling of ROW Bioswales Adjacent to Residential Buildings - Zachary Benedetto, Arup, New York, NY (co-authors: V. Lee, N. Choi)
PowerpointSimulating Highly Urbanized Watershed Flood Response With Distributed Hydrological Model With Remote Sensing Data - Yangbo Chen, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China


Wednesday / July 13 / 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 35, 36, 37

Moderator - Lorri Peltz-Lewis
Bureau of Reclamation, Auburn, CA

PowerpointThe Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment (AGWA) Tool for Rapid Post-Fire Watershed Assessments - David Goodrich, USDA-ARS, Tucson, AZ (co-authors: B. S. Sheppard, J. E. Barlow, Y. Korgaonkar, D. P. Guertin, C. L. Unkrich, I. S. Burns)
Assessing Climate Change Effects on Landscape Evolution, Wildfire, and Hydrology - Brian Scott Sheppard , USDA-ARS, Tucson, AZ (co-authors: C. D. O'Connor, D. A. Falk)
PowerpointCombined Hydrologic (AGWA-KINEROS2) and Hydraulic (HEC2) Modeling for Post-Fire Runoff and Inundation Risk Analysis - Jane Barlow, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (co-authors: D. P. Guertin, D. C. Goodrich, I. S. Burns, B. S. Sheppard)
PowerpointWatershed Modeling and GIS to Improve the Burn Area Emergency Response (BAER) Process - TJ Clifford, Bureau Field Office, Boise District, BLM, Boise, ID (co-author: B. S. Sheppard)

Moderator - Amanda Nelson
USDA-ARS, El Reno, OK

Adding Value to the Walnut Gulch Precipitation Dataset through Spatial Interpolation - Philip Heilman, USDA ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center, Tucson, AZ (co-authors: C. Unkrich, E. Demaria, D. Goodrich, S. Russell, Y. Zhao, T. Keefer, C. Radford)
PowerpointApplying Environmental DNA and Watershed Attributes to Modeling Freshwater Species Distributions - John Olson, Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, NV (co-authors: K. Mock, C. Hawkins)
Approximating Availability of Shallow Groundwater along Alluvial Rivers using Relative-Elevation Topography - Glen Leverich, Stillwater Sciences, Berkeley, CA (co-authors: R Real de Asua, B. Orr)
Automated Shoreline Classification from LiDAR Elevation Profiles of Coastal Transects - Joel Plummer, Dewberry, Fairfax, VA (co-authors: B. K. Batten, M. Chelbus)

Moderator - Ryan Hill
ORISE / US EPA Western Ecology Division, Corvallis, OR

PowerpointData Management and New Mexico's Water-Energy Nexus - Elmira Kalhor, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (co-authors: K. Zemlick, J. Chermak, K. Benedict)
Modeled Impacts of Renewed Uranium Mining on Water Resources in the San Juan Basin, NM - Katie Zemlick, University of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM (co-authors: B. M. Thomson, J. Chermak, V. C. Tidwell)
PowerpointIdentifying Natural Solutions to Address Water Scarcity - Glen Low, The Earth Genome, Mill Valley, CA and John Sabo, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Potential Impact of Climate Change on Irrigation Water Requirements for Major Crops in Northern High Plains of Texas - Ripendra Awal, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX (co-authors: A. Fares, R. Ray, A. B. Johnson, E. Risch)