Program at-a-Glance | November 8-10, 2021

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Presenter affiliations are listed in the session descriptions for each program day. Personal designations are not included in the program.

Sessions will be recorded and available for registered attendees. This conference is being conducted via Zoom Meetings. Once you register for the conference, you will receive an automatic email confirmation that will give you instructions on how to access the main conference room. If you did not receive your email confirmation and have registered for the conference, please email [email protected].

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Monday, November 8 | 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM (All times are U.S. Eastern)

ATTN OFFICIAL JUDGES FOR THE STUDENT PRESENTATION & POSTER COMPETITION: If you were contacted by the Conference Planning Committee Student Activities Chair, Allison Lewis, remember to use the appropriate evaluation form when scoring student participants. The link and QR code to this form was emailed to you along with your student assignments. To make identifying student participants easier, the green graduation cap  next to a session title includes a student who is participating in the PRESENTATION Competition. The blue graduation cap next to the presenter’s name in the poster section means they are a student participating in the POSTER Competition.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Coffee Social

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Plenary & Opening Session

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Engagement Hour

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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Session 1

Training the Next Generation of Facilitators – Interactive Seminar
Moderator: Lara Fowler

Applications in Environmental Flow Management
Moderator: Ge Sun & John Balay

Impacts of Human Behavior and Education on Utilization of Water Resources
Moderator: Cat Shrier

Coastal Considerations of Climate Change
Moderator: Xixi Wang

Identifying and Tracking Water Quality Pollutants
Moderator: Bangshuai Han

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Break

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Session 2

One Water: Putting Theory into Practice
Moderator: Jon Dinges

Agricultural Nutrient Loading: Studies of Tracking and Management
Moderator: Hannah Hartzler

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Water Resources
Moderator: Valerie Seidel

Implementing Adaptation and Resiliency Through Impacts of Climate Change
Moderator: John Rehring

Prediction, Planning, and Management of Water Resources
Moderator: Megan Rivera

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Engagement Hour

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | LIVE - Poster Technical Session & Student Competition

NOTE: All student poster competition participants are required to present their poster in the Zoom Meeting Session. If you cannot present live, you will be removed from the program.

Click here to view poster session titles/abstracts from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Posters presented during this hour cover the following categories:
  • Behavior and Water Management & Water and Energy | Zoom Room #1
  • Biological Soil Crust & Coastal Sediments | Zoom Room #2
  • Nutrient Management, Water Quality, and Wetlands | Zoom Room #3
  • Innovation in Data Collection, Monitoring, & Modeling | Zoom Room #4
Click here to view poster session titles/abstracts from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. Posters presented during this hour cover the following categories:
  • Environmental Monitoring | Zoom Room #5
  • Innovation in Data Collection, Monitoring, & Modeling | Zoom Room #6
  • Flooding, Flood Mitigation, & Floodplain Management | Zoom Room #7
ATTN: We need you – our conference attendees – to evaluate student participants in the poster competition where one student will receive the People's Choice Award! How do you know who is competing and how do you score them? A blue graduation cap next to a presenter's name indicates they are a student eligible to compete for the People’s Choice Award. As you watch their poster presentations, please make sure to complete the People's Choice Award Evaluation Form.

Alternatively if you were contacted by the Conference Planning Committee Student Activities Chair, Allison Lewis, and asked to serve as an official judge for the poster competition, please check your email for the link to the Poster Evaluation Form. Students participating in the poster competition are identified by a blue graduation cap.

End of Day One

Tuesday, November 9 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (All times are U.S. Eastern)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Coffee Social

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Session 8

Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Water Supply and Demand Management at Tampa Bay Water
Moderator: Hui Wang

Urban Flooding Open Knowledge Network Part I: Delivering Flood Information to Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere
Moderator: Siddharth Saksena

Wastewater and Resource Investment
Moderator: Bishav Bhattarai

Water Wars: What Are they Good For? Eastern US Topics
Moderator: L. Donald Duke

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Engagement Hour

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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Session 5

Water Wars: What Are they Good For? Western US Topics
Moderator: Lisa Beutler

Best Management Practices, Conservation, Economics, and Concerns in Agriculture
Moderator: Swamy Pati

Modeling for Management, Regulation, Water Quality, and Water Supply
Moderator: Taylor Weiss

Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Drought
Moderator: Greg Guthrie

Innovative Water Resources Projects Through Alternative Delivery Methods
Moderator: Ernie Cox

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Break

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Session 6

Phosphorus Recovery from Wastewater Treatment: Current State of the Practice
Moderator: Erich Marzolf

Streamflow and Stream Restoration
Moderator: Felix Kristanovich

Novel Techniques in Water Resources Modeling
Moderator: A. Michael Sheer

Flood Risk, Management, and Model Development
Moderator: Rachelle Sanderson

An Economic Approach to Water Resources
Moderator: Eric Hersh

Special Panel: Is Rapid Growth Compatible with Resilience in Southwest Florida?
Moderator: Jen Jones

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM | Balmoral Group Engagement

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Kahoot! Trivia Event Sponsored by the Balmoral Group

We will be using the platform Kahoot! for three rounds of trivia. You will need to go to Kahoot.com and enter the participation code that will be emailed to you. Prizes for first place and second place will be announced at the AWRA Annual Awards Ceremony and Closing Keynote.

End of Day Two

Wednesday, November 10 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (All times are U.S. Eastern)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Coffee Social

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Session 7

Supply Source and Natural System Sustainability Assessment and Climate Change Adaptation for Water Supply Utilities
Moderator: Jeffrey Geurink

Urban Flooding Open Knowledge Network: Part II Delivering Flood Information to Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere
Moderator: Janet Clements

Automated Hydrological Feature Extraction from Digital Terrain Data
Moderator: Alvan Karlin

Methods in Reclaimed Water Management
Moderator: Shirley Clark

Automated Framework for Flood Modeling and Forecasting using Geospatial Descriptors and the Interconnected Channel and Pond Routing (ICPR) Model
Moderator: Siddharth Saksena

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Virtual Field Trips (FREE) & Lunch on Your Own

Participation in the virtual field trips are included with your conference registration. When you register, simply add them to your registration to get the login details.
Field Trip #1: Estero River, an outstanding natural resource in rapidly growing Southwest Florida suburbia, with headwaters protected by FGCU’s campus
Field Trip #2: The River That Made Seattle - A Virtual Cultural and Environmental Tour of The Duwamish River

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Session 3

Virtual Revolution, Not Evolution: How do We Get Lasting Change While Ensuring Productive Agriculture and Good Water Quality?
Moderator: Lara Fowler

Utilizing and Developing Open-access Water Data Tools and Resources
Moderator: Ashley Ward

Monitoring and Evaluating Hydrologic Changes in Coastal Estuaries
Moderator: Mohammad Hasan 

Explorations in Multi-faceted Aspects of Groundwater
Moderator: Chin Man Mok

Investigations into Harmful Algal Blooms in Florida
Moderator: Qiong Zhang

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Break

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Session 4

Water for Agriculture: The Results of Locally Driven Solutions
Moderator: Lara Fowler

Modeling and Management of Stormwater
Moderator: Emmanuel Nzewi

Modeling Human Impacts and Solutions on Water Resources
Moderator: Gary Conley

Impacts to and Functions of Wetland Systems
Moderator: Roger Copp

Planning and Management of Local Water Resources
Moderator: Daniel Van Abs

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM | AWRA Annual Awards Ceremony & Closing Keynote

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6:00 PM | Conference Concludes

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