2013 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference
Poster Session


Poster Abstracts: A-L / M-Z


Monday November 4 - Tuesday November 5


Monday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM


Please Note the Following: 1. The Presenter of each paper is in BOLD type immediately following the paper title.
Co-authors are then listed in parentheses. 2. Posters are listed in alphabetical order by Presenter's last name, and abstracts can be read by using the appropriate link above. Abstracts are listed by Presenter's last name.

Assessing the Effectiveness of Water Trading by an Efficient Smart Market in Maximizing the Economic Benefits While Assuring the Environmental Constrains of the Ecosystems: The Case of Lake Urmia Basin in Iran - Ahmad Abrishamchi, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran,Iran (co-authors: M. Hassanzadeh, M. Tajrishy)

Hydrochemical Processes and Metal Composition of Ain Umm-Sabah Natural Spring in Al-Hassa Oasis Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia - Ahmed. A AL-Naeem, King Faisal University, Al-Hassa, Saudi Arabia

Farm Water Use Efficiency Assessment for Smallholder Pumped Irrigation Systems in the Arid Areas of Saudi Arabia - Abdullah Aljughaiman, King Faisal University, Al-Hassa, Saudi Arabia

Effect of Re-Utilization of Drainage Water on the Growth, Gas Exchange Rate and Ion Content of Faba Bean (Vicia Faba L.) - Sami Althabet, King Faisal University, Alhassa, Saudi Arabia

Collaborative Assessment of Transboundary Aquifer Systems: case studies, the Santa Cruz (Mexico-United States) and the Chateauguay (United States-Canada) - Pablo Alvarez Tostado
, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Designing Structures in Highly Dynamic Streams: Managing a Surface Water System in Post-Earthquake Haiti - Mark A. Anderson, CH2M Hill, Portland, OR (co-author: M. Ruark)

Storm Flow Dynamic of Nitrogen in Three Agriculture Watersheds in Central Illinois - Jarrod Armstrong
, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (co-authors: K. Williard, J. Schoonover, Cook)

Low Cost Electrofiltration/Coagulaton Technique in the Provision of Quality Drinking Water - Emmanuel Asapo, Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria

Inventory and Monitoring of Groundwater-Dependent Ecosystems on National Forests and Grasslands - Leslie Bach, The Nature Conservancy, Portland, OR (co-authors: C. Carlson, J. Gurrieri , A. Aldous)

The Forest Service National Best Management Practices (BMP) Program: Assessing the First Year of Implementation - Elizabeth Berger, USDA Forest Service, Washington, DC (c0o-authors: J. Carlson, P. Edwards, C. Carlson)

Contaminants in Drinking Water as a Result of Private Well Homeowner Behavior - Isabella Bergonzoli
, Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach, FL (co-author: T. Thornton)

Summer Evapotranspiration (ET) in Eastern WA: Trends and Linkages to Regional Circulation - Nick Bond, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (co-author: K. Bumbaco)

Nonpoint Source Threats to Water Quality Across Land Ownerships: A Nationwide Comparison of Private and Eight Classes of Public Land - Thomas Brown
, Rocky Mountain Research Station, U.S. Forest Service, Fort Collins, CO (co-author: P. Froemke)

Carbon, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus Sequestration in the at Arcata®TMs Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment: A Study of a Hyper-eutrophic Wetland System - Mary Burke, Humboldt State University / Arcata Marsh Research Institute, Arcata, CA (co-authors: R. Gearheart, B. Finney)

Assessment of Hydrologic Models for Re-Evaluating Climate Change Impacts on Portland's Surface Water Source - Tzu-Hsin Chiao, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (co-authors: B. Nijssen, L. Stickel, D. Lettenmaier )

Examining Modeling Approaches for the Rainfall-Runoff Process in Wildfire Affected Watersheds - Karletta Chief, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (co-authors: L. Chen, M. Berli)

An Integrated Approach to Economic Valuations of Salmon Habitat Restoration Management - Bern Dealy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (co-author: B. Bridge)

Evaluation of Particulate Organic Matter Removal Using Stormwater Treatment Technology to Improve Water Quality in the Upper Klamath River - Michael Deas
, Watercourse Engineering, Inc., Davis, CA (co-author: E. Limanto)

Using Basin-Scale Numerical Modeling to Evaluate Ground Water Dependent Ecosystem Services for the Calapooia Watershed, Oregon - Barton Faulkner, USEPA Office of Research and Development, Ada, OK (co-author: J. Groves)

The Use of Pfafstetter 'Ottobacias' as Innovative Technique for Integrated Water Resources Management - Carlos Gallego, COBRAPE - Cia Brasileira de Projetos e Empreendimentos, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil (co-authors: R. F. Tozzi, C. Taschelmayer, B. Miró Tozzi, C. V. S. Fernandes)

Current State of the Hydrological Monitoring Industry - USA versus Global Trends - Stu Hamilton, Aquatic Informatics Inc., Vancouver, BRI, Canada

North American Stream Hydrographers (NASH) - Stuart Hamilton, Aquatic Informatics, Vancouver, Canada (co-authors: R. Andrishak, R. Boals, A. Bouchard, S. Dery, P. Pilon, P. Whitfield)

More Than an Organized Toolbox: Fostering Innovation and Adaptation with the Carpe Diem West Academy - Holly Hartmann, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (co-authors: K. Morino, K. Teige, K. Wiltshire)

Seasonal Climate Outlooks and Water Management: Using the New Dynamic Probability of Exceedance Outlook Tool - Holly Hartmann, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (co-authors: E. O'Lenic, D. Hammond, S. Marquardt, M. Charles, D. Unger )

Estuarine Conditions and High Tides for a 4 Year Period at Beaver Creek, Oregon - Glen Hess, U.S. Geological Survey, Portland, OR

Large River Floodplains and Ecosystem Services: Benefits of Increased Hydrologic Connectivity - Laura Hockenbury, USEPA Region 10, Seattle, WA (co-authors: B. R. Faulkner, K. J. Forshay, J. Brooks)

Water Transactions: Instream Flow Monitoring Protocols to Evaluate the Benefit of Water Right Transfers - Rankin Holmes, Farm Stream Solutions, Missoula, MT (co-authors: A. Willis, A. Nichols, M. Deas)

Modeling the Effect of Climate Change on Reservoir Water Quality Using the Projections of Multiple General Circulation Models and Bayesian Model Averaging - Yongtai Huang, The City University of New York, New York, NY (co-authors: D. Pierson, E. Schneiderman)

Assessment of Conservation Practices for Controlling Nonpoint Sources in a Rapidly Urbanizing Agricultural Watershed - Jaehak Jeong, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Temple, TX (co-authors: J. Osorio, N. Kannan)

Human Induced Changes on Land Surface Temperature and Convective Rainfall in South Florida - Hari Kandel, Florida International University, Miami, FL (co-author: A. Melesse )

Analysis of Monitoring Needs and Redundancies of the Upper Colorado River Basin for Salinity Prediction using SPARROW - Jongho Keum, Utah State University, Logan, UT (co-author: J. J. Kaluarachchi)

Evaluating Groundwater / Surface Water Exchanges in the Catherine Creek Watershed of the Upper Grande Ronde Basin - Jonathan La Marche, Oregon Water Resources Department, Bend, OR (co-authors: K. Wozniak, J. Hackett, S. Hattan)

Spatial Patterns of Dissolved Organic Matter Characteristics in the Upper Willamette River Basin, Oregon - Baek Soo 'Peggy' Lee, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: K. Lajtha, J. Jones)

Modeling for Influence of the Bio-retention size on Performance - Jeonghoon Lee, Pukyong National University, Busan, Korea (co-authors: M. J. Park, H. Sim, S. Kim)

Monitoring an Altered Lake System for Water Resources Planning - Greg Lind, US Geological Survey, Portland, OR (co-authors: S. Rounds, N. Buccola)

Advances in Hydrographics at the Oregon Water Resources Department - Rich Marvin, OR Water Resources Dept., Salem, OR

Plug and Play Ecology?: Exploring the Evolution of Green Infrastructure and the Role of Nature in the City - Marissa Matsler, Portland State University, Portland, OR

The Effect of Tillage on Soil Health in Central Illinois - Andrew Mellinger , Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (co-authors: J. Schoonover, K. Williard, S. Randall, R. Cook, J. Groninger )

Microbial Water-Quality Effects of Migratory Birds in the Platte River, Nebraska 2009-2010 - Matt Moser, U.S. Geological Survey Nebraska Water Science Center, Lincoln, NE (co-author: R. Wilson)

Effect of Climate and Watershed Characteristics on Precipitation Partitioning and Vegetation Response - Yoonkyung Park, Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea (co-authors: M. J. Park, H. Sim, J. Lee. S. Kim)

Many Small Waters-Walla Walla Streams and Spring Creeks Restoraton - Tara Patten, Tri-State Steelheaders Salmon Enhancement Group, Walla Walla, WA (co-authors: T. Patten, J, S. Johnson)

Truckee Canal Risk Assessment and Newlands Project Planning Study - Jeffrey Payne, MWH Global, Sacramento, CA (co-authors: H. Edwards, A. Tollette)

Land Tenure and the Optimization of Watershed Conservation Practices - Adriana Piemonti, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: M. Babbar-Sebens, E. J. Luzar)

Estimating Sediment Load to Estuaries and Bays Using Tides - Hamed Moftakhari Rostamkhani, Portland State University, Portland, OR (co-authors: D. Jay, S. Talke)

Modeling the pH Buffering Effects of Organic Matter - Stewart Rounds, U.S. Geological Survey, Portland, OR (co-authors: A. Sullivan)

Assessment of Climate Change Impact on Peakflows in Oregon Cascades: Implications for fluvial Geomorphology and Aquatic Habitat - Mohammad Safeeq, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: G. E. Grant, S. L. Lewis, A. Nolin, L.Hempel, M. Cooper, C. Tague)

Performance Evaluation of Post-Katrina Hurricane Protection Infrastructure in Greater New Orleans Area - Sivaramakrishnan Sangameswaran, Dewberry, Fairfax, VA (co-authors: J. D. Keith, J. Daniels)

Concentrated Flow Management in Row-Crop Agriculture Using Giant Cane and Switchgrass Buffers - Jon Schoonover, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (co-authors: J. Pease, K. W.J. Williard, J. J. Zaczek)

The Shoreline Management Tool, an ARCmap Tool for Analyzing Water Depth, Inundated Area, Volume, and Selected Habitats, with an Example for the Lower Wood River Valley, Oregon - Daniel T. Snyder, Oregon Water Science Center, Portland, OR (co-author: T. L. Haluska, D. Respini-Irwin)

A Daily Time-Step Collaborative Modeling Tool for the Columbia Basin - Description and Preliminary Results - Daniel Sheer, HydroLogics Inc, Columbia, MD (co-authors: M. Checchini-Beaver, F. R. Fiedler)

Application of Hydraulic Performance Graph of Natural Rivers in Korea - Jaehyun Shin, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (co-authors: I. W. Seo, Y. Seo)

Using of Swarm Inteligence Method in Water Quality Modeling - Nasim Shojaei, Portland State University, Portland, OR. (co-author: S. Wells)

Manipulation of Coelastrum 108-5 Growth Rates Through pH Regulation by CO2 Injection for Use In a Multitiered CO2 Sequestration Wastewater Treatment System - Josemaria Silvestrini , Oxbridge Academy of The Palm Beaches , West Palm Beach , FL (co-author: T. Thornton )

Sediment Transport Studies in the Upper Klamath Lake Basin or Oregon - Marc Stewart, U.S. Geological Survey, Central Point, OR (co-authors: M.Uhrich, M. Schuster)

Characterizing Geomorphic Change to Inform Restoration of the Upper Cache River, IL - Tim Stoebner, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL(co-author: K. Bouska)

Every River has its People: A Grassroots Approach to Water Management - Leeann Sullivan, Boston University, Boston, MA

CE-QUAL-W2: New Water Quality Modeling Capabilities and Evaluations - Bowen Sun, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS (co-authors: Z. Zhang, B Johnson)

Satellite Precipitation Products and Hydrologic Applications - Kenneth Tobin, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX (co-author: M. E. Bennett)

Factors Governing Change in Water Withdrawals for U.S. Industrial Sectors from 1997 to 2002 - Hui Wang, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (co-authors: M.J. Small, D. A. Dzombak)

A Scenario Based Approach To Determine The Impacts Of Aggregate Removal On Groundwater In Algonquin Park - Mike Wilton, Algonquin Eco Watch, Spring Bay, ON, Canada(co-authors: R.Howes, L.Hurrel, J. Martin, K. Kamo McHugh, A. O'Connor, C. Robinson)

Development of a Steady-State River Hydrodynamic and Temperature Model Based on CE-QUAL-W2 - Wenwei Xu, Portland State University, Portland, OR(co-author: S. Wells)