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AWRA 2018 Annual Water Resources Conference 
November 4-8, 2018
Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD

(The Presenter is in BOLD type immediately following the paper title. Co-authors are listed in parentheses.)

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Monday / Nov. 5 / 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

SESSION 1  /  Stadium 1:
Modeling Part 1 - Water Quality and Quantity

Moderator:  Emmanuel Nzewi, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX

  1. A MIKE SHE Model to Understand Water Balance Dynamics at a Forested Municipal Wastewater  Land Treatment Site - Nancy Gibson, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC (co-authors - E. Nichols, G. Sun, K. Martin)
  2. The Scenario Application Manager (SAM): A Water Quality Management Decision-Support Tool - Christopher Lupo, RESPEC, Rapid City, SD
  3. Estimating Future System Yield Using Stochastic Daily Demand Time Series - Cherie Schultz, ICPRB, Rockville, MD (co-authors - S. Ahmed, A. Seck, H. Moltz)
  4. Drought Resilience and Climate Change Analysis: Moving from a Top-down to Bottom-up Approach in the UK - Chris Counsell, HR Wallingford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, Gret Britain (co-authors - A. McBride, J. Simm)

SESSION 2  /  Stadium 2:
Chesapeake Bay Water Management
Moderator:  Michael Jasinski,
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

  1. NASA Applied Sciences Water Resources Program: Remote Sensing Applications for Water Resources Management - Sarah Brennan, Booz Allen Hamilton, Baltimore, MD (co-authors - J. Bolten, B. Doorn, C. Lee, F. Melton)
  2. Sea-Level Rise and Trapped Saline Groundwater: Effects on Archaeological, Cultural, and Ecological Resources, Jamestown Island, Virginia - Gary Speiran, U.S. Geological Survey, Richmond, VA (co-author - E. Rickles)
  3. Topo-Bathymetric LiDAR Mapping of the Chesapeake Bay - Russ Faux, Quantum Spatial, Inc., Corvallis, OR (co-authors - M. Aslaksen, Jr., S. Raber)
  4. Incorporating Human Impacts into Real-time Streamflow Forecasts for the Potomac River - Sarah Ahmed, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB), Rockville, MD (co-authors - C. Schultz, A. Seck)

SESSION 3  /  West DEF:
Women in Water Resources
Moderator:  Martha C. Narvaez,
Water Resources Center, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Brenda Bateman,
2018 AWRA President, Technical Services Division Administrator, Oregon Water Resources Department, Salem, OR
Sue Lowry, Executive Director of the Interstate Council on Water Policy, Cheyenne, WY
Cristiane Queiroz Surbeck, 2018 President of ASCE/EWRI, Oxford, MS
Lara Fowler, Assistant Director for Outreach & Engagement, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, The Pennsylvania State University. University Park, PA
Rebecca (Becky) Mitchell, Colorado Water Conservation Board, Department of Natural Resources, State of Colorado, Denver, CO
Carol Collier, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Women make up a significant portion of AWRA membership and water resources professionals and students. Women play significant leadership roles in the water resources field internationally, nationally and at the state-level.  This session will include a panel of women who have been actively involved in the water resources field and have proven to be strong leaders in the field as well as in AWRA and other professional associations. 
Each panelist will be asked to provide a brief background on their education and professional experience. This will be followed by a Q&A regarding their experiences in the field. This will be an interactive panel and the intention is to provide the audience with a snapshot of their leadership and expertise as well as an opportunity to ask questions to a few of our most outstanding women leaders in the water resources field.

SESSION 4  /  Stadium 3:
Water Supply Management
Moderator:  Kelly Mott LaCroix,
Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC

  1. Holistic Framework for Evaluating Urban Water Supply Alternatives in San Francisco under Climate Uncertainty and Demand Growth Scenarios - Krystal Yhap, University of Maryland, Waldorf, MD (co-authors - M. Negahban-Azar)
  2. Water Quality and Water Supply Modeling Defer the Need for New City of Raleigh Reservoir - Reed Palmer, Hazen and Sawyer, Raleigh, NC (co-authors - K. Waldroup, T. Devine, M. Jones)
  3. Assessment of Residential Water Demand Variations at Neighborhood Scales - Daniel Van Abs, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (co-author – J. Ding)
  4. “How Soon are We Going to Need That?” The Projected Timing of Water Shortages in Santa Fe - Jesse Roach, Tetra Tech Inc., Santa Fe, NM (co-authors - W. Schneider, D. Llewellyn)
  5. Colorado Springs Utilities Integrated Water Resources Plan: Cutting Edge Technology with Proven Planning Strategies - Chip Paulson, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Denver, CO (co-authors - N. Stewart, K. Lusk, G. Happ)

SESSION 5  /  Stadium 4:
Detection of New and Emerging Contaminants
Moderator:  Sriram Madabhushi,
Booz Allen Hamilton, San Antonio, TX

  1. PFAS In Surface Water, Sediment and Fish Tissue from the Delaware River - Ronald MacGillivray, Delaware River Basin Commission, Trenton, NJ
  2. Occurrence and Geochemistry of Lead-210 and Polonium-210 in Public Drinking-water Supplies from Principal Aquifers of the United States - Zoltan Szabo, U.S. Geological Survey, Lawrenceville, NJ (co-authors - P.E. Stackelberg)
  3. Finding and Reducing Bacteria at the Source with Droplet Digital PCR - Daron Stein presenting for Mauricio Larenas, Source Molecular Corporation, Miami, FL
  4. It Could Happen to You: Leveraging Data to Respond to Chemical Spills Near Drinking Water Sources - Margaret Kearns, Corona Environmental Consulting, LLC, Rockland, MA (co-authors - J. Benjamin, A. McKeagney, J. Rosen, E. Smith)
  5. Impacts of Emerging Contaminants on Potable Water Sources: Consequences and Solutions - Sriram Madabhushi, Booz Allen Hamilton, San Antonio, TX

Monday / Nov. 5 / 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

SESSION 6  /  Stadium 1:
Modeling Part 2 - Water Quantity and Reservoir Operations
Moderator:  Sarah Brennan,
Booz Allen Hamilton, Baltimore, MD

  1. Investing in Surface Water Supply Modeling: Two Differing Strategies, Same Positive Results - Steven Domber, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Trenton, NJ
  2. Real-time Ensemble Hydrological Forecasts for a 2017 Mock Operation Test of Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations of Lake Mendocino in Mendocino County, California - Chris Delaney, Sonoma County Water Agency, Santa Rosa, CA (co-authors - J. Mendoza, R. Hartman)
  3. Using Probabilistic Dynamic Simulation to Support Real-Time Dam Operations - Jason Lillywhite, GoldSim Technology Group, Issaquah, WA
  4. Review of Reservoir Operation Models Including Probabilistic Balancing Rule Models Incorporating Linear and Dynamic Programming - Emmanuel Nzewi, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX (co-author – I. J. Okoye)
  5. Forecast-Informed Drought Planning for Baltimore's Water Supply System - W. Joshua Weiss, Hazen and Sawyer, Baltimore, MD (co-authors – K. Hoffman, C. Howells, J. Balay, R. Palmer)

SESSION 7  /  Stadium 2:
Using High Resolution Modeling to Improve Chesapeake Bay
Moderator:  Sally Claggett,
U.S. Forest Service, Annapolis, MD

  1. Unmanned Aerial Systems: Delivering Low-cost, High-resolution Geomorphology for Stream Restoration Implementation - Matthew Cashman, U.S. Geological Survey, Catonsville, MD (co-authors – L. Nibert, J. Bell, Z. Clifton)
  2. Development and Application of Automated Channel Extraction from LiDAR in Chesapeake Bay Watersheds: Effects of Physiography and Land-use - Matthew Baker, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD (co-author - D. Saavedra)
  3. Developing Approaches to Achieve Co-benefits for Chesapeake Restoration and Conservation Goals - Scott Phillips, U.S. Geological Survey, Catonsville, MD (co-authors - J. Wolf, R. Thompson, S. Claggett)
  4. The Evaluation of Riparian Forest Buffer Progress in Virginia Related to Parcel Prioritization Efforts - Judith Okay, J&J Okay Consulting, Solomons, MD (co-author – S. Claggett)

SESSION 8  /  West DEF:
PANEL:  AWRA State Water Plan Monograph – Planning in the Field, a View from the States
Moderator:  Scott Kudlas,
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Richmond, VA

Carrie Sessions, Washington State Department of Ecology, Lacey, WA, “Watershed Planning in Washington”
Owen Mills, Oklahoma Water Resources Board, Oklahoma City, OK, “Oklahoma’s Comprehensive Water Plan and Water for 2060 Initiative”

The last decade has seen a surge of water planning legislation in states across the country.  States initiated these planning efforts due to a wide variety of reasons including recent droughts, concern about climate change, and in some cases depletion of existing water resources. For the past 3 years, the AWRA has sponsored a National Leadership Workshop for State Water Planning Officials, bringing together officials from 20 states, to share their planning experiences, challenges, and successes. With the help of these state officials, AWRA has compiled a first of its kind monograph of State Water Plans that provides a common set of information about these state efforts. This moderated panel features presentations from several states that have recently issued their State Water Plans, highlighting common elements and those that make each state plan unique.

SESSION 9  /  Stadium 3:
Water Resources Management and Planning
Moderator:  Carlton Spirio,
Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL

  1. Managed Aquifer Recharge, Agriculture, and What Colorado River Shortage Conditions Mean for Arizona - Sharon Megdal, Central Arizona Project, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  2. From Sole Source to Diversified - Securing San Antonio's Water Future - Darren Thompson, San Antonio Water System, San Antonio, TX
  3. Freshwater Salinization and Water Supply Master Planning for a Coastal Water Utility - Eric Rosenberg, Hazen and Sawyer, New York, NY  (co-authors - K. Hoffman, L. Wang, P. Cole,  J. Maggio, R. Karl, J. Rouse)

SESSION 10  /  Stadium 4:
Emerging Contaminants
Moderator:  Gary Speiran,
U.S. Geological Survey, Richmond, VA

  1. Shenandoah River Accumulated Wastewater Ratio Mapper: A Screening-level Tool to Identify River Segments Which May Contain Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals - Chintamani Kandel, U.S. Geological Survey - Richmond, VA, Henrico, VA(co-authors – J. L. Rapp, L. B. Barber, S. H. Keefe, A. M. Vajda)
  2. Quantifying Wastewater Exposure Risk and Fish Endocrine Disruption in the Shenandoah River Watershed - Jennifer Rapp, U.S. Geological Survey, Richmond, VA (co-authors - C. Kandel, L. Barber, S. Keefe, A. Vajda, J. Rice, P. Westerhoff)
  3. Municipal Wastewater Application to Forests: Using Participatory Science to Understand Human Exposure and Risks to Chemical Contaminants of Concern - Elizabeth Nichols, NC State University, Raleigh, NC (co-authors - M. Hedgespeth, N. Gibson, A. McEachran, D. Rashash, D. Shea, M. Strynar, J. Delborne)
  4. Using Ibuprofen and Copper as Chemical Markers to Identify Human Waste, Animal Waste, and Fertilizers in Six Municipalities of Southeastern Florida Coastal Waterways - Joseph Rubsamen, Oxbridge Academy, West Palm Beach, FL (co-author - T. E. Thornton)
  5. Effects of Deicing Salts on Soil Permeability and Soil Water Chemistry - Shirley Clark, Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA (co-authors: K. Jain, S. Kakuturu, K. Baker, R. Sileshi)