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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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Thursday / Nov. 8 / 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions 51, 52, 53, 54

SESSION 51  /  Salon ABC:
Hydrological Modeling
Moderator:  Lauren Hay,
U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO

  1. Development and Application of "ABFlow-RTRO" Watershed Hydrology Model - Dave Yake, Save Our Water, Wilmington, DE (co-author – M. Waggoner)
  2. Model Development and Application in Support of Basin-Wide Water Management and Adaptation Planning in the American River Basin - Matthew Bachman, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Sacramento, CA (co-authors - A. Draper)
  3. Hydrological Modelling using Soil and Water Assessment Tool for Koyna River Basin, Maharashtra, India - Amarsinh Landage, Indian Institute Of Technology, Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi (co-author - A. Keshari)
  4. Customizations to StreamStats - Peter Steeves, U.S. Geological Survey, Northborough, MA
  5. Hydrologic Modeling Guidelines for Regulatory Permit Actions - Matt Bliss, DiNatale Water Consultants, Boulder, CO (co-authors – C. Peter, T. Smith)

SESSION 52: East Ballroom
Flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland
Moderator:  Ted Brown, Biohabitats, Baltimore, MD

Jim Caldwell,
Howard County Director of Sustainability, Ellicott City, MD - "Background and Details on What Happened"
John Furman, KCI, Baltimore, MD - "On-site Recovery Post-event"
Matt Thomasson, RKK, Baltimore, MD - “Recovery Assessment, Infrastructure Failures, Planning for Future Events” 
Chris Brooks, McCormick Taylor, Baltimore, MD - “H&H Analysis and Concept Mitigation” 

In 2016, Ellicott City, MD experienced a devastating 1,000 year flood.  Just two years later, the City again experienced significant flooding. This panel will look at the puzzle of why an inland city can experience such flooding and how the city can move forward. The panelists will bring a series of perspectives, from climate analysis to local and future planning, to flood prediction and mitigation.

SESSION 53  /  West Ballroom:
Green Infrastructure
Moderator:  Mark Southerland,
AKRF, Inc., Hanover, MD

  1. Quantifying the Co-Benefits and Applying the Incentives for Green Infrastructure Program: Analysis Framework and Supporting Tools - Harry Zhang, The Water Research Foundation, Alexandria, VA (co-author - J. Cuppett)
  2. Advances in Integrated Decision Support System on “Community-enabled Lifecycle Analysis of Stormwater Infrastructure Costs (CLASIC)” - Harry Zhang, The Water Research Foundation, Alexandria, VA (co-authors - S. Sharvelle, T. Dell)
  3. Life Cycle Cost & Asset Management for Green Infrastructure - Akta Patel and Bianca Santos, AKRF, Inc., Philadelphia, PA (co-authors - M. Southerland, S. Devkota, K. Flynn, L. Mastropolo, S. Szalay) 

SESSION 54  /  University 1&2:
Preparing Your Manuscript for Journal Submission
Moderator:  Venkatesh Uddameri,
JAWRA Editor-in-Chief, Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX

Venkatesh Uddameri, 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.

Thursday / Nov. 8 / 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 55, 56, 57, 58

SESSION 55  /  Salon ABC:
Moderator:  Michael Campana,
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

  1. Mountain Springs: Water Quality, Drilled Well Alternative, and a Life Cycle Cost Comparison - Charlotte Dungan, Mercer University, Macon, GA (co-authors – M. C. Resto, J. A. Cherry, R. W. Schweitzer, B. L. Parker, M. F. MacCarthy)
  2. 3-Dimensional Geologic and Groundwater Flow Visualizations - Bruce Lytle, Lytle Water Solutions, LLC, Highlands Ranch, CO
  3. Renewable Surface and Groundwater Water Availability for Future Production Scenarios: Impacts of Soil Moisture on Irrigation Demand Estimate - Hui Xu, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL (co-authors - M. Wu, M.Ha)
  4. After 110 Years of Infiltration the Winters Doctrine Reaches Groundwater - Michael Campana, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

SESSION 56  /  East Ballroom:
Applying Earth Observations for Resource Management Around Chesapeake Bay Water Quality
Moderator:  Stephanie Schollaert Uz
, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, University of Maryland, Silver Spring, MD

  1. NASA Designated Global Observations and Remote Sensing of Coastal and Inland Aquatic Environments - Kevin Turpie, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Silver Spring, MD (co-authors – R. Green, B.  Middleton, W. Turner)
  2. Surveillance of Changing Bloom Conditions in Chesapeake Bay Through the Application of Optical Remote Sensing and Ecological Associations - Michelle Tomlinson, NOAA's National Center for Coastal Ocean Science, Silver Spring, MD (co-authors - R.P. Stumpf, D. Dupuy, J.L. Wolny, K.S. Reece, T.A. Egerton)
  3. How MDE Could Take Advantage of a Remote Environmental Monitoring System To Protect State Shellfish Resources. - John McKay, Maryland Department of the Environment, Annapolis, MD
  4. Can Satellite-Based Watershed Observations improve Effectiveness of BMPs? – W. Joshua Weiss, Hazen and Sawyer, Baltimore, MD (co-author A. Mehta)

SESSION 57  /  West Ballroom:
International Water Issues
Moderator:  Mehrnoosh Mahmoudi,
Applied Research Center-FIU, Miami, FL

  1. AfDB High 5s and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Congruence and Confluence for Regional Water Development - Emmanuel Nzewi, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX
  2. Application of Agent Based Models in Modelling the Impacts of Policy Reform and Local Scale Interventions on UK Water Supplies - Chris Counsell, HR Wallingford, WALLINGFORD, Oxfordshire, Great Britain (co-authors - A. Mcbride, J. Simm, M. Simpson)
  3. Assessment and Mitigation of Seawater Intrusion in the Coastal Aquifer of Wadi Ham, United Arab Emirates - Mohsen Sherif, UAE University, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates (co-authors - A. Ebraheem, A. Shetty)
  4. Role of Hydropower Projects in Surface and Groundwater Exchanges in the Lower Mekong River Basin - Venkataramana Sridhar, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (co-author – S. A. Ali)

SESSION 58  /  University 1&2:
AWRA Policy Committee - Water Allocation
Moderator:  Robert Caccese,
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Harrisburg, PA

  1. General Overview of the American Water Resources Association Water Allocation Policy Initiative - Robert Caccese, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Harrisburg, PA
  2. Washington State Water Management: Balancing Instream Flow Protection with Demands for Water Supply - Carrie Sessions, Washington State Dept of Ecology, Lacey, WA
  3. Addressing Competing Water Demands in the Susquehanna River Basin - Andrew Dehoff, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Harrisburg, PA
  4. Water Allocation in the Western U.S. - Anthony Willardson, Western States Water Council, Murray, UT

Thursday / Nov. 8 / 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 59, 60, 61, 62

SESSION 59  /  Salon ABC:
Stream Restoration
Moderator:  Joanna Endter-Wada,
Utah State University, Logan, UT

  1. On the Shoulders of Giants - The Long History of Stream Restoration - Steve Bevington, NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Raleigh, NC (co-authors – D. M. Bevington)
  2. Setting Effectiveness Goals for Stream and Watershed Restoration - James Stribling, Tetra Tech, Inc., Owings Mills, MD (co-authors - N. Roth, E. Leppo)
  3. Riparian Forest Buffer Function After 15 years - Anne Hairston-Strang, MD DNR Forest Service, Annapolis, MD (co-author - T Culbreth)
  4. Using Benthic Macroinvertebrate Population Ratios as an Indicator of Overall Stream Health and Restoration Effectiveness - Joseph Czernikowski, Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA (co-authors – K. Baker, S. Clark, J. Sliko)
  5. An Evaluation of the Physicochemical Properties of Pool and Riffle Features Created During Application of Regenerative Stream Restoration Approaches - Christopher Victoria, Anne Arundel County Watershed Protection and Restoration Program, Annapolis, MD (co-authors - R. Denby, B. Perry)

SESSION 60  /  East Ballroom:
Managing Instream Flows in Virginia - Part 1
Moderator:  Robert Burgholzer,
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Richmond, VA

  1. An Integrated Water Data Management System for Hydro-Ecological Framework Data Acquisition, Modeling and Analysis - Robert Burgholzer, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Richmond, VA (co-authors – J. Kleiner,  C. Thomas, S. Kudlas)
  2. A Statewide Application that is Truly Statewide: From Space-for-time to a River Continuum Concept Application for all Virginia Streams - Jennifer Rapp, U.S. Geological Survey, Richmond, VA (co-authors - R. Burgholzer,  J. Kleiner,  D. Scott, E. Passero)
  3. Integrated Modeling and Data Visualization: Species Richness and Habitat Response to Surface Water Withdrawals - Joseph Kleiner, Virginia Department of Enviromental Quality, Richmond, VA (co-authors - R. Burgholzer, J Rapp, D Scott, E Passero)
  4. Hydro-Ecological Framework as Alternative to Hydrologic Foundation in ELOHA - Robert Burgholzer, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Richmond, VA (co-authors – J. Kleiner, J. Rapp, E. Passeroe, D. Scott)

PANEL DISCUSSION:  Groundwater discharges and Clean Water Act Compliance
Moderator – Marcia Greenblatt,
Principal, Integral Consulting, Louisville, CO


SESSION 62  / University 1&2:
Flood Warning Systems 
Moderator:  L. Don Duke,
Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL

  1. Development of A Measured Data Based Nomographic Method for the Small Stream Flood Warning System - Tae Sung Cheong, National Disaster Management Research Institute, Ulsan, South Korea (co-authors - J.S. Joo, H.S. Choi)
  2. A Study on Adequacy Warning Criteria in Mountain Stream - Mi Jung Kim, National Disaster Management Research Institute, Ulsan, South Korea (co-author – D. J. .Jung)
  3. Establishment of Measured Based Floods Warning Criteria in Urban Area - ChangYeon Bae, National Disaster Management Research Institute, Ulsan, Jung-gu, South Korea

Thursday / Nov. 8 / 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 63, 64, 65, 66

SESSION 63  /  Salon ABC:
Stream System Assessment and Management
Moderator:  James Stribling,
Tetra Tech, Inc., Columbia, MD

  1. Long-Term Changes in the Physical Characteristics of a Piedmont Headwater Stream After the Rapid Development of Its’ Watershed - Ted Mikalsen, Retired, Georgia Environmental Protection Division, Jacksonville, FL (co-authors - R. L. Bourne)
  2. Comparison of Alternative Estimators of Stream Metabolism Derived Within a Common Modeling Framework - James McNair, Annis Water Resources Institute, Fruitport, MI (co-author - J. Zuidema)
  3. A Phosphorus Load Analysis for the Little Spokane River Watershed - Paul Pickett, Washington State Dept of Ecology, Olympia, WA

SESSION 64  /  East Ballroom:
Managing Instream Flows in Virginia - Part 2
Moderator:   Robert Burgholzer,
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Richmond, VA

  1. Trends, Variability, and Statistical Drivers of Multi-sectoral Water Withdrawals - Julie Shortridge, Virginia Tech Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Blacksburg, VA (co-author - M. DiCarlo)
  2. Consumptive Water Use: Refining State Water Supply Estimates with Discharge and Withdrawal Data. - Morgan McCarthy, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (co-authors - C. Brogan, J. Kleiner, R. Burgholzer, J. Shortridge, D. Scott)
  3. Role of Cumulative Impoundment Evaporation in Water Resource Management Within the mid-Atlantic: A Case Study in Virginia - Durelle Scott, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (co-authors – R. Burgholzer, J. Kleiner, C. Brogan, C. Julson, E. Withers)

SESSION 65  /  West Ballroom:
Building Resiliency in the Face of Water Resources Risk Management
Moderator:   Zhenxing Zhang,
Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, IL

  1. Improve Reliability of Thermoelectricity Supply During Low Flow and Drought Conditions - Zhenxing Zhang, Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, IL (co-authors - M. Mu, H. Tang, X. Cai)
  2. An Integrated Modeling Approach to Support Resilient Urban Water Management - Sen Bai, Tetra Tech Inc, Fairfax, VA (co-authors - T. Zi, T. Rafi, J. Ludwig, K. Muhmmad, L. Chen, S. Zhao)
  3. Quantification of Environmental Benefits through Integration of System Operations and Riverine Habitat Models - Can Liu, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Harrisburg, PA (co-author - G. Markowitz)

SESSION 66  /  University 1&2:
Flooding and Risk Management
Moderator:   Lindsey Veas,
Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA

  1. Environmental Analyses for Floodplain and Watershed Resiliency - Lindsey Veas, Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA (co-authors - L. Veas, M. Popkin, J. Salerno)
  2. Mapping Potential Flooding Hazards in the High Plains Region of the US Overlying the Ogallala Aquifer - Marangely Gonzalez Cruz, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (co-authors - A. Hernandez, V. Uddameri)
  3. Knowing is Half the Battle, the Other Half is Planning: a Flood Assessment for the Future - Christiana Pollack, Princeton Hydro, Ringoes, NJ and Jessica Jahre, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Trenton, NJ 
  4. Development of the Local Governments's Customized Decision Support System through the National Disaster Risk Assessment - Changwon Choi, National Disaster Management Research Institute, Ulsan, Ulsan, South Korea (co-authors - D. Jung, H. Kang, C. Choi)