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Thursday, October 12th, 2017

6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
(Included with Conference Registration)
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Stephen Schoenholtz, Director,
Virginia Water Resources Research Center

Panel Session
"Water Institutes: Addressing Water Issues Through Research"
Town Hall Session with Water Research Institute Directors
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Networking Break and Exhibitor Expo
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Paul Ziemkiewicz, Director,
West Virginia Water Research Institute

Keynote Session
Austin Caperton, Cabinet Secretary,
WV Dept. of Environmental Protection (confirmed)
11:30 AM - 12:40 PM
(Included with Conference Registration)
12:40 PM - 1:50PM
Track 1A - Using Models for Watershed Management

- Prioritizing Lands to Protect Our Waters: a Strategic Approach with Virginia Conservation Vision

- Impacts of Interpolation Schemes on Critical Source Areas Identification for Non-Point Source Pollution Control Based on SWAT Model

- Nutrient Modeling Tools and Training to Empower States to Meet their Modeling Needs
Track 1B - Reducing the Impacts of Stormwater Runoff

- Retrofitting Stormwater Management Facilities – Benefits and Challenges

- Effects of Semi-Permanent Structures (HabiTubes & Habi-Mats) on Benthic Populations in Restored Streams

- Pervious Concrete for Impervious Landscapes: Hydrologic Function and Regulatory Credit

Track 1C - Insights into

- Borehole Geophysical Characterization of Fractured-Rock Aquifers in West Virginia

- Emerging Information on Groundwater of the Virginia Eastern Shore

- Transport and Transformations of Nitrogen in Groundwater Seeps along the Stream Corridor of an Agricultural Watershed

WV Dept. of Environmental Protection Roundtable
**Intended for WV State Agency Representatives**
2:00 PM - 3:10 PM
Track 2A - Understanding the Water Budget

- Analysis of Seasonal-to-Annual Accumulating Precipitation Distribution across the Mid-Atlantic United States, 1987-2016

- Water Budget Estimation Using In-situ and Remote Sensing Products in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

- The Freshwater and Liquid Waste Impact of Unconventional Oil and Gas in Ohio and West Virginia

Track 2B - Quantifying Stormwater Treatment

- Developing a National Stormwater BMP Testing and Verification Program: An Update on the Stormwater Testing and Evaluation of Products and Practices (STEPP) Initiative

- Stormwater and Water Efficiency (A Global Perspective)

- Making Urban Trees Count: A Stormwater Crediting Framework for Urban Tree Planting

Track 2C - Gaining Insights from Invertebrate Organisms

- The Effects of Artificial Substrates Containing Magnesium on Juvenile Oyster Recruitment and Fitness

- Chesapeake Bay Basin-Wide Index of Biotic Integrity

- Innovative Approaches to Improve Macrobenthic Invertebrate Communities through Stream Restoration

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
Networking Break and Exhibitor Expo
3:40 PM - 5:10 PM
Track 3A - Forecasting Droughts and Floods

- Evaluation of Near-Real Time Drought Forecasting Using VIC and SWAT Models in the Contiguous U.S.

- Investigation of Urban Flooding using the National Water Model in Southeast Virginia

- Ensemble Flood Forecasting in the U.S. Middle Atlantic Region

- Ensemble Flood Forecast Maps: A Case Study in the Delaware River near Philadelphia

Track 3B - Monitoring and Managing Pollution from the Urban Environment

- Residents’ Preferences in Adopting Water Runoff Management Practices: Examining the Effect of Behavioral Nudges in a Field Experiment

- Beyond Runoff Reduction-Thorough Green Infrastructure Design

- Tracking Illicit Discharges in Urban Stormwater Systems with Real-time 3G Wireless

- 2-Dimensional Tidal Dispersion Coefficients and Total Suspended Solids Flux Characterization in the James River

Track 3C - Gaining Insights from Vertebrate Organisms

- Effects of Unconventional Oil and Gas Development on Brook Trout Occupancy within an Actively Developing Watershed

- Revealing the Current Relationship between Stream Acidification and Fish Species Richness: What is the Status after Two Decades of Recovery in Appalachian Streams?

- Temporal Distribution of Cyanotoxins and Environmental Estrogens within the Upper and Middle Potomac River Drainage, USA

- Fish and Amphibian Response Trajectories in Reconnected Coastal Plain Stream Floodplain Valleys

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
(Included with Conference Registration)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Networking Reception and Poster Session
(Included with Conference Registration)

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Friday, October 13th, 2017

6:30 AM - 8:15 AM
(Included with Conference Registration)
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Stephen Schoenholtz, Director,
Virginia Water Resources Research Center

Keynote Session
Dr. Thomas Graziano, Director,
Office of Water Prediction,
National Weather Service (confirmed)
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Networking Break and Exhibitor Expo
10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Track 4A - Monitoring Water Quality

- Inputs of Pollutants to Watersheds via Atmospheric Deposition, with Implications for Human Health and Aquatic Life

- Watershed-scale Impacts on Microbial Indicators of Water Quality

- ColiFind: A Digital Image Analysis Application to Identify E. coli colonies in Coliscan Easygel Water Quality Tests

- Reservoirs: Could They be Indicators of Climate Change?

- 20 Years of Measured Changes in the Shenandoah River Quality

Track 4B - Improving Watershed Management

- Flood, Droughts and Interstate Conflicts: Why Eastern States Need to Worry about Water Quantity and Water Law

- Anatomy of the 2016 Drought in New York State: Implications for Agriculture and Water Resources

- Water Infrastructure Planning Under Uncertain Climate Change: Risk and Robustness-Based Approaches

- Designing the Next Generation of Inland Hydrography Data – Results of the National Hydrography Requirements and Benefits Study

- Identifying Key Issues in Water Quality Perceptions in Northern West Virginia
Track 4C - Water-Energy Nexus: Meeting Challenges and Finding Solutions

- Downstream Drinking Water Impacts of Fossil Fuel Extraction and Utilization Choices

- Metal Reclamation Units (MRUs, Wetlands in a Box) Treating Acid Mine Drainage

- Lambert Run: A Watershed Scale Approach to Remediation

- DMME TMDL Program Success: Restoring Impaired Coalfield Streams

- Design and Construction of a Micro-scale Anaerobic Digester/Power Process

11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
(Included with Conference Registration)
1:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Track 5A - Innovative Technologies for Data Collection and Management

- New Monitoring Technologies for Managing Water Quality

- Determining Bank Erosion Hazard Index Using Unmanned Ariel Systems

- Remote Sensing Techniques for the Valley Creek Watershed's Headwaters

- USGS Streamgaging and Innovative Approaches to Data Delivery

- Citizen Science Improves Stream Climate Change Forecasts

Track 5B - Networks and Partnerships with a Focus on Water Research

- From Coal Country to the Chesapeake: USGS Water Science in West Virginia and Virginia

- Three Rivers QUEST – Managing and Displaying Water Quality Data throughout the Upper Ohio River Basin

- Sensing and Educating the Nexus to Sustain Ecosystems (SENSE): A Kentucky-West Virginia Partnership

- Water Environment and Reuse Foundation Agricultural Sector Research

- The West Virginia Outdoor Learning Lab: Using Research to Create Environmental STEM Outreach