Agenda

April 3

April 3
TIME EVENT LOCATION
7:15 a.m - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast, Posters and Exhibits Salon B
8:00 a.m - 8:20 am Welcome/Conference Overview
Dr. L. Jason Krutz, Director
Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute
Salon A
8:20 a.m - 8:35 am Break – Posters and Exhibits (Refreshments) Salon B
8:35 - 9:55 am TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONSClick a title to view an abstract Session 1: Amphitheatre I & II
Session 2: Diplomat I & II
Session 1 - Coastal Issues Moderator: Alan Shiller, University of Southern Mississippi Session 2 - Measurements and Mechanisms for Earthen Levee and Gully Erosion Moderator: Daniel Wren, USDA/ARS
Alan Shiller, USM8:35 - 8:55 amHypoxia in the Mississippi Bight: Understanding Interactions of Circulation and Biogeochemistry in a Complex River-Dominated Coastal Ecosystem Daniel Wren, USDA/ARS8:35 - 8:55 amField Measurements of Irrigation Reservoir Levee Erosion
George Ramseur, MS DMR8:55 - 9:15 amThe Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama Coastal System (LMACS): Embracing Functional Boundaries to Drive Comprehensive Estuarine Restoration Yavuz Ozeren, UM8:55 - 9:15 amAssessment of Slope and Mechanical Treatments for an Irrigation Reservoir Embankment
Mohammadmmedhi Armandei, MSU9:15 - 9:35 amThe Development of a Hydrodynamic/Water Quality Model for Oyster Restoration in the Western Mississippi Sound Will Andrews, UM9:15 - 9:35 amMeasurements of Physical Characteristics of Earthen Levees for Small Lakes in Mississippi
Catie Dillon, MSU9:35 - 9:55 amExamining the Effects of Directional Wave Spectra on a Nearshore Wave Model Robert Wells, USDA/ARS9:35 - 9:55 amRemotely Sensed Channel Emergence with Both Till and No-Till Management Systems
9:55 - 10:10 am Break - Posters and Exhibits
Salon B
10:10 - 11:50 am TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONSClick a title to view an abstract Session 3: Amphitheatre I & II
Session 4: Diplomat I & II
Session 3 - Streamflow Alteration Assessments to Support Bay and Estuary Restoration in Gulf StatesModerator: Rodney Knight, U.S. Geological Survey Session 4 - BMP Effectiveness Moderator: Austin Omer, Mississippi State University
Rodney Knight, USGS10:10 - 10:30 amStreamflow Alteration Assessments to Support Bay and Estuary Restoration in Gulf States - Overview Austin Omer, MSU10:10 - 10:30 amWater Quality Improvements from Implementation of Tailwater Recovery Systems
Scott Mize, USGS10:30 - 10:50 amFactors Controlling Salinity in Nearshore Waters of the Mississippi Sound, MS Dave Spencer, MSU10:30 - 10:50 amThe Effects of Cover Crops on Runoff, Erosion, and Off-Site N and P Transport
Scott Worland, Vanderbilt University10:50 - 11:10 amPredicting Daily Streamflow Using L-Moments and Neural Networks Laura Wilson, MSU10:50 - 11:10 amPredicting the Effects of Conservation Practices in Tropical Soils
Elena Crowley-Ornelas, Texas Tech11:10 - 11:30 amEstimating Streamflow-Recession Indices Using Automated Methods with Application to Groundwater-Surface Water Interaction Phong Ly, MSU11:10 - 11:30 amHydrologic and Nutrient Removal Performance of Rain Gardens: A Review
Matt Moore, USDA/ARS11:30 - 11:50 amNutrient and Pesticide Mitigation by Common Aquatic Plants
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm Lunch and Plenary Speaker Salon A
Speakers - J.I. Palmer, J.D., P.E. and Bennett Bearden, J.D., P.G.
Topic: Who's On First? The Status of Water Policy in Mississippi and Alabama
1:30 - 2:50 pm TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONSClick a title to view an abstract Session 5: Amphitheatre I & II
Session 6: Diplomat I & II
Session 5 - Challenges to Establishing Targets and Practices for Managing Nutrients in Delta Waterbodies IModerator: Richard Lizotte, USDA ARS National Sedimentation Laboratory Session 6 - Streamflow & SedimentationModerator: Richard Ingram, Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute

Kim Caviness, MDEQ1:30 - 1:50 pmThose who say it can’t be done are often interrupted by somebody doing it James Grafe, MSU1:30 - 1:50 pmUnderstanding Relations Between Streamflow, Turbidity, and Suspended-Sediment Concentration in an Impaired Mississippi Stream
Richard Lizotte, USDA/ARS1:50 - 2:10 pmSources of Hypoxia in Mississippi Streams Michael Runner, USGS1:50 - 2:10 pmEstimates of Suspended-Sediment Yields for Select Streams in Mississippi
Matt Hicks, USGS2:10 - 2:30 pmCan Diatom Assemblages Identify Important Stressor-Response Relationships Necessary to Establish Nutrient Management Goals for Mississippi Alluvial Plain Streams? Dave Johnson, USACE2:10 - 2:30 pmThe Use of Normalized Duration to Evaluate Low Flow in Mississippi Streams
Jason Taylor, USDA/ARS2:30 - 2:50 pmCan Controlled Experiments Play a Role in Informing Nutrient Management Goals for Mississippi Alluvial Plain Waterbodies? Kirk Rodgers, USGS2:30 - 2:50 pmTrend Analysis of Streamflow to Support Bay and Estuary Restoration in Gulf States 
2:50 - 3:05 pm Break - Posters and Exhibits (Refreshments) Salon B
3:05 - 4:45 pm TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONSClick a title to view an abstract Session 7: Amphitheatre I & II
Session 8: Diplomat I & II
Session 7 - Challenges to Establishing Targets and Practices for Managing Nutrients in Delta Waterbodies IIModerator: Martin Locke, USDA ARS National Sedimentation Laboratory Session 8 - Irrigation Efficiency & ConservationModerator: Richard Ingram, Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute
Martin Locke, USDA/ARS3:05 - 3:25 pmCan Cover Crops and Reduced Tillage Improve Surface Water Runoff Quality and Soil Health in the Mississippi Delta Alluvial Plain? Saseendran Anapalli, USDA/ARS3:05 - 3:25 pmQuantifying Crop Coefficients for Corn Irrigation Scheduling in the Lower Mississippi Delta Using an Eddy Covariance Method
Rachel Nifong, USDA/ARS3:25 - 3:45 pmHydrologic and Vegetation Management Influence Oxygen Dynamics and Nitrogen Processing in Experimental Ditches Hazel Buka, MSU3:25 - 3:45 pmImproving the Corn Crop Coefficient Method in the Mississippi Irrigation Scheduling Tool (MIST)
Gary Ervin, MSU3:45 - 4:05 pmDespite Their Differences, Managed and Non-Managed Wetlands in the Mississippi Delta Achieve Similar Functional Outcomes Fei Gao, Beijing Normal University3:45 - 4:05 pmImpacts of Different Ratios of Surface Water and Groundwater for Row Crops Irrigation on Groundwater Level in the Mississippi Delta
Jennifer Murphy, USGS4:05 - 4:25 pmAssessing Water-Quality Changes in Two Oxbow Lake Tributaries of the Mississippi Delta Meredith Brock, MSU4:05 - 4:25 pmSalinity Effects from Treated Effluent as Irrigation
Beth Baker, MSU4:25 - 4:45 pmEffects of Varying Suites of Agriculture Conservation Practices on Water Quality in the Mississippi Delta Gary Bell, USACE4:25 - 4:45 pmLidar in Scaled Physical Modeling: Applications, Advantages, and Development
5:00 - 6:30 pm Student Poster Competition & Welcome Reception Salons A & B
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April 4

April 4
TIME EVENT LOCATION
7:15 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast – Posters and Exhibits Salon B
8:00 - 9:00 am TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONSClick a title to view an abstract Session 9: Amphitheatre I & II
Session 10: Diplomat I & II
Session 9 - Surface Water – Groundwater InteractionModerator: Dave Johnson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Session 10 - Water TreatmentModerator: Jason Barrett, Mississippi State University
Ying Ouyang, USDA/ARS8:00 - 8:20 amAssessing Groundwater Interactions between Forest and Crop Lands and the Potential to Increase Groundwater Availability through Afforestation in Mississippi Jason Barrett, MSU8:00 - 8:20 amMississippi Private Well Characteristics and Well Owner Demographics
Michael Gratzer, UM8:20 - 8:40 amOxbow Lake-Wetlands Systems as a Source of Recharge to the Mississippi River Valley Alluvial Aquifer Stephanie Otts, UM8:20 - 8:40 amAn Analysis of the Lead Contamination Risks of Public Water Supplies in the Mississippi Delta
  Gray Turnage, MSU8:40 - 9:00 amChemical Control of the Floating Aquatic Plant Common Duckweed (Lemna minor L.) and Watermeal (Wolffia spp.)
9:00 - 9:10 am Break - Posters & Exhibits (Refreshments) Salon B
9:10 - 10:30 am TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONSClick a title to view an abstract Session 11: Amphitheatre I & II
Session 12: Diplomat I & II
Session 11 - Groundwater Availability in the Mississippi River Alluvial Plain IModerator: Wade Kress, U. S. Geological Survey Session 12 - Reservoirs & StreamsModerator: John Ramirez-Avila, Mississippi State University
Wade Kress, USGS9:10 - 9:30 amCoupling Groundwater Flow Modeling with Hydrologic Monitoring to Assess Water Availability in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain John Ramirez-Avila, MSU9:10 - 9:30 amImpacts of Riparian Buffer Zones on Stream Water Quality: A Quantitative Assessment in the Catalpa Creek Watershed
Burke Minsley, USGS9:30 - 9:50 amEvaluating the Hydrogeologic Framework of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain Using Geophysical Methods Xiaobo Chao, UM9:30 - 9:50 amStudy of Sediment and Nutrients in Pelahatchie Bay and Upland Mill-Pelahatchie Creek Watershed
Steve Westenbroek, USGS9:50 - 10:10 amImproving Estimates of Recharge in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain Using the Soil-Water- Balance (SWB) Model John Ramirez-Avila, MSU9:50 - 10:10 amA Project-Based Learning Study Oriented to Develop a Natural Stream Restoration Design
Courtney Killian, MSU10:10 - 10:30 amEvaluation of Methods for Relating Continuous Streambed Resistivity Data and Hydraulic Conductivity in the Mississippi Delta Jae-Young Ko, JSU10:10 - 10:30 amAdopting Ecosystem Services for Enhanced Sustainable Communities by Wetlands Assimilation of Wastewater and Water Quality Credit Trading
10:30 - 10:40 am Break - Posters & Exhibits (Refreshments) Salon B
10:40 am - 12:00 pm TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONSClick a title to view an abstract Session 13: Amphitheatre I & II
Session 14: Diplomat I & II
Session 13 - Groundwater Availability in the Mississippi River Alluvial Plain IIModerator: James R. Rigby, USDA/ARS National Sedimentation Laboratory Session 14 - Management of Water Resources in MississippiModerator: Pat Phillips, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Andrew Leaf, USGS10:40 - 11:00 amImproving Numerical Simulation of Streams and Shallow Groundwater in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain Patricia Phillips, MDEQ10:40 - 11:00 amWater Resources Data Availability
Drew Westerman, USGS11:00 - 11:20 amReducing Uncertainty in Estimates of Irrigation Water Use Chris Hawkins, MDEQ11:00 - 11:20 amWater Resources Data Management
Steve Peterson, USGS11:20 - 11:40 amUpdates to a Groundwater Flow Model to Facilitate Decision Support and Uncertainty Analysis for the Mississippi Alluvial Plain Casey Fitzgerald, MDEQ11:20 - 11:40 amWater Use in Mississippi
James R. Rigby, USDA/ARS11:40 am - 12:00 pmRiverbank Filtration, Transfer, and Injection Pilot Project Along the Tallahatchie River for Enhanced Aquifer Recharge: Progress and Plans Andrew Cummings, MDEQ11:40 am - 12:00 pmSafety of Flood Control Dams in Mississippi
12:10 - 1:40 pm Lunch and Plenary Speakers
Presentation of Student Awards
Salon A
Speakers - Abby Braman, Pearl Riverkeeper and Ron Cossman, Social Science Research Center, MSU
Topic: How important are stakeholders and can their impacts be measured?
2:00 - 3:00 pm Advisory Board Meeting Port Gibson Boardroom (Penthouse Level)
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Posters

Posters
Student Presenters
NAME TITLE
Brent Chaney
Mississippi State University
A Preliminary Investigation of Feral Hog Impacts on Water Quality
Natasha Drotar
Mississippi State University
Effects of Prescribed Burning on Canopy Structure and Water Partitioning in an Upland Oak Forest
Alexandra Firth
Mississippi State University
Ecological Agriculture Application with Winter Flooding
Fei Gao
Beijing Normal University
Impact of Different Ratios of Surface Water and Groundwater for Row Crops Irrigation on Groundwater Level in the Mississippi Delta
Tadesse Sinshaw
University of Mississippi
A Spatial Decision Support System for Choice and Placement of Nitrogen Source Reducing Best Management Practices in the Beasley Lake Watershed, Delta Region of Mississippi
Peng Song
China Agricultural University
Controlling Mechanism of Chlorination on Emitter Bio-clogging for Drip Irrigation Using Reclaimed Water
Wei Yang
China Agricultural University
Long-Term Effect of Cover Crop on Water Use Efficiency in Manured and Rainfed Soybean-Corn Rotations
Professional Presenters
Gary Ervin
Mississippi State University
Aquatic Vegetation Management to Enhance Multiple-User Benefits of Southeastern Wetlands
John Green
University of Mississippi
Informing Environmental Health through Community-Engaged Research: Testing for Lead in Drinking Water in the Mississippi Delta
Clifford Ochs
University of Mississippi
A Confluence of Water and Interdisciplinary Education: The Mississippi Water Security Institute
Ruixiu Sui
U.S.D.A./Agricultural Research Service
Vapotranspiration Measurement Using Eddy Covariance Systems for Irrigation Scheduling
Yaoxin Zhang
University of Mississippi
NCCHE Modeling System for Water Resources Problems
Ioannis Ziogas
Mississippi State University
What Are the Precursors to Watershed Civic Engagement: Can Grass Roots Environmental Organizations Be Grown?
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