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November 3

November 3
7:15 am - 5:00 pm Registration Pre-function Foyer
7:15 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast/Posters/Exhibits Pre-function Foyer
8:00 - 9:30 am OPENING PLENARY
Cypress B
Dr. Mark Keenum, President, MSU
Dr. Phil Bass, MDMR
Russ Beard, NOAA
9:30 - 9:45 am Break/Posters/Exhibits Pre-function Foyer
9:45 - 11:30 am TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONSClick a title to view an abstract Session I: Salon A
Session II: Salon B
Session III: Salon C
Session I - Sedimentation
Session II - Weather/Climate
Session III - Coastal Resources
Prem B. ParajuliSpatially Distributed Sediment and Nutrients Loading from the Upper Pearl River Watershed Kai RothNew Modeling System at the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center William H. McAnallyOil Spill Assessment: Transport and Fate
John J. Ramirez-AvilaRates and Processes of Streambank Erosion Along the Principal Channel of the Town Creek Watershed: Implications in a Sediment Budget Development Thewodros G. MamoAdaptation to Rainfall Variation Considering Climate Change for the Planning & Design of Urban Stormwater Drainage Networks Matthew DornbackPhytoplankton Biomass Variability in a Western Mississippi Sound Time-Series
Jeff HattenSediment, Particulate Organic Carbon, and Particulate Nitrogen Transport in Ephemeral and Perennial Streams of the Upper Coastal Plain Mississippi Jamie DyerAnalysis of a Warm-Season Convective Rainfall Event Along an Abrupt Land Use / Land Cover Boundry Rene Alexander ComachoEvaluation of the Estuarine Retention Time in a Mississippi Estuary: The Bay of St. Louis
Daniel WrenUsing Lake Sedimentation Rates to Quantify the Effectiveness of Past Erosion Control in Watersheds Katelyn CostanzaFlash Flood Guidance issues by the National Weather Service - Past, Present, Future Scott P. MilroyThree-dimensional Heterogeneity of Hypoxic Water Masses in the Mississippi Sound: The Geomorphology Connection
Matthew HicksMill Creek Watershed Restoration: Results of Monitoring Sediment Concentration and Loads Pre and post BMP Implementation   Mary Love TagertAsset Management Assistance for the City of Bay St. Louis
11:45 am - 1:15 pm LUNCH
Cypress C
Guest Speaker: Trudy Fisher, MDEQ
1:30 - 2:45 pm TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONSClick a title to view an abstract Session IV: Salon A
Session V: Salon B
Session VI: Salon C
Session IV - Surface Water Management
Session V - Wetlands
Session VI - Education
David R. JohnsonDelta Headwaters Project - Boon or Bust to Water Quality Thomas OrsiEnvironmental Mitigation at the Camp Shelby Training Site, MS Robert F. BruzuszekThe Sustainable Sites Initiative: Potential Impacts for Water Resources Site Development
Robert KrögerWhat Do We Know about Field Scale Nutrient Reductions of Instream Practices in the Mississippi Delta? Cristina NicaStudy of Seagrass Beds at Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Renee M. ClaryThe Future of K-12 Water Education: The 2010 Mississippi Framework and the Proposed National Research Council Framework for Science Education
John J. Ramirez-AvilaEvaluation of Two Different Widths of Vegetative Strips to Reduce Sediment and Nutrient Concentrations in Runoff From Agricultural Fields Amy SpencerEcosystem Services from Moist-Soil Wetland Management Joy BuckThe Chickasawhay River: A Small Mississippi Stream vs the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
2:45 - 3:00 pm Break/Posters/Exhibits Pre-function Foyer
3:00 - 4:30 pm TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONSClick a title to view an abstract Session VII: Salon A
Session VIII: Salon B
Session IX: Salon C
Session VII - Management/Planning
Session VIII - Wetlands
Session IX - Delta Groundwater
Michael E. StovallSustaining Alabama Fishery Resources: A Risk-Based Integrated Environmental, Economic, and Social Resource Management Decision Framework Thomas H. OrsiWetlands and Erosion Control Studies at the GV Sonny Montgomery Multi-Purpose Range Complex - Heavy (MPRC-H), Camp Shelby Training Site, MS Charles L. WaxRefining Effective Precipitation Estimates for a Model Simulating Conservation of Groundwater in the Mississippi Delta Shallow Alluvial Aquifer
C. Elizabeth StokesIdentification of Pentachlorophenol (PCP) Tolerant Bacterial Communities in Contaminated Groundwater after Air-Sparging Remediation Timothy J. SchauweckerDeveloping a Gum Swamp Educational Exhibit at the Crosby Arboretum, Mississippi State University Extension Jeannie R.B. BarlowWater Use Conservation for the Mississippi Delta Using an Existing Regional Groundwater Flow Model
Jason BarrettThe Influences on the Capacity Development Assessment Scores of Publicly-Owned Drinking Water Systems in Mississippi Mary Catherine MillsEvaluating Physiological and Growth Responses of Arundinaria spp. to Inundation Joe MasseyWater-Conserving Irrigation Systems for Furrow & Flood Irrigated Crops in the Mississippi Delta
    Heather L. WelchDissolved Phosphorus Concentrations in the Mississippi River Valley Alluvial Aquifer, Northwestern Mississippi
3:00 - 5:00 pm MWRA Board Meeting Magnolia
5:00 - 6:00 pm Welcome Reception Pre-Function Foyer

November 4

November 4
7:15 - 9:30 am Registration Pre-function Foyer
7:15 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast Pre-function Foyer
8:00 - 9:30 am TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONSClick a title to view an abstract Session X: Salon A
Session XI: Salon B
Session XII: Salon C
Session X - Nutrients
Session XI - Delta Water Resources
Session XII - Ports
Matt MoranNutrient Modeling of the Big Sunflower Watershed Charlotte Bryant ByrdEvolution of Surface Water Quantity Issues in the Mississippi Delta Jack Norris, Gulf Coast Business Council, Gulfport, MS
Matthew HicksPlan for Monitoring Success of Mississippi's Delta Nutrient Reduction Strategy Richard H. CoupeEffects of the Biofuels Initiative on Water Quality and Quantity in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain James Murphy, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Maritime Administration, New Orleans, LA
Marcia WoodsThe Fate and Transport of Nitrate in the Surface Waters of the Big Sunflower River in Northwest Mississippi Claire RoseQuantification of Groundwater Contributions to the Bogue Phalia in Northwestern Mississippi Using an End-member Mixing Analysis Joe Conn, Mississippi State Port Authority, Gulfport, MS
  Pat MasonWater Supply in the Mississippi Delta: What the Model has to Say  
9:30 - 9:45 am Break/Posters/Exhibits Pre-function Foyer
9:45 - 11:30 am PLENARY SESSION
Cypress B
Colonel Jeffery Eckstein, Vicksburg, MS
Chris Accardo, New Orleans, LA
Chief Thomas Minyard, Memphis, TN
Dr. Susan Rees, Mobile, AL
11:45 am - 1:30 pm LUNCH & AWARDS
Cypress C
Guest Speaker: Major General Michael Walsh, Vicksburg, MS
1:30 - 5:00 pm Tour of the Port of Gulfport Transportation Provided
1:30 - 6:00 pm Golf Tournament The Bridges

November 5

November 5
8:00 - 9:30 am MWRA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP BREAKFAST MEETINGModerator: Dr. Dean Pennington Cypress A


Garry Brown, Jr. Concentration of Methylmercury in Natural Waters from Mississippi Using a New Automated Analysis System
Nate Clifton Regional Sediment Management Plan
Gary Ervin Assessing Early Responses of Natural Coastal Systems to Oil and Dispersant Contamination Along the Northern Gulf of Mexico
James A. Garner Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Communities of Mississippi Coastal River Systems
Shane Irvin Detecting Water Quality Parameters in Tibbee Creek, Mississippi Using Aerial Imagery
Robert Kröger A Water Quality Perspective to Evaluating the Potential of Reservoirs in Puerto Rico for Sport Fisheries Management
Adam Lawson Automated System to Facilitate Vicarious Calibration of Ocean Color Sensors
Sam Testa Water Quality and Ecology Research in the Mississippi Delta
Christopher L. Martin Relation between Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) and Salinity in the Mississippi Sound
K. Van Wilson Sea Level Rise Visualization on the Alabama-Mississippi and Delaware Coastlines
Alina Young Watershed Characterization of the Big Sunflower Watershed