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April 3

April 3
7:30 am - 8:00 pm Registration & Continental Breakfast, Poster Judging & Exhibits Imperial Hall & Salon C
8:00 - 9:15 am Opening Plenary Session Salon A
Wayne Wilkerson, Director, Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute
Mickey Plunkett, Deputy Chief, US Geological Survey
Gregory Bohach, Vice President- Division of Agriculture, Forestry, and Vet Med, Mississippi State University
Richard Harrell, Director, Office of Pollution Control, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
9:15 - 9:30 am Break - Poster Judging and Exhibits (Refreshments) Imperial Hall and Salon C
9:30 - 11:00 am TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONSClick a title to view an abstract Session 1: Diplomat I
Session 2: Diplomat II
Session 3: Amphitheater I
Session 4: Amphitheater II
Session 1 - Best Management Practices #1 Moderator: Larry Oldham Session 2 - Delta Water AssessmentModerator: Charlotte Bryant Byrd Session 3 - Flood Assessment & Mgmt.Moderator: Tom Bryant Session 4 - WetlandsModerator: Mickey Plunkett
Samuel C. PierceField-Scale Monitoring of Agricultural Ditches as Conduits of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Suspended Sediment in Response to Storm Events and Low-Input Drainage Management: A Case-study of the Tchula Lake Farm Charlotte Bryant ByrdThe Great Flood of 2011 and its Influence on the Mississippi River Valley Alluvial Aquifer: Did the River Recharge the Aquifer or What? Amanda RobertsFlooding Concerns on the Lower Pearl River Near Walkiah Bluff, MS Amy B. AlfordNutrient Characteristics of Moist-Soil Wetlands in Agriculture Landscapes
Corrin FloraNutrient and Suspended Sediment Mitigation Through the Use of a Vegetated Ditch System Fitted with Consecutive Low-Grade Weirs Paul ParrishSnapshot Through Time of "The Hole" in the MRVA of the Central Delta (Sunflower and Leflore County) Heather WelchMovement of Agricultural Chemicals and Sediment Through the Lower Mississippi River Basin During the 2011 Flood, April through July Marc A. FosterManagement of Coastal Ecosystem Restoration Sites under Increased Climatic Extremes: Effects of Hurricane Katrina on Wetlands Restoration Projects in Coastal Mississippi
J. J. Ramirez-AvilaRunoff Quality Effects of Simulated Conservation Practice Scenarios in a Mississippi Delta's Watershed Priyantha JayakodyDevelop Hydrological Relationships using a Modeling Approach in Mississippi Delta Marcia S. WoodsWater-quality of the Yazoo River During the 2011 Mississippi River Flood K. Van WilsonSea Level Rise Visualization and Measurements of Subsidence and Accretion Rates for the Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida Coastlines
Larry OldhamThe Mississippi Nutrient Management Manual: Simplifying Availability of Maintenance-Based Fertilizer Recommendations and Nutrient Best Management Practices Jeannie R.B. BarlowNitrogen dynamics within the Big Sunflower River Basin in northwestern Mississippi John StormFlood inundation mapping for the Leaf River at the city of Hattiesburg, MS William B. RothBeneficial Use at Deer Island: A Decade of Design and Implementation
11:00 - 11:30 am Poster Judging and Exhibits
Imperial Hall & Salon C
11:30 am - 12:45 pm Lunch Salon B
Eric J. Evenson, Coordinator, Water for America Initiative, USGS
1:00 - 2:30 pm TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONSClick a title to view an abstract Session 5: Diplomat I
Session 6: Diplomat II
Session 7: Amphitheater I
Session 8: Amphitheater II
Session 5 - Watershed Mgmt. #1Moderator: Richard Rebich Session 6 - Non-Point Source AssessmentModerator: Jeff Hatten Session 7 - ModelingModerator: Dr. Lynn Prewitt Session 8 -Water QualityModerator: Matt Romkens
Giusy PappalardoLaymen, Experts, NGOs, and Institutions in Watershed Management Brad MauerThe Buttahatchie River Stabilization Project David BassiAnalyzing the Hydraulics of a Biofiltration Swale Using HEC-RAS R.H. CoupeThe Fate and Transport of Glyphosate and AMPA into Surface Waters of Agricultural Watersheds
Ron KillebrewManagement Challenges for Deer Creek in the Mississippi Delta Jeff HattenSources and Yield of Particulate Organic Carbon and Nitrogen In Managed Headwaters of Mississippi Jennifer Sloan-ZieglerSediment and Mercury Fate and Path Modeling in Weeks Bay, Alabama Claire RoseA Holistic Assessment of the Occurrence of Metolachlor and 2 of its Degradates Across Various Environmental Compartments in 7 Environmental Settings
Richard A. RebichResults of Regional SPARROW Models for Selected Watershed in Mississippi Caroline AndrewsPredicting Nitrogen and Phosphorus Concentrations using Chlorophyll-a Fluorescence and Turbidity Surendra Raj PathakCalculation of Water Surface Elevation Using HECRAS 4.1.0 for Fixing Tailwater Elevation for Powerhouse Site in Planned 37 MW Kabeli "A" Hydroelectric Project, Nepal Cory M. ShoemakerAssessing a Novel Method for Verifying Automated Oxidation-Reduction Potential Data Loggers: Laboratory and Field Tests
  Cristiane Q. SurbeckWater Quality in Sardis Lake: A Multi-Variate Statistical Method for Analysis of Temporal and Spatial Trends Sarah DuffyAssessing Water Balance Using a Hydrologic Model Matthew B. HicksUsing Dissolved Oxygen Dynamics to Derive Nutrient Criteria: Tried, True, and Troublesome
2:30 - 3:00 pm Break - Poster Judging and Exhibits (Refreshments) Imperial Hall and Salon C
3:00 - 4:30 pm TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONSClick a title to view an abstract Session 9: Diplomat I
Session 10: Diplomat II
Session 11: Amphitheater I
Session 12: Amphitheater II
Session 9 - Best Mgt. Practices #2Moderator: Mary Love Tagert Session 10 - Delta Water ConservationModerator: Dean Pennington Session 11 - Sedimentation Moderator: Blake Davis Session 12 - Storm Water Moderator: Warren "Cory" Gallo
Mary Love TagertDownstream Water Quality and Quantity Impacts Of Water Storage Systems in a Mississippi Delta Watershed Joseph H. MasseyWater-Conserving Irrigation Systems for Furrow & Flood Irrigated Crops in the Mississippi Delta Matt RömkensThe National Reservoir Sedimentation Data Base: Background and Purpose Clay MangumSources and Yield of Dissolved Inorganic and Organic Constituents in Headwater Streams of the Upper Gulf Coastal Plain, Mississippi
Alex LittlejohnLow-Grade Weirs: An Innovative Best Management Practice for nitrate-N Mitigation Robert G. ThorntonModeling the Potential for Replacing Groundwater with Surface Water for Irrigation by Using On-Farm Storage Reservoirs in the Mississippi Delta Natalie SigsbySedimentation Processes in Perdido Bay Emily OverbeyPolicy Approaches to Stormwater Facility Sizing and Sustainable Site Design
Sandra Ortega-AchuryEvaluation and Validation of a Decision Support System for Selection and Placement of BMPs in the Mississippi Delta Shane PowersTechnologies and Methods to Aid the Adoption of PHAUCET Irrigation in the Mississippi Delta James CizdzielDating Sediments from Oxbow Lakes in the Mississippi Delta using 239Pu, 240Pu and 210Pb determined by ICPMS: a feasibility study Warren Corrado GalloAdapting Portland’s Stormwater Approach to Other U.S. Cities
Robert KrögerBest Management Practices in the MS Delta: What Are We Learning? Brandon RiceMIST: A Web-Based Irrigation Scheduling Tool for Mississippi Crop Production James ChambersUsing Acoustic Measurements as a Surrogate Technique for Measuring Sediment Transport Jesse EnglishHolitoblichi: A Celebration of the North Mississippi Hills
5:00 - 6:30 pm Welcome Reception Salon B&C

April 4

April 4
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast, Poster Judging & Exhibits Salon C
8:00 - 9:30 am TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONSClick a title to view an abstract Session 13: Amphitheater I
Session 14: Amphitheater II
Session 15: Cabana Room
Session 13 - Watershed Mgt. #2Moderator: Jamie Crawford Session 14 - Public Water SystemsModerator: Jason Barrett Session 15 - Surface Water Assessment & EvaluationModerator: Prem Parajuli  
Mike DanielsThe Arkansas Discovery Farms Program Rebecca A. WernerFinancial Sustainability of Water Treatment and Distribution: Using a Public Private Partnership Toolkit to Evaluate Project Costs Ying OuyangAn Approach for Low Flow Selection in Water Resource Management  
Ethan MowerRule Curves in Flood Control Reservoirs: A Historical and Procedural Analysis Jason BarrettThe Influence of the Mitchell Rate Structure on Community Drinking Water Consumption and Customer Fairness Prem B. ParajuliSediment and Nutrients Loadings from the Upper Pearl River Watershed  
Elizabeth UsbornePreliminary Sediment Accumulation and Phosphorus Retention Behind Low Grade Weirs in the Mississippi Delta Alan BarefieldAn Analysis of Factors Influencing Capacity Development of Public Water Systems in Mississippi Alina YoungEvaluating a Vegetated Filter Strip in an Agricultural Field  
Matthew B. HicksMonitoring Success of Mississippi’s Delta Nutrient Reduction Strategies   Eduardo Arias-AraujoSoil Moisture and Watershed Assessment to Predict Wildfire Occurrences in the Southeast of United States  
9:30 - 10:00 am Break -Poster Judging & Exhibits (Refreshments) Salon C
10:00 - 11:30 am Panel Session Salon A
Trey Cooke, Executive Director, Delta F.A.R.M.
Larry Jarrett, Coordinator, Desota County Greenways
Dr. William McAnally, Co-Director, Northern Gulf Institute (NGI)
Dr. Cristiane Q. Surbeck, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi
Coen Perrott, MDEQ Basin Team
11:30 am - 12:45 pm Lunch & Awards Salon B
Stephen Kirkpatrick, Kirkpatrick Wildlife Photography
1:00 - 2:00 pm Advisory Board Meeting Salon A


Eduardo Arias-Araujo Soil Moisture and Watershed Assessment to Predict Wildfire Occurrences in the Southeast of United States
Hamid Borazjani Efficacy of Manufactured Wood Shavings to Mitigate Marsh Land Impacts Associated With Deep Water Oil Spills
David E. Burt Assessment of Improved Sensors to Monitor Water Used for Irrigation in the Mississippi Delta
James Cizdziel Dating Sediments from Oxbow Lakes in the Mississippi Delta using 239Pu, 240Pu and 210Pb determined by ICPMS: a feasibility study
Daniel Goetz Identifying Fish Guilds Relative to Water Quality and Depth in Oxbow Lakes of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley
Vaibhav V. Joshi Comparison of Indigenous and Selected Pentachlorophenol (PCP) Degrading Bacterial Consortiums for Remediation of PCP Contaminated Groundwater
Min Lee Formaldehyde Released in Leachate from Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) Buried in a Simulated Landfill
Michael A. Manning Preliminary Results from a New Ground-Water Network in Northeastern Mississippi
Brad Maurer The Buttahatchie River Stabilization Project
Beth Poganski Assessment of the Ecological Value of Low-Grade Weirs in Agricultural Drainage Ditches
Giusy Pappalardo Laymen, Experts, NGOs, and Institutions in Watershed Management
John J. Ramirez-Avila Assessing and Modeling Sediment Loads from Stream Corridor Erosion along the Town Creek in Mississippi
John J. Read Rainfall Simulation to Evaluate Nutrient Loss from Marietta Soil Amended with Poultry and Cattle Manure
Jing Sheng Effects of Immobilizing Agents on Surface Runoff Water Quality from Bermudagrass Sod Fertilized with Broiler Litter
Natalie Sigsby Sedimentation Processes in Perdido Bay
Jonathan Sloan Hydrologic Regimes of Bottomland Hardwood Forests in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley and Gulf Coastal Plain and the Impact on Red Oak Acorn Production
Jennifer Sloan-Ziegler Sediment and Mercury Fate and Path Modeling in Weeks Bay, Alabama
Shane Stocks Monitoring Success of Mississippi's Delta Nutrient Reduction Strategies—Steele Bayou
Long Zhou Proposal of the Total Human Ecosystem on Blakeley Island, Mobile, AL