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Agenda as of 31 March 2014 

Agenda subject to change.

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Conference Program | Conference-at-a-Glance | Conference Abstracts


Monday, April 28

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

  • Field Trip: Native American Excursion – Fort Ancient Museum and Serpent Mound ($, R)

12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

  • Field Trip: SD1 Green Building Tour & USEPA Experimental Stream Facility Mesocosm/East Fork Watershed Cooperative Tour ($, R)

12:30 pm – 6:30 pm

  • Field Trip: Canoe Trip on the Wild & Scenic Little Miami River ($, R)

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Field Trip: USGS Dry Creek Streamgage & SD1 Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour ($, R)

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Field Trip: Thomas More College Biology Field Station Tour with Boat Electrofishing Demonstration ($, R)

1:30 – 3:00 | A Sessions

  • A1: Workshop: Best Practices for Continuous Suspended-Sediment Monitoring Using Acoustic Surrogates, Part 1 (R | Full)
  • A2: Workshop: USGS Water Information NOW (R)

3:00 – 3:30 | Break


3:30 – 5:00 | B Sessions

  • B1: Workshop: Best Practices for Continuous Suspended-Sediment Monitoring Using Acoustic Surrogates, Part 2 (R | Full)
  • B2: Panel: Public-Private Partnerships- Collaborating to Address Critical Water Quality Monitoring Problems (R)

Optional evening social activity ($, R) TBD

Tuesday, April 29

8:00 am – 9:30 am | C Sessions

  • C1: Innovative Condition Assessments
  • C2: National Water Quality Portal: Lessons Learned
  • C3: Panel: Continuous Water-Quality Information Anywhere and at Any Time! How Do We Get There?
  • C4: Communicating Science for Action
  • C5: Nutrient Monitoring and Modeling to Restore and Protect Coastal Water Quality
  • C6: Best Management Practices for Protecting Water Quality
  • C7: Evaluating Changes and Trends Using Statistical Surveys
  • C8: Workshop: Volunteer Monitoring: Getting Started and Growing Successfully, Part 1 (R)
  • C9: Workshop: Building, Empowering & Sustaining State, Regional and Tribal Water Monitoring Councils, Partnerships and Alliances (R)

9:30 am – 10:00 am | Break


10:00 am – 11:45 am | Opening Plenary Session


12:00 pm – 1:30 pm | Lunch


1:30 pm – 3:00 pm | D Sessions

  • D1: Remote Sensing: Tools and Applications
  • D2: Temporal Changes in Groundwater Quality
  • D3: Continuous Monitoring: Innovations in Applications and Instrumentation, Part 1
  • D4 – D8: Networking: Meet Your Peers – Who is Working in Your Backyard?
    Great ideas often come from conversations with new people about a shared interest. Join this unique, facilitated networking session to share perspectives with a group of peers from your geographic region. We will discuss topics identified when participants registered for the conference. Start the conference with a set of familiar faces and continue to dialogue and build relationships throughout the week.
  • D9: Panel: Using Quantitative PCR as a Tool for Evaluating Microbial Water Quality (R)

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm | Break


3:30 pm – 5:00 pm | E Sessions

  • E1: Building Capacity with the National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS)
  • E2: Successful Collaborative Monitoring Approaches
  • E3: Continuous Monitoring: Innovations in Applications and Instrumentation, Part 2
  • E4: Assessing Effects of Climate Change
  • E5: Nutrient Monitoring and Modeling to Restore and Protect Freshwaters
  • E6: Monitoring the Benefits of Green Infrastructure on Water Quality
  • E7: Century Scale Trends in Water Quality
  • E8: Workshop: Volunteer Monitoring: Getting Started and Growing Successfully, Part 2 (R)
  • E9: Workshop: Understand, Restore, and Protect Our Waters: The National Water Quality Monitoring Council's Programs, Initiatives, and Products

5:15 pm – 7:00 pm | Exhibit and Poster Reception


Wednesday, April 30

7:00 am – 8:00 am | Continental Breakfast


8:00 am – 9:30 am | F Sessions

  • F1: State Applications of Statistical Surveys
  • F2: Bridging the Gap: Diverse Strategies for Better Decision-Making
  • F3: Continuous Monitoring: Regulatory Applications
  • F4: Harmful Algal Bloom and Cyanotoxin Reconnaissance
  • F5: Best Management Practices in Urban and Suburban Landscapes
  • F6: Integrating Remote Sensing into Assessment Programs
  • F7: Pollutant Trading: Overviews and Perspectives at Different Scales
  • F8: Panel: Exploring the Worlds of Volunteer Monitoring and Citizen Science
  • F9: Panel: Adapting to an Extreme Climate – Best Practices, Solutions, and Unanswered Questions

9:30 am – 10:00 am | Break


10:00 am – 11:30 am | G Sessions

  • G1: National Lake Assessment: National and State Perspectives
  • G2: Groundwater Monitoring and Protection
  • G3: Continuous Monitoring: Uncertainty and Bias and Precision…Oh My!
  • G4: Detecting and Predicting Cyanotoxins
  • G5: Quantifying the Source and Fate of Nutrients
  • G6: Challenging and Innovative Networks, Models, and Application of Conservation Information that Support the Chesapeake Bay TMDL
  • G7: Developing and Using Local and Regional Water Quality Data Exchanges
  • G8: Panel: Better Data, Better Partnerships: How Can New Technologies Increase the Participation and Use of Volunteer Biomonitoring Data?
  • G9: Panel: Multi-disciplinary Approaches to Biomonitoring of Large Rivers

11:30 am – 1:30 pm | Lunch & Poster Viewing


1:30 pm – 3:00 pm | H Sessions

  • H1: Monitoring and Assessing Large River Ecosystems
  • H2: Monitoring Councils and Coalitions: Examples and Lessons
  • H3: Megadata: Working with Continuous Time-Series Water-Quality Data, Part 1
  • H4: Contaminants of Emerging Concern
  • H5: Methods and Management of Dissolved Oxygen Issues
  • H6: Monitoring the Effectiveness of Stream Restoration
  • H7: Tracking Water Quality Trends
  • H8: Workshop: Bacteria Monitoring 101: Get Hands-on with Four Methods to Monitor Bacteria in Your Local Waterway (R)
  • H9: Panel: Utilizing National Coastal Condition Data to meet State and Regional Needs

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm | Break


3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  • Field Trip: Cincinnati’s Green Bus Tour ($, R)

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm | I Sessions

  • I1: Implementing EPA’s Healthy Watersheds Program
  • I2: Assessing the Effects of Prolonged Drought and Wildfires on Water Quality and Habitat
  • I3: Megadata: Working with Continuous Time-Series Water-Quality Data, Part 2
  • I4: Contaminants of Emerging Concern: Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs)
  • I5: Indicator Bacteria and Predictive Modeling
  • I6: Data Management Approaches for Diverse Monitoring Groups
  • I7: Measuring Invertebrates to Quantify Lake and Reservoir Conditions
  • I8: Workshop: Craft a Powerful Message (R | Full)
  • I9: Panel: National Water Quality Monitoring: Collaborative Efforts amongst Federal Agencies and States

Thursday, May 1

7:00 am – 8:00 am | Fluid 5K Run ($) & Continental Breakfast


8:00 am – 9:30 am | J Sessions

  • J1: National-Scale Water Quality Assessments
  • J2: Novel Biotic Indices
  • J3: Continuous Monitoring: Tools and Tricks for Data Management
  • J4: Monitoring Methods and Effects of Floods on Water Quality and Human and Ecological Health
  • J5: Pesticide Monitoring, Modeling, and Risk Assessment
  • J6: Web and Smart Phone Apps for Collecting and Presenting Data
  • J7: Using Volunteer Data to Meet State Clean Water Act Goals
  • J8: Panel: Coastal Monitoring and Regional Ocean Partnership Alliances: Data Comparability and Links to the National Monitoring Network (R)
  • J9: Panel: National Water Quality Initiative: Using Watershed Monitoring to Track Water Quality Improvement from Conservation Systems

9:30 am – 10:00 am | Break


10:00 am – 11:30 am | K Sessions

  • K1: Monitoring and Modeling to Restore and Protect Coastal Water Quality
  • K2: Characterization of Regional Groundwater Systems
  • K3: Continuous Monitoring: Sensor Developments in Energy Production/Hydrofracking
  • K4: Microbial Source Tracking and Health Effects
  • K5: Monitoring to Reflect Water Quality Changes from Management Actions
  • K6: Statistical Analysis Tools
  • K7: Research and Achievements in Community-Based Science
  • K8: Panel: National Scale Water Portals: Why Do We Have More Than One? (R)
  • K9: Panel: Approaches to Reviewing and Assessing Monitoring Programs

11:30 am – 1:30 pm | Lunch & Poster Viewing


1:30 pm – 3:00 pm | L Sessions

  • L1: The Big Picture: Holistic Approaches to Water Quality Assessments
  • L2: Assessment of Stream Condition with Macroinvertebrates, Part 1
  • L3: Energy Production Impacts
  • L4: Integrated Monitoring & Modeling to Restore & Protect a National Estuary – Barnegat Bay
  • L5: Multiple Stressors and Water Quality Impairments
  • L6: Spatial and Temporal Approaches for Monitoring
  • L7: Making it Clear for the Public: Techniques in Data Communication, Part 1
  • L8: Workshop: How can Remote Sensing Address Information Needs and Gaps in Water Quality and Quantity Management? (R | Full)
  • L9: Short Course: New Tools for Water Quality Data Access and Trend Analysis: An Overview of the USGS R Packages: dataRetrieval and EGRET

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm | Break


3:30 pm – 5:00 pm | M Sessions

  • M1: Regional Scale Monitoring Strategies
  • M2: Assessment of Stream Condition with Macroinvertebrates, Part 2
  • M3: Training and Coordinating for Better Results
  • M4: Mercury in Air, Water, and Fish Tissue
  • M5: Quantifying Agricultural Nonpoint Sources and Controls
  • M6: Geospatial Tools for Data Integration
  • M7: Making it Clear for the Public: Techniques in Data Communication, Part 2
  • M8: Short Course: Dissolved Organic Matter – What, Why, How (R)
  • M9: Short Course: Water Quality Applications of R Statistical Software (R)

​5:15 pm – | ​Closing Plenary & Awards Dinner (R)


Friday, May 2

7:00 – 8:00 | Continental Breakfast


8:00 – 9:30 | N Sessions

  • N1: Workshop: Implementing Web-based Digital Technologies for Volunteer Monitoring and Watershed Stewardship Organizations and Agencies, Part 1 (R | Full)
  • N2: Workshop: Visualizing Geographically Referenced Data with Linked Micromaps, Part 1 (R)

8:00 am – 12:30 pm

  • Field Trip: Licking River Fish, Mussel, & Crayfish BioBlitz ($, R)

8:30 am – 12:00 pm

  • Field Trip: Greater Cincinnati Water Works Richard Miller Treatment Plant Tour ($, R)

9:30 – 10:00 | Break


10:00 – 11:30 | O Sessions

  • O1: Workshop: Implementing Web-based Digital Technologies for Volunteer Monitoring and Watershed Stewardship Organizations and Agencies, Part 2 (R |Full)
  • O2: Workshop: Visualizing Geographically Referenced Data with Linked Micromaps, Part 2 (R)

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