ABLE OF CONTENTS
Tuesday Luncheon: Dr. James Kundell, Director, Environmental Policy Program, UGA
Wednesday Luncheon: Dr. Mark Myers, Director, U.S. Geological Survey
Thursday Luncheon: Dr. Carol Couch, Director, GA EPD
TRACT I: WATER POLICY AND PLANNING
Panel: Recent Legislation and Court Decisions
Moderator : Julie Mayfield, Georgia Conservancy
- Stormwater and Buffers, Dan Stack, Stack & Associates
- Inverse Condemnation, Dan Reuter, President, Georgia Chapter, American Planning Association
- Marsh Updates, Chris DeScherer, Southern Environmental Law Center
Moderator: Rick Brownlow, CH2MHILL
- Gil Rogers, Southern Environmental Law Center
- Billy Sanders, Farmer, Dooly, GA
- Kevin Green, Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
- Tony Rojas, Macon Water Authority
- Bob Scanlon, City of Savannah
PANEL: Impacts of Global Climate Change
Moderator: Alexandra Adams, Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Panelists:
Climate Change Implications for Georgia’s Water Resources and Energy Future
Sara Barczak, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and Ron Carroll, UGA Institute of Ecology
- Bruce Beck, UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
- David Dallmeyer, UGA Geology
- Judith Curry, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Climate Change Implications for Georgia’s Water Resources and Energy Future
Panel: Sharing Water with our Neighbors - Tri-State and Savannah
Moderator: Ed Martin, USGS Panelists:
- Todd Silliman, McKenna, Long and Aldridge
- Lawrence Sanders, Turner Environmental Law Clinic, Emory University School of Law
- Joe Tanner, Tanner and Associates
- Roy Fowler, Cobb-Marietta Water Authority (retired)
- A Review of Recent Governor's Agreements in the ACF Basin, Steve Leitman, Damayan Water Project
Planning Approaches for Metropolitan North Georgia
Moderator: Doug Baughman, CH2M-Hill Panelists:
Federal Perspective: Improving Collaboration, Coordination, and Communication on a Regional Level
Brian Zettle, United States Army Corps of Engineers
- Joy Hinkle, Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District
- Ernest U. Earn, GA EPD
- David Kubala, Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority
- Alexandra Adams, Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
- Federal Perspective: Improving Collaboration, Coordination, and Communication on a Regional Level
Moderator: Kristin Rowles, Georgia Water Planning & Policy Center Panelists:
- Curt Fehn , U.S. EPA
- Rich Gannon , North Carolina Division of Water Quality
- Heather Jacobs, Pamlico-Tar River Foundation
- Todd Rasmussen, UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
panel: Consumptive Use Budgets - Equitable and Safe Water Allocation
Moderator: Shana Udvardy, Georgia Conservancy Panelists:
- Nap Caldwell, GA EPD
- Dwight Jenkins, Saint Johns River Water Management District
- Kathy Jacobs, Arizona Water Institute
- Mark P. Smith, The Nature Conservancy
TRACT II: HYDROLOGY
Moderator: John Dowd, UGA Geology Department
A Mechanism for Storm Runoff Generation During Large Rainfall Events
R. Joey McKinnon, J.F. Dowd, UGA, and D.M. Endale, USDA-ARS
Occurrence of Perched Saturation and Interflow Over an Argillic Horizon in a Low Relief Hillslope
James L. Greco III and C.R. Jackson, UGA
Determination of Base Flow Residence Times within the Piedmont Province of Georgia using Long-Term Tritium Variation
Seth Rose, Georgia State University
Observations in Granite Quarries Facilitate Understanding of Hydrogeology in the Georgia Piedmont
David Wenner and J. F. Dowd, UGA
Regional Effect of Pumping Ground Water from Deep Fracture Systems in the Conyers area, Rockdale County, Georgia
Lester .J. Williams and Alan Cressler, USGS
- A Mechanism for Storm Runoff Generation During Large Rainfall Events
Surface Water Reservoirs
Moderator: Tony Pelliccia, P.E., Camp Dresser & McKee Inc. Presentations:
HEC-RAS Dam Break Modeling of Gwinnett County's NRCS Facilities
Sam Crampton, Dewberry
Dam Breach Analysis for Urbanizing Basins
Charles Absher, PBS&J, J. McWhorter, J.B. Trimble, Inc., and R. Vicevich, J.B. Trimble, Inc.
Harmonizing Dam Rehabilitation with Floodplain Managemen
Gregg Hudock, Golder Associates Inc, and S. Fleming, Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources
Rockdale County's Innovative Approach to Rehabilitating an Aging Dam
Steven.J. Cribb, Golder Associates Inc., M. Smith, and W. Etienne
Conceptual Rule-Based Storage Accounting for Multipurpose Water Resource Systems
George F. McMahon, ARCADIS
- HEC-RAS Dam Break Modeling of Gwinnett County's NRCS Facilities
Moderator: Rhett Jackson, UGA-Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
The Development of Bankfull Hydraulic Geometry Relationships for Streams of the Georgia Coastal Plain
Steven Glickauf, W. Harman, S. Bevington, and K. Gilland, Buck Engineering- a Unit of Michael Baker Corp.
Flood-Tracking Chart for the Chattahoochee River near Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia,
Jacob H. LaFontaine, B.E. McCallum, T.C. Stamey, and C.J. Wipperfurth, USGS
Effects of Seasonal Variation on Runoff Curve Number for Selected Watersheds of Georgia: Preliminary Study
Negussie Tedela , S.C. McCutheon, and T.C. Rasmussen, UGA
Effects of Forest Conversion on Baseflows in the Southern Appalachians: A Cross-Landscape Comparison of Synoptic Measurements
Katie Price and C.R. Jackson, UGA
Low-Flow Streams Conditions in Georgia
Peter C. Nwogu, R. Burke, B. McCelland and E. Booth, GA EPD
- The Development of Bankfull Hydraulic Geometry Relationships for Streams of the Georgia Coastal Plain
Mapping Tools I
Moderator: Keith McFadden, USGS Presentations:
Gwinnett-ArcHydro: Setting the Foundation for Integrated Water Resources Decision Support
Stephen F. Bourne, PBS&J, S. Fleming, R. Laura, C. Absher, and J.C. Hampson
Monitoring Georgia's Wetland Trends using Remote Sensing
Elizabeth Kramer, S.M. Carpenedo, J. Sabine, J. Lee, and K. Samples, UGA
Using GIS to Model the Effects of Potential Wetland Mitigation Sites on Water Quality in Georgia
Stephen M. Carpenedo, E. Kramer, J. Lee and K. Samples, UGA
Estimating Return Flows in North Georgia - A GIS Based Approach
David Sample, Brown and Caldwell, P. deGolian, and B. Bentkowski
Specific Catchment Area as a Basis of Design for Precision Riparian Buffers
James Mathis, Infratec Consultants Inc.
- Gwinnett-ArcHydro: Setting the Foundation for Integrated Water Resources Decision Support
Mapping Tools II
Moderator: Michael DePue, PBS&J
Using Technology to Meet the MNGWPD Floodplain Mapping Requirements
Duncan Hastie, Dewberry
Critical Issues for Floodplain Mapping Project Scoping in Georgia
Michael DePue, PBS&J, V. DiCamillo, Greenhorn O’Mara Inc., and C. Brown, GA EPD
Georgia's Map Modernization Scoping Effort .
Michael DePue, PBS&J, V. DiCamillo, Greenhorn O’Mara Inc., and C. Brown, GA EPD
Revision Techniques Incorporated in the Georgia Map Modernization Program .
Monica Urisko, J. Urisko and M. DePue PBS&J
Application of the HSPF Model to the South Fork of the Broad River Watershed in Northeastern Georgia.
Yusuf Mohamoud and P. Lourdes U.S. EPA
- Using Technology to Meet the MNGWPD Floodplain Mapping Requirements
Moderator: Paul Vendrell, UGA
Diagnosing Well-Related Problems Utilizing Digital Camera Video Recording Technology .
Glenn Beard and P.F. Vendrell, UGA
Roots, Rats And Relics: A Series of Discoveries Made Possible by the Utilization of the Down Well Camera by Georgia Cooperative Extension .
Carl Varnadoe, and J.K. Fielder, UGA Cooperative Extension
Isopoda (Asellidae): First Record of Phreatobitic Crustacians Inhabiting Non-Karstic Drinking Water Wells in the Piedmont Region of Georgia
Keith Fielder, and P.F. Vendrell, UGA Cooperative Extension
Development of an Online Database for Storage and Retrieval of Drilling-Log Information for Georgia
Randy Kath, West Georgia University, and L.J. Williams, USGS
- Diagnosing Well-Related Problems Utilizing Digital Camera Video Recording Technology .
Moderator: Woody Hicks, J.W. Jones Ecological Research Center
The Monitoring and Modeling Approach to Support Ground-Water Management in Georgia .
John S. Clarke, USGS
Ground-Water Conditions in Georgia, 2005 .
David C. Leeth, USGS
Geohydrology and Water Exchange in the Aucilla-Suwannee-Ochlockonee River Basin, South-Central Georgia and Adjacent Areas of Florida: A Project Overview
Lynn Torak, USGS
Estimating Barometric Efficiency Using a Graphical Method on Nearly Continuous Data
Gerard Gonthier, USGS
- The Monitoring and Modeling Approach to Support Ground-Water Management in Georgia .
TRACT II: STORMWATER
3.1 Stormwater and Watershed Management
Moderator: Steve Haubner, Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District
1. The Continuing Evolution of Stormwater Management in Georgia .
David Briglio, MACTEC
2. The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Museum: Water-Efficiency and Stormwater Management Solutions for the Southeast
James Nicolow, Lord, Aeck & Sargent Architecture and C. Thomas, The Jaegar Company
3. Porous Pavements in Georgia .
B. K. Ferguson, UGA
4. Stormwater Management: Challenges and Solutions .
Peter Yakimowich and A. Ahmed, ARCADIS
5. Watershed Improvement Implementation and Project Funding: Gwinnett County, Georgia .
F. Pete Wright, Gwinnett County
- 1. The Continuing Evolution of Stormwater Management in Georgia .
Panel: perspectives on Stormwater
Moderator: Alice Champagne, Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. Panelists:
- 1. Pete Frost, Executive Director, Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority
- 2. Betsy Nicholas, General Counsel, Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
- 3. Woody Snell, Developer
- 4. Glynn Groszmann, Stormwater Consultant
Moderator: Katherine McLeod, Manhard Consulting Ltd.
- Watershed Assessment & Protection Planning For A Highway Project? The US 411 Connector Experience . David Ashley, JJG
Development of a Multi-Jurisdictional Stormwater Utility in Clayton County
Bruce Taylor, Clayton County Water Authority, M. Thomas, D. Baughman, K. Taylor, and D. Abercrombie
Assessment, Restoration, and Reclamation
Moderator: Katherine Lewis, Jordan, Jones, & Goulding
Chattooga River Watershed Plan
Susan Varlamoff, UGA, and J. Bramblett, USDA
Steamboat Creek Flood Study
Carla Muscarella and T. Cochran, Manhard Consulting LTD
Modeling and Cost-Benefit Analysis of Restoration Alternatives for the Lakefield Watershed
Joel Tillery and V. Jones, CH2M HILL
Creative Strategies for Implementing Projects to Manage Non-Point Source Pollution: A Case Study from the McDaniel Farm Park Stream Restoration Project
Dale Jones, P. Sacco, E. Holtzclaw and J. Tillery, CH2M HILL
Integrated Watershed Restoration in an Urban Environment: Candler Park, A Case Study
Steve Jones, Environmental Services, Inc.
- Chattooga River Watershed Plan
Erosion and Sediment Control
Moderator: Carrie Fowler, Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission
An Update on the Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission Erosion and Sediment Control Education and Certification Program .
Laura Zdunczyk, and C. Fowler, Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission
Reclamation of Orphan Eroded Sites with Volunteers
Gene Weeks, The Sierra Club
Effects of Forest Harvest and Planting on Hydrology and Sediment Transport in Headwater Basins Draining the Pelham Escarpment
Scott Terrell, W.B. Summer, and C.R. Jackson, UGA
Geologic Controls on Erosion, Sedimentation of Streams, and Potential for Groundwater Contamination in Southwestern Georgia
Mark Cocker, GA DNR
Modeled Flow Duration Variations and Costs for Pollutant Removal Associated with Different Stormwater Control Practices
Arvind Narayanan, Brown and Caldwell, C. Bochis, and R. Pitt
- An Update on the Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission Erosion and Sediment Control Education and Certification Program .
Ponds, Wetlands and Streams
Moderator: Mary Mayhew, Gainesville State College
Stream Buffer Mitigation Bank - Gwinnett County, Georgia
David Chastant, Gwinnett County
Evaluating Stream Restoration Techniques in the Mitchell River Watershed .
William Harman, J. Elmore and R. Everhart, Buck Engineering-Michael Baker Corp .
Re-Engineering Wet Ponds and Streams for Water Quality Improvement in Gwinnett County, Georgia: A Value-Based Approach
Lori Visone, D. Sample, M. Fowler, R. Rivera, S. Kilpatrick and A. Narayanan, Brown and Caldwell
Optimal Placement of Monitoring Sensors in Lakes .
Kijn Nam and M. M. Aral, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Stream Buffer Mitigation Bank - Gwinnett County, Georgia
Stormwater Mitigation Strategies
Moderator: Mary Mayhew, Gainesville State College
Stream Buffer Mitigation Bank - Gwinnett County, Georgia
Tim L. Carter, T.C. Rasmussen, C.R. Jackson, A. Keeler, L. Fowler, J.L. Meyer and D. Gattie, UGA
Stormwater Treatment Field Demonstration and Evaluation .
Frank Sagona, Conasauga River Alliance, D. Dobson, and M. Miller
Belted Strand Retention Fabric: An Alternative to Silt Fences for Erosion and Sediment Control .
L.M. Risse, S. Thompson, and J. Governo, UGA
Full-Scale Laboratory Evaluation of Stormceptor® Model STC 450 for Removal of TSS
Brian Lee and S. Perry, Imbrium Systems
Stormceptor Hydrology and Non-Point Source Pollution Removal Estimates .
Grahm Bryant, B. Lee and S. Perry, Imbrium Systems
- Stream Buffer Mitigation Bank - Gwinnett County, Georgia
TRACT IV: WATER QUALITY
Moderator: Stephen Golladay, J.W. Jones Ecological Research Center
Using Long-Term Chemical and Biological Indicators to Assess Stream Health in the Upper Oconee River Watershed
John Kominoski, UGA, B.J. Mattsson, B. Rashleigh, and S.L. Eggert
Stream Biotic Health and Land Cover in the Soque River Watershed .
Duncan Hughes, North Georgia Technical College
Using Macroinvertebrate Communities to Ascertain the Effects of Land Use in Two Northeast Georgia Streams .
Emily D. Conner and S.K. Calcagni, Piedmont College
Invasive Aquatic Plant Expansion in Walter F. George Lake
T. Katie Burge, D. Morgan and M.J. Eubanks, USACE - Mobile District
Evidence of Rainbow Trout Spawning in Small, Warmwater Tributaries of the Chattahoochee River
James Long, National Park Service, D. Lairson, USGS, C. Martin, GA DNR, B. Couch, GA DNR
- Using Long-Term Chemical and Biological Indicators to Assess Stream Health in the Upper Oconee River Watershed
Moderator: Steven Woodruff, Woodruff and Howe
Effectiveness of Passive Treatment Components for Onsite System Wastewater Renovation ,.
Larry West, UGA, P. Lombardo, E.V. Hufstetler, and C. Solomon
Evaluation of Sanitary Sewer Collection System Management Approaches and Impacts on Water Resources Management
Robert Bocarro, D. Sample, and S. Kilpatrick, Brown and Caldwell
The Impact of Rainfall on Flows and Loadings at Georgia's Wastewater Treatment Plants
Glen R. Behrend, GA EPD, R.O. Mines, Jr. Mercer University, L.W. Lackey, Mercer University
Application of High Dimensional Model Representations (HDMR) and Interpolation to Optimize Nutrient Removal Under Uncertainty
Feng Jiang, and M.B. Beck, UGA
Recovery Time Analysis in Lake Ponchartrain after Hurricane Katrina
Sinem Gokgoz-Kilic and M. Aral, Ga. Institute of Technology
- Effectiveness of Passive Treatment Components for Onsite System Wastewater Renovation ,.
Water Quality Trading
Moderator: Kristin Rowles, Georgia Water Planning & Policy Center
Water Quality Trading: Current Georgia Research
Kristin Rowles, Georgia Water Planning & Policy Center
Modeling Phosphorus Loading to Lake Allatoona: Implications for Water Quality Trading
David E. Radcliffe, Z. Lin and L.M. Risse, UGA
Phosphorus and Sediment in Headwater Streams Draining Poultry Operations in the Upper Etowah River Basin, Georgia
James (Josh) Romeis, C.R. Jackson, D.E. Radcliffe, M.L. Risse and J. Bryant, UGA
Evaluating Watershed Pollutant Trading Schemes Under Uncertainty: A Computational Approach
Feng Shi and M.B. Beck, UGA
- Water Quality Trading: Current Georgia Research
Agricultural Water Quality
Moderator: Mark Masters, Albany State University - Flint River Planning and Policy Center
Alachlor and Two Degradates of Alachlor in Ground and Surface Water, Southwestern Georgia and Adjacent Parts of Alabama and Florida, 1993-2005
Elizabeth A. Frick and M.S. Dalton USGS
Concentrations and Estimated Loads of Nitrogen Contributed by Two Adjacent Wetland Streamswith Different Flow-Source Terms in Watkinsville, GA .
Katherine L. Schroer, UGA, D.M. Endale,, C.L. Tebes-Stevens, J.W. Washington, and V. Nzengung
Implementing Agricultural Components of the Upper Coosawattee TMDL Implementation Plans through Best Management Practice Installation
Bob Fulmer, and C. Fowler, Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission
Tools for Remotely Assessing the Impact of Riparian Buffers Protecting Streams from Sediment Pollution .
Herbert Ssegane and E.W. Tollner, UGA
The Effects of Tree Species on Microbial Respiration and Leaf Breakdown in a Coastal Plain Blackwater Stream
Andrew S. Mehring, UGA, G. Vellidis, C.M. Pringle, K.A. Kuehn, and R.R. Lowrance
- Alachlor and Two Degradates of Alachlor in Ground and Surface Water, Southwestern Georgia and Adjacent Parts of Alabama and Florida, 1993-2005
Moderator: Julia Gaskin, UGA Engineering
An Incentive for Adopting Best Management Practices for the Application of Manure to Land
Terrence Centner, J. Mullen and M. Wetzstein, UGA
Protecting Water Quality through Managed Grazing on Dairy Farms
Barbara Bellows, UGA
Mechanical Aeration to Reduce P Export from Manured Grasslands
David M. Butler, UGA, D.H. Franklin, M.L. Cabrera, A.S. Tasistro, and K. Xia
- An Incentive for Adopting Best Management Practices for the Application of Manure to Land
Moderator: Betsy Frick, USGS
Improving Fluorometry as a Source Tracking Method to Detect Human Fecal Contamination in Georgia Waters
Peter Hartel, UGA, J. McDonald, L. C. Gentit, K. Rodgers and C. N. Belcher, UGA
Bacterial Source Tracking in the Vernon River Watershed .
Courtney Power, Integrated Science and Engineering, Inc.
Combined Sewer Systems and the Potential for Vector-Borne Diseases in Georgia .
Rosmarie Kelly , GA Div. of Public Health, D Mead, J McNelly, T Burkot, and J Kerce
Comparison of the Temporal Variability of Enterococcal Clusters in Impacted Streams Using a Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction Procedure
Marirosa Molina, M. Cyterski, J. Maimes, J. Fisher, and B. Johnson
- Improving Fluorometry as a Source Tracking Method to Detect Human Fecal Contamination in Georgia Waters
Panel Moderator: Dana Cole, Notifiable Disease Epidemiology Section, GA Division of Public Health
- Julia McPeek, Environmental Health Section, GA Division of Public Health
- Kevin Caspary, Emergency Preparedness Branch, GA Division of Public Health
- Betsy Kagey, Chronic Disease, Injury, and Environmental Health Epidemiology Section, GA Division of Public Health
- Amy Rammo , GA EPD
- Charles Williams , GA EPD
- Van Harris, Consumer Protection Division, GA Department of Agriculture
TRACT V: WATER USE, CONSERVATION AND REUSE
PANEL: Setting Goals and Measuring the Success FOR Georgia’s Water Conservation and efficiency efforts
Moderator: Judy Adler, Turner Foundation Panelists:
- Harry Jue, City of Savannah
- Alice Miller-Keyes , GA EPD
- Bob Rawlins, Row crop farmer & Georgia Conservation Tillage Alliance
- Adrienne Thorpe , Georgia Pollution Prevention Assistance Division
- Shana Udvardy , Georgia Conservancy
Moderator: Jim Kundell, UGA
Towards an Integrated Framework for Water Resources Planning in Georgia
Aris Georgakakos, M. Kistenmacher, and Yoa, H.M., Ga Institute of Technology
Environmental Indicators: Tracking the Status of Georgia's Waters.
Gail Cowie, GA EPD
Environmental Considerations for Evaluating Interbasin Water Transfers in Georgia .
Nolton Johnson, S.R. Layman and C.C. Krachon, Geosyntec Consultants Inc
Still Branch Regional Reservoir: Permitting, Operation, Management and Storage
Brant Keller, Director of Public Works and Utilities, City of Griffin
Basin-Wide Water Budgeting Using an Integrated Model .
Peter deGolian,, Yang, J.Y., and C. Dabbs, DHI Water and Environment
- Towards an Integrated Framework for Water Resources Planning in Georgia
Outdoor Water Use
Moderator: Brian Skeens, CH2M-Hill
Community Water System Collaboration Pilot Project in Georgia
Brad Addison, GA EPD, and L.J. Williams, USGS
Golf Course Water Conservation - Top Tier Techniques
Mark Esoda, Atlanta Country Club
Soil Moisture Sensor Control for Conservation of Landscape Irrigation
Michael Dukes, University of Florida, B. Cardenas-Lailhacar, R.M. Shedd, G.L. Miller
Water Management and Efficiency Update.
Tom Shannon, Ewing Irrigation, Golf & Industrial Products
Feasibility of Rainwater Harvesting in North Georgia's Humid Climate .
Linda Henneman, UGA
- Community Water System Collaboration Pilot Project in Georgia
Moderator: Stacey Berahzer, Environmental Finance Center Panelists:
- Andrew Westbrook - Program Manager, Environmental Finance Center
- Stacey Isaac Berahzer - Outreach Coordinator, Environmental Finance Center
- Jason Bodwell - Program Manager, Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority
Water Pricing and Permitting
Moderator: Rebecca Moore, UGA
Conservation Pricing of Household Water Use in Rural Communities .
Ronald Cummings, Georgia State University, M.B. Walker, and K. Rowles
Agriculture Water Permitting: Turning Regional Plans into Permitting Decisions
James Hook, K. Harrison, C. Lewis, D. Betts and A. Alfonso, UGA-Tifton Campus
Developing a Conservation Rate Structure: Lessons from Athens, Georgia.
Todd C. Rasmussen, UGA
- Conservation Pricing of Household Water Use in Rural Communities .
Agricultural Consumptive Use
Moderator: Cliff Lewis, GA EPD
Agricultural Water Management via the Web: The Georgia Farmer Portal
Mark Masters and J.M. McKimmey, Albany State University
Water & Bio-Fuels in Georgia *
Sam Collier, Georgia Southern University
Incidental Recharge in the Lower Flint River Basin: Agricultural Irrigation and Consumptive Use .
Donna-May Sakura-Lemessy and M. Masters, Albany State University
Peanut Water Use Under Optimum Conditions of Growth and Development: A Simulation Approach
Axel Garcia y Garcia, UGA, L. Guerra, A. Suleiman, J.O. Paz, and G. Hoogenboom
- Agricultural Water Management via the Web: The Georgia Farmer Portal
Agricultural Water Conservation
Moderator: Dinku Endale, USDA Agricultural Research Service
Tillage-based Water Conservation on Farms in the Southeastern United States
Dinku Endale, USDA-ARS, H. H. Schomberg, D. W. Reeves and J. E. Hook, UGA
Thermal Infrared Imagery for Better Water Conservation in Agricultural Fields .
Gary Hawkins, UGA, D. Sullivan, C. Truman, T. Strickland
Field Scale Evaluation of Crop Residue Cover Distribution Using Airborne and Satellite Remote Sensing .
Dana Sullivan, USDA-ARS, J. L. Fulmer, T.C. Strickland, M. Masters and H. Yao
Potential for Pyrolysis Char to Affect Soil Moisture and Nutrient Status of a Loamy Sand Soil
Julia W. Gaskin, A. Speir, L.M. Morris, L. Ogden, K. Harris, D. Lee and K.C. Das, UGA
- Tillage-based Water Conservation on Farms in the Southeastern United States
TRACT VI: RIVERBASIN AND STREAM STUDIES
Career Opportunities: Skills, Knowledge and Initiative Required to Succeed
Watershed Monitoring I
Moderator: David Wenner, UGA
An Evaluation of the Physical, Chemical, and Biological Response of a Piedmont Headwater Stream to Ten Years of Rapid Development: A Final Report
Ted Mikalsen, GA EPD, and R.L. Bourne, Cobb County Water System
Dissolved Constituent Concentrations at 21 Streamwater Monitoring Sites in the City of Atlanta from 2003-2006 .
Norman Peters, USGS
Results from the City of Atlanta Water-Quantity and Water-Quality Monitoring Program: Suspended Sediment, Trace Element, and Nutrient Fluxes, 2004-2005 .
Arthur J. Horowitz, K.A. Elrick and J.J. Smith, USGS
Results from Six Years of Community-Based Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring by the Upper Oconee Watershed Network .
Elizabeth Little, S. Eggert, D. Wenner, T. Rasmussen, D. Conners, UGA and Dwight Fisher, USDA-ARS
- An Evaluation of the Physical, Chemical, and Biological Response of a Piedmont Headwater Stream to Ten Years of Rapid Development: A Final Report
Watershed Monitoring II
Moderator: Carla Muscarella, Manhard Consulting Ltd.
Big Creek Sub-Watershed Study: Water and Bed Sediment Quality Relational to Pesticide and Nutrient Concentrations
Rebecca Shelton, City of Alpharetta
Trend Analysis of Water Quality Monitoring Data for Cobb County, GA
Brenda Rashleigh, US EPA, and R. Bourne, Cobb County Water System
Changes in Stream Temperature for Selected Streams in Georgia, 1955-2004 .
Jonathon W. Musser and D.C. Leeth, USGS
Copper Levels in Drinking Water from Private Household Wells in Major Provinces of Georgia
Leticia Sonon, D. Kissel, P. Vendrell and R. Hitchcock, UGA
Analysis of Quality-Assurance and Quality-Control Procedures for an Urban Water-Quality Monitoring Program, Gwinnett County, Georgia .
Andrew E. Knaak and P.D. Ankcorn, USGS
- Big Creek Sub-Watershed Study: Water and Bed Sediment Quality Relational to Pesticide and Nutrient Concentrations
Moderator: Clint Moore, USGS Panelists:
- Introduction to Adaptive Management, Clint Moore, USGS Patuxent WRC
- Adaptive Management of Fish Populations in the Lower Flint River, James Peterson, USGS CFWRU, UGA
- Adaptive Management of Hydropower Dam Operations, Elise Irwin, USGS, CFWU, Auburn University
- Adaptive Management for the Etowah Habitat Conservation Plan, Mary Freeman, USGS Patuxent WRC
PANEL: Etowah Aquatic Habitat Conservation Plan .
Moderator: Eric Prowell, US FWS Panelists:
- Multi-Jurisdictional Cooperation in Administration of the HCP, Laurie Fowler, UGA
- Selecting Minimal-Impact Locations for Water Supply Reservoir, Mary Freeman, USGS Patuxent WR
- Stormwater Management: The Key to Protecting the Imperiled Fish of the Etowah, Seth Wenger, UGA River Basin Center
- The Etowah HCP Runoff Limits Manual and Training Program, Tim Carter, UGA River Basin Center
- Infiltration BMPs for Meeting Runoff Limits, RoseMary Seymour and T. Carter, UGA
Moderator: Stephen Opsahl, J.W. Jones Ecological Research Center
Water Availability for Ecological Needs in the Upper Flint River Basin, Georgia: A USGS Science Thrust Project .
W. Brian Hughes, USGS, M.C. Freeman, UGA, M.B. Gregory, USGS and J.T. Peterson, UGA
Current Conditions of Historical Mussel Habitat in the Flint River Basin, Georgia .
Tara K. Muenz, S.P. Opsahl and S.W. Golladay, J.W. Jones Ecological Research Center
Stream Flow Changes Associated with Water Use and Climatic Variation in the Lower Flint River Basin, Southwest Georgia .
Stephen Golladay, J.W. Jones Ecological Research Center
Unusual Chemistry and Anthropogenic Contaminants in the Upper Floridan Aquifer Groundwater Underneath the Chickasawhatchee Swamp
Stephen P. Opsahl, J.W. Jones Ecological Research Center, J.D. Happell, and J.P. Chanton
- Water Availability for Ecological Needs in the Upper Flint River Basin, Georgia: A USGS Science Thrust Project .
PANEL: One Utility’s Approach to Sustainable Water Management: drinking water, wastewater and stormwater management programs of the douglasville-douglas county water and sewer authority .
Moderator: Peter Frost, Executive Director, Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority Panelists:
- Barbara Williams, Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority
- Randy Ferguson, P.E., Jordon, Jones, & Goulding
- Terry Cole, Jordon, Jones, & Goulding
- Jim Latchaw, P.E., CFM, Jordon, Jones, & Goulding
TRACT VII: COASTAL ISSUES
Planning and Decision-Making for Coastal Resource Management and Protection
Moderator: Patricia McIntosh, The Georgia Conservancy Presentations:
Why Permit Coordination?.
W. Berson, and P. McIntosh, The Georgia Conservancy
Coastal Comprehensive Plan
Adriane Wood , Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Alternative Water Supply Plan for Screven County .
Courtney Power, E. DiTommaso and B. Jones, Integrated Science & Engineering Inc.
Regional Institutions for Managing Water Resources
Sam Collier, Georgia Southern University.
- Why Permit Coordination?.
Moderator: John Clarke, USGS Presentations:
Water Quality and Contaminant Occurrence in Domestic Wells in the Upper Floridan Aquifer in Parts of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina .
Marian P. Berndt, and C. Crandall, USGS
Lower Floridan Aquifer Water Supply for Richmond Hill, Georgia
Harold E. Gill, Carter & Sloope Consulting Engineers
The Feasibility of Using Aquifer Storage and Recovery to Manage Water Supplies in Georgia .
Doug Wilson, GWPPC
Optimization of Ground-Water Pumpage Distribution to Limit Chloride Plume Expansion in the Upper Floridan Aquifer near Brunswick, Georgia
Gregory S. Cherry and D.F. Payne, USGS
- Water Quality and Contaminant Occurrence in Domestic Wells in the Upper Floridan Aquifer in Parts of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina .
Moderator: Sam Collier, Georgia Southern University Presentations:
Coastal Georgia Water and Wastewater Permitting Plan for Managing Saltwater Intrusion.
Sam Collier, Georgia Southern University
Effects of Pumpage Reductions in the Savannah, Georgia-Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Area on Saltwater Intrusion near Hilton Head Island .
Dorothy F. Payne, USGS
Evaluation of the Downward Migration of Saltwater to the Upper Floridan Aquifer in the Savannah, > Georgia, and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Area .
Camille Ransom III, SC DHEC, J.E. Landmeyer, USGS, W.R. Logan, SC DHEC, and J.M. Childress, SC DHEC
- Coastal Georgia Water and Wastewater Permitting Plan for Managing Saltwater Intrusion.
Moderator: John Seaman, SREL, and Sunnie Aburime, Clark Atlanta University Presentations:
First, Do No Harm .
R.L. Nichols and B.B. Looney, SRNL-UGA
Analysis of Tracer Migration in a Diverging Radial Flow Field
John C. Seaman, SREL-UGA, F. Majs, J. Singer, S. Aburime, M. Wilson and P.M. Bertsch
An Improved Technique for Soil Solution Sampling in the Vadose Zone Utilizing Real-Time Data .
Julian Singer, J.C. Seaman, S.A. Aburime, J. Harris, D. Karapatakis, SREL, M. Wilson, and S. Dennis
Chlor-Alkali Plant Contributes to Mercury Contamination in the Savannah River .
Lauren Smith, C. Jagoe and F. Carl, Savannah Riverkeeper
- First, Do No Harm .
RESTORING ECOLOGICAL FLOWS TO THE LOWER SAVANNAH RIVER: A cOLLaBORATIVE SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT
Moderator: Amanda Wrona, The Nature Conservancy Presentations:
Restoring Ecological Flows to the Lower Savannah River: A Collaborative Scientific Approach to Adaptive Management
Amanda Wrona, The Nature Conservancy
Preliminary Data from a Comprehensive Savannah River Study: The First 6 Months
Oscar Flite, G. Eidson, J. Moak, B. Metts and S. Sefick, Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy
Incorporating Ecological Flow Restoration into Multipurpose Reservoir Management on the Savannah River.
Jason Ward, US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, GA
Assessing the status of the Savannah Shoals Spider Lilly, Hymenocallis coronaria, (LA CONTE) KUNTH.
Judy Gordon and D. J. Wear, Augusta State University
Savannah River Basin Drought Contingency Plan Update.
Leroy Crosby, ACE - Mobile District, and William Lynch
- Restoring Ecological Flows to the Lower Savannah River: A Collaborative Scientific Approach to Adaptive Management
Adaptive Management of the Savannah: Ecologic Flow Restoration
Moderator: Darold Batzer, UGA Entomology Presentations:
Floodplain Hydrologic Conditions
Mary Davis, The Nature Conservancy, GA
Possible Effects of Flow Restoration on Floodplain Forest Communities in the Savannah River
Linda Lee and R. Sharitz, UGA Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
Possible Effects of Flow Restoration on Fish and Invertebrates in Savannah River Floodplains
Darold Batzer and M. Freeman, UGA
Impacts of Flood Pulse Releases on Salt Distribution in the Upper Estuary of the Savannah River.
Joseph P. Richardson, Savannah State University
- Floodplain Hydrologic Conditions
Impacts of Harbor Deepening Projects
Moderator: Jason Ward, US Army Corps of Engineers Presentations:
Roger Burke, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District
Predicting Freshwater and Oligohaline Tidal Marsh Vegetation Communities in the Vicinity of the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
Zachariah C. Welch and W.M. Kitchens, USGS Florida Coop Unit
Simulation of Salinity in the Tidal Marshes in the Vicinity of the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Using Artificial Neural Networks .
Paul A. Conrads, USGS South Carolina Water Science Center, E.A. Roehl, R.C. Daamen, and W. Kitchen
Ground-Water Availability in the Atlantic Coastal Plain Aquifers of North and South Carolina
Bruce G. Campbell, E. A. Coes, USGS South Carolina Water Science Center
Ground-Water Withdrawals by Aquifer in Georgia for Municipal and Industrial Permits: 1974 to 2005.
Victoria Trent, GA EPD
Distribution of Recharging and Vulnerability of the Tertiary Limestone Aquifer, South Carolina: Regional Gradients and Important Outliers .
Peter A. Stone, SC DHEC
Saltwater Contamination in the Upper Floridan Aquifer in the Savannah/Vernonburg, Georgia, Area, 2004-2006
Mark E. Hall, GA EPD, and M.F. Peck, USGS
Coastal Watershed Condition Assessment of Fort Pulaski National Monument .
Caroline. McFarlin, and M. Alber, UGA
Longitudinal Dispersion and Tracer Migration in a Radial Flow Field
Frantisek Majs and J.C. Seaman, SREL-UGA
Simulation of Ground-Water Flow and Nitrate Transport in the Upper Floridan Aquifer in the Southwestern Albany Area, Georgia .
Debbie W. Gordon and D.F. Payne, USGS
Long-Term Trends in Nitrate Contamination in Four Flint River Springs
Stephanie Sims, and S. P. Opshal, J. W. Jones Ecological Center
Land Use and Land Cover Mapping for Watershed Scale Evaluation of Agricultural Practices.
James McKimmey, Albany State University, M. Masters, Albany State University, and D. Sullivan, USDA
Geospatial Agricultural Mapping in the Lower Flint River Basin
Shelly Jones, M. Masters and J. McKimmey, Albany State University
Hydraulic Gradients in Recharge and Discharge Areas and Apparent Ground-Water Age Dates From the Characterization of Multiple Regolith-Fractured Bedrock Ground-Water Research Stations in North Carolina
Melinda Chapman, M. Shlegel, B. Huffman, and K. McSwain, USGS
Hydrologic Behavior of Gullies in the South Carolina Piedmont .
Marco Galang, C.R. Jackson, L.A. Morris, D. Markewitz and E.A. Carter, UGA
Flood-Tracking Chart for the Chattahoochee River near Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia
Jacob H. LaFontaine, B.E. McCallum, T.C. Stamey and C.J. Wipperfurth, USGS
Concentration/Discharge Hysteresis Analysis of Storm Events at the Panola Mountain Research Watershed, Georgia, USA
Kelly P. Carroll, Georgia State University, S. Rose, Georgia State Universtiy, and N.E. Peters, USGS
Fingerprinting Sediment in Streams Using Environmental Tracers.
Rajith Mukundan, D.E. Radcliffe and W.P. Miller, UGA
Hydrologic Monitoring of a Hardwood Encroached, Isolated Depressional Wetland, Southwest Georgia .
Brian Clayton and D.W. Hicks, J.W. Jones Ecological Research Center
Internal Loading in Southeastern Piedmont Impoundments
Elena Ceballos, and T.C. Rasmussen, UGA
Differences in Survival of Enterococcus faecalis subspecies in Two Freshwater Creek Sediments .
Yucheng Feng, Auburn University, P. Hartel, J. Fisher, K. Rodgers, B. Liu, and K.J. Ritter
Effect of Human Recreation on Escherichia coli Levels in the Chattahoochee River in Helen, GA .
Nancy EufemiaDalman, A.M. Smith, C.M. Pschandl and R.M. Van Cleave, NGCSU
Piedmont Stream Litter Inputs and Fluxes: Correlations with Riparian Conditions and Urbanization .
G. Denise Carroll and C.R. Jackson, UGA
Educating Public School Teachers on the Importance of Georgia's Water Resources
G.Denise Carroll, UGA, B.M. Saul, and B. Thompson
The Southface Eco Office - A Model of Water-Efficient Commercial Design for the Southeast
James Nicolow, Lord, Aeck & Sargent Architecture
Consumptive Water Use - A Critical Component of Georgia's Comprehensive Statewide Water Management Plan .
Julia L. Fanning, USGS
Understanding the Interim Operation Plan in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin
Wei Zeng, GA EPD
Drought Indices at Work - Monitoring the Formation and Progression of the 2006 Drought
Wei Zeng, GA EPD
HSPF Model of the Streamflow Simulation for the Lower Flint River Watershed .
Menghong Wen , GA EPD
A Water Resources Planning Tool for Georgia
Martin Kistenmacher, K.Y., and A. Georgakakos, GWRI, Georgia Institute of Technology
Decision Support Tools for River Basin Planning & Management.
F. Kimaite, A. Tidwell, C. Braneon, M. Kistenmacher, H. Yao and A. Georgakakos
Leading the Way to Clean Water: The K-State Extension Watershed Specialist Program.
Ron Graber, M. Christian, and B. Frisbie, Kansas State Research and Extension
Serving and Learning: A Model for Watershed-Based Water Quality Improvement
William L. Hargrove, C. Lavergne, J. Middendorf, C. Smith, and D. Snethen
Response of Stream Fish Assemblages to an Urbanization Gradient in Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia
M. Brian Gregory, D.L. Calhoun, U.S. Geological Survey
- Ground-Water Availability in the Atlantic Coastal Plain Aquifers of North and South Carolina