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Thursday, September 27, 2018

7:00 am - 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast Provided

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Welcome & Introductions

Opening Remarks by Morgantown Mayor Bill Kawecki

State Water Policy Updates
Laura Cooper, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
David Wellman, West Virginia Department of Natural Resources
John Wirts, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Networking Break and Exhibitor Expo

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Breaking News: Cutting Edge Water Research in West Virginia
Lance Lin Ph.D., West Virginia University
John Quaranta Ph.D., West Virginia University
Paul Ziemkiewicz Ph.D., West Virginia Water Research Institute

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch Provided

Breakout Session 1

1:30 pm - 2:45 pmTrack 1A - Networks and Partnerships in Water ResearchTrack 1B - Monitoring Water Quality Track 1C - Water-Energy Nexus
Beyond Plundering Appalachia. Women’s Leadership in Water Stewardship in Rural West Virginia
Martina Angela Caretta, West Virginia University
Estimating Stream Metabolism Using Continuous Water Quality Data: West Virginia and Virginia Examples from a National Analysis
Douglas B. Chambers, U.S. Geological Survey
Water Use Associated with Unconventional Gas Development in WV
Shawn Grushecky, West Virginia University
Three Rivers QUEST – Collaborative Monitoring in the Upper Ohio River Basin
Melissa O’Neal, West Virginia Water Research Institute
Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Surface Water Quality in an Area of High Density Shale Gas Drilling
Rachel Yesenchak, West Virginia University
The Contiguous United States National Available Water and Thermoelectric Power Generation Perspective
Jocelyn Mackay, National Energy Technology Laboratory
Conserving Land Protects Water: Partnerships for Community Impact
Dr. Brent Bailey,
West Virginia Land Trust
Trends in Water Quality and Algal Community Condition from Real-Time Monitoring at Locations in the Ohio River
Mindy Armstead, Marshall University
Statewide Characterization of Fractured-Rock Aquifers in West Virginia using Borehole Geophysical Logs
Mitchell McAdoo, U.S. Geological Survey
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Networking Break & Exhibitor Expo

Breakout Session 2

3:15 pm - 4:30 pmTrack 2A - Forecasting Droughts and FloodsTrack 2B - Gaining Insights from
Vertebrate Organisms

Track 2C – Impacts and Solutions to Drinking Water
Modeling Flood Risk Potential in West Virginia
Jacquelyn Strager, West Virginia University
Use of an Integrated Growth Model to Describe Brook Trout Production along an Appalachian Riverscape
Brock Huntsman, West Virginia University
Improved Jar Testing for Chemical Control and DBP Management with Organics Monitoring
Adit Jatkar, Suez Water Technologies and Solutions Analytical Instruments
Analysis of Fish Populations Utilizing Environmental DNA Metabarcoding
Yvette Halley-Schultz, West Virginia University
Impacts of Bromide Concentration on Brominated THMs Formation in Southwestern Pennsylvania
Nashid Mirza, West Virginia University
Investigating Reproduction and Abundance of Bighead Carp and Silver Carp in the Greenup Pool, Ohio River
Nathan Fleshman, Marshall University
Comparing Roadside Spring and In-home POU Drinking Water Quality in Southern West Virginia
Hannah Patton, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
5:00 pm

Shuttle Departs from Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place to Library

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

WATER: A Cross-Disciplinary Exhibit Exploring the Significance, Power, and Play of Life’s Critical Resource Tour

WVU Wise Library
Milano Reading Room
Hors D’oeuvres and Beverages Provided

7:00 pm

Shuttle Departs from Library to Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place

7:15 pm

Dinner on your own

Friday, September 28, 2018

7:00 am - 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast Provided

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Welcome & Introduction

Our Aging Water Infrastructure
Amy Swann, West Virginia Rural Water Association
Brian Bruce, American Water
Magdalene Cunningham, Environmental Protection Agency

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Networking Break & Exhibitor Expo

Breakout Session 3

10:30 am - 12:00 pmTrack 3A - Monitoring and Managing Pollution Track 3B – Human Dimensions of Water Research and EducationWest Virginia Advisory Committee on Water Research
Business Meeting

Sustainable Ultradilute Oxidation Catalysis for Micropollutant Remediation from Water
Yogesh Somasundar, Carnegie Mellon University
A Qualitative Study of Perspectives on Oil and Gas Extraction in Rural Northwestern West Virginia
Bethani Turley, West Virginia University
Identifying the Causes and Impacts of Nuisance Algal Blooms in the Potomac River Basin: A Cacapon River Case Study
Gordon Selckmann, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
The West Virginia Outdoor Learning Lab: Using Research to Create Environmental STEM Outreach
Megan Kruger, West Virginia Water Research Institute
3 Rivers QUEST – REACH 4Schools
Lisa Barreiro, 3 Rivers QUEST
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch Provided

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

West Virginia Pipelines: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
A Cross-Disciplinary Discussion

Michael Strager Ph.D., West Virginia University
Shawn Grushecky Ph.D., West Virginia University
Eric Bowen Ph.D., West Virginia University
Clifford Brown, WV Department of Natural Resources

4:00 pm


For a list of poster presenters, click here.