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Wednesday, February 27 Poster Sessions
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Poster Session 1
5:30pm -6:30pm
Climate Variability and Climate Change Factors                      BALLROOM A
Author Affiliation Title Poster #
Brown, Mark University of Florida Assessing the values of water and its allocation under climate change scenarios using a biophysical approach
Clarke, Alice Everglades National Park Climate Change and South Florida's National Parks
Dix, Nicole University of Florida Water Quality Changes within the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, FL Associated with Four Tropical Storms
Keener, Victoria University of Florida ENSO based low-frequency precipitation and nutrient load oscillations in the Little River Watershed Abstract 108
Kiker, Gregory University of Florida Development of a management-focused, spatial decision support tool to simulate water resource effects of climate forecasting within southern Florida beef cattle agroecosystems.
Woli, Prem University of Florida Water Deficit Index (WDI) For Quantifying Crop Water Stressems Abstract 111
Sheng, Peter University of Florida Effects of hurricanes on estuarine and coastal ecosystems Abstract 110

Poster Session 1 5:30pm - 6:30pm Public Perceptions, Values, Attitudes and Socioeconomic Factors       BALLROOM A
Author Affiliation Title Poster #
Alvarez Strauser, Diane Beautyberry Books Green-up Our Attitudes, Not Our Yards Abstract 203
Baum Haley, Melissa University of Florida Residential irrigation water application influenced by socio-economic parameters Abstract 208
Finnegan, Eleanor University of Florida The Role of the Islamic Tradition in Water Issues: Focus on America and Beyond Abstract 204
Pawlitz, Rachel University of Florida Praying for Rain: Media Framing of Water Allocation in the Apalachicola-Flint- Chattahochee Basin Abstract 210
Snyder, Samuel University of Florida Dammed Debate: The Role Values and Perceptions of Water in the Rodman Dam/Ocklawaha River Debate
Sobczak, Robert Big Cypress National Preserve South Florida's Watershed Journal Abstract 206
Wilson, James University of Florida River of God(s): Religious Perspectives and Conservation of Pakistan’s Sindh River Abstract 211

Poster Session 1 5:30pm - 6:30pm Population Growth and Land Use Change       BALLROOM A
Author Affiliation Title Poster #
Arias, Mauricio University of Florida Characterization of Suspended-Sediment Concentration during runoff-events into a closed-basin stormwater system Abstract 309
Bhadha, Jehangir University of Florida An Attempt to Sustain the Choctawhatchee Coastal Dune Lakes of Florida from Natural and Anthropogenic Perils: A Collaborative Approach Abstract 306
Carey, Richard University of Florida Nutrient Loads in the Biscayne Bay Watershed, South Florida (1994-2006): A Trend Analysis Abstract 310
Kim, Haryun University of Florida The inorganic nitrogen transformations in tributaries impacted by fertilizer and ranch activity, the Santa Fe River Abstract 305
Olmsted, Tom University of Florida Understanding Urban Outdoor Water Use Abstract 312
Phillips, Brian North Carolina State University Methods to Predict the Lateral Effect of a Drainage Ditch on Adjacent Wetland Hydrology Abstract 302
Stocks, Gabriela University of Florida Revering Rivers: Perceptions vs. Reality in an Amazonian Watershed Abstract 304
Taft, Jessica BCI Engineers and Scientists A Description Of The Landscape Development Intensity Index And Its Effect On The Stream Condition Indexes Of Florida’s Streams And Rivers Abstract 307

Poster Session 1 5:30pm - 6:30pm Water Availability and Allocation       BALLROOM A
Author Affiliation Title Poster #
Acar, Ozlem University of Florida Analytical Groundwater Models to Analyze Drawdowns in Leaky Three-Layer Aquifer Systems Abstract 412
Davis, Stacia University of Florida Water Conservation in Landscape Irrigation Using ET Controllers Abstract 416
Gowdish, Leslie University of Florida Green-Ampt Infiltration and Redistribution Calculations for 1-D and Quasi 3-D (Point Source) Flow Domains Abstract 413
Greene, Gretchen Entrix Inc Balancing Long Term Water Demand and Supply: The Arizona Case Study Abstract 405
Krekeler, Carolyn University of Florida Fusing Spatio-Temporal Data to Estimate Streamflow via a Bayesian Network Abstract 402
McLarty, Rebecca University of Florida Toilet End Use Evaluation Methodology for Single-Family Residences in Abstract Tampa, Florida 414
Padowski, Julie University of Florida Inverse Modelling of a Dynamic Decision Support System for Water Resources Planning and Management Abstract 407
Scholl, James Malcolm Pirnie Water Supply Planning Issues in Charlotte County, Florida Abstract 406
Shedd, Mary University of Florida Soil Moisture-based Irrigation Control on St. Augustinegrass Abstract 411
Zajac, Zuzanna University of Florida Global Sensitivity Analysis of the South Florida Regional Simulation Model (RSM) using the Method of Morris Abstract 401
Ziemba, Lukasz University of Florida A Digital Library for Water Conservation Abstract 410

Poster Session 1
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Nutrient Enrichment and Emerging Contaminants       BALLROOM A
Author Affiliation Title Poster #
Brown, Gordon University of Florida Development of Device for Measuring EDC Flux in Groundwater Abstract 510
Cathey, Anna University of Florida Incorporating Uncertainty into Adaptive, Transboundary Water Challenges: a Conceptual Design for the Okavango River Basin Abstract 502
Corbett, Liz Florida State University Radon and CH4 Tracing of Groundwater Flow and Surface Water Interactions at Wakulla Springs Abstract 516
Dimova, Natasha Florida State University Groundwater-Surface Water Interaction Study for Six Florida Lakes – Lake Newnans, Lake Butler, Clear Lake, Lake Haines, Lake Shipp and Lake Josephine Abstract 519
Djidonou, Desire University of Florida Using the CROPGRO Model to Simulate Fresh Market Production, N Uptake, and N Leaching of Snap Bean as Affected by N fertilization and Irrigation Abstract 508
Gadekar, Sachin University of Florida Recovery of nitrogen and phosphorus nutrients in wastewater by precipitation as struvite. Abstract 538
Goswami, Debashish University of Florida Evaluation of ranchland best management practices for phosphorus discharge in the Lake Okeechobee Abstract 537
Green, Alex University of Florida On a Possible Path to Remediating Florida's Eutrophied Fishing Lakes Abstract 536
He, Jianqiang University of Florida Parameter Estimation for CERES-Maize Model with the GLUE Method Abstract 512
Hu, Bill Florida State University Modeling Variable-density Groundwater Flow in the Coastal Aquifer of Apalachee Bay, Gulf of Mexico: Submarine Groundwater Discharge (SGD), Tides Influence and Nearshore Circulation Abstract 501
Kuo, Yi-Ming University of Florida Vegetative Filter Strips to Control Surface Runoff Phosphorus Transport from Mining Sand Tailings in the Upper Peace River Basin of Central Florida Abstract 534
Lamsal, Sanjay University of Florida Land use intensity and water quality in the Newnans Lake watershed. Abstract 525
Lang-Josan, Sylvia University of Florida Green Roofs: An Urban Stormwater BMP for Water Quantity and Quality in the Subtropics Abstract 518
Langston, Abigail University of Florida Using slug tests to characterize hydraulic conductivity at various locations in a karstic sink-rise system: Implications for recharge mixing in the Upper Floridan aquifer Abstract 504
Long, Lauren University of Florida Evidence of Geologic Phosphorus as the Source of Contamination in Newnans Lake Abstract 514
Muller, Stuart University of Florida Interfacing a Novel Water Quality Model with a Variable-Density, Coupled Surface and Groundwater Model for the Southern Everglades Abstract 528
Nguyen, Chung University of Florida Application of the OPUS model to Simulate Water and Nutrient Movement in South Africa’s Umgeni River Watershed Abstract 507
Perez-Ovilla, Oscar University of Florida Development of a Generic Pollutant Transport Component to simulate runoff pollutant dynamics through Vegetative Filter Strips Abstract 520
Rayfield, Travis University of Florida Measuring in-situ nitrate concentrations at high temporal resolution Abstract 531
Savabi, Reza USDA-ARS Modeling the Effect of Soil Amendments on Water Balance and Water Quality Abstract 524
Snyder, Elizabeth Hodges University of Florida Environmental Transport of Biosolids-Borne Triclocarban Abstract 509
Srivastava,Vibhava University of Florida Application of time series modeling techniques to improve the performance of a physically-based hydrologic model Abstract 532
Vogel, William University of Florida Visible/near-infrared (VNIR) reflectance spectroscopy for field prediction of sediment properties from Lake Okeechobee, Florida Abstract 533
Waterhouse, Amy University of Florida Spatial structure of tidal and residual flows at a tidal inlet Abstract 503

Poster Session 1
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Public Health, Wildlife Health and Ecosystem Health        HAWTHORNE
Author Affiliation Title Poster #
Albertin, Andrea University of Florida Stable Isotope Compositions of Macroalgae, Sediment and Nitrate in Florida Springs Abstract 603
Aycock, Robert Weston Solutions, Inc. Drainage Utility Evaluations for U.S. Army Reserve Facilities Abstract 624
Bigham, Dana University of Florida A Survey of Microcystin in Florida Lakes Abstract 608
Bunch, Aaron University of Florida Dissolved Oxygen Dynamics in Tussock-forming Aquatic Macrophytes Abstract 602
Byrne, Heather University of Florida Silica-Titania Composites: An Advanced Oxidation Technology for Low Level Mercury Removal Abstract 612
Grabe, Stephen Janicki Environmental, Inc Benthos of the Alafia River estuary (Tampa Bay, Florida, USA) during and after a prolonged period of low freshwater inflow Abstract 619
Harr, Kendal FVP Consultants, Inc. Disseminated Staphylococcal Sepsis with Evidence of Immune Suppression and Toxin Exposure in a Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris)Abstract 617
Jin, Jin University of Florida Abiotic Dissolved Organic Matter-Mineral Interaction in the Karstic Floridan Aquifer Abstract 615
Kaplan, David University of Florida Soil Moisture and Salinity Dynamics in a Freshwater Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) Swamp Impacted by Saltwater Intrusion Abstract 610
Lagerwall, Gareth University of Florida Linkage of Ecological Algorithms with a Transport and Reaction Simulation Engine (TaRSE:ECO) for implementation with the regional-scale water simulation model, RSM Abstract 611
Lewis, Michael USEPA Fate and Effects of Anthropogenic Chemicals in Seagrass Ecosystems Abstract 618
Nijbroek, Ravic Janicki Environmental, Inc A Decision Framework for Understanding Change in Salinity Distributions in Three Florida Rivers near Tampa Bay Abstract 621
Reardon, Rod Carollo Engineers Visioning the Future of Wastewater Treatment & Reuse in Florida Abstract 625
Stringer, Christina University of South Florida Controls on the chemical hydrology and associated ecological structure and function in mangroves, Indian River Abstract 607
Watts, Danielle University of Florida Soil elevation as an indicator of Everglades ridge and slough alternative stable states Abstract 609

Poster Session 2
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Climate Variability and Climate Change Factors         BALLROOM A
Author Affiliation Title Poster #
Asefa, Tirusew Tampa Bay Water Rainfall Characteristics of Central Florida: Implications to Short- and Long-Term Management Decisions Abstract 101
Baigorria, Guillermo University of Florida Geospatial and temporal daily rainfall data generation Abstract 102
Breuer, Norman University of Miami South Florida Extension Agent Perceptions on Climate Forecasts for Water Management Abstract 104
Esterson, Kris PBS & J Sea-Level Rise and Florida’s Public Water Supply Sources and Infrastructure: Threat Characterization, Assessment of Vulnerability, and Analysis of Consequences Abstract 107
Martinez, Christopher University of Florida The relationship between sea surface temperatures and rainfall in the Tampa Bay region: Potential for long-term predictability Abstract 109

Poster Session 2 6:30pm - 7:30pm Public Perceptions, Values, Attitudes and Socioeconomic Factors       BALLROOM A
Author Affiliation Title Poster #
Baumberger, Laura Carollo Engineers Integrating Sustainability into Water Reuse Decision-Making Abstract 207
Demko, Michael Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. Cross-Connection Prevention is Key to Public Acceptance Abstract 209
Dodd, Alyssa University of Florida Exploring Citizen Involvement in the Restoration of the Florida Everglades Abstract 202
Green, Deborah Water Media Services From Small Towns to Big Cities in Florida: Water Efficiency Efforts that are Doable Abstract 201
Greene, Gretchen ENTRIX Inc. Water Resources for Native or Invasive Species? Abstract 205
Sanford, Whitney University of Florida Water Transfers: Hindu Narrative and Agricultural Ethics Abstract 214
Winkler, Steve St. Johns River Water Management District Factpages: web based access to water quality information Abstract 213

Poster Session 2 65:30pm - 7:30pm Population Growth and Land Use Change         BALLROOM A
Author Affiliation Title Poster #
Adiku, Samuel University of Florida A technical and economic evaluation of wind-pump-low pressure drip for vegetable irrigation in a coastal zone of Ghana Abstract 311
Cardenas-Lailhacar, Bernard University of Florida Water Conservation Potential and Performance of Soil Moisture Sensor Irrigation Controllers Abstract 301
Fisher, Paul University of Florida The Water Education Alliance for Horticulture Abstract 303
Loper, John Interflow Engineering, LLC An Integrated Model of a Hydrologically Altered Watershed in Southwest Florida Abstract 308

Poster Session 2 6:30pm - 7:30pm Water Availability and Allocation         BALLROOM A
Author Affiliation Title Poster #
Boote, Kenneth University of Florida Prediction of Crop Water Use and Irrigation Requirement with Crop Growth Models Abstract 409
DeBusk, Tom DB Environmental, Inc. Impacts of the South - North Water Diversion on Nansi Lake, China Abstract 417
Esry, Don Creech Engineering Reuse of Effluent Water in the Florida Department of Corrections Abstract 404
Hu, Bill Florida State University Hydrodynamics of Groundwater Flow in a Karst Aquifer Abstract 418
McKee, Kathleen University of Florida Geographically Distributed Hydrologic Information System for National and Investigator Water Data Abstract 408
Sethi, Sandeep Carollo Engineers Desalination: Key Elements Towards Improved Sustainability Abstract 415
Wanakule, Nisai Tampa Bay Water Coping with Climate Variability in Optimizing Sustainable Water Supply Management Abstract 403

Poster Session 2
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Nutrient Enrichment and Emerging Contaminants         BALLROOM A
Author Affiliation Title Poster #
Bhat, Shirish Environmental Consulting and Technology Inc. Statistical Characterization of Water Quality in Lake Monroe, Florida, USA Abstract 526
Bonilla, J. Alfredo University of Florida Pathogens, Public Health and Coastal Ocean Water Abstract 511
Cheng, Peng University of Florida Flow dynamics over hollows in estuaries Abstract 522
Clark, Mark University of Florida Reducing Tributary Nitrate Load from a Container Nursery within the Santa Fe River Watershed Abstract 517
Erickson, John University of Florida Comparing long-term inorganic-N leaching and water use between a Florida-friendly landscape and a St. Augustine grass lawn Abstract 513
Gao, Bin University of Florida Impact of Nanotechnology on Water Resources Abstract 505
Greenhalgh, Tom Florida Geological Survey Sources of Nitrate Contamination in Fanning Springs, Florida Abstract 530
Kraft, Carol Southwest Florida Water Management District Preliminary Results from the Upper Floridan Aquifer Nutrient Monitoring Network, Southwest Florida Water Management District Abstract 506
Mattausch, Paul Collier County Florida’s First Groundwater Desalination System – Optimizing Source Water Use in Collier County Abstract 521
Obreza, Thomas University of Florida Florida’s Bevy of BMP Manuals: Voluntary Programs to Protect Water Resources Abstract 529
Opsahl, Stephen J. W. Jones Ecological Research Center Lake Seminole: A Sentinel of Upstream and Downstream Water Quality in the ACF Basin Abstract 527
Ouyang, Ying St. Johns River Water Management District A Model for Estimating Dynamic Discharge of Shallow Groundwater Nitrate into Rivers Using STELLA Abstract 535
Thomas, Ray University of Florida High Temporal Resolution Nitrate Monitoring Abstract 523
Young, Linda University of Florida Nitrogen Input Assessment for the Wekiva Study Area Abstract 515

Poster Session 2
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Public Health, Wildlife Health and Ecosystem Health         HAWTHORNE
Author Affiliation Title Poster #
Becker, Thomas University of Florida Extreme Yard Makeover Abstract 627
Evans, Jason University of Florida Making Friends with a Stranger: Opportunities for Water Hyacinth Utilization in 21st Century Florida Abstract 613
Gioeli, Ken University of Florida Hydrilla Genetic Diversity Survey in Florida Abstract 616
Gurucharri, Tina University of Florida Aesthetics & Ecology: Landscape Architects Rethink Stormwater Management Design Abstract 629
Ho, Tien Parsons Challenges in Everglades’ Seepage Management Abstract 628
Hutton, Richard Gainesville Regional Utilities Paynes Prairie Sheetflow Restoration Project Abstract 623
Katz, Brian U.S. Geological Survey Assessing Contaminant Movement and Age of Water in the Contributing Recharge Area For a Public Supply Well in the Karstic Upper Floridan Aquifer Abstract 605
Kiker, Gregory University of Florida A prototype, scenario-based, decision support system for integrating food security and ecosystem management in Jamaica Abstract 601
Lauderdale, Chance Carollo Engineers Biological Filtration: Sustainable Water Treatment Using Bacteria Abstract 606
Million, Jeff University of Florida Resource Management Tool for Container Nurseries Abstract 614
Pribble, Raymond Janicki Environmental, Inc. Temporal and Spatial Variability in Salinity in Three Tampa Bay Tributaries Abstract 622
Randall, Andrew University of Central Florida Water: Disease, Sanitation, and Sustainabilty – A Comparison of the Modern and Ancient World Abstract 604
Walsh, Stephen U.S. Geological Survey Bioassessment of Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities in Selected Springs of the St. Johns River Drainage Abstract 626
Wessel, Mike Janicki Environmental Inc. Fish Community Response To Inflow Variations In Two Impounded And One Unimpounded Tidal Tributary To Tampa Bay, Florida Abstract 620