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1 UF Water Institute Symposium: Sustainable Water Resources: Florida Challenges, Global Solutions Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, Gainesville Florida Agenda Tuesday February 26, 2008 4:00pm 8:00pm Symposium Che ck in Wednesday February 27, 2008 7:30 am 7:30 pm Symposium Check in 8:30am 10:00am Plenary Session: Welcome and Keynote Address B ALLROOM A (m oderator: Wendy Graham Director, University of Florida Water Institute ) Wendy Graham, Director, University of Florida Water Institute J. Bernard Machen, President, University of Florida Jeffrey Lyash, President and Chief Executive Officer, Progress Energy Florida Keynote Speake r: Peter Gleick, President and Co fou nder, Pacific Institute Water in the 21st Century: Real Problems; Real Solutions Sponsored by: Progress Energy 10:00am 1 0:30am Break Sponsored by: Carollo Engineers 10:3 0am 12:30pm Plenary Session: Complex Challenges to Sustainable Water Resources BALLROOM A (moderator: Wendy Graham Director, University of Florida Water Institute) Matthew C. Larsen, Chief Scientist for Hydrology US Geological Survey Water Resources, Population Growth, and Land Use Change Neil Ward, Director, Decision Systems Research, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, The Earth Institute at Col umbia University, Climate Variability and Climate : Seeking the Meaning for Water Resources Management Lora Fleming Co Director of the NSF NIEHS Oceans and Human Health Center, University of Mia mi Water and Public Health in Florida Bron Taylor Associate Professor Department of Religion University of Florida Thinking like a Watershed: Spirituality, Ethics & Watershed Organizing Speakers Sponsored by: Tampa B ay Water, Sout h East Climate Consortium The Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation 12:30pm 1:30pm Lu nch (included) 1:30pm 3:00pm Concurrent Oral Presentations : Challenge Population Growth BALLROOM B and Land Use Impacts to Water Resource Sustainability ( m oderator: Ramesh Reddy, Graduate Research Professor, University of Florida) \ M argaret (Peggy) Carr, P rofessor, Associate Dean for Students and Academic Affairs, University of Florida College of De sign, Construction and Planning Limited R esource: Land Roger Sims, Holland & Knight LLP The Interface of Water Use and Growth Management David York, York Water Circle, Tallahassee, Florida Water Reuse: The Florida Model


2 1:30pm 3:00pm Concurrent Oral Presentations : Challenge Climate Variability DOGWOOD and Climate Change Factors Impacting Water Resource S ustainability (moderator: James Jones Distinguished Professor, University of Florida ) David Zierde n, State Climatologist, Center for Ocean Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University Florida's Climate: From El Nino to Climate Change Alison Adams, Sr. Manager Source Rotation & Evaluation Protection Tampa Bay Water Dealin g with Climate Uncertainty in Operating a Reliable Water Supply System Jayantha Obeysekera, Director, Hydrologic & Environ mental Systems Modeling, South Florida Water Management District Incorporation of Climatic Variability for Management of Water Resources in South Florida 1:30pm 3:00pm Concurrent Oral Presentation s : Challenge Public, Wildlife BALLROOM C and Ecosystem Health and Water Resource S ustainability (m oderator: Natalie Freeman, Associate Professor, University of Florida) Glenn Morris, Director Emerging Pathogens Institute University of Florida the W ater Safe? Marilyn Spaldin g, Research Associate Professor, Department of In fectious Diseases and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Flori da's Wetlands and Wildlife Health Louis Guillette, Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Aquatic Contaminants and Reproductive Health: Lessons Learned from Wildlife 3:00pm 3:15pm Break Sponsored by: PBS&J 3:15 pm 5 :00 pm Concurrent Oral Presentations : Population Growth BALLROOM B and Land Use Impacts to Water Resource Sustainability ( moderator: Ramesh Reddy, Grad uate Research Professor, University of Florida) Mark Clark, Associate Professor, Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Implementation of Low Impact Development Practices in Florida Thomas Ruppert, Assistant in Environm e ntal Law, UF IFAS and Levin College of Law, From Rooftop to River: The Lega l and Administrative Basis for Managing Stormwater through Low Impact Development Charles Fletcher, Attorney, de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A., Water Rights in Florida: Public Perce ption v. Legal Reality Matthew Cohen, Assistant Professor, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida The Hydrologic Implications of Large Scale Biofu el Production James Jawitz, Associate Professor, University of Florida Soil and Water Science Department The Hydraulic C Metropolitan A reas Larry Parsons, P rofessor, UF Soil and Water Science Department, Reclaimed Water A 3:15pm 5:00pm Concurrent Oral Presentations : Climate Variability DOGWOOD & Climate Change (m oderator: James Jones Distinguished Professor, University of Florida ) Guillermo Baigorria, Post Doctoral Research Associate, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Univer sity of Florida, Changes in rainfall patterns in the Southeast USA Jennifer Jacobs, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire, Evapotranspiration and Florida Water Sustainability: Insights from a


3 Decade of Research Jack Kiefer, Senior Associate, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C. A Risk Management Framework for Evaluating Climate Change Impacts on Water Supply Reliability Inc. Dynamic Decision Support System (D2S2) for Regional Water Resource Management K elly Stevens, Meteorologist, Division of Air Resource Management, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Drought and its Relationship to L ong term Climatological In dicators in the Apalachicola Chattahoochee Flint River Basin Jessica Bolson, Research Assistant, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miam i, Integrated Water Resources Planning for South Florida 3:15pm 5:00pm Concurrent Oral Pres entations : Public, Wildlife BALLROOM C & Ecosystem Health and Water Resource Sustainability (moderator: Natalie Freeman, Associate Professor, University of Florida) Elizabeth Anderson, Deputy Director, Global Wa ter for Sustainability Program, Addressing the Intertwined Issues that A ffect Water Resource Sustainability W orldwide: Lessons from South America and East Africa Sarah Lynch, D irector Agriculture Markets, World Wildlife Fund, Valuing Ecosystem Services on Florida Ranchlands: Lessons Learned Susan Gray, Deputy Director, Watershed Management Departmen t, South Florida Water Management District, Can One Lake Be Everything to Everyone? The Challenge of Managing Lake Okeechobee for Multiple Users Vimala Nair, Research Associa te Professor, Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida Phosphorus Issues and Protocol Development for Risk Assessment in Florida Watersheds Tom Frazer, Associat e Professor, Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Florida Is I ncreased Nutrient D elivery Compromising the E cological I S pring fed C oastal R ivers ? Ann Shortelle Chief Scientist, MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc., Scorecard for Chemical Treatments to Control Nutrients in Surface Water Restorations in Florida 3:15pm 5:00pm Concurrent Oral Presentations : Water Quality LIVEOAK Impacts and Implications ( moderator: Joseph Delfino, Professor, University of Florida) Rick Copeland, Geologist, Florida Geo logical Survey, Potential for Statewide Saline Encroachment of Florida Spring Water Jim Heffernan, Post Doctoral Research Associate, School of Forest Resources and Conservation University of Florida Re evaluating the R elationship between N itrogen and A lgae B looms in Florida S prings Chance Lauderdale, Professional Engineer, Carollo Engineers, Monitoring for Microcontaminants in an Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility Dale Griffin, Environmental and Public Health Microbiologist, US Geological Survey, Microbiological perspectives coastal waters Erich Marzolf, Technical Program Manager, St. Johns River Water Management District, Will Increased Reliance On Reuse Further Impair Our Waterways ? Peter Sheng, Professor, Coastal and Civil Engineering, University of Florida, Hypoxia In Estuarine & Coastal Waters


4 5:00pm 7:30pm Poster Presentation s and Reception (included) BALLROOM A and HAWTHORNE P oster Map Alphabetic listing of Poster Authors Session 1 5:30 to 6:30 (includes Best Graduate Student Poster Competition) Session 2 6:30 to 7:30 (moderator: Kathl een McKee, Research Coordinator, UF Water Institute) 6 Poster Sections: Population Growth and Land Use Chang e Climate Variability and Climate Change Factors Public Health, Wildlife Health and Ecosystem Health Nutrient Enrichment and Emerging Contaminants Public Perceptions, Values, Attitudes and Socioeconomic Factors Water Availability and Allocation Sponsored by: Progress Energy Poster Session 1 5:30 6:30 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 abstract 103 Clarke, Alice Everglades National Park Climate Change and South Florida's National Parks Abstract 105 Dix, Nicole University of Florida Water Q uality Changes within the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, FL Associated with Four Tropical Storms Abstract 106 Keener, Victoria University o f Florida ENSO based low frequency precipitation and nutrient load oscillations in the Little River Watershed Abstract 108 Kiker, Gregory University of Florida Developme nt of a management focused, spatial decision support tool to simulate water resource effects of climate forecasting within southern Florida beef cattle agroecosystems Abstr act 112 Woli, Prem University of Florida Water Deficit Index (WDI) For Quantifying Crop Water Stressems Abstract 111 Sheng, Peter University of Florida Effects of h urricanes on estuarine and coastal ecosystems Abstract 110 Poster Session 1 5:30 6:30 Public Perceptions, Values, Attitudes and Socioeconomic Factors BAL LROOM A Author Affiliation Title Poster # Alvarez Strauser, Diane Beautyberry Books Green up Our Attitudes, Not Our Yards Abstract 203 Baum Haley, Melissa Univers ity of Florida Residential irrigation water application influenced by socio economic parameters Abstract 208 Finnegan, Eleanor University of Florida The Role of the Isla mic Tradition in Water Issues: Focus on America and Beyond Abstract 204


5 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/Ocklaw aha River Debate Abstract 212 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 Abstract 211 Poster Session 1 5:30 6:30 Population Growth and Land Use Change BALLROOM A Author Affiliation Title Poster # Arias, Mauricio University of Florida Characterization of Suspended Sediment Co ncentration during runoff events into a closed basin stormwater system Abstract 309 Bhadha, Jehangir University of Florida An Attempt to Sustain the Choctawhatchee Coast al 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 impact ed 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 30 4 Taft, Jessica BCI Engineers and Scientists A Description Of The Landscape Development Intensity Index And Its Effect On The Stream Abstract 307 Poster Session 1 5:30 6:30 Water Availability and Allocation BALLROOM A Author Affiliation Title Poster # Acar, Ozlem University Of Florida Analytical Gr oundwater Models to Analyze Drawdowns in Leaky Three Layer Aquifer Systems Abstract 412 Davis, Stacia University of Florida Water Conservation in Landscape Irrigation Us ing ET Controllers Abstract 416


6 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 Abst ract 402 McLarty, Rebecca University of Florida Toilet End Use Evaluation Methodology for Single Family Residences in Tampa, Florida Abstract 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 5:30 6:30 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 th e 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 Hain es, 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 Leach ing of Snap Bean as Affected by N fertilization and Irrigation Abstract 508 Gadekar, Sachin University of Florida Recovery of nitrogen and phosphorus nutrients in wastew ater 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


7 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 Florid a 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 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 En vironmental Transport of Biosolids Borne Triclocarban Abstract 509 Srivastava, Vibhava University of Florida Application of time series modeling techniques to improv e the performance of a physically based hydrologic model Abstract 532 Vogel, William University of Florida Visible/near infrared (VNIR) reflectance spectroscopy for fi eld 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


8 Poster Session 1 5:30 6:30 Public Health, Wildlife Health and Ecosystem Health HAWTHORNE Author Affiliati on Title Poster # Albertin, Andrea University of Florida Stable Isotope Compositions of Macroalgae, Sediment and Nitrate in Florida Springs Abstract 603 Aycock, Ro bert Weston Solutions, Inc. Drainage Utility Evaluations for U.S. Army Reserve Facilities Abstract 624 Bigham, Dana University of Florida A Survey of Microcystin in Flo rida 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 Environmenta 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 Univer sity of South Florida Controls on the chemical hydrology and associated ecological structure and function in mangroves, Indian River Abstract 607 Watts, Danielle Univers ity of Florida Soil elevation as an indicator of Everglades ridge and slough alternative stable states Abstract 609


9 Poster Session 2 6:30 7:30 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 Rainfall geospatial and temporal data generation Abstract 102 Breuer, Norman E. University of Miami South Florida Extens i on Agent Perceptions on Climate Forecasts for Water Management Abstract 104 Esterson, Kris PBS&J Sea 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 6:30 7:30 Public Perceptions, Values, Attitudes and Socioeconomic Factors BALLROOM A Author Affiliation Title Poster # Baumberger, Laura Carollo Eng ineers 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 Transf ers: Hindu Narrative and Agricultural Ethics Abstract 214 Winkler, Steve St. Johns River Water Management District Factpages: web based access to water quality info rmation Abstract 213 Poster Session 2 6:30 7:30 Population Growth and Land Use Change BALLROOM A Author Affilia tion Title (click to link to abstract) 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


10 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 6:30 7:30 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 Abstr act 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 Invest igator Water Data Abstract 408 Sethi, Sandeep Carollo Engineers Desalination: Key Elements Towards Improved Sustainability a bstract 415 Wanakule, Nisai Tampa Bay Water Coping with Climate Variability in Optimizing Sustainable Water Supply Management abstrac t 403 Poster Session 2 6:30 7:30 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, J ohn 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, Bi n University of Florida Impact of Nanotechnology on Water Resources Abstract 505


11 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, S outhwest Florida Water Management District Abstract 506 Mattausch, Paul Collier County Optimizing Source Water Use in C ollier County Abstract 521 Obreza, Thomas University of Florida 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 o f Florida Nitrogen Input Assessment for the Wekiva Study Area Abstract 515 Poster Session 2 6:30 7:30 Public Health, Wildlife Health and Ecosystem Health HAWTHORNE Author Affiliation Title Poster # Becker, Thomas University of Florida Extreme Yard Makeover Abstract 627 Evans, Jason Universit y of Florida Making Friends with a Stranger: Opportunities for Water Hyacinth Utilization in 21st Century Florida Abstract 613 Gioeli, Ken University of Florida Hydrill a 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 Abstract 628 Hutton, Richard Gainesville Regional Utilities Paynes Prairie Sheetflow Restoration Project Abstract 623 Katz, Brian U.S. Geological Survey Assessing Contaminant M ovement 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 Fl orida A prototype, scenario based, decision support system for integrating food security and ecosystem management in Jamaica Abstract 601


12 Lauderdale, Chance Carollo Engi neers Biological Filtration: Sustainable Water Treatment Using Bacteria Abstract 606 Million, Jeff University of Florida R esource Management Tool for Container Nurserie s 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 Thursday February 28, 2008 7:30am 3:00pm Symposium Check in PRE FUNCTION AREA 8:30am 10:00am Concurrent Panel: Florida Water Ava ilability BALLROOM B And Water Needs In 2020, 2060 (m oderator: Steve Seibert, Executive Director, The Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida) Summary description of panel : al development over the past several decades has been fueled by its climate and abundant water resources. Increased population, rapid urban development, large agricultural water demands, and the need to protect natural resources, however, have led to water availability problems in many parts of the State. Each panelist will be asked to discuss barriers and bridges to understanding statewide water availability in 2020 and 2060; the water needs of various users (agriculture, urban, industrial, ecosystems) in 2020 and 2060; and the successes/failures of programs and policies that promote water resource sustainability (MFLs, water conservation, demand management, alternative water supplies, reuse, etc). Targeted questions and discussion will follow. Panelists: Janet Llewellyn, Director, Div ision of Water Res ource Management, Florida Department of Environmental Protection Chuck Aller, Director, Office of Water Policy, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Don Polmann, Director, Science & Engin eering, Tampa Bay Water Bill Pine: Assistant Professor, Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Florida Steve Kurcan, Grady Pridgen, Inc. Sponsored by: Tampa Bay Water 8:30am 10:00am Concurrent Panel: Source s and Impacts of Emerging C ontaminants DOGWOOD ( moderator: Joseph Delfino, Professor, University of Florida) Summary description of panel : Emerging contaminants are impacting human and ecological health. Wastewater and drinking water treatment is becoming increasi ngly challenged. What is


13 truly meant by emerging contaminants and how seriously are they taken? What makes sitioning ourselves through science, policy and public awareness to understand and address emerging contaminants? How can we ensure that the best available scientific information is used to establish priorities and make management decisions regarding wat er resources? What role do experiments, observations, lab work etc play in this? Other approaches? Key Question for panelists are the major threats and current responses to emerging contaminants in water and how much Panelists: Andy Kane, Associate Director, Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida Nancy Denslow, Scientist Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Florida Brian Katz: Hydrologist, US Geological Survey Timothy Fitzpatrick, Admini strator, Chemistry Section, Florida Department of Environmental Protection Sponsored by: Soil and Water Engineering Technology, Inc. 8:30am 10:00am BALLROOM C People, Pol icy And Politics ( m oderator: Katrina Schwartz Assistant Professor, University of Florida ) Summary description of panel: Southwest, and now they may be in the offing for Florida. With population and water consumption continuing to grow rapidly, officials across the state are looking at the costs and benefits of water transfers in Florida. How and by whom are such critical decisions about water transfers made in Florida? This panel discussion will examine the role of various stakeholders in the decision making process, and assess the possible social and economic impacts of water transfers on different communities and demographic groups. Panelists: Christine Klein, Professor of Law University of Fl orida Levin College of Law Melissa Meeker, South Florida Water Management District Governing Board Member Tom Swihart, Administrator, Office of Water Policy Florida Department of Environmental Protection Hal Wilkening, Director, D epartment of Resource Mana gement St. Johns River Water Management District Woody Wodraska, National Director of Water Resources, PBS&J, Inc. 10:00am 10:30am Break Sponsored by: CH2M Hill 10:30am 12:00pm Concurrent Panel: Water Conservation as an Alternative BALLROOM B Water Supply (m oderator: David Bracciano, Demand Management Coordinator, Tampa Bay Water) Summary description of panel : Competition and cost to develop limited conventional and other alternative supplies continue to rise. The use and implementation of cost effective quantifiable conservation methods, programs and measures can significantly reduce the need for these conventional supplies and increase available resources for its best use. What role should water conservation and increas ed efficiency play in the development and use of water supplies? What strategies and evaluations are necessary to identify the availability and cost of conserved water and in what major sectors of demand? How does future water use efficiency potential fit


14 in supply scenarios? What role does the private sector play in increasing efficiency of use? This panel will identify the methodologies that can and have been used to successfully lower existing and future average and peak demands, what potential existi ng in various sectors, applicable research that can quantifiably affect future and existing demands and how both public and private entities can play a significant role in increased efficiency and conservation of water resources. Panelists: Bruce Adams, Director of Water Management, EMC Engineers, Inc. Jane Bucca Program Manager Alternative Water Supply and Conservation, South Florida Water Management District Michael Dukes, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Univ ersity of Florida Pierce Jones Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida Program for Resource Efficient Communities Jack Kiefer, Senior Associate, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C. Sponsored by: Conserve Florida Wate r Conservation Clearinghouse 10:30am 12:00pm Concurrent Panel: Nutrient Enrichment of Surface, DOGWOOD Ground a nd Coastal Waters ( moderator: Peter Frederick, Research Professor, University of Florida) Summary de scription of panel potential to affect ecosystems and humans by altering water quality characteristics, radically simplifying plant and animal community composition, and fomenting a number of important wildlife and human disease agents. In addition, there is very significant potential for nutrient commercial fish and shellfish harvest, outdoor recreation and tourism to name a few. This panel is composed of experts who have grappled directly with effects of nutrients in surface, ground and nearshore waters, often at large spatial scales. They will address the current certainties and uncertainties in predicting effec ts of nutrient enrichment in Florida, and discuss alternative methods to significantly reduce nutrient enrichment, with a goal of envisioning likely nutrient effects in 2030. The panel will also take questions directly from the audience as time allows. P anelists: Jerry Brooks, Deputy Director, Div. of Water Resource Management, Florida Dept of Environmental Protection Peter Doering, Chief Environmental Scientist, Coastal Systems Division, South Florida Water Management District Karl Havens, Professor and Chair, Dep artmen t of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences University of Florida Fred Sklar, Chief Environmental Scientist, Everglades Division, South Florida Water Mgmt. District Sponsored by: Taylor Engineering 10:30am 12:00pm Concurrent Panel: Public Percep tions and Practice: BALLROOM C A Key to Sustaining Water Resources (moderator: Martha Monroe, Associate Professor, University of Florida) Summary description of panel : Managing water quality and water quantity is a p rocess that involves research, policy, and the public. Public support can enable the effective implementation of policies and regulations. In addition the solutions to water challenges often depend upon the decisions and actions by individuals who use, con serve, and manage local water resources.


15 Designing programs that effectively inform, education, motivate, and empower the public is a critical complement to research and policy. Panelists will provide case studies that describe effective strategies for r eaching and engaging the public, discuss the theories that drive their practices, and provide recommendations for others who wish to develop programs for the public. Panelists: Elaine Andrews, Director University of Wisconsin Environmental Resources Cen ter Linda Burnette, Director, Office of Communications & Governmental Affairs, St. Johns River Water Management District Darrell Smith, Coordinator, Suwannee River Partnership Florida Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services Martha Strawn, Author/Arti st University of North Carolina, Charlotte 12:00pm 1:00pm Lunch (included) 1:00 pm 1:15pm Plenary Present ation: Best Graduate Student Poster Awards BALLROOM A Student poster award sponsored by: The Frances C. and William P Smallwood Foundation 1:15 pm 1:45 pm BALLROOM A ( m oderator: T. Ankersen Legal Skills Professor, University of Florida ) Mark Brown, Associate Professor, University of Flo rida Dept of Environmental Engineering Sciences Richard Hamann, Associate in Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law Sanford Berg, Director of Water Studies, Public Utility Research Center, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida 1:45pm 3:15 pm Florida Policies and Programs: Challenges and Opportunities BALLROOM A ( m oderator : Les Thiele, Professor, University of Florida ) Summary Description: This panel consists of three Executive Directors and one Deputy Execut ive Director of four Florida Water Management Districts, as well as the Deputy Secretary of Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). Panel discussants will be addressing the most significant challenges to managing Florida's water resources t oday and in the foreseeable future. They will also identify those policies and programs that are currently working well, and those policies and programs that need to be developed to ensure successful water management for the coming decades. Mimi Drew, D eputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs and Energy, Florida Department of Environmental Protection Kirby Green, Executive Director, St. Johns River Water Management District Chip Merriam, Deputy Executive Director for Water Resources, South Florida Water Management District David Moore, Executive Director, South West Florida Water Management District David Still, Executive Director, Suwannee River Water Management District Sponsored by: Poseidon Resources 3:15 pm 3:45pm Break 3:45pm 4:45 pm Plenary Session: Town Hall: BALLROOM A R esearch and Education Agenda Information, Technology


16 and Policy Needs for Sustainable Water Resources (moderator: Wendy Graham Director, University of Florida Water Institute) Open questions/dialogue with the audience, Symposium Synthesis team and the Policies and Programs panelists. 4:45pm 5:00pm Wrap up and Future Action (moderator: Wendy Graham Director, University of Florida Water Institute) 6:00pm 9:00pm Opening Reception of the 14th Annual University of Florida Levin College of Law Public Interest Environmental Conference, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA President's House