Iowa Water Conference 2014

The 2014 Iowa Water Conference, "Making Connections, Solving Problems: Water strategies for success in a changing world" was held March 3-4, 2014 at the Scheman Building in Ames, Iowa.
Student poster contest winners:
1st prize: Carlos Camacho, Iowa State University - Distribution and Population Dynamics of Asian Carp in Iowa

2nd prize: David Dziubanksi, Iowa State University - Building a sustainable water future though community interactions and integrated modeling of the human-natural system

3rd prize: Heather Chamberlain, University of Northern Iowa - Using a Transparency Tube to Measure Water Clarity
Photo contest winners:
1st prize: Jeff Tisl: Brownfield Creek at Headwaters
2nd prize: Adrian Holmes: A long way to the pond from here
3rd prize: Jennifer Welch: Downtown Stormwater Treatment Train
Plenary Presentations
Water Issues in the Developing World - Dick Schultz, Professor, Natural Resource Ecology and Management & Global Resource Systems, Iowa State University Presentation PDF
Switch! 9 Ways to meet Iowa’s nutrient management goals - Lisa Schulte Moore, Associate Professor, Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Iowa State University Presentation PDF
STEM takes root in Iowa: A wave of reform in science, technology, engineering, mathematics education through the Governor’s STEM Council and its implications for our future - Jeffrey Weld, Ph.D., Executive Director, Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Presentation PDF
Chasing Water: Moving from Scarcity to Sustainability - Brian Richter, President, Sustainable Waters
Making Connections: Practices, People, and Policies -David J. Hirschman, Program Director, Center for Watershed Protection Presentation PDF
What it Takes to Protect 10,000 Lakes - Jay Riggs, District Manager, Washington Conservation District, Oakdale, Minnesota Presentation PDF
Storm Water Breakouts
Mapping Multiple Benefits for Watershed Planning- Kris Johnson, Ecosystem Services Scientist, The Nature Conservancy Presentation PDF
Calculating Credits for Infiltration Practices - Stacie Johnson, Eastern Iowa Coordinator, Iowa Stormwater Education Program
Fire and Water: the Story of Oak Savanna Restoration In Southern Iowa -Gregg Pattison, Private Lands Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Iowa Private Lands Office Presentation PDF
Watershed treatment model - David J. Hirschman, Program Director, Center for Watershed Protection Presentation PDF
Watersheds and Water Quality: Educating the Next Generation - Robbin Dunn, Public Works Program Coordinator, City of Davenport Presentation PDF
A new funding source for water quality - Jean Krewson, Environmental Specialist, State Revolving Fund, Iowa Department of Natural Resources Presentation PDF
Complete Streets, Clean Streams, Green Jobs - Jeff Geerts, Special Projects Manager, Iowa Economic Development Authority
Floodplain Management Breakouts
Completing an Elevation Certificate (FEMA 81-31) - Wendy Lathrop, President and Owner, Cadastral Consulting, LLC (live webinar presentation)
Can we Improve the Way We Conduct and Communicate Floodplain Science? - Caroline Davis, Lucille A. Carver Mississippi Riverside Environmental Research Station (LACMRERS), IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering, University of Iowa Presentation PDF
Interactive Web-based Flood Simulation System for Realistic Experiments of Flooding and Flood Damage - Ibrahim Demir, Assistant Research Professor, Iowa Flood Center, IIHR Hydroscience and Engineering, University of Iowa Presentation PDF
Multiple Benefits of Floodplain Easements -Sara Strassman, Mississippi River Planner, Wisconsin DNR Presentation PDF

Iowa Water Center/ Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Breakouts
Two divergent theories on the causes of increased river flows in Midwestern United States -Part 1 - Satish Gupta, Raymond Allmaras Professor of Emerging Issues in Soil and Water, University of Minnesota; Part 2 - Keith Schilling, Research Scientist, Iowa Geological Survey, University of Iowa
Resuspension of E. coli from streams - Michelle Soupir, Ag and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University Presentation PDF
Are current soil erosion control efforts effective? Insights from sediment accumulation rates in Iowa Lakes - Christopher T. Filstrup, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University Presentation PDF
Everything I Have Learned About Streams in the Last 34 Years in 34 Minutes or Less: Stream Stabilization in Urban & Ag Settings that Reduces Sedimentation & Provides Environmental Uplift - Dave Derrick, Potomologist and Vice President, River Research and Design, Inc Presentation PDF
Agriculture and the Environment Breakouts
Soil biology - Rick Bednarek, state soil scientist, USDA NRCS
Soil structure and organic matter -Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Professor, Agronomy, Iowa State University
Nutrient cycling -Eric Hurley, nutrient management specialist, USDA NRCS
Soil management - Tom Kaspar, Plant Physiologist, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, USDA-ARS Presentation PDF
Cover Crops : Agronomic Considerations - Steve Brinkman, Independent Crop Consultant Presentation PDF
The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy: Implementation and its connection to soil health - Matt Lechtenberg, WaterQuality Initiative Coordinator, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

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