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2014
Tuesday, April 1st
8:30 AM

2013-2014 Snowpack and 2014 Spring Runoff Forecast

Brian McInerney

Eccles Conference Center

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

How Can Research Help State Water Planning

Alan Matheson

Eccles Conference Center

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

9:20 AM

Climate Change and Water: From the Globe to Utah

Kevin Trenberth

Eccles Conference Center

9:20 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

The Science of National Weather Service Streamflow and Water Supply Forecasts

Kevin Werner

Eccles Conference Center

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

10:20 AM

Explaining the gigantic ridge causing the California drought

S-Y Simon Wang
Larry Hipps
Robert Gillies
Jin-Ho Yoon

Eccles Conference Center

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

10:40 AM

Long-range prediction of winter prolonged inversions

Robert Gillies
S-Y Simon Wang
Martin Schroeder

Eccles Conference Center

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Declining precipitation in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest

Charles Luce
John Abatzoglou
Zachary Holden

Eccles Conference Center

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

11:20 AM

Time-frequency analysis of local climate data, soil moisture and streamflow in Utah using a wavelet crosscorrelation approach

Andres M. Ticlavilca
Inga Maslova
Mac McKee

Eccles Conference Center

11:20 AM - 11:40 AM

11:40 AM

The impact of coarse particulate organic matter in storm drains on oxygen consumption in the Jordan River

Jacob Richardson
R. Ryan Dupont

Eccles Conference Center

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

Evaluation of an urban stormwater collection system with enhanced storage and exfiltration

Thomas Nyanda Reuben
Jacob Richardson
Jared Justensen
Malgorzata Rycewicz-Borecki
Joan E. McLean
R. Ryan Dupont

Eccles Conference Center

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

12:20 PM

Assessing the environmental benefits and impacts of Red Butte Garden on Red Butte Creek

Zachary Magdol
Christine Pomeroy

Eccles Conference Center

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM

12:40 PM

Arsenic and other heavy metals in surface water in Swaziland, Southern Africa

Sterling Roberts
Matthew Walker
Steven Emerman

Eccles Conference Center

12:40 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM

Pipes, drains, and efficiency gains: Local water management organizations, their decisions, and adaptive responses

Andrea Armstrong
Douglas Jackson-Smith

Eccles Conference Center

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

1:20 PM

Alternative futures for the rural Intermountain West: Case study of the San Rafael River Basin in southern Utah

Stephanie Tomlin
Carly Klein

Eccles Conference Center

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

1:40 PM

Learning from the past, looking at the future: The influence of spring runoff water availability on irrigation performance

Jonna Van Opstal
Christopher Neale

Eccles Conference Center

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Groundwater safe yield versus sustained yield planning

Richard Peralta
Bassel Timani

Eccles Conference Center

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

2:20 PM

Multi-centennial length stream flow reconstructions for the Bear River reveal substantial pre-settlement variability

Justin DeRose
Eric Allen
Tim Bardsley
Matthew Bekker
Roger Kjelgren
Tammy Rittenour
Simon Wang

Eccles Conference Center

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM

2:40 PM

Tree-ring reconstruction of Great Salt Lake level for hydroclimate diagnostics

Matthew Bekker
Justin DeRose
Simon Wang

Eccles Conference Center

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM

Extreme spring precipitation events in Intermountain West influenced by quasi-biennial oscillation

Jason Phelps
Simon Wang

Eccles Conference Center

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

3:20 PM

The missing PDO-ENSO teleconnection explaining weather variability in the United States Intermountain West

Boniface Fosu
Shih-Yu Wang

Eccles Conference Center

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

3:40 PM

Quantifying refreezing of melt water on the Greenland Ice Sheet

Chris Cox

Eccles Conference Center

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Invertebrate-driven nutrient recycling in four large rivers

Matt Schroer
Michelle Baker
Bob Hall
Emma Rosi-Marshall
Jen Tank

Eccles Conference Center

4:00 PM - 4:20 PM

4:20 PM

Arsenic and other heavy metals in Utah Lake and its tributaries

Samuel Nofchissey
Sterling Roberts
Jillian Hopkinson
Jeremiah McDonald
Steven Emerman

Eccles Conference Center

4:20 PM - 4:40 PM

4:40 PM

The effect of surface lithology on arsenic in surface water and groundwater in Mustang Valley, Nepal Himalaya

Steven Emerman
Janae Nelson
Kade Carlson
Tracy Kemp Anderson
Anusha Sharma
Basanta Adhikari

Eccles Conference Center

4:40 PM - 5:00 PM

5:00 PM

Provo River Delta Restoration Project

Darren Olsen

Eccles Conference Center

5:00 PM - 5:20 PM

5:20 PM

Phosphorus mobility in the shallow unconfined aquifer at Pineview Reservoir, Utah

Christine Rumsey
Darwin Sorensen
David Stevens
Joan McLean

Eccles Conference Center

5:20 PM - 5:40 PM

5:40 PM

Using GSSHA hydrologic modeling for the flood early warning system of the Esteli River, Nicaragua

Fidel Perez
Jim Nelson

Eccles Conference Center

5:40 PM - 6:00 PM

6:40 PM

Land use change web app for GSSHA models

Jocelynn Anderson
Nathan Swain
Norman Jones
Jim Nelson

Eccles Conference Center

6:40 PM - 7:00 PM

7:00 PM

A software development kit for creating hydrologic apps in the cloud

Nathan Swain
Scott Christensen
Jim Nelson
Norman Jones

Eccles Conference Center

7:00 PM - 7:20 PM

Wednesday, April 2nd
8:30 AM

Water Cycle Change and the Human Fingerprint on the Water Landscape of the 21st Century

Jay Famiglietti

Eccles Conference Center

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

9:10 AM

Columbia River Basin: Linking Interdisciplinary Earth System Modeling with Collaborative Stakeholder Modeling

Cailin Huyck Orr

Eccles Conference Center

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM

9:50 AM

Remote Sensing and Terrestrial Water Storage

Jasmeet Judge

Eccles Conference Center

9:50 AM - 10:50 AM

10:50 AM

Orographic Influence on Precipitation and Its Influences on Chemical Weathering in the Sierra de las Minas, Guatemala

Anne Carey

Eccles Conference Center

10:50 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM

Building a Guiding Vision for River Conservation and Restoration through Research and Public Participation

Stan Gregory

Eccles Conference Center

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

Differences among six plant species in phosphorous, nitrogen and metals uptake from synthetic stormwater in a controlled greenhouse experiment

Malgorzata Rycewicz-Borecki
R. Ryan Dupont
Joan McLean

Eccles Conference Center

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

12:15 PM

Characterizing the hydroperiod of emergent wetlands around the Great Salt Lake, Utah

Rebekah Downard
Karin Kettenring

Eccles Conference Center

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

12:30 PM

The effects of changing salinity on communities of the Great Salt Lake: A mesocosm experiment and implication for management

Brian Barnes
Wayne Wurtsbaugh

Eccles Conference Center

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

12:45 PM

Factors affecting the spatial and temporal variability of nodularia blooms in Farmington Bay, Great Salt Lake, Utah

B. Eric McCulley
Wayne Wurtsbaugh

Eccles Conference Center

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

12:50 PM

Open-Hardware meets open software for environmental monitoring

Jeffrey Sadler

Eccles Conference Center

12:50 PM - 3:00 PM

1:00 PM

Quantifying atmospheric transport and deposition of contaminants into water resources

Rong Li

Eccles Conference Center

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

1:15 PM

Development of springtime climate forecasting for the Intermountain West

Martin Schroeder
Simon Wang
Robert R. Gillies

Eccles Conference Center

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

1:30 PM

Climate change may have aggravated the floods in Northern India

Changrae Cho
Shih-Yu Wang
Jin-Ho Yoon
Robert R. Gillies

Eccles Conference Center

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

1:45 PM

The effect of Aeolian dust on the trace element and nutrient chemistry of snowpack and snowmelt runoff in high alpine watersheds in Nevada and Utah

Dylan Dastrup
Gregory Carling

Eccles Conference Center

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

The Pacific quasi-decadal oscillation (QDO): An important precursor toward anticipating major flood events in the Missouri River Basin?

Shih-Yu Wang
Kirsti Hakala

Eccles Conference Center

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

2:15 PM

An empirical approach to predicting effects of climate change on stream water chemistry

John Olson
Charles Hawkins

Eccles Conference Center

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Use of Wasatch Plateau and Book Cliffs mine water for beneficial purposes: Case study for Emery Utah

Ryan Egbert

Eccles Conference Center

2:30 PM - 2:40 PM

2:40 PM

Filling missing temperature data with a spatio-temporal statistical model

Jessica Seeger

Eccles Conference Center

2:40 PM

3:00 PM

Sediment transport conditions near culverts

Kyle Rowley

Eccles Conference Center

3:00 PM - 3:10 PM

3:10 PM

OGC and HIS: Implementing WFS and WaterML2 for HydroServer

Rohit Khattar

Eccles Conference Center

3:10 PM - 3:20 PM

3:20 PM

Comparing the utility of LiDAR data vs. multi-spectral imagery for household-level demand modeling

Philip Stoker

Eccles Conference Center

3:20 PM - 3:30 PM

3:30 PM

Stormwater runoff and the oil and gas industry: A review of research and state stormwater regulations

Meg Walsh

Eccles Conference Center

3:30 PM - 3:40 PM

3:40 PM

Anaerobic co-digestion of algal biomass and rich carbon source material using a continuous flow reactor system to produce mathane

Yousef Soboh

Eccles Conference Center

3:40 PM - 3:50 PM

3:50 PM

Developing a new comprehensive vulnerability assessment method to evaluate the impact of climate change on water supply system performance

Erfan Goharian

Eccles Conference Center

3:50 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

An improved method for calculating the Manning roughness coefficient for estimation of stream discharge through slot canyons in southern Utah

Jeff Selck
Holly Ivie
Steven Emerman
Dylan Dastrup
Andrew Simister
Devin Howard
Andrew Fletcher

Eccles Conference Center

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

4:15 PM

The effect of soil carbon treatments on the germination and growth of four plant species under water-stressed conditions

Shannon Babb

Eccles Conference Center

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

4:30 PM

Fusion of high resolution multi-spectral imagery for surface soil moisture estimation using learning machines

Leila Hassan-Esfahani
Alfonso Torres-Rua
Austin Jensen
Mac McKee

Eccles Conference Center

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

4:45 PM

Sediment grain size and mobility analysis of Pleasant Creek, Capitol Reef National Park

Devin Howard
Suzanne Walther
Brandon Davis

Eccles Conference Center

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

5:00 PM

Geoelectric and magnetic characteristics of fracture traces: A tool for groundwater exploration in igneous rocks

Jeff Selck
Patrick Lowe
Jeremiah Rundall
Dylan Dastrup
Kade Carlson
Kevin Stuart
Eric Barnum
Jason Thomas
Steven Emerman

Eccles Conference Center

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

5:15 PM

Restoration and monitoring plan for native fish and riparian vegetation on the San Rafael River, Utah

Brian Laub
Justin Jimenez
Phaedra Budy

Eccles Conference Center

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM

5:30 PM

Capturing the effects of spatially variable stream hydraulics in solute transport modeling

Noah Schmadel
Bethany Neilson
Justin Heavilin
David Stevens
Anders W├Ârman

Eccles Conference Center

5:30 PM - 5:45 PM

5:45 PM

The source of elevated free carbon dioxide at the state fish hatchery, Springville, Utah

Michael Arnoff
David Tinsley
Christopher Clements
Bryson Hinkins
Nichole Abueg
Megan Hansen
Ephram Matheson
Steven Emerman

5:45 PM - 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Rethinking river restoration: An integrated systems modeling approach to improve watershed habitat

Ayman AlAfifi
David Rosenberg

Eccles Conference Center

6:00 PM - 6:15 PM

6:15 PM

Predicting the effect of beaver dams on stream thermal heterogeneity

Camilla Snow
Bethany Neilson
Milada Majerova

Eccles Conference Center

6:15 PM - 6:30 PM