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Kansas State University

Possible education hours - 6.5
(4 hours for morning and lunch presentations, 2.5 for afternoon concurrent sessions)


Oral Presentation abstracts
7:00 a.m.
Poster Setup

8:00 a.m.
Registration opens

8:30 a.m.
Daniel Devlin, Director of KWRI and KCARE

8:40 a.m.
Vision for the Future of Kansas Water Resources
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (videotaped)

8:50 a.m.
Current and Projected Conditions of the Ogallala/High Plains Aquifer
Brownie Wilson, Kansas Geological Survey

9:20 a.m.
Break and Poster Viewing

9:50 a.m.
Wichita Water 2050: A Plan for Sustainable Water Resources
Debra Ary, City of Wichita

10:25 a.m.
Trends for Water Use in the U.S.
Eric Evenson, USGS WaterSmart Program Leader

11:00 a.m.
Dealing with Drought and Water Resources in Texas
Weir Labatt, Texas Water Development Board

11:40 a.m.
Poster Viewing

My Experience with International Comparative Water Law
Speaker: John Peck, University of Kansas Law School
Announcement of Student Poster Award

1:15 p.m.

Ogallala Sustainability
Moderator: Jim Butler, Kansas Geological Survey

1:10 p.m.
Evolution of groundwater management practices in the
Kansas High Plains aquifer towards sustainability
Mario Sophocleous, Kansas Geological Survey

1:30 p.m.
Interpretation of hydrographs from the index well sites in the High Plains Aquifer in western Kansas
Jim Butler, Kansas Geological Survey

1:50 p.m.
Fuzzy aquifer subunits – A concept for water right reallocations in Southwest Kansas GMD#3
Brownie Wilson, Kansas Geological Survey

2:10 p.m.
Recent research on the Ogallala Aquifer
David Steward, Kansas State University

The Future of Public Water Utilties
Moderator: Don Snethen

1:10 p.m.
Managing Water in 2050: Implications of Macrotrends
Edward Means, ARCADIS/Malcom Pirnie

2:10 p.m.
Salina Water Supply Master Plan
Martha Tasker, City of Salina

Sedimentation of Kansas Reservoirs I
Moderator: Edward Martinko, Kansas Biological Survey

1:10 p.m.
Kansas base line sediment overview
Chris Gnau, Water Office

1:30 p.m.
Use of continuous turbidity and modeling to quantify the effect of altered reservoir release strategies on sedimentation in John Redmond Reservoir from 2007-2010
Casey Lee, U.S. Geological Survey

1:50 p.m.
Bathymetric Mapping and Sediment Studies in Kansas Reservoirs: 2010–2011
Edward Martinko, Kansas Biological Survey

2:10 p.m.
Development of automated extraction of reservoir pre-impoundment surfaces from acoustic echosounder data
Jude Kastens, Kansas Biological Survey

Quality of Surface and Groundwater
Moderator: Marcia Schulmeister, Emporia State University

1:10 p.m.
Uranium in the Upper Arkansas River and impact on the Ogallala High Plains Aquifer
Don Whittemore, Kansas Geological Survey

1:30 p.m.
Nutrient losses in surface runoff from claypan soil receiving turkey litter and fertilizer
Dan Sweeney, Kansas State University

1:50 p.m.
Determining reference conditions of wetlands in the Central Plains
Donald Huggins, Kansas Biological Survey

2:10 p.m.
Water Quality Results From BMP Implementation In The Little Arkansas River Watershed
Ron Graber, Kansas State University

Reservoir and Watershed Economics
Moderator: Lane Letourneau, Kansas Department of Agriculture

1:10 p.m.
Economic benefits of recreation at three Kansas reservoirs and impacts to the quality of recreation due to navigation releases
Natalie Postel, CDM

1:30 p.m.
Tillage date for Kansas: results from 2010 survey
DeAnn Presley, Kansas State University

1:50 p.m.
Economic analysis of crop rotation net returns and water quality in the Cheney Lake watershed
Michael Langemeier, Kansas State University

2:10 p.m.
Economics of Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Strategies for Tuttle Creek Lake
Craig Smith, Fort Hays State University

Assessment Tools and Benchmarks

1:10 p.m.
Kansas Weather Data Network
Mary Knapp, Kansas State University

1:30 p.m.
Conservation status of reference streams in Kansas
Robert Angelo, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

1:50 p.m.
RESonate: A new ArcGIS® toolbar designed to facilitate rapid and low-cost hydrogeomorphic assessments at the river-valley and river reach scales
Bradley Williams, Kansas Biological Survey

2:10 p.m.
Application of Rosgen's BANCS model for northeast Kansas and the development of predictive streambank erosion curves
Chris Sass, Kansas State University

Stream Bank Erosion and Restoration

1:10 p.m.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects for bank erosion and sediment management in the Kansas River Basin
John Shelley, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

1:30 p.m.
The influence of stream active channel width or riparian forest species composition within the Delaware River watershed
William Beck, Kansas Forest Service

1:50 p.m.
Red cedar revetments for bank stabilization
Charles Barden, Kansas State University

2:10 p.m.
Stream channel succession and sediment yield, Black Vermillion River, Kansas
Tim Keane, Kansas State University

2:30 p.m.

2:45 p.m.

Irrigation Management Research
Moderator: Joe Harner, Kansas State University

2:45 p.m.
Crop response to limited irrigation
Norman Klocke, Kansas State University

Preseason irrigation with diminished irrigation capacities
Alan Schlegel, Kansas State University

Crop selection and irrigation scheduling decision tools for limited water resources
Norman Klocke, Kansas State University

3:45 p.m.
Irrigation management in Kyrgyz Republic
Nazgul Sharshenova, Kansas Water Office

Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources
Moderator: Susan Stover, Kansas Water Office

2:45 p.m.
Changing climate means more or less water for the future of Kansas?
Charles Rice, Kansas State University

3:05 p.m.
Agricultural and Rural Community Perspectives on Climate Change
Ben Champion, Kansas State University

3:25 p.m.
Simulating the effects of a changing climate on water resources
Andrea Brookfield, Kansas Geological Survey

3:45 p.m.
Farmer's land use decisions adaption to climate change
Dietrich Earnhart, University of Kansas

Sedimentation of Kansas Reservoirs II
Moderator: Susan Metzger, Kansas Water Office

2:45 p.m.
Role of streambank restoration in reservoir sustainability
Susan Metzger, Kansas Water Office

3:05 p.m.
Bathymetric and sediment surveys of Augusta City Lake and August – Santa Fe Lake
Mark Jakubauskas, Kansas Biological Survey

Continuous monitoring for suspended-sediment transport to and from small impoundments in northeast Kansas, March 2009–May 2011
Guy Foster, U.S. Geological Survey

3:45 p.m.
Modification of the V* method of estimating sediment in low gradient streams
Robert Everhart, Kansas Biological Survey

Water Quality Biological Properties
Moderator: Andrew Ziegler, U.S. Geological Survey

2:45 p.m.
Cyanobacterial blooms: tastes, odors, and toxins
Jennifer Graham, U. S. Geological Survey

3:05 p.m.
Ecological responses to hydrogeomorphic fluctuations in the Kansas River: consequences of river alteration
Brian O'Neill, Kansas Biological Survey

Examining the Kansas River phytoplankton community
Sara Schmidt, Kansas Biological Survey

Preliminary Assessment of Cyanotoxin Occurrence in the United States
Keith Loftin, U. S. Geological Survey

WRAPS and Other Resources for Watershed Management
Moderator: Jaime Gaggero, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

2:45 p.m.
Kansas WRAPS now and in the future
Jaime Gaggero, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

3:05 p.m.
Roll out the rain barrels
Stacie Minson, Kansas State University

Watershed restoration and protection in the Upper Wakarusa Watershed: a vision for 2050
Tom Huntzinger, Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams

3:45 p.m.
Wichita WRAPS
Becky Lewis, City of Wichita, and Brian Meier, Burns & McDonnell

Kansas Water Resources Institute
Moderator: Dan Devlin, KWRI

2:45 p.m.
Understanding grant opportunities through the Water Resources Institute of Kansas
Dan Devlin, KWRI

3:05 p.m.
Kansas Weather Data Network
Mary Knapp, Kansas State University

4:00 p.m.
Conference Ends