Oklahoma Water Resources Center

2015 Symposium

36th Annual Governor’s Water Conference & 13th Annual Water Research Symposium

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Highlights:

  • Hosted at the Embassy Suites Norman Hotel and Conference Center on December 1 and 2.
  • The agenda contains information about all the conference sessions.
  • Keynote speaker, Dr. Peter Gleick, talked about issues and aspects of droughts.
  • Our invited speaker, Dr. James Butler Jr. from the Kansas Geological Survey, discussed water monitoring in the state of Kansas under its prior appropriation groundwater system.

Watch Dr. Butler's video presentation from our YouTube Channel.
  • The Cafe-Style Poster Session
  • Poster and oral presentations are posted below (with author's approval)
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Session 1: Cafe-Style Poster Session

outstanding-posters

Outstanding Poster Contest winners (l-r: Andres Patrignani, Briana Wyatt, Saroj Kandel, Holly Enlow, Curt Dikes)

  • Click here to view a list of poster presenters and titles
    • ** indicates entries selected for an Outstanding Poster Presentation award.
    • Effects of Irrigation Amount and Quality on Soil Salinity Dynamics
      Samia Amiri, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Evaluation of Hydrogeological Data Associated with USGS Areas of Potentially Induced Seismicity
      Caitlin Barnes, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Adapting to Drought in the Southern High Plains: A Comparative Analysis of Drought Perceptions and Adaptive Strategies
      Nicole Colston, Post-Doc Fellow, Oklahoma State University
    • Capturing and Detecting Waterborne Plant Viruses
      Jon Daniels, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • ** Development of a Watershed Based Plan for Stillwater Creek
      Curt Dikes, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • An Approach to Revealing Meso-Scale Spatial Patterns of Soil Moisture
      Jingnuo Dong, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • ** Simulating Reach-Scale Sediment Reduction from Stream Stabilization using CONCEPTS in the Fort Cobb Reservoir Watershed
      Holly Enlow, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • The Effect of the Dryline and Convective Initiation on Drought Evolution Over Oklahoma During the 2011 Drought
      Paul Flanagan, Graduate Student, University of Oklahoma
    • Predicting Runoff Color Based on Organic Carbon Source and Concentration
      Riley Jones, Undergraduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • ** Evaluating Aged Bioretention Cells for Enhanced Phosphorus Removal Using Fly Ash as a Filter Media and Water Quality Improvement
      Saroj Kandel, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Investigation of Detachment Characteristics of Vegetated Soil using Laboratory Mini-JETs
      Anish Khanal, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Predicting the Impact of Streambank Stabilization Practices on Sediment Loads using a Process-Based Bank Stability and Toe Erosion Model
      Kate Klavon, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Evaluation of Field Jet Erosion Tests and WEPP-predicted Erodibility Parameters in Forests and Grasslands
      Whitney Lisenbee, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Irrigation Efficiency in the Oklahoma Panhandle
      Dustin Livingston, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Tulsa Pervious Concrete Demonstration Study: Long-Term Infiltration Testing and Evaluation of Cleaning Techniques
      Alex McLemore, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Reducing Pesticides from Container Nursery Runoff Using Constructed Wetlands
      John McMaine, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Design Optimization of Bioseparator for Removal of Petroleum Hydrocarbons from Stormwater Runoff
      Michelle Melone, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • ** Modeling Transient Root-zone Soil Moisture Dichotomies in Landscapes with Intermixed Land Covers
      Andres Patrignani, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Development of a High Resolution Soil Moisture Map for the State of Oklahoma
      Jason Patton, Post-Doc Fellow, Oklahoma State University
    • Streamflow Responses to Climate Variability across a Gradient of Precipitation in Oklahoma
      Renato Rahal, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • SWAT Model Calibration and Validation Using Sediment and Streamflow Data
      Solmaz Rasoulzadeh Gharibdousti, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Understanding Precipitation Changes in Oklahoma and Contributions of the Oklahoma Mesonet
      Reuben Reyes, Manager of Software Development, University of Oklahoma
    • Hydrogeophysical Evaluation of Vadose Zone Moisture, Subsurface Flow and Deep Drainage in Grassland, Woodlands and Oak Forest
      Bharat Sharma Acharya, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Environmental Externalities and Land Stewardship: Absentee Landowner and Land Renters Attitudes
      Ben Tong, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • ** Estimating Groundwater Recharge using the Oklahoma Mesonet
      Briana Wyatt, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Understanding the Impacts of Surface-Groundwater Conditions on Stream Fishes under Altered Baseflow Conditions
      Yan Zhou, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University

 

SympAudience

 

Session 2: Drought and Climate Variability

 

Session 3: Education and Outreach Campaigns for Water Conservation and Reuse (Joint Panel with OWRB)

Outdoor Water Conservation Programming for Oklahoma
by Justin Moss, Oklahoma State University

Session 4: Water Availability, Demand, and Use

Session 5: Research Funding and Partnership Opportunities, Highlighted Funded Projects

Session 6: Integrated Socio-Ecological Research on Water

 

Details from previous years are available on the Water Research Symposium page.

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