Oklahoma Water Resources Center

2016 Symposium

37th Annual Governor’s Water Conference & 14th Annual Water Research Symposium

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Highlights:

  • Hosted at the Embassy Suites Norman Hotel and Conference Center on October 11 and 12.
  • The agenda contains information about all the conference sessions.
  • Keynote speaker, Damon Lane, Chief Meteorologist, KOCO 5 First Alert Weather, presented "Why We Don't Understand Drought."
  • Invited speaker, Dr. Robert Glennon, presented "Our Future in a Water-Stressed World."
  • The Water Center hosted Conrad Weaver for a Q&A session following a screening of his documentary, "Thirsty Land" [about the film maker].
  • The Cafe-Style Poster Session, as always. A Chance for Water Enthusiasts to Gather offers insight into this year's session. Outstanding Poster Presenters include:
    • Patrick Rydzak/Jon Daniels (Oklahoma State University) for Water as a Vehicle for Waterborne Plant Pathogens and the Global Impact 
    • Briana Wyatt (Oklahoma State University) for Estimation of Soil Moisture Using Remotely-sensed Vegetation Indices
    • Alex McLemore (Oklahoma State University) for Hydraulic Analysis of Established Bioretention Cells in Grove, Oklahoma
  • Poster and oral presentations are posted below (with author's approval)
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Session 1: Cafe-Style Poster Session

  • Click here to view a list of poster presenters and titles
    • ** indicates entries selected for an Outstanding Poster Presentation award.
    • Site-specific Soil Water Balance Calculator for Oklahoma Agricultural Producers
      Andrew Baird, Undergraduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • ** Water as a Vehicle for Waterborne Plant Pathogens and the Global Impact
      Jon Daniels, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • The Importance of Updating Your Groundwater Protection Plan to Mitigate Potential Risks from New Oil and Gas Activity: A Case Study
      Curt Dikes, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Responses of Evapotranspiration and Gross Primary Production of Forests and Grasslands to Drought in the Kiamichi Watershed of Southeast Oklahoma
      Russell Doughty, Graduate Student, University of Oklahoma
    • Sediment Loading from Streambanks and Reductions from Stabilization Practices
      Holly Enlow, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Using Citizen Science to Weather Oklahoma's Extremes
      Lexi Freeman, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Seasonal Nutrient Exports in Runoff from Winter Overseeded Bermudagrass Turfs
      Charles Fontanier, Horticulture Faculty, Oklahoma State University
    • Waterborne Plant Virus Sampling and Detection in Aqueous Environment
      Beatriz Gallucci Mazziero, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Analysis on the Relationship of Water Color Based on pH Value and Dissolved Organic Carbon from Organic Matter Sources
      Riley Jones, Undergraduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • ** Hydraulic Analysis of Established Bioretention Cells in Grove, Oklahoma
      Alex McLemore, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Managing Runoff from a Commercial Greenhouse Using a Subsurface Flow Constructed Wetland
      John McMaine, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Solute Transport in Complex Geometry Medium
      Lise Montefiore, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Vegetative Filter Strips and Concentrated Flow: Sensitivity of Sediment and Pesticide Trapping to Buffer Vegetation Properties
      Joanna Quiah, Undergraduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Irrigated Crop Choices Using Center Pivot: A Long-Term Profit Maximization
      Karthik Ramaswamy, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Diet of Etheostoma radiosum among Tributaries of the Lower Mountain Fork
      Melissa Reed, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Quantifying the Impact of Oil and Gas Operations to Oklahoma's Water Resources
      Nelly Ruiz, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Flow and Sediment Transport Data Collection and Modeling Study of Encroached Eastern Redcedar Watersheds
      Adrian Saenz, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Accounting for Rainfall Spatial Variability in Prediction of Flash Floods
      Manabendra Saharia, Graduate Student, University of Oklahoma
    • Relating Soil Moisture Content and Vegetation (Fuel) Moisture Content in Oklahoma Grasslands
      Sonisa Sharma, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Comparing the Growth of Center Pivot Irrigation in Cimarron Co., OK and Union Co., NM; Implications for Community Resilience
      Kathryn Wenger, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • ** Estimation of Soil Moisture Using Remotely-sensed Vegetation Indices
      Briana Wyatt, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Evaluation of Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture Data Using Oklahoma's Environmental Monitoring Network's Mesonet
      Chen Xu, Graduate Student, University of Oklahoma
    • Evaluation of Bermudagrass for Drought Resistance
      Shuhao Yu, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
    • Assessing Reservoir Operations and the Associated Changes in Downstream Water Temperature
      Yan Zhou, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University

Session 2: Climate Variability and Drought

Session 3: Stormwater and Streamflow

Session 4: Groundwater

Session 5: Reservoirs

Session 6: Irrigation, Recharge, and Reuse

 

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

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