Oklahoma Water Resources Center
World Water Day Celebration at OSU 2017
Mar 22, 2017
from 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
|Where||Ag Hall 009; Botanic Gardens at OSU|
|Contact Name||Leslie Elmore|
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- The costs of wastewater management are greatly out-weighed by the benefits to human health, economic development and environmental sustainability – providing new business opportunities and creating more ‘green’ jobs.
- Globally, over 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused.
8:30-9:30 Seminar (AGH 009)
Dr. Thomas Coon, Vice President, Dean and Director of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (DASNR) at Oklahoma State University
- The Oklahoma Onsite Wastewater Treatment Professional Education Program (Sergio Abit)
- Irrigation Management and Optimization (Jason Warren)
- Improved seasonal streamflow forecasts to inform surface water management in Oklahoma (Tyson Ochsner)
- Using Oklahoma-sourced Biochar for Removal of Pesticides in Runoff (Jason Vogel)
- Youth Water Education and Water Fairs (Cheryl Newberry)
- Field Deployable Water Filtration System with Bioinformatics and Pyrosequencing for Effective Monitoring and Survey of Water-Borne Viruses (Francisco Ochoa-Corona)
- On-Farm Subsurface Drip Irrigation: How does Soil Type Impact Efficiency and Management (Jason Warren)
- The Application of Fly Ash to Treat Storm Water around Poultry Houses (Glenn Brown)
- Algal Remediation of Waste Water Produced during Hydraulic Fracturing (Nurhan Dunford)
- Western Oklahoma Irrigation Water and Energy Audits: Findings, Recommendations and Educational Materials (Scott Frazier)
- Evaluating the Reuse of Swine Lagoon Effluent and Recycled Municipal Water for Agricultural Production (Hailin Zhang)
9:45-10:15 Wastewater/Produced Water Presentation (AGH 009)
Emerging Challenges in Produced Water Management (Dave Lampert)
Dr. Lampert will present the challenges and opportunities associated with produced water from the oil and gas sector. His research includes analysis of the impacts of energy production on water resources, wastewater treatment and reuse, contaminated site remediation, and water quality modeling.
Late-Morning OSU Wastewater Facilities
- 10:45-11:00 On-site Wastewater Treatment Training Facility at the Botanic Garden at OSU (Meet at the Education Building parking lot. Open the map.)
- 11:15-11:45 Tour of OSU's Swine Lagoon. Open map to 2925 West McElroy or open aerial view.
- Request a carpool spot here. (Requests must be made before Tuesday, 3/21 at 5:00.)
1:00-2:00 City of Stillwater Wastewater Facilities Tour
- The City of Stillwater’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Division is responsible for the proper treatment and disposal of wastewater discharged by city residents, campus, commercial, and industrial users. After several treatment methods are used, the reclaimed water is discharged to a receiving stream. The remaining solids are processed through a 10 MGD activated sludge treatment facility and eventually spread over fields owned by the City adjacent to the WWTP. The level of treatment and effluent quality for both the liquid and solids streams surpass EPA and ODEQ mandates, which are in place to protect the receiving stream and downstream communities.
- A one-hour tour will be given by WWTP Superintendent, Lou Ann Fisher
- Transportation not provided. Participants will need to make their own way to and from the WWTP, located at 2520 S. Brush Creek Road, about 15-20 minutes southeast of campus. (map to 2520 S Brush Creek Rd.)
- Participants must wear closed, sturdy shoes.
2:30-4:30 Water Expo
- The Water Expo will be on the Engineering South Lawn.
- Several student groups will come together with educational booths, competitions, and prizes. Here's what's happening:
- Stream trailer demonstration and water filter contest (Biosystems & Agricultural Sciences Graduate Student Association)
- Demonstrate non-point source pollution with Enviroscape (Society for Environmental Scientists)
- Pedal tractor pulling/racing competition (Cowboy Motorsports)
- Heron's fountain interactive demonstration (Cowboy Waterworks)
- Trivia game with water balloons (American Fisheries Society)
- Display info regarding water waste from leaking faucets and long showers (Eco-Reps)
- Learn about water-related activities and events of ESC (Environmental Science Club)
- Irrigation demonstration (Turf Club)
- Recyclable Boat Races (US Green Building Council)
What a great Day! Thursday starts the 2017 Student Water Conference!