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ORAL PRESENTATIONS – WEDNESDAY, April 25
(The Presenter is in BOLD type immediately following the paper title. Co-authors are listed in parentheses.           Professional Development Hours (PDHs) are available.)

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Wednesday / April 25 / 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions 25, 26, 27, 28

SESSION 25  /  Salon 5:  Regional Data and Modelling Challenges and Solutions, Part A
Moderator:  Ying Ouyang,
U.S. Forest Service, Mississippi State, MS

  1. The Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) Provides Hydrologic and Ecologic Information to Scientists and Resource Managers - Eric Swain, U.S. Geological Survey, Davie, FL (co-author: J. Beerens)
  2. Simulated Effects of Sea Level Rise and Hurricanes on the Hydrology of South Florida - Melinda Lohmann, U.S. Geological Survey, Davie, FL (co-authors:  E.D. Swain, J. Decker)
  3. Characterizing Uncertainty in Projections of Precipitation in South Florida - Johnna Infanti, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Miami, FL (co-authors:  B. Kirtman, N. Aumen, D. Sifuentes, J. Stamm, C. Polsky)
  4. Assessment of Past and Future Rainfall Impacts on Hydrological Processes in the Lower Mississippi River Basin - Ying Ouyang, U.S. Forest Service, Mississippi State, MS (co-authors:  J. Zhang, G. Feng, F. Gao)

SESSION 26  /  Salon 6:  Ecological and Water Quality Applications, Part A
Moderator:  Sinan Abood,
U.S. Forest Service, Washington, DC

  1. Leveraging Your Resources! Cost Effective Methods to Improving Water Quality - Patrick Shearer, E Sciences, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  2. A Small-scale Geospatial Framework for Analysis of Water Quantity and Quality Stresses in Wetter Regions of the US: An Application from Coastal Louisiana - Emad Habib, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA (co-authors:  D. Borrok, H. Eldardiry, J.Chen)
  3. USFS Riparian Areas Inventory & Assessment Project - Sinan Abood, U.S. Forest Service, Washington, DC (co-author:  L. Spencer)
  4. Building an Application Programming Interface to Provide Nutrient Hotspot and Concentration Modelling - Scott Haag, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (co-authors:  A. Gentry, B. Evans, B. Shakibajahromi, A. Shokoufandeh)

SESSION 27  /  Salon 3:  NHDPlus High Resolution
Moderator:  Alan Rea, U.S. Geological Survey, Boise, ID

  1. The National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) and National Hydrography Dataset Plus High Resolution (NHDPlus HR) - Alan Rea, U.S. Geological Survey, Boise, ID
  2. National Hydrography Dataset: Scale Representation using the VisibilityFilter Attribute - Ryan Teter, U.S. Geological Survey, Rolla, MO (co-author:  Ariel Doumbouya)
  3. NHDPlus High Resolution Value Added Attributes - Ariel Doumbouya, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO
  4. Markup Application for Hydrographic Datasets - Cynthia Ritmiller, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO (co-author:  T. DiMascio)

SESSION 28  /  Salon 7:  Spatial Analysis for Reservoir Water Quality and Quantity
Moderator:  Ibrahim Alameddine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

  1. Sensitivity Analysis of Multi-site Calibration and Validation for Scituate Reservoir-drinking Water Supply Watershed, RI - Supria Paul, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI (co-authors:  S. Pradhanang, T. Boving)
  2. The Impact of Small-scale Dams on Water Storage in Kenya - Jessica Eisma, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (co-author:  V. Merwade)
  3. Tracking Eutrophication and Storage Volume Fluctuations in a Semi-arid Reservoir: a Multi-decadal Landsat-based Analysis - Ibrahim Alameddine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon (co-author: E.S. Deutsch)
  4. Optimization of Rule Curves to Maximize Benefits through Cascade Reservoirs - Muhammad Usman Rashid, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Punjab,Pakistan (co-author:  A. Ajwad)

Wednesday / April 25 / 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 29, 30, 31, 32

SESSION 29  /  Salon 5:  Regional Data and Modelling Challenges and Solutions, Part B
Moderator:  Joe Encinas,
U.S. Forest Service, Washington, DC

  1. Collaborative, Spatial-temporal Solutions to Regional Stormwater Challenges - Monobina Mukherjee and Lindsey Stuvick, Moulton Niguel Water District, Laguna Niguel, CA (co-authors:  D. Atwater, J. Cruz)
  2. Exploring the Importance of National Forests and Grasslands to Drinking Water through GIS Analysis – Joe Encinas, U.S. Forest Service, Washington, DC (co-author:  K. Mott Lacroix)
  3. Mapping the Location and Population Served by Domestic Wells in the United States - Tyler Johnson, U.S. Geological Survey, San Diego, CA (co-author:  K. Belitz)
  4. Implications of Upstream Flow Availability for Surface Water Supply in the U.S. - Kai Duan, University of Minnesota, Otto, NC (co-authors:  G. Sun, P. Caldwell, S. McNulty, Y. Zhang, P. Bolstad)

SESSION 30  /  Salon 6:  Ecological and Water Quality Applications, Part B
Moderator:  Lawrence Spencer, South Florida Water Mgmt. District, West Palm Beach, FL

  1. Shenandoah River Accumulated Wastewater Ratio Mapper: A Screening-level Tool to Identify River Segments Which May Contain Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals - Chintamani Kandel, U.S. Geological Survey Virginia and West Virginia Water Science Center,  Richmond, VA, (co-authors:  J. L. Rapp, L. B. Barber, S. H. Keefe, A. M. Vajda)
  2. Comparisons of Spatial Predictions of Conductivity on a Stream Network in an Appalachian Watershed - Michael McManus, U.S Environmental Protection Agency, St. Petersburg, FL (co-authors:  E. D'Amico, E. Smith, J. Ackerman, K. Tyler)
  3. Spatial Evaluation of Septic Tanks in the Wekiva Watershed to Prioritize Areas to Reduce Nitrogen Loadings - Erin Reed, Geosyntec Consultants, Winter Springs, FL (co-author:  M. Ellard)
  4. Use of GIS Spatial Tools to Optimize the City of Lakeland’s Street Sweeping Program - Mike Hardin, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc., Winter Springs, FL (co-authors:  N. Hartshorn, M. Ellard)

SESSION 31  /  Salon 3:  The Watershed Boundary Dataset: Hydrologic Units Topical Session
Moderator:  Susan Buto, U.S. Geological Survey, Carson City, NV

  1. WBD a Living Dataset: Data Enhancements and Initiatives - Kimberly Jones, U.S. Geological Survey, Salt Lake City, UT
  2. Canada-U.S. Hydrographic Data Harmonization - Project Overview and Status - Kimberly Jones, U.S. Geological Survey, Salt Lake City, UT (co-authors:  J. Kwan, P. Steeves)
  3. Toward Vertical Integration of the WBD with the NHDPlus HR - Susan Buto, U.S. Geological Survey, Carson City, NV
  4. Maintaining Collaborative Watershed Boundary Frameworks: Tools and Stewardship in the Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) - Lily Niknami, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO

SESSION 32  /  Salon 7:  Open-Source Tools and Libraries for Data Sharing and Education
Moderator:  Liza Brazil, CUAHSI, Cambridge, MA

  1. Arc Hydro: A Library of Free and Open Source GIS Tools for Water Resources Analyses - Dean Djokic, Esri, Redlands, CA
  2. Water Resources Web Apps Made Easier-ish: Introducing Tethys 2.0 - Daniel Ames, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (co-authors:  D. P. Ames, J. Nelson, N. Jones, Z. Li, X. Qiao, M. Souffront, N. Swain)
  3. Virtual GDAL/OGR Geospatial Data Format - Tim Cera, St Johns River Water Management District, Palatka, FL
  4. HydroLearn: An Open-source Platform for Developing, Sharing and Adoption of Active-learning Resources in Hydrology and Water Resources - Emad Habib, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA (co-authors:  D. Tarboton, D. Ames, K. Elgazzar, D. Williams, T. Sloey, C. Rivet, Z. Li, M. Merck)

Wednesday / April 25 / 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 33, 34, 35

SESSION 33  /  Salon 5:  Municipal Applications of 2D Surface Flow Using Flexible Computational Meshes
Moderator:  Siddharth Saksena, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

  1. 2D Modeling of Downtown Lubbock, Texas - Nathan Rigler, Hugo Reed & Associates, Inc., Lubbock, TX (co-authors:  E. Atkinson, B. Pylant)
  2. Modeling the Complex Hydraulic Interactions of Wetland Systems, Tidal Creeks, and Municipal Stormwater Infrastructure in the Church Creek Basin of Charleston, South Carolina - Kip Gearhart  presenting for Robert Horner, Weston & Sampson Engineering, Charleston, SC (co-author:  P. Singhofen)
  3. Modeling Surcharged Storm Sewers and 2D Overland Flow in the Meadowbrook Subdivision of Tallahassee, Florida - Mark Troilo, Singhofen & Associates, Inc., Orlando, FL (co-author:  P. Singhofen)
  4. Integrated Flood Modeling of Hurricane Harvey using a Computationally Efficient Flexible Mesh Structure - Siddharth Saksena, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (co-authors:  S. Dey; V. Merwade; P.J. Singhofen)

SESSION 34  /  Salon 6:  Approaches for Regional Climate Adaptation Assessment
Moderator:  Nathan Clements, HDR, Inc., Fort Worth, TX

  1. City of Sarasota Climate Adaptation Study:  A GIS-based Application - Nathan Clements, HDR, Fort Worth, TX (co-author:  M. McMahon, S. Swanson)
  2. GIS-Based Approach to Evaluate Urban Flood Damages Under the Impact of Climate and land use changes: Case Studies from Southeast Asia - Mohamed Kefi, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, Tokyo, Tokyo (co-authors:  B.K. Mishra, K. Fukushi)
  3. Variability of Soil Surface Characteristics in a  Mountainous Watershed in Valle Del Cauca, Colombia - Christian Guzman, Wshington State University, Pullman, WA (co-authors:  M. Da Silva, C. Botero, J. Boll, T. Steenhuis)

SESSION 35  /  Salon 3:  Workshop: Shaping the Future – USGS National Terrain Model and 3D NHD Part 1
Workshop Leaders: 
 
Vicki Lukas, USGS, Chief of Topographic Data Services of National Geospatial Program, Reston, VA; 
Becci Anderson, USGS, National Hydrography Co-Lead of National Geospatial Program, Anchorage, AK; 
Jason Stoker, USGS, Chief Elevation Scientist of National Geospatial Program, Fort Collins, CO

Water – too much, too little, poor quality – is among the defining issues of our times. Foundational hydrography data provided by the USGS, including the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD), NHDPlus High Resolution (NHDPlus HR), and Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD), have long supported a range of critical applications including monitoring water quality and availability, flood forecasting and risk management, fisheries management, and environmental health, among many others. 

The USGS is in the early stages of defining a strategic roadmap to develop the next generation of hydrography data derived from and interoperable with elevation data from the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). The roadmap outlines the development of a National Terrain Model that is a continuous topo-bathymetric surface derived from high resolution elevation and bathymetry, integrated with 3D hydrography including man-made hydrography and surface-water groundwater interactions.

The USGS is hosting an interactive workshop to hear your ideas and perspectives on the roadmap, the concepts of a National Terrain Model and 3D NHD, and related applications.  At the workshop, participants will:

  • Learn about the strategic roadmap of the National Terrain Model and 3D NHD
  • Hear perspectives and feedback from a panel of experts, and
  • Share thoughts, ideas, and questions in interactive discussions.

Join us to help shape the future generation of USGS topographic information.

Wednesday / April 25 / 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 36, 37, 38

SESSION 36  /  Salon 5:  Water Resources Resilience and Critical Infrastructure Sustainability
Moderator:  Stephen Bourne, Atkins, North America, Inc., Atlanta, GA

  1. ISO55000 + GIS + Water = Resilience - Jack Hampson, Atkins, North America, Inc., Tampa, FL
  2. Using GIS to Integrate Green Infrastructure into Watershed Planning - Lori Visone, Brown and Caldwell, Huntsville, AL (co-author:  J. Owens)
  3. Geoprocessing Tools to Prioritize Stormwater Assets by Criticality - Thomas Amstadt, Geosyntec Consultants, Winter Springs, FL (co-author:  P. Miselis)
  4. Maximizing Community Return on Investment through Integrated Discipline Geospatial Simulation - Stephen Bourne, Atkins, North America, Inc., Atlanta, GA 
  5. Analyzing, Adapting, Funding: A Proactive Approach to Protecting Critical Water Infrastructure From Sea Level Rise - Craig Wells, McKim & Creed, Inc., Tampa, FL

SESSION 37  /  Salon 6:  Tools and Techniques for Flood Analysis
Moderator:  Leila Hashemi Beni, NC A&T State University, Greensboro, NC

  1. Using Digital Elevation Model Derived Height Above the Nearest Drainage for Flood Inundation Mapping and Determining River Hydraulic Geometry - David Tarboton, Utah State University, Logan, UT (co-authors:  X. Zheng, D. Maidment, Y. Liu, S. Wang)
  2. Quality and Challenges of DEM Creation using UAV Data for Flood Modeling - Leila Hashemi Beni, NC A&T State University, Greensboro, NC (co-authors:  J. Jones, M. Jha)
  3. Using  Hybrid Techniques for Incorporating Physical Processes in Large Watershed Scale Flood Simulations - Siddharth Saksena, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (co-authors:  V. Merwade; P.J. Singhofen)
  4. 2017 Hurricanes: Compilation of Flooding and Related Data - David Arctur, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (co-authors:  D. Tarboton, D. Maidment, M. Seul, R. Idaszak)
  5. Integration of Lidar-Derived Surface-Water With Storm-Water Systems as Part of the National Hydrographic Dataset for the Washington, DC Area - Roger Barlow, U.S. Geological Survey, Herndon, VA (co-author:  G. Onyullo)

SESSION 38  /  Salon 3:  Workshop: Shaping the Future – USGS National Terrain Model and 3D NHD  Part 2
Workshop Leaders:  

Vicki Lukas, USGS, Chief of Topographic Data Services of National Geospatial Program, Reston, VA; 
Becci Anderson, USGS, National Hydrography Co-Lead of National Geospatial Program, Anchorage, AK; 
Jason Stoker, USGS, Chief Elevation Scientist of National Geospatial Program, Fort Collins, CO

Water – too much, too little, poor quality – is among the defining issues of our times. Foundational hydrography data provided by the USGS, including the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD), NHDPlus High Resolution (NHDPlus HR), and Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD), have long supported a range of critical applications including monitoring water quality and availability, flood forecasting and risk management, fisheries management, and environmental health, among many others. 

The USGS is in the early stages of defining a strategic roadmap to develop the next generation of hydrography data derived from and interoperable with elevation data from the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). The roadmap outlines the development of a National Terrain Model that is a continuous topo-bathymetric surface derived from high resolution elevation and bathymetry, integrated with 3D hydrography including man-made hydrography and surface-water groundwater interactions.

The USGS is hosting an interactive workshop to hear your ideas and perspectives on the roadmap, the concepts of a National Terrain Model and 3D NHD, and related applications.  At the workshop, participants will:

  • Learn about the strategic roadmap of the National Terrain Model and 3D NHD
  • Hear perspectives and feedback from a panel of experts, and
  • Share thoughts, ideas, and questions in interactive discussions.

 Join us to help shape the future generation of USGS topographic information.