Water Resources Conference October 16, 2019

8:00–10:00 a.m.

8:00 – Welcome 
William Douglass, Bolton & Menk, Inc.


8:10 – Forever Green Initiative - Establishing Living Cover Across the Agricultural Landscape to Protect Soil and Water

Don Wyse and Nick Jordan, University of Minnesota faculty leads for the Forever Green Initiative


9:30 - Poster and Vendor Refreshment Break

10:00–11:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions IV

Moderator: Pat Baskfield, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Co-Moderator: Randy Neprash, Minnesota Cities Stormwater Coalition & Stantec

10:00 - What Do We Do About Stormwater Ponds?
Vinicius Taguchi, Andy Erickson, John Gulliver, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota

10:20 - Mechanisms Driving Phosphorus Recycling in Constructed Stormwater Ponds: Implications for Management
Anthony Aufdenkampe, Dendy Lofton, Ben Crary, LimnoTech; Mike Trojan, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; John Gulliver, University of Minnesota

10:40 - Pond Treatment With Spent Lime to Control Phosphorus Release from Sediments
Greg Wilson, Barr Engineering Company

11:00 - Are Stormwater Ponds Effective Sinks for Reducing Watershed Scale Phosphorus Loading? Joseph Bischoff, Wenck Associates, Inc.; Eric Macbeth, City of Eagan; Co-author: Sarah Nalven

11:20 - Open Discussion

Moderator: Jim Stark, Legislative Water Commission
Co-Moderator: William Douglass, Bolton & Menk, Inc.

10:00 - Sediment Core Analysis to Evaluate Lake McCarrons Alum Treatment Efficacy After 12 Years of Treatment
Mark Houle, Bob Fossum, Britta Belden, Capitol Region Watershed District

10:20 - Normandale Lake: A Holistic Approach to Improving the Water Quality and Ecology of A Shallow, Urban Lake
Erica Sniegowski, Nine Mile Creek Watershed District; Janna Kieffer, Barr Engineering; Steve Gurney, City of Bloomington

10:40 - In-Lake and Watershed Efforts to Improve Lake George Water Quality
Lisa Vollbrecht, City of St. Cloud; April Ryan, Short Elliott Hendrickson

11:00 - Spatial and Temporal Patterns of N2 Saturation in the Water Column of Minnesota Lakes and Potential Predictors
Brianna Loeks-Johnson, James Cotner, University of Minnesota

11:20 - Open Discussion

Moderator: Mark Brigham, US Geological Survey
Co-Moderator: Salam Murtada, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Ecological & Water Resources Division

10:00 - Quantifying Relations Between Altered Hydrology and Biological Responses for Streams in Minnesota
Jeffrey Ziegeweid, US Geological Survey; Gregory Johnson, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; Aliesha Krall, US Geological Survey; Kara Fitzpatrick, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

10:20 - 

10:40 - Impact of Beaver on the Hydrology of North Shore Streams
Emma Burgeson, Salli Dymond, Karen Gran, Hannah Behar, Rebecca Teasley, University of Minnesota Duluth

11:00 - Direct and Indirect Effects of Forest Harvesting on Sediment Loading in Minnesota
Zac McEachran, Diana Karwan, University of Minnesota; Rob Slesak, Minnesota Forest Resources Council, University of Minnesota

11:20 - Open Discussion

Moderator: Katy Thompson, RESPEC
Co-Moderator: Karen Jensen, Metropolitan Council

10:00 - People as the Final BMP: Inviting Minneapolis Communities to Participate with Stormwater Management through Local Artwork and Online Engagement
Allison Bell, HDR Engineering; Paul Chellsen, City of Minneapolis; Kelly Spitzley, HDR Engineering

10:20 - Developing a Standardized Framework of Landowner Conservation Behavior
Amit Pradhananga, Mae Davenport, University of Minnesota

10:40 - Partnering for Water Quality and Savings with Education in Rice Creek Watershed District
Tim Olson, Bolton & Menk, Inc.; Beth Carreno, Rice Creek Watershed District

11:00 - Wilderness Inquiry’s Canoemobile Program Connects Students to Local Waterways
Jane Fields, Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, University of Minnesota; Julie Edmiston, Wilderness Inquiry

11:20 - Open Discussion

Moderator: Jennifer Kamm, Stantec
Co-Moderator: Shawn Williams, WSB & Associates, Inc.

10:00–11:00 - The Role of Wetland Processes in the Global Carbon Cycle and Climate
Dr. William Mitsch, Florida Gulf Coast University

This workshop will build collective wetlands knowledge and increase understanding of how wetlands integrate with water resources management throughout the state. Each session at this workshop will include two presentations: a 60-minute overview of issues related to wetlands at the global, regional, and local scale, and a 20-minute presentation that provides specific examples of the issues raised immediately before. This workshop was developed in coordination with the Minnesota Wetlands Professionals Association.

11:00–11:20 - Permitting Through Partnership
Thomas Dietrich, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District

11:20 - Open Discussion

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

11:30 - Lunch

12:15 - Lunch Session #2: Telling Stories About Water
Kirsti Marohn, Minnesota Public Radio News

1:15–2:35 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions V

Moderator: Tina Carstens, Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District
Co-Moderator: John Bilotta, Water Resource Center, University of Minnesota

1:15 - The Challenge of Maintaining Stormwater Treatment Practices: a Synthesis of Recent Research and Practitioner Experience
Andy Erickson, Vini Taguchi, John Gulliver, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota

1:35 - Analysis of Stormwater Runoff from Impervious Surfaces
Brittany Faust, University of Minnesota and Mississippi Watershed Management Organization; Bruce Wilson, University of Minnesota; Stephanie Johnson, City of Minneapolis; Udai Singh, Mississippi Watershed Management Organization

1:55 -Development of a Rapid Screening Tool for Siting Infiltration Stormwater Control Measures Nicholas Tecca, John Gulliver, John Nieber, University of Minnesota

2:15 - Smart Targeting Stormwater Treatment
Alex Schmidt, Nancy Stowe, Houston Engineering

2:35 - Open Discussion

Moderator: Dendy Lofton, LimnoTech
Co-Moderators: Mark Brigham, US Geological Survey; Shahram Missaghi, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory EcoLab & City of Minneapolis; Jackie Taylor, St. Anthony Falls Lab

1:15–2:35

Do you want to know what Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) are? Or how they will impact your water resources, economies, and your health? Or maybe even bring a water sample to test for HABs? Then come to the 2019 HAB special session to hear and learn from the experts in the field about the research, projects, and outreach across the state, region, and country, including the most recent tools in identifying, detecting, and managing HABs.

2:35 - Open Discussion

Moderator: Katy Thompson, RESPEC
Co-Moderator: Will Bartsch, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth

1:15–2:35

The Minnesota Legacy Fund Restoration Evaluation Program promotes successful practices to improve restorations by evaluating projects relative to the law, current science, and stated project goals. Part 1 of this session will cover recommendations that have emerged from evaluations of 40 river, stream, and floodplain restoration projects across the state as well as current research and professional experience from the Legacy Fund Restoration Evaluation Panel technical experts.

2:35 - Open Discussion

Moderator: Lorin K. Hatch, Widseth Smith Nolting
Co-Moderator: Jim Stark, Minnesota Legislative Water Commission

1:15 - Evaluating MAWQCP Conservation Practice Impacts on Water Quality in the Cottonwood River Basin
Brent Dalzell, University of Minnesota; Dept. of Soil, Water, and Climate; Jeff Strock, University of Minnesota

1:35 - BMP Databases for Delaware and Chesapeake Bays: Leveraging Voluntary Tracking, Modeling, Sharing, and Reporting Systems
Anthony Aufdenkampe, LimnoTech; David Arscott, Stroud Water Research Center; Barry Evans, Scott Haag, Drexel University; John Dawes, Chesapeake Commons; Ben Crary, Steve Skripnik, Hans Holmberg, LimnoTech

1:55 - Disrupting The Monoculture: A Bio-Economic Spatial Model
Lucia Levers, Brent Dalzell, Jeffrey Peterson, University of Minnesota

2:15 - Lessons Learned Implementing Water Quality Trading
Andrew Skog, MSA Professional Services

2:35 - Open Discussion

Moderator: Matt Danzl, Coon Creek Watershed District
Co-Moderator: Beth Brown, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Office of Environmental Stewardship

1:15 - Long-Term Monitoring of Wetland Quality and Loss of Biodiversity Largely Due to Invasive Species
Dr. Shawn DeKeyser, North Dakota State University

2:15 - One Wetland Is Not Enough: An Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Potholes in the Prairie
Jennifer Gruetzman, Sara Vacek, US Fish and Wildlife Service

2:35 - Open Discussion

2:35–3:15 p.m.

Poster and Vendor Refreshment Break

3:15–4:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions VI

Moderator: Paul Nelson, Scott County
Co-Moderator: Shawn Schottler, St. Croix Watershed Research Station

3:15–4:35

In 2010 the Scott Watershed Management Organization finished studies addressing surface water quality issues in the Sand Creek Watershed. Millions of dollars have been spent since, and we are seeing some interesting outcomes. This session will have professionals that worked on the studies or implementation discuss the outcomes and whether they are the result of hard work, good timing or dumb luck, but will rely on you the audience to determine which applies best. Melissa Bokman, Ryan Holzer, Scott County; Troy Kuphal, Scott Soil and Water Conservation District; Brad Wozney, Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources ; Cindy Penny, MPCA; Keegan Lund, Department of Natural Resources; Mike Schultz, Le Sueur Soil and Water Conservation District; Mae Davenport, Amit Pradhananga, University of Minnesota; Marty Melchior, Inter-Fluve

4:35–4:45 p.m. - Open Discussion

Moderator: Dendy Lofton, LimnoTech
Co-Moderators: Mark Brigham, US Geological Survey; Shahram Missaghi, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory EcoLab & City of Minneapolis; Jackie Taylor, St. Anthony Falls Lab

3:15–4:35

Do you want to know what Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) are? Or how they will impact your water resources, economies, and your health? Or maybe even bring a water sample to test for HABs? Then come to the 2019 HAB Special session to hear and learn from the experts in the field about the research, projects, and outreach across the State, region, and country, including the most recent tools in identifying, detecting, and managing HABs.

4:35–4:45 p.m. - Open Discussion

Moderator: 
Co-Moderator: Will Bartsch, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth

3:15–4:35

Part 2 of the “Promoting Successful River, Stream, and Floodplain Restorations” session will include a panel discussion and evaluation case studies presented by project partners that highlight successful projects, as well as challenges and opportunities for the future of river, stream, and floodplain restorations.

4:35–4:45 p.m. - Open Discussion

Moderator: Karen Jensen, Metropolitan Council
Co-Moderator: Tracy Fallon, Water Resource Center, University of Minnesota

3:15–4:35

Stretch your professional skills in this experiential and PowerPoint-free special session. Led by the artists and storytellers of Water Bar & Public Studio, this session will explore how the use of arts and cultural storytelling strategies in water resources outreach can help to create lasting awareness and positive action. Attendees will gain greater understanding and skills in facilitating art/ storytelling by listening and engaging with the MN arts community.

4:35–4:45 p.m. - Open Discussion

Moderator: Derek Huebsch, Stantec
Co-Moderator: Ashley Payne, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.; John Anderson, St. Mary's University of Minnesota, GeoSpatial Services

3:15–4:15 - Invasion of Cattails
Pam Geddes, Northeastern Illinois University

4:15–4:35 - Restored Vegetation Outcomes in Wetland Mitigation Banks Across Minnesota
Austin Yantes, University of Minnesota

4:35–4:45 p.m. - Open Discussion