Conference Archive

2016 Conference Presentations

8th Annual WRPI Conference: "Big Water Projects, Innovation, and the New Reality"

Agenda

Conference Booklet

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State Water Projects

Salton Sea Management Program, Kent Nelson

Protecting the Delta as Place: Levees, Human History, Fish, and Public Policy

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Retrieving History and Building Public Support for a Threatened Region, Philip Garone

Protecting the Delta as Place, Blake Roberts

The Levee Project, Horacio Ferriz and Stacey Galbreath

Challenges to the San Joaquin River Restoration Program in Times of Drought, Steve Blumenshine and Taylor Spaulding

Industry/Agency and Innovation

Real-time Water Quality Data Driving Smart Decisions, Rick Bacon

ABR Process Development, Derek Stephens

Non-Revenue Water or Wasted Money & Water?, Andrew Yeghnazar

Integrating Storm Water Practice with Coastal Restoration, Steve Gruber

Drought and Climate Change

Campus Evapotranspiration Modeling Compared to Actual Water Consumption, Boykin Witherspoon

Campus Water Management in a Changing Climate, Kyle Mann

Managing Water During Times of Drought, Tanisha-Jean Martin

CSU Faculty Presentations

The Great Crisis: The Climatic and Political Dimensions of the 1058-1072CE Famine in Medieval Cairo, Rachel Howes

Using Biological Indicators to Assess Water Quality of Freshwater Streams, Dessie Underwood

Water Sales During Droughts: Evidence from Farm-Level Data in California, Anita M. Chaudhry

Gray Water Reuse in Sustainable Urban Agriculture, Maryam Shafhi

Field Trip Presentation

NSF Proposal Writing Strategies

Student Posters

Carmel River Reroute and San Clemente Dam Removal Monitoring Update, Chow K, Luna L, Smith D, MacCarter L, Fields J

Combating Global Water Poverty, Steven Kerns

Development of a Hybrid Anaerobic Digestion-Microbial Fuel Cell System for Trating Winery Wastewater, Gabriel Sacher, John Kozlowski, Elianna Sternfeld, David W. Simpson, Igor Goryanin, Michael Cohen

Geophysical Investigation of Flood Control Levees in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary, CA, Horacio Ferriz, Resham Sandu, Ashley Loogman, Stacey Galbreath

Treatment of Produced Water Using Chemical Coagulation + Flotation and Electro-Oxidation, Marcoantonio Salazar, Jay Lasater, Juan Esquivel, Fernando Ceja, Kenny Berlett, An Shi, Nick Eckleberry, Luis Cabrales

Wastewater Treatment for Irrigation Purposes Using Electrochemical Coagulation, Jenna Bunag, Sergio O. Pinedo, Catalina Rivera, Gilbert Esparza, Dr. Luis Cabrales, Nick Eckelberry, An Shi


2015 Conference Presentations

2015 Water Resources and Policy Initiatives Conference

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CSU Faculty Presentations

Application of Microbial Fuel Cells for Recycling Distillery and Winery Wastewaters, Michael Cohen

Water Transfers from Agriculture: Estimating the Impact of Foregone Production and Aquifer Decline in Northern California, Eric Houk, Steffen Mehl

A Primary Look at Regional Water Use and Residential Water Consumption in the California San Joaquin Valley, Chih-Hao Wang

Drought Study Photographs, Neil Chowdhury

Impact of Drought on the Central Valley's Agriculture and Energy Usage, Fayzul Pasha

Water Wise Farming: San Diego Case Study, Valerie J. Mellano

Switching to Almonds- Jes Therkelsen

East Porterville- Jes Therkelsen

Agency Presentations

Bay Delta Conservation Plan, Chuck Gardner

Bay Delta Panel Presentation, James Beck

California's Bay-Delta, Curt Schmutte

Guest Speaker

Charles Fishman

Posters

Effects On Watershed Function With Changes In Plant Functional Groups Across Impaired Watersheds On The Angeles National ForestRoxana Coreas, Jose Gonzalez, Whitney Collinsworth, and Jennifer Hooper

Landscape Genetic Analysis and Population Structure of Three Sympatric Amphibians in Managed Redwood Forest of Northwestern CaliforniaCindy Castaneda and Dr. Andres Aguilar

Development of a Mass Balance Model – Case StudyJurancco Liao and Fayzul Pasha

Los Angeles Water Resources: Monitoring Streamflow Regimes using NASA Sensor Data to Aid Classification-Based Decision Making for Stream water Management in Los Angeles County, Gwen Miller, Rosemary Wrigley, Montana Marshall, Claudia Knudson

Student Presentation

Water Audit at California State University, Bakersfield, Gurleen Kaur, Lilian Rubi


2014 Conference Presentations

2014 Water Resources and Policy Initiatives Conference

Conference Agenda

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Keynote Address

Delivering Water Supply in the 21st Century: Water Utility Trends and Challenges, Ed Means, Means Consulting LLC

CSU Faculty Presentations

To San Diego's Tap: Water Wars and the Life and Death of the Salton Sea, Richard Gersberg, San Diego State University

Crop Productivity Indexing Tool Using ArcGIS,Shiko Njuno, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Agency Presentations

Direct Potable Reuse: Current Projects and Activities, George Tchobanoglous, Professor Emeritus UC Davis

Integrated Regional Water Plans and Disadvantaged Communities, Bridging the Gap, Lance Eckhart, Mojave Water Agency

California Water - Managing Under an Uncertain Future, Rich Juricich and Lewis Moeller, Department of Water Resources

Posters

Annual Impact of Climate Change in Upper Merced Basin, CA,Rebeka Sultana and Molan Choi

Big Tujunga Canyon Restoration Project,Lauren Zameito, E. Belden, and Kevin O'Donnell

California Basin Plan Mapping Project,Sabrina Esquivel, Danielle Bram, and Joel Osuna

Connecting Professional Practice and Education through a Civil Engineering Capstone: Mud Flow Barrier

Developing Crop Coefficients for Processing Tomatoes under Subsurface Drip Irrigation,Bardia Dehghanmanshadi, Florence Cassel, and Dave Goorahoo

Elkhorn Slough Estuary 2013 Water Quality Report Card,Laura Mercado

Establishing Whodunit: Application of Molecular Markers for Fecal Source Tracking,Dipali Vasadia, Mami Kainuma and Spring 2014 BIOL 338 class, Supervisor: Michael Cohen

Influence of Nutrient Levels onEnterococcusspp.'s Growth at the Inner Cabrillo Beach, Port of Los Angeles,Michael Becerra, Vivian Tang, Andrew Jirik, and Pitiporn Asvapathanagul

Nitrogen Effects on Mycorrhizae Colonization in a California Native Grass and Invasive Grass,Rari Marks and Erin Questad

Phosphorus Removal in Bioretention with Engineered Soils for Safe and Sustainable Water,Clint Gregory

Remote Sensing Reveals Limited High Water Refugia for the Endangered Central California Coho Salmon,Adam H. Fleenor

Removal of Arsenic from Water Under Static-state Conditions,Jordan Finneseth and Robert N. Phalen

Sawpit Debris Dam Seismic Rehabilitation Project,Karina Estrada and Flor Hernandez

Thermal and Oxygen Dynamics at Four Urban Water Supply Reservoirs,Raymond Lee and Trent Biggs

Tijuana Historical Ecology Project Historical GLO Surveys,Marianne Jara

Underground Sources of Drinking Water in the San Joaquin Valley,Stephen Anderson, Joshua Meyer, David Kong, and Janice Gillespie

Volfe Watershed Rainfall/Run off in Southern California,Sandra Jimenez


2013 Conference Presentations

2013 Water Resources and Policy Initiatives Conference

Conference Agenda

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Panel 1

Fields of Green: Integrated Planning, Seema Shah-Fairbank, Pomona

Water Conservation Auditing, Michael Lee, East Bay

Campus Stormwater Reuse and Management, Eileen M. Cashman, Humboldt

Capital Planning, Design and Construction, Len Pettis, Chancellors Office

Keynote Address

Where Do Engineers Fit into the Water Equation?, Michael R. Markus, Orange County District

Panel 2

Los Angeles River Revitalization: The Challenges of the Arroyo Seco Confluence, Meredith McKenzie, Pomona

Toward a Sierran Stream Discharge Forecast Based on Tulare Lake-Level Reconstruction,Rob Negrini, Bakersfield

The Role of Humboldt State University's Environment Resource Engineering Department in Developing and Infusing into Application A Low Cost Natural Wasterwater Treatment-Constructed Wetland, Robert Gearhheart, Humboldt

WRPI Internships, Faculty Release, and Grant Submissions, Boykin Witherspoon, San Bernardino

Posters

Discovering potential nutraceuticals in drought and salt tolerant pomegranates grown with poor quality water in Central CA- Tiziana Centofanti, Gary Bañuelos, Annabel Rodriguez, Teagan Zoldoske, Irvin Arroyo, Maribel Viveros, & Anna Allen

Removal of Arsenic from Contaminated Ground Water using a Nicaraguan Ceramic Filter- Michelle M. Saltis and Robert N. Phalen

RVR Meander to Assess Snowslide Canyon Creek- Richard Alcala, & Seema Shah-Fairbank

Groundwater-surface water interaction in Martis Valley- Elizabeth DeRubeis, Richard Bibby, Bradley Esser, & Jean Moran

Automation of Surface Renewal based micro-met systems to evaluate crop Evaporation(ET)- My Dang, Diganta Adhikari, & Patrick Barnes

Ecological Restoration Monitoring and Mapping- Ingrid Williams

Thermal and Oxygen Dynamics in Four Drinking Water Reservoirs- Raymond Lee, & Trent Biggs

Nitrate removal, flow paths, and N2O emissions in two denitrifying woodchip bioreactors: Mitigating agricultural nutrient loads in the Salinas Valley, CA- Christina David

Martis Valley Groundwater Recharge- Daniel Segal, Jean Moran, Ate Visser, Brad Esser, & Mike Singleton

Analyzing Microbial Populations in Woodchip Bioreactors- Samayyah Williams, & Monica Palomo

Hydro-Geomorphic Characteristics of the Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and Merced Watersheds- Aldo Garcia, Oleta Piecuch, Michael Machado, Josh Buchanan, Augustine Avwundiogoba, & Peggy Hauselt

Sierran stream discharge forecasting based on Tulare Lake-level reconstructions- Ashleigh Blunt, Logan Prosser, Kelsey Padilla, Robert Negrini, Lindsey Medina, Kathy Randall, Emmanuel Garcia, James Wilson, John Wilson, Cristina Reyes, Martin Jimenez, Peter Wigand, Ken Adams, & Susan Zimmerman

Characterization of Urban Runoff Water Treatment Ponds in San DieguitoRiver Park- Shelly Lawrence, Elayna Flanders

Effect of Irrigation, Surfactant and Fertilizer Rates on Nitrate and Chlorophyll Content in Tomato Leaves - Janet Robeles, Navreet K. Mahal, Prasad Yadavali, Dave Goorahoo, & Florence Cassel S.

Evaluation of Suitable Juvenile Steelhead Trout Habitat in the Carmel River Lagoon- Julianne Rhodes

Developing Crop Coefficients for Processing Tomatoes under Subsurface Drip Irrigation- Bardia Dehghanmanshadi, Florence Cassel S., & Dave Goorahoo

Investigating the Toxicity of Silver Ions to Chronically Exposed Nitrifying Bacteria- Issa El Haddad, Kevin Csupak, & Tyler S. Radniecki

Monitoring a toxic cyanbacterial bloom in a shallow, hypereutrophhic lake on California's Central Coast- Scott Blanco, Aparna Sreenivasan, & Marc Los Huertos

Conservation and Management of the Santa Ana River Watershed; Estimating Genetic Diversity of the Santa Ana Speckled Dace- Stacey A. Nerkowski, Liana R. Greaver, Pia VanMeter, Jay VanMeter, & Anthony E. Metcalf


2012 Conference Presentations

2012 Water Resources and Policy Initiatives Conference

Conference Program

WRPI Update and Overview

CSU Faculty Panel (A) Presentation

Rob Negrini(Bakersfield),Doug Smith(Monterey Bay),Jeff Thompson(San Bernardino)

CSU Faculty Panel (B) Presentation

Jean Moran(East Bay),Matt Rahn(San Diego),Juneseok Lee(San Jose)

AB 20 Update

Sue DeRosa(Sponsored Program Administration-Office of the Chancellor)

Student Posters

Effect of Organic and UAN-32 Fertilization on Bok Choy and Soil Properties

Yield, Fruit Quality and Plant Nutrition of Tomatoes Subjected to Elevated Carbon Dioxide

Effect of Irrigation, Surfactant and Fertilizer Rates on Chlorophyll Content in Tomato Leaves

Modeling Nitrous Oxide Emissions from California Cropping Systems

2011 Conference Presentations

2011 Water Resources and Policy Initiatives Conference

Conference Agenda

WRPI Overview

Delta Issue Panel

Jeff Mount, UC Davis Center for Watershed Science

Richard Atwater, Southern California Water Committee

Leo Winternitz, CA Nature Conservancy

DWR Master Contract

COAST Affinity Group

WRCA Update

Water Quality Issues in Disadvantaged Communities

Karl Longley, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board

Greg Gearheart, State Water Resources Control Board

Rafael Maestu, State Water Resources Control Board

Karen McBride, Rural Community Assistance Corp.

SBX 7-7 Panel (Urban 20/20 plan and Ag SBX7)

Manucher Alemi, Department of Water Resources

Chris Brown, CA Urban Water Conservation Council

Mike Wade, Ag Water Management Council

Careers in Water Panel

Virginia Grebbien, Parsons Water & Infrastructure, Inc. (PDF) A.G. Kawamura, Former Secretary CDFA/Grower

2010 Conference Presentations

2010 Water Resources and Policy Initiatives Conference

Conference Materials

WRPI Update and Overview

Greetings from Congressman Jim Costa (Video)

Mark Cowin, Director, California Department of Water Resources

CSU/Agency Partnership: A case study - Ramzi Mohmood

Breakout Session Notes

NSF Proposal

Water Quality

Water Policy

Fish and Wildlife/Environment


2009 Conference Presentations

2009 Water Resources and Policy Initiatives Conference

List of Attendees

WRPI Overview

Delta Water Supply - Tim Quinn

Groundwater - Andrew Stone

FRESCA Presentation

Draft Charter Document - CSU WRPI Business Meeting

Small Group Sessions

Agriculture

Environment

Urban