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Supply Chain Management for Upgrading Waste Materials to Value-Added Products (PRESENTATION)
Currently, in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), the manure is collected and stored as a liquid or slurry in waste storage ponds specifically designed for this purpose, or in tanks. After storage, a common practice is the land application of the waste with the aim to...
Preliminary results from the 2018 Niagara River National Coastal Condition Assessment pilot survey (PRESENTATION)
The first system-wide probabilistic survey of ecological conditions the Niagara River was completed during summer of 2018 as part of a pilot study to incorporate Great Lakes connecting channels (GLCC) into the National Costal Condition Assessment (NCCA). The Niagara River is par...
Understanding the drivers of Lake Ontario nearshore nuisance algae blooms: Can models get us any closer? (PRESENTATION)
As part of the 2018 CSMI, several sampling and research studies were undertaken to address ecological concerns in Lake Ontario. One such concern is persistent nuisance algae in the nearshore. Phosphorus is an important driver of algae growth such as for Cladophora, although the...
Variability in physical and biological exchange between coastal wetlands and adjacent Great Lakes (PRESENTATION)
Hydrology is a major governor of physically-driven exchange among coastal wetlands and the adjacent Great Lake, whereas fish movement is a major governor of biologically-driven exchange. We examine variability in the nature and strength of these exchanges using data from 10 Lake...
Releasing Scientific Software in GitHub: A Case Study on SWMM2PEST (PRESENTATION)
Release engineering involves the activities of code development, integration, testing, and software delivery. It has been widely applied to deliver software of high-quality to users. Researchers have made considerable efforts to software release engineering and its continuous u...
Juvenile Detention Center Drinking Water Lead Source Investigation in Region 6 (PRESENTATION)
A juvenile detention facility in EPA Region 6 performed EPA 3T’s sampling at drinking water taps in their juvenile detention center and found one sample, a kitchen stand pipe nozzle, contained 7.7µg/L of lead. After finding this sample, the decision was made to identi...
SHC 3.62 ENVIRONMENTAL RELEASES OF OILS AND FUELSOutput 3.62.2 Tools for evaluating Impacts of Fuels/Oils for Use in Site Remediation, Restoration and Revitalization (COMMUNICATION PRODUCT)
This output provides tools to help site managers and thereby communities and site to better evaluate and predict the potential public health impacts of fuels and oil spills. These tools will assist in identifying and addressing impacts to advance public health through prevention...
Complementing National Assessment Programs with DNA Metabarcoding Surveys (PRESENTATION)
DNA metabarcoding can be a valuable tool when combined with existing biomonitoring programs, but pairing genetic biological assessments with traditional methods presents challenges. Previous difficulties often came from misconceptions about genetic methods potentially replacing t...
A Comprehensive Review: Development of Electrochemical Biosensors for Detection of Cyanotoxins in Freshwater (JOURNAL)
Cyanobacteria harmful algal blooms are increasing in frequency and cyanotoxins have become an environmental and public concern in the U.S. and worldwide. In this Review, the majority of reported studies and developments of electrochemical affinity biosensors for cyanotoxins are c...
A Model for Estimating the Impact of Orthophosphate on Copper in Water (JOURNAL)
The nature of copper-phosphate minerals in drinking water distribution systems has remained largely unsolved despite being an important link to reducing cuprosolvency. Important copper-phosphate solids associated with drinking water tend to be amorphous and form very fine layers ...
Responses of Eastern Oysters to graphene oxide nanomaterial exposures (PRESENTATION)
Graphene is a two-dimensional nanomaterial composed of sp2 hybridized carbon atoms with unique mechanical, thermal, electrical, and optical properties. Due to their high strength and light weight, graphene family nanomaterials (GFNs), such as graphene oxide (GO) are increasingly ...
Relative controls on stream temperature from shade, land use, and water management in basins of the Pacific Northwest, USA (PRESENTATION)
Stream temperature is controlled by many factors including a landscape’s geology, climate, and human alterations. Our study compares the relative importance of these factors in controlling stream temperature using a statistical modelling framework for three study regions in...
25 Years of Water Quality Change in Rhode Island Lakes and Ponds (SFS) (PRESENTATION)
The University of Rhode Island’s Watershed Watch Volunteer Monitoring Program has been collecting water quality data on dozens of Rhode Island lakes and ponds for over 25 years, allowing exploration of long-term trends in common water quality parameters. Not all lakes and p...
Little Indication of Human Influence in 150-year Stable Isotope Fish Record from the Coastal United States (PRESENTATION)
Anthropogenic nitrogen (N) inputs dominate global N cycles, particularly in fluvial systems. Negative impacts of this enrichment on downstream estuaries are well documented. Efforts at N reductions are increasingly successful but ecosystem response trajectories are unclear. To do...
Recreation and Water Quality in New England (PRESENTATION)
The Rhode Island Department of Health is responsible for coordinating Rhode Island's state, town, and private beach managers to communicate monitoring protocols and beach use concerns. We will be presenting the work from multiple efforts to calculate recreational use of coastal w...
Nutrient dynamics in a tropical urban estuary indict unanticipated nitrogen sources as contributing to environmental health problems—a case study from San Juan, Puerto Rico. (PRESENTATION)
Coastal cities in tropical areas are frequently low-lying and vulnerable to the impacts of flooding and storms. San Juan, Puerto Rico is a good example of this. The city is built around the San Juan Bay Estuary (SJBE), a complex of lagoons and channels. A critical stretch of the ...
BUILDING A SPATIAL STATISTICAL NETWORK MODEL OF STREAM TEMPERATURE TO GUIDE RESTORATION DECISIONS IN AN INTERNATIONAL WATERSHED (PRESENTATION)
The Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians (HBMI) are working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency to build a stream temperature spatial statistical network (SSN) model of the Meduxnekeag Watershed. The Meduxnekeag Watershed is a 1336 km2 watershed that flows through ...
Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST): Cost-effective integrated water management (PRESENTATION)
The purpose of the workshop is to introduce participants to the concept of integrated water resource management (IWRM) and to train federal, state, tribal, municipal/utility, nongovernmental organizations, and consultants in the use and applications of EPA's Watershed Management ...
DECISION ANALYSIS AS A FRAMEWORK FOR LINKING HUMAN VALUES TO WETLAND RESTORATION (PRESENTATION)
Ecological restoration has traditionally been planned by evaluating ecosystem conditions, biodiversity, and production of ecosystem services. Decision analysis is an engagement process for analyzing decisions that links science to human values. I will present the general decision...
Disinfection and flushing of aircraft water systems (SUMMARY)
This project focused on identifying the bacteria that are the potential sources of positive total coliform assays, on locating potential hotspots for bacterial colonization within aircraft plumbing materials, and on investigating the effectiveness of the airline industry’s curren...
Determining seagrass abundance in southern New England waters using high resolution Landsat 8 imagery-Preliminary Results from Summer 2018 (PRESENTATION)
Seagrasses have long been recognized as a habitat providing many important ecological services. Thus, this habitat is afforded protection under the federal Clean Water Act and many state Wetlands Protections Acts. Local, state and federal government natural resource managers ar...
Unusual biogeochemistry in a tropical, urban estuary, and the case of the clogged canal. (PRESENTATION)
Coastal cities in tropical areas are frequently low-lying and vulnerable to the impacts of flooding and storms. San Juan, Puerto Rico is a good example of this. The city is built around the San Juan Bay Estuary (SJBE), a complex of lagoons and channels. A critical stretch of the ...
25 Years of Water Quality Change in Rhode Island Lakes and Ponds. (PRESENTATION)
The University of Rhode Island’s Watershed Watch Volunteer Monitoring Program has been collecting water quality data on dozens of Rhode Island lakes and ponds for over 25 years, allowing exploration of long-term trends in common water quality parameters. Not all lakes and p...
Social Acceptance of Alternative Nutrient-Reduction Technologies in Estuaries (PRESENTATION)
Implementation of nutrient-reduction technologies to reduce loading to estuaries requires agreement by local communities to site, permit, fund, install, maintain, and monitor those technologies. This means federal, state, and local decision makers must trust the technologies to e...
Wading through the data: exploring relationships between human perceptions and biophysical water quality in coastal waters (PRESENTATION)
Water quality perceptions influence people’s preferences for visiting coastal areas and willingness to participate in activities on or near the water. They also influence people’s social values for a waterbody, sense of place, support for protection of a waterbody, an...
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