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4th Annual Water Monitoring Conference
2004 February 18, 19

4th Annual Water Monitoring Conference (see agenda below)
Scheman Building - Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
February 18-19, 2004

Visit for registration materials or contact: Sarah Masengarb at (319) 335-1571 or

Agenda Feb 18-19, 2004
Wednesday Evening

4 p.m. Registration/Refreshments/Poster Session
Volunteer Roundtable Group Discussions
Volunteer water quality monitoring in Iowa has experienced explosive growth since the turn of the millennium. Today, many IOWATER monitors have made a name for themselves by bringing specialized expertise, organized community events, and a renewed appreciation for our state's water resources to the table. Please join volunteers and staff alike as they share their experiences and insight in informal, roundtable discussions.

6 p.m. Welcome/Opening Remarks
MARY SKOPEC (Iowa Department of Natural Resources)

6:15 p.m. Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia: Causes, Consequences, and Correctives
DONALD SCAVIA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
7:15 p.m. Recognition of 2003 IOWATER Award Winners

7:30 p.m. Cleaning up America's Rivers, One Piece at a Time
CHAD PREGRACKE (Living Lands and Waters)


7 a.m. Registration & Refreshments

8:15 a.m. Welcome
JEFF VONK - DIRECTOR (Iowa Department of Natural Resources)

8:30 a.m. Dynamics of Water Quality: Human Values, Beliefs, Perceptions, and Knowledge
MIMI WAGNER (Iowa State University)

9 a.m. Valuing Water Quality in Midwestern Lake Ecosystems
CATHY KLING & JOE HERRIGES (Iowa State University)

9:30 a.m. Perspectives on Nutrient Trends from the Des Moines River Water Quality Network
DONNA LUTZ (Iowa State University)

10 a.m. Break/Poster Session


A. Volunteers in Action

Project A.W.A.R.E. - One Week, One Mission, One Piece of Junk at a Time

NEIL SASS (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Lake Delhi Sampling

SUE BEHRNS (Iowa Waste Reduction Center)

Old Mans Creek Sampling

DAVE RATLIFF (K.D. Engineering)

Cooperative Lakes Area Monitoring Project (CLAMP)

JANE SHUTTLEWORTH (University of Minnesota)

B. Water Quality Impacts on Biological Populations

Nutrients and Stream Health
TOM WILTON (Iowa Department of Natural Resources)

Cyanotoxins in Iowa Lakes

JENNIFER GRAHAM (University of Missouri - Columbia)

Below the Water's Surface: What is Happening to Iowa's Freshwater Mussels?

SCOTT GRITTERS (Iowa Department of Natural Resources)

12 p.m. Lunch


C. Urban and Wastewater Quality

Nutrient Monitoring in the Cedar River Watershed

MARTIN ST. CLAIR (Coe College)

Water Monitoring Analysis in Ames, Iowa

MARYANN RYAN (City of Ames Water Pollution Control)

Planning and Evaluation of Data Quality Objectives for a Regional Snapshot

EDWARD ASKEW (Davenport Iowa Water Pollution Control Plant)

D. Drinking Water Quality

Occurrence and Formation of Nitrosoamines in Drinking Water

RICHARD VALENTINE (University of Iowa)

Private Well Monitoring - Random Sampling

PETE WEYER (Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination)

Private Well Monitoring - Targeted Sampling

MIKE WICHMAN (University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory)

2 p.m. Break/Poster Session

2:30 p.m. Improving Nutrient Management and Environmental Quality Using Test and Field Plot Results
JERRY HATFIELD (Iowa State University)

3 p.m. Grower Initiatives Evaluating Crop Management Practices and Water Quality
TRACY BLACKMER (Iowa Soybean Association)

3:30 p.m. The Hunt for Red E. coli: A Successful Bacteria Source Tracking Project in Iowa
ERIC O'BRIEN & NANCY HALL (University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory)

4 p.m. Conference Wrap-Up
MARY SKOPEC (Iowa Department of Natural Resources)
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