Monday, September 18, 2023

Pre -Conference Tour:

12:45-1:00 Load Buses, Departing promptly at 1 pm
1:00-1:30 Depart and Travel to Tesdell Farm
NW 2nd St., ½ mile south of 300NW 158th Ave., Slater IA 50244
1:30-3:00 Birth of Batch and Build Agricultural BMPs-hayrack rides
Presenters: Lee Tesdell landowner and others one of his farmers on Ag BMPs:
Cover Crops, Saturated Buffers, Prairie Strips, Bioreactors, Kurnza
3:00-3:30 Travel to Gray’s Station
3:30-4:15 Retrofitting Hundreds of Acres in Downtown Des Moines:  Stormwater wetland at Gray’s Station
Greg Pierce-RDG and Patrick- Bean-City of Des Moines
4:15-4:30 Travel to Market District
4:30-5:00 Eightly Biocells to Treat Dirty Water:
Craig Clarkson-ISG and Patrick Beane-City of Des Moines
Drive through Market District
5:00-5:30 10 Years in the Making: The Largest Dam Removal in Iowa: Drive through and stop at Scott Ave. Bridge over DSM River for Dam removal and Watertrail-Presenter from Great Outdoors Foundation-TBD
5:30-6:00 Drive Back to Prairie Meadows

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

9:00-10:00 Exhibitor Setup
10:00 Posters/Exhibits open
10:00 Welcome
10:15 Keynote
Drive Back to Prairie Meadows
11:45-12:45 Lunch
BREAKOUT ONE: Community Engagement and Water
12:45-1:15 Paved Wetlands: Restoring Flood Storage Post Urbanization
Tim Olson & Ryan Benjegerdes (Bolton & Menk)
1:20-1:50 Building a locally-led water monitoring program
Daniel Haug (Prairie Rivers of Iowa); Tracy Peterson (City of Ames); Maryann Ryan (City of Ames); Sara Carmichael (Story County Conservation)
1:55-2:25 Northeast Iowa Watershed Guardian Program’s Innovative Model for Urban Stormwater Education
Tori Nimrod (Northeast Iowa RC&D)
2:30-3:00 FloodGame: A Serious Game on Flood Mitigation for K-12 and Public Education
Bekir Z Demiray (University of Iowa)
BREAKOUT TWO: Flood Resiliency
12:45-1:15 Davenport’s Flood Resiliency Plan
Teresa Stadelmann (HR Green, Inc.); Clay Merritt (City of Davenport)
1:20-1:50 Iowa’s Flood Future
Gabriele Villarini (University of Iowa)
1:55-2:25 Iowa DNR Statewide Two Dimensional Base Level Engineering (2D BLE) Update
Chris E Kahle (Iowa DNR)
2:30-3:00 Peak-Flow Frequency Analysis and Nonstationarity in Iowa
Padraic O’Shea (U.S. Geological Survey)
BREAKOUT THREE: Rivers and Streams in Iowa
12:45-1:15 The Missouri River Flood Information System
Dan Gilles (Iowa Flood Center )
1:20-1:50 Declining Nutrient Concentrations in Iowa Rivers, 2002-2017
Lindsey Schafer (USGS – Central Midwest Water Science Center)
1:55-2:25 The race to protect and improve urban streams – Sugar Creek story
Ivo Lopez (Snyder & Associates, Inc.); Jennifer Welch (Polk SWCD)
2:30-3:00 Floodplain Restoration on Mill Creek in Jackson County, Iowa
Dan Kirby (IDNR)
BREAKOUT FOUR: Agriculture and Water Resources
12:45-1:15 Building Water Quality and Soil Conservation Infrastructure in Iowa
Matthew J McDonald (IDALS); Tanner Puls (IDALS)
1:20-1:50 FARMING THE WATERSHEDS by Veterans
Dr. Raymond Meylor, SMSgt Paul Havran IA AIR NG
1:55-2:25 Multicropping Iowa: Exploring multi-cropping as an effective and economical watershed management tool.
Ross Evelsizer (Northeast Iowa RC&D)
2:30-3:00 Streamlining Nutrient Removal Wetlands: A Targeted Approach, from Concept to Construction, to Build Wetlands in Bulk
Jon Rosengren (Bolton & Menck); Shawn Richmond (INREC)
BREAKOUT FIVE: Iowa Watershed Approach
12:45-1:15 Flood Mitigation Site Investigation in a Karst Landscape
Matt Frana (Upper Iowa Watershed Project)
1:20-1:50 The Middle Cedar River Watershed: An Iowa Watershed Approach Success Story
Meghan Funke (WHKS & Co.); Lou Wehrspann (WHKS & Co.); Jennifer Fencl (Middle Cedar WMA)
1:55-2:25 Lessons learned in the evaluation of the Iowa Watershed Approach
Logan Drake (University of Iowa)
2:30-3:00 Measuring Flood Reduction Benefits using GHOST: The Iowa Watershed Model
Antonio Arenas (Iowa State University)
3:00-3:30 Break in Exhibit Hall
3:30-4:30 Environmental and Agronomic Impacts of Prairie Strips
Cole Dutter (ISU), Eric Henning (ISU), Antonio Arenas (ISU)
3:30-4:30 The Evolving Carbon Market: Opportunities and Challenges for both farmers and companies
Karen O’Brien (Truterra); Adam Kiel (Soil & Water Outcomes); Alyssa Cho (Bayer)
3:30-4:30 A Closer Look at Eastern Iowa Post Con Ordinances: Coralville, Davenport, & Dubuque Area
Amy Foster (City of Coralville), Amy Kay (City of Davenport), John Wiley (Dubuque Co. SWCD)
4:35-5:20 Impacts of subsistence gardens in 5 Indigenous communities of the US Midwest: Earth and People
Derrick Kapayou
5:20-7:30 Reception at Mississippi River Museum — sponsored by JEO, remarks from Hank Kohler

Thursday, September 29, 2022

7:15 Continental and Networking in Exhibit Hall
8:10-9:10 Building Innovative Stormwater Treatment Systems and Green Infrastructure Projects through Partnership, Collaboration, and Community Engagement to Protect and Improve the Water Quality of Mississippi River
Udai Singh (Water Resources Director at the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO)
9:15-10:15 Building Bridges: Connecting Water Utilities & Farmers to Address Nutrient Pollution
Mary Beth Stevenson (City of Cedar Rapids); Jennifer Terry (Des Moines Water Works); Ashley Geesman (City of Ames); Marty Braster (Rathbun Regional Water Assoc)
9:15-10:15 Flood Resilience Action Plan Guidebook for Planners
V Fixmer-Oraiz (Astig Planning LLC); Asmita Poudel (Astig Planning LLC)
9:15-10:15 Integrating Rivers and Streams as a Catalyst for Community Revitalization and Resiliency
Staci Williams (ISG)
9:15-10:15 Evolution of Bioretention Cell Design Over the Past 10 Years
Zaid Alsamawi (City of Coralville), Aaron Gwinnup (Emmons and Olivier Resources, Inc.), Jennifer Welch (Polk Co. SWCD)
10:15 Break in Exhibit Hall
BREAKOUT SIX: Social Sciences
10:50-11:20 The Conservation Practitioner Poll: An Annual Survey to Strengthen the Conservation Community
Catherine DeLong (Iowa State University Extension and Outreach)
11:25-11:55 Public Engagement and Planning Leads to Successful Des Moines River Restoration Efforts in Fort Dodge, IA
Nichoel Church (Snyder & Associates, Inc)
12:00-12:30 Assessing How Signs Build Awareness of Creeks and Watersheds in Iowa
Stephen K Hopkins (Iowa Dept of Natural Resources); Nathan Stevenson (ISU Ext)
BREAKOUT SEVEN: Phosphorus: Urban and Rural Landscapes
10:50-11:20 Monitoring Phosphorus and Turbidity during High Flows in Eastern Iowa
Elliot S Anderson (University of Iowa)
11:25-11:55 Iron sand biochar filters for phosphorus and bacteria removal in urban areas
Edward A Matthiesen (Stantec)
12:00-12:30 Performance of In-Field Management Practices at Reducing Dissolved Phosphorus Loss from Iowa Corn and Soybean Fields
Antonio Mallarino (Iowa State University)
BREAKOUT EIGHT: Addressing Urban Stormwater Management
10:50-11:20 What’s New with ISWMM
Paul Miller (IDALS); Jennifer Welch (Polk SWCD)
11:25-11:55 Using the Storm Water Management Model to examine effects of climate change on residential areas with distributed BMPs
Breanna Marmur (Iowa State University)
12:00-12:30 Data-based Stormwater Master Planning in Oskaloosa, IA.
Sandy Pumphrey (HR Green); Sean Murphy (City of Oskaloosa)
BREAKOUT NINE: Exploring the Mississippi River
10:50-11:20 New Water Quality Index to Evaluate Historical Mississippi River Water Quality Data
Chris Jones (IIHR Hydroscience & Engineering, University of Iowa)
11:25-11:55 The Mighty Mississippi – what can we do to revive Old Man River?
Bartlett Durand (Sand County Foundation)
12:00-12:30 Potential for Natural Infrastructure to Reduce Flood and Water Quality Risks in the Mississippi River Basin
Keith Schilling (Iowa Geological Survey)
BREAKOUT TEN: Beyond N and P – Contaminants in our Waterways
10:50-11:20 Investigating the Prevalence of “Forever” Contaminants (Microplastics and PFAS) in Small Agricultural Streams: The Importance of a Multi-matrix Approach
Shannon Meppelink (U.S. Geological Survey); Dana Kolpin (U.S. Geological Survey)
11:25-11:55 Moving Towards a Better Understanding of Bacterial Impairments at Public Beaches in Iowa
Jason A Palmer (Iowa DNR)
12:00-12:30 Changing Complex Exposure Mixtures in a Temperate Region Wastewater Effluent-Dominated Stream in Iowa
Greg LeFevre (University of Iowa)
12:30-1:45 Lunch Served – Award Ceremony (IAWA, Poster Contest, Getting Into Soil & Water)
IAAWA presented by: Sean McMahon and Catherine DeLong
1:45-2:45 The Power of Partnerships
Mike Steuck (IDNR)
2:45-3:00 Conference Wrap Up