138 Water Quality in Urban Landscapes

Oral Session
S11 Soils & Environmental Quality

The growing population is transforming natural landscapes to urban corridors, with serious yet often overlooked problems of water contamination by a variety of pollutants including nutrients, pesticides, trace metals, hydrocarbons, and emerging contaminants. The protection of source waters to meet increasing demands of growing populations while maintaining water supplies for agriculture is a challenge. This session will cover recent issues and advances related to protection and preservation of water supplies in urban areas in an effort to synthesize our knowledge and identify research gaps on water quality issues in urban landscapes.


A05 Environmental Quality
Monday, November 1, 2010: 8:10 AM-11:15 AM
Long Beach Convention Center, Room 103B, First Floor

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Gurpal Toor
Gurpal Toor
8:10 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:15 AM
Nutrient and Sediment Runoff and Nitrous Oxide Losses From Urban Landscapes.
Deanna Osmond, NC State University; Porche Spence, NC State University; Josh Heitman, NC State University; Wayne Robarge, NC State University; John Walker, USEPA
8:30 AM
N and P in Runoff Water From Residential Landscapes in California.
Jay (Jianying) Gan, University of California; Svetlana Bondarenko, University of California-Riverside; Darren Haver, UC Cooperative Extension; Loren Oki, UC Davis
8:45 AM
Urban Soils and Their Potential Role in Water Quality Degradation.
Amy Shober, University of Florida - Agricultural Research Center; Brian Pearson, University of Florida - Agricultural Research Center; Gitta Shurberg, University of Florida - Agricultural Research Center; Don Rainey, University of Florida - Agricultural Research Center; Leesa Souto, University of Central Florida
9:00 AM
Evolution of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Forms In a Subtropical Urban Coastal Watershed.
Gurpal Toor, Soil & Water Quality Laboratory, University of Florida; Kamaljit Banger, University of Florida
9:15 AM
Urban Stream Restoration Effects On Water Quality and Quantity.
Curtis Cooper, US EPA; Paul Mayer, US EPA; Barton Faulkner, US EPA
9:30 AM
Predicting Spatial Distribution of Organic Carbon Pool In Soils of Ohio Using Four Statistical Approaches.
Sandeep Kumar, Ohio State University; Rattan Lal, The Ohio State University; Desheng Liu, Ohio State University
10:00 AM
Optimizing Turbidity Reduction in Construction Site Runoff.
Richard McLaughlin, North Carolina State University; Kimberly Whitely, North Carolina State University
9:45 AM
10:15 AM
Turbidity Control in Construction Sites Using Defense Matrix and Polyacrylamide.
Jihoon Kang, North Carolina State University; Richard McLaughlin, North Carolina State University
10:45 AM
Green Roofs as An Urban Stormwater Best Management Practice for Water Quantity and Quality in Florida and Virginia.
Sylvia Lang, University Of Florida; Mark Clark, University Of Florida; Samira Daroub, University of Florida
11:00 AM
Effects of Water Treatment Residues On Cu Transport in Surface Runoff From Citrus Groves.
Jinghua Fan, University of Florida; zhenli He, University of Florida; Lena Ma, University of Florida; Peter J Stoffella, University of Florida
11:15 AM