154 Urban Soil Water Quality and Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Urban and Anthropogenic Soils
Presently, one-half of the world population lives in urban areas, which is projected to increase to 66 percent by 2030. The anthropogenic impacts of human activities on urban soils and water quality may include contamination of soil and water with a range of pollutants such as nutrients, metals, pathogens, and organic compounds. In addition, onsite wastewater systems are gaining resurgence to disperse and treat residential wastewater streams in the soil landscape as municipal wastewater treatment systems have not expanded as the populace has moved beyond municipal boundaries. The soil and associated landscape setting serves the “new rural generation” as the dispersal and treatment area while recycling water and nutrients within the local watershed. The goals of this session are address research on emerging soil and water issues in urban areas, including the role of the soil landscape in providing suitable dispersal and treatment of wastewater plus sound recycling of water and nutrients.

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Soils & Environmental Quality

Monday, November 4, 2013: 1:00 PM-3:15 PM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 37 and 38

Gurpal S Toor and Randall J. Miles
Gurpal S Toor
1:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:05 PM
Evaluation Of Nitrogen Management Strategies For Impacts On Nitrate Leaching and Quality Of St. Augustinegrass Turfgrass.
Rajendra Gautam, University of Florida; George Hochmuth, University of Florida
1:20 PM
Assessing the Influences of Urbanization On Dissolved Organic Nitrogen in Stormwater and a Receiving Stream.
Mary G Lusk, University of Florida Gulf Coast Research and Education Center; Gurpal S Toor, University of Maryland
1:35 PM
Nutrients and Metals in Urban Stormwater Runoff: Testing the Efficacy of a Natural Wetland.
Matt Jablonski, University of Florida; Gurpal S Toor, University of Maryland
1:50 PM
Column Study to Assess Biorentention Cell Filter Mixtures for Urban Stormwater Management.
Sally D. Logsdon, USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment; Patricia Sauer, Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities
2:05 PM
2:15 PM
Evaluation Of Water Quality Renovation By Advanced Soil-Based Wastewater Treatment Systems.
Jennifer Cooper, University of Florida; George Loomis, University of Rhode Island; David Kalen, University of Rhode Island; Tom Boving, University of Rhode Island; Ivan Morales, University of Rhode Island; Juliana DeLuca, University of Rhode Island; Jose A Amador, University of Rhode Island
2:30 PM
Transport of Phosphorus From Drainfields of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems to Groundwater.
Sara Mechtensimer, University of Florida; Yun-Ya Yang, University of Maryland; Gurpal S Toor, University of Maryland
2:45 PM
Mass Balance of Water and Nitrogen in the Drainfield of Onsite Wastewater Treatment System.
Mriganka De, Iowa State University; Gurpal S Toor, University of Maryland
3:00 PM
Impact Of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems On Nitrogen and Baseflow In Urban Watersheds Of Metropolitan Atlanta.
Nahal Hoghooghi, University of Georgia; Chris William Oliver, University of Georgia; David E. Radcliffe, University of Georgia-Athens; Mussie Y. Habteselassie, University of Georgia-Griffin; John Clarke, USGA
3:15 PM