411 Water Quality in Urbanizing Watersheds Oral (includes student competition)

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Urban and Anthropogenic Soils
Globally, urban land occupy only 2 to 4% of earth’s surface, yet 41% of watersheds are rapidly urbanizing as human population continue to grow. It is estimated that 1 billion people are added on the planet every 13-14 years. This has implications for affecting water quality in these urbanizing watersheds that have a diverse mix of land uses such as agricultural and forests along with wastewater inputs from wastewater treatment plants and septic systems. We invite presentations on the fate and transport of nitrogen, phosphorus, pathogens, and various organic contaminants (such as pesticides, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, hormones, perflorualkyl substances) in urbanizing watersheds.

Approved for 0.5 SW CEUs

Wednesday, November 9, 2016: 11:00 AM-11:50 AM
Phoenix Convention Center North, Room 130

Gurpal S Toor and Susan D. Day
Gurpal S Toor
11:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
11:05 AM
Landscape Position and Buffer Effects on Groundwater Nitrogen.
Niranga Wickramarathne, University of Missouri; Ranjith P. Udawatta, University of Missouri; Robert N. Lerch, USDA-ARS Cropping Systems & Water Quality Research Unit; Fengjing Liu, College of Agricultural and Natural Sciences; Stephen H. Anderson, University of Missouri
11:35 AM
Superfund Cycling: The Fate of Hexavalent Chromium in the Subsurface Environment.
Jason Fischel, University of Delaware; Donald L Sparks, University of Delaware
11:50 AM