Program

All agenda items take place in, or depart from, the Embassy Suites Hotel.

The agenda is a work in-progress and will continue to develop. The version below was last updated on: July 16, 2014

Tuesday, July 22
5:30 pm Registration desk opens - check in and pickup materials
  Evening reception with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar - (Embassy Suites Atrium)
7:30 pm Registration desk closes for evening
  Evening reception ends
Wednesday, July 23
  Breakfast - Embassy Suites atrium (included with guest room reservation)
7:30 am Registration desk reopens
  Light refreshments available in meeting room
8:00 Iowa welcome and opening comments - John Lawrence, associate dean and director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension and Outreach, Iowa State University and Director, Iowa Nutrient Research Center
8:15 Surface/sub-surface hydrology relevant to nutrient transport in the upper Mississippi watershed - Keith Schilling, Iowa Geological Survey, University of Iowa
8:45

Nutrient reduction strategies: Atlantic and Great Lakes regions
- Chesapeake Bay - Frank Coale, University of Maryland
- Ohio and/or Lake Erie - Mark Williams, USDA/ARS, Ohio

9:45 Break - refreshments provided
10:00

Nutrient reduction strategies: Upper Mississippi watershed
- Illinois - Warren Goetsch, Illinois Department. of Agriculture
- Iowa - Matt Helmers, Iowa State University
- Minnesota - David Mulla, University of Minnesota
- panel discussion

12:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00

Stream bank and in-stream processes contributions to P loss and transport
- Douglas Smith, USDA/ARS, Indiana
- John Kovar, USDA/ARS and Tom Isenhart, Iowa State University

3:00 Poster session and refreshment break
4:15 Workgroups session
- concurrent sessions by workgroup
- plenary with brief summaries
5:15 Meetings adjourn for the day.
Dinner and evening activities on-your-own.
Thursday, July 24
  Breakfast - Embassy Suites atrium (included with guest room reservation)
8:00 Loading of tour buses - hotel main entrance/lobby area
 

Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge - Prairie City, Iowa
- Runoff and water quality projects presentations, discussion and field tours
- Matt Helmers, Iowa State University
- Keith Schilling, Iowa Geological Survey, University of Iowa
- Jason Palmer, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

  Lunch - provided
  Des Moines Water Works - Des Moines, Iowa
- facility tour and staff presentations
5:00 Buses return to Embassy Suites
Dinner and evening activities on-your-own.
Friday, July 25
  Breakfast - Embassy Suites atrium (included with guest room reservation)
8:00 Bioreactors to reduce N and P loss with subsurface drainage
- Nitrogen - Laura Christianson, The Conservation Fund Freshwater institute
- Phosphorus - Chad Penn, Oklahoma State University
- Panel discussion
9:45 Break and refreshments
10:00 CIG research groups P loss modeling and P indices update
11:00 Business meeting
11:45 Final remarks and adjournment