H140:
Water contamination and water quality in rivers





Session ID#: 23846

Session Description:
Anthropogenic activities have contaminated water and degraded water quality in rivers. Combined sewer overflows (CSOs), stormwater runoff and effluents from wastewater treatment plant are the primary sources of contamination in rivers and estuaries.  Nutrients (phosphorus, nitrogen, ammonia), bacteria (fecal coliform, E.Coli., enterococcus), heavy metals (mercury, cadmium, lead), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), dioxin, pesticides, as well as other inorganic/organic pollutants have been discharged into the river, caused water contamination and degraded water quality, threatening fish consumption safety and public health. Any topic relates to water contamination and water quality; environmental ecosystem restoration; fish consumption safety; land use impact; environmental health is welcome to this session.
Primary Convener:  Jingyu Wang, Bronx Community College, City University of New York, Bronx, NY, United States
Convener:  Gary Hemming, CUNY Queens College, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Flushing, NY, United States
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Olkeba Tolessa Leta1, Henrietta Dulai2 and Aly I El-Kadi2, (1)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Water Resources Research Center (WRRC), Honolulu, HI, United States, (2)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States
David Kao, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan and Christina Tsai, National Taiwan University, Civil Engineering, Taipei, Taiwan
Elizabeth Ann Hasenmueller, Saint Louis University, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Saint Louis, MO, United States, Katherine M. Martin, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Physical & Environmental Sciences, Corpus Christi, TX, United States, Jeremy Landon Conkle, Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi, Physical & Environmental Sciences, Corpus Christi, TX, United States and John R White, Louisiana State University, Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Alessandra Rossi, New York, NY, United States, Meiyin S Wu, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, United States and Lee Lee, Montclair State University, Biology, Montclair, NJ, United States
Yuichi Onda1, Keisuke Taniguchi2, Kazuya Yoshimura3, Hugh Smith4 and Willium Brake4, (1)University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan, (2)Environmental Creation Center, Miharu, Japan, (3)Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Fukushima, Japan, (4)Plymouth University, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Haeseong Oh and Jung Hyun Choi, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South)
Yaritza Acosta Caraballo and Meiyin S Wu, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, United States
Sangmi Yoon and Jung Hyun Choi, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South)
Madelaine Bourdages1, Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink Ehrenbrink2, Steven J Marsh1, Sharon Louise Gillies1, Julia K Paine2,3, Paige Bogaerts1, Alanna Strangway1, Kelly Robertson1 and Alexandra Groeneweg1, (1)University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC, Canada, (2)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (3)University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States
Anna Jäger1, Malte Posselt2, Jonas Leon Schaper1,3 and Joerg Lewandowski1, (1)Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany, (2)Stockholm University, Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry, Stockholm, Sweden, (3)Technical University Berlin, Department of Water Quality Control, Berlin, Germany
Yiheng Chen, University of Bristol, Department of Civil Engineering, Bristol, United Kingdom and Dawei Han, University of Bristol, Civil Engineering, Bristol, United Kingdom
Jingyu Wang, Bronx Community College, City University of New York, Chemistry, Bronx, NY, United States
Steven J Marsh1, Sharon Louise Gillies1, Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink2, Alida Janmaat1, Madelaine Bourdages1, Dianne Paulson1, Paige Bogaerts1, Kelly Robertson1, Ellen Clemence1, Sophie Smith1, Ashleigh Yakemchuk1 and Audrey Faber1, (1)University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC, Canada, (2)WHOI, Marine Chemistry & Geochem., Woods Hole, MA, United States
Kayla L. Bolin, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Earth Sciences, Bentonville, AR, United States and Laura S. Ruhl, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Earth Sciences, Little Rock, AR, United States
Zhang Wen, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

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