GC082:
Urbanization and water quality





Session ID#: 24207

Session Description:
By 2050, 70% of the world's population will live in cities (UN-Habitat).  As the urban population grows, increases in impervious surfaces, combined-flow sewers and non-point source contaminants put water resources at risk.   These include changes in discharge of potential carcinogens, elevated nutrients, and weathering products from roads and buildings. Urban surface waters present unique challenges to mitigation efforts. Both rivers and urban lakes are likely to suffer similar non-point source contamination. Faced with these challenges, municipalities have increasingly become interested in reclaiming waterways by introducing "green" technologies/adaptations aimed at improving water quality.  Identifying the sources, effects, and solutions to the complex issues facing urban surface waters requires a cadre of scientists, managers, and community activists to conceive and implement solutions.  In this session, we welcome submissions focusing on both the changing water quality and biogeochemistry of urban surface waters, as well as efforts to reduce adverse impacts on these systems.
Primary Convener:  Stephen E MacAvoy, American University, Department of Environmental Science, Washington, DC, United States
Conveners:  Stephen A Macko, Univ Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States, Jacqueline A Aitkenhead-Peterson, Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States and Meredith Steele, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • H - Hydrology
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Alexander Joseph Reisinger1, Ellen Woytowitz2, Emily Majcher2, Emma J Rosi3 and Peter Groffman4, (1)University of Florida, Soil and Water Sciences, Ft Walton Beach, FL, United States, (2)USGS Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, United States, (3)Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, United States, (4)CUNY Advanced Science Research Center and Brooklyn College Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, New York, NY, United States
Kirby Lynn Peddicord, Texas A&M University College Station, Water Management and Hydrology, College Station, TX, United States, Jacqueline A Aitkenhead-Peterson, Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States, Terry J Gentry, Texas A&M University, Soil and Crop Sciences, College Station, TX, United States and A. Paul Schwab, Texas A&M University College Station, Soil and Crop Sciences, College Station, TX, United States
Stephen E MacAvoy1, Sydney Mucha1 and Glenn Williamson2, (1)American University, Department of Environmental Science, Washington, DC, United States, (2)Amber Real Estate, LLC, Washington, DC, United States
Dana Carstens and Reda M Amer, Tulane University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, New Orleans, LA, United States
Sujay Kaushal1, Shuiwang Duan1, Thomas Doody2, Shahan Haq1, Rose Marie Smith3, Tammy A Newcomer Johnson4, Katie Delaney Newcomb5, Julia K Gorman1, Noah Bowman2, Paul M Mayer6, Kelsey Lynn Wood1, Kenneth Belt7 and William Stack8, (1)University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States, (2)University of Maryland, College Park, United States, (3)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (4)Auburn, CA, United States, (5)US Forest Service Portland, Portland, OR, United States, (6)U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Corvallis, Ecological Effects Branch, Corvallis, OR, United States, (7)US Forest Service, Cockeysville, MD, United States, (8)Center for Watershed Protection, Ellicott City, United States
Ryan Gilliom, Terri S Hogue and John E McCray, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, United States
DI Zhou, Yantai, China and The Coastal Resources and Environment Team for Blue-Yellow Area
Meredith Steele, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, United States and Brian Badgley, Virginia Tech, Crop and Soil Environmental Science, Blacksburg, VA, United States
Md. Sanoar Rahman, Fushcia-Ann Hoover and Laura C Bowling, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States
Patricia A Holden1, Patrick Roehrdanz1, Do Gyun Lee2, Marina Feraud1, Mitchell Maier1, Jay C. Means1 and Shane Snyder3, (1)University of California, Santa Barbara, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (2)Incheon National University, Department of Environmental Engineering, Incheon, South Korea, (3)University of Arizona, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Tucson, AZ, United States
Kelsey Lynn Wood, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States and Sujay Kaushal, University of Maryland, Chevy Chase, MD, United States
Karen Lykkebo Petersen, University of California Santa Cruz, Earth and Planetary Science, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, Nadine Heck, University of California Santa Cruz, Institute of Marine Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, Donald Cameron Potts, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States and Adina Paytan, UCSC-Inst Marine Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Shahan Haq and Sujay Kaushal, University of Maryland, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) and Department of Geology, College Park, MD, United States
Danny Croghan1, Chris Bradley2, David M Hannah3, Anne Van Loon4 and Jonathan P Sadler2, (1)University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15, United Kingdom, (2)University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom, (3)University of Birmingham, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Birmingham, United Kingdom, (4)University of Birmingham, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Birmingham, B15, United Kingdom
Chelsea Clifford, Duke University, Durham, NC, United States and James B. Heffernan, Duke University, Nicholas School of Environment, Durham, NC, United States
Matthew T O'Connell, S.S. Papadopulos and Associates, Inc. Bethesda, Bethesda, MD, United States and Stephen A Macko, Univ Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States