Water quality impacts of extreme hydro-meteorological events: Social, ecological and climate change implications

Session ID#: 26639

Session Description:
Extreme hydro-meteorological events often trigger loadings of nutrients, sediments, and other contaminants at concentrations hazardous to communities and ecosystems. Moreover, many studies have projected significant changes in extreme hydro-meteorological events over the course of this century. Given the social and ecological consequences of poor water quality, there is an immediate need to investigate the observed and projected impacts of extreme events on water quality, as well as their associated social and ecological implications. This session welcomes research on water quality impacts to individual surface water bodies, river basins, or larger regions. We especially encourage research regarding (i) effects of extreme events on water quality hazards, (ii) uncertainties in modeling chains that relate extreme events with water quality impacts, (iii) modeling complex socio-ecological systems that account for adaptations to water quality changes, and (iv) management plans that use multiple projected climate datasets to consider the uncertainty of plausible future hydrologic regimes.
Primary Convener:  Jory S Hecht, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United States
Conveners:  Amy N Piscopo, Environmental Protection Agency Narragansett, Environmental Engineer, Narragansett, RI, United States, Bradley L Barnhart, Environmental Protection Agency Corvallis, Corvallis, OR, United States and Andrew W Schroth, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United States
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Arthur Gold1, Joseph Loffredo2, Kelly Addy2, Emily S Bernhardt3, Aaron B Berdanier4, Andrew W Schroth5, Shreeram P Inamdar6 and William B Bowden5, (1)University of Rhode Island, Natural Resources Science, Narragansett, RI, United States, (2)University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, United States, (3)Duke University, Durham, NC, United States, (4)Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC, United States, (5)University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United States, (6)University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States
Jory S Hecht1, Asim Zia1, Brian Beckage1, Jonathan Winter2, Andrew W Schroth1, Arne Bomblies1, Patrick J Clemins1 and Donna M Rizzo1, (1)University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United States, (2)Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States
Kelsey Louise Reeves1, Carleigh Samson1,2, R Scott Summers1 and Rajagopalan Balaji3, (1)University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Corona Environmental Consulting, Louisville, CO, United States, (3)University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States
Keisuke Kudo1, Hiroshi Hasegawa1 and Makoto Nakatsugawa2, (1)Docon Co.,Ltd, Sapporo, Japan, (2)Muroran Institute of Technology, Muroran, Japan
Nabil m.hussain al Aamery1, David Tyler Mahoney2 and James Fox1, (1)University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, United States, (2)University of Kentucky, Civil Engineering, Lexington, KY, United States
Darren L Ficklin, Indiana University - Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, United States, John T Abatzoglou, University of Idaho, Department of Geography, Moscow, ID, United States, Jason Knouft, Saint Louis University, Department of Biology, St. Louis, MO, United States and Scott M Robeson, Indiana Univ--Dept Geography, Bloomington, IN, United States
Anna M Michalak1, V. Balaji2, Dario Del Giudice3, Eva Sinha1, Yuntao Zhou4 and Jeff C Ho5, (1)Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, CA, United States, (2)Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States, (3)Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Global Ecology, Stanford, CA, United States, (4)Xiamen University, Xiamen, China, (5)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States
Justine Neville, North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States and Ryan E Emanuel, North Carolina State University, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, Raleigh, NC, United States

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