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2021 South Dakota Student Water Conference

Tuesday October 19, 2021
SDSU University Student Union

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Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Registration

1:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. Welcome

1:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Session 1 Presentations (Oral Presentations)


1:10 p.m. - 1:25 p.m. Erosion Mitigation of Exposed Shale Slopes, Ruth Potter, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology 

1:25 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. Impact of conservation agriculture and different managements on field hydrology: How sensitive is the Soil Plant Atmosphere Water (SPAW) model to changes in soil properties?, Ajoy Kumar Saha, South Dakota State University

1:40 p.m. - 1:55 p.m. Long Term Field Evaluation of E. Coli Removal from Stormwater Using Recycled Steel Byproducts, Brenden Olevson, South Dakota State University

1:55 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. Efficiency of an Aged Denitrifying Woodchip Bioreactor: Hydraulic Performance after Nine Years, Shelby Duncan, South Dakota State University

2:10 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. High-Frequency Unmanned Aircraft Flights for Crop Canopy Imaging During Moisture-Stress and Subsequent Irrigation, Suresh Pradhyun Kashyap, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2:25 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. Soil moisture sensor controlled drip irrigation for watermelon production in North Dakota, Uday Bhanu Prakash Vaddevolu, North Dakota State University

2:40 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. Microalgae for swine wastewater treatment and nutrient removal: Effects of solid separation, Augustina Kwesie Osabutey, South Dakota State University

2:55 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Impact of Eastern Redcedar encroachment on water resources in the Nebraska Sandhills under different climatic scenarios, Yaser Kishawi, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 

3:10 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. Academic Publishing - Dr. Garey Fox, NCSU Department Head and Editor in Chief ASABE Journals

3:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Break

Heavy Hors d'oeuvres will be served from 3:40 - 6:15

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Session 2 Presentations (Poster Presentations, Cafe Style)


An integration of three-dimensional investigation and remote sensing application to detect total algal mass in a freshwater environment, Sumit Kumar Ghosh, South Dakota State University

An Open Space Vision for Waubay, Emma Martin, South Dakota State University

Demonstration of Rain Water Harvesting (RHW) Techniques for Eastern South Dakota, Mustafa Aydogdu, South Dakota State University

Evaluation of Halogenated Disinfection Byproduct Removal in Drinking Water Using Biological Filtration, Peng Dai, South Dakota State University

Evaluation of Simulated Wildfire Impact on Dissolved Organic Matter Leached from Tree Leaves, Zengyue Wang, South Dakota State University

Installation of a Bioretention Garden for Demonstration and Hydrologic Monitoring, Robin Buterbaugh, South Dakota State University

Reviewing and analyzing climate variability effect on water resources over an extended time, Abdullah Alzaydani, South Dakota State University

Water Quality Improvement Practices: Firesteel Park, Mitchell, South Dakota, Donovan Wilson, South Dakota State University

Nitrate Nitrogen in Tile Drainage, Morghan Hurst, South Dakota State University

Electric resistivity survey: A potential method to geophysically investigate groundwater strata, Umar Javed, South Dakota State University

5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Career Meet and Greet and Career Panel

6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Keynote - Dr. Derek Heeren - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Water for Food Global Institute Faculty Fellow, Associate Professor and Irrigation Engineer

Derek Heeren portrait

7:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Wednesday October 20th

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