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Agenda for the 2018 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 
Volstorff Ballroom, Student Union
South Dakota State University 



8:00 a.m.

Registration Opens

8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

 Welcome by John Killefer

8:40 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

John McMaine, "Water in South Dakota, Stakeholder Guided Strategies for Moving Forward"

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Francois Birgand, "High Frequency Sensors: Do We Even Have The Choice Of Not Using Them In Drainage?"

9:45 a.m.

Poster Judging starts (judges report to posters)

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Matt Hummel, "Rapid On-Site Microbial Source-Tracking in Water Quality"

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Srinivas Janaswamy, "Agriculture materials as novel cost-effective and sustainable tools to capture and recycle water nutrients"

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Poster session/networking break

11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Brian Dougherty, "International perspectives on agricultural nutrient management and water quality"

11:20 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Ryan Thompson, "Mapping and Quantification of Lower Brule Shoreline Erosion"

11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Laura Edwards, "Climate Trends and Projections in the Northern Plains region"

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.


1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Jane Frankenberger, "Managing Water For Tomorrow's Agriculture"

1:45 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.

Jim Ristau and Matt Morlock, "​Teaming Up to Address Salinity in SD - A Win/Win"

2:05 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.

Bruce Schmidt,  "ND Soil Conservation and Watershed Leadership Academy"

2:25 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Networking break

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Mark Imerman Regional Strategic, Ltd (Des Moines), "Linking Nutrient Reduction to Flood Control - Examples from Iowa"

3:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Drew Kessler, "Addressing Water Quality and Quantity through Targeted Conservation Efforts"

3:50 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Jeff Zimprich, "Answers to South Dakota’s Water Quality and Water Quantity Issue: Soil Health is a key component"

4:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks