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Environmental Sciences: Water (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

From Molecular Processes to Water Management Practices: Translational Environmental Science


June 25-26, 2016


Holderness School
Holderness, NH


Gordon J. Getzinger & Will C. Jolin

Meeting Description

The Environmental Sciences: Water Gordon Research Seminar is a unique forum for early career scientists from all disciplines of environmental science to share their cutting edge work on human alterations of the aquatic environment.

Aquatic environments provide valuable ecosystem services and are increasingly threatened by human activities, especially in light of global climate change, population growth and urbanization. Furthermore, emerging technologies (e.g., new energy extraction techniques, changes in water treatment and use practices) continue to place unique and ever evolving burdens on natural water resources. The sustainable use of water resources critically requires fundamental scientific understanding of the natural processes underlying ecosystem function, the impact of human activities on those processes, and improvements in engineering practice to mitigate impacts on aquatic environments. Furthermore, close cooperation between researchers and managers will ensure the translation of current science and engineering research to real-world environmental impact. To that end, this meeting will highlight research bridging the gap between environmental science, engineering and management. From mechanistic studies of molecular processes to emerging management practices, we hope to showcase cutting-edge efforts to translate environmental science research to sustainable management of water resources.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Environmental Sciences: Water" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Final Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Trees, Pets, and People: A Watershed Approach to Understanding Urban Eutrophication
Discussion Leader: Bridget Ulrich (Colorado School of Mines, USA)
3:45 pm - 3:50 pmOpening Remarks
3:50 pm - 4:20 pmSarah Hobbie (University of Minnesota, USA)
"Trees, Pets, and People: A Watershed Approach to Understanding Urban Eutrophication"
4:20 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmRethinking Waste: Beyond Pollution Control
Discussion Leader: Carsten Prasse (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:40 pm - 8:00 pmKatherine Greenstein (University of Iowa, USA)
"Development of Metal Oxide Nanofiber Networks for Pollutant Removal in Water Treatment Applications"
8:00 pm - 8:05 pmDiscussion
8:05 pm - 8:25 pmElizabeth Miller (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
"Effects of Carbamazepine Exposure on the Whole Transcriptome of the Model Plant Arabidopsis thaliana"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmWilliam Tarpeh (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"Nitrogen Recovery from Source-Separated Urine via Ion Exchange and Electrochemical Stripping"
8:50 pm - 8:55 pmDiscussion
8:55 pm - 9:15 pmJonathan Bradshaw (Stanford University, USA)
"Cost-Effective Strategies for Recharging Urban Groundwater with Stormwater and Recycled Water"
9:15 pm - 9:20 pmDiscussion
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmGeneral Discussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amNovel Approaches for Understanding and Mitigating Environmental Impacts of Natural Resource Extraction
Discussion Leader: Katherine Zodrow (Rice University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:10 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:10 am - 9:30 amSarah Diringer (Duke University, USA)
"Heavy Metal Mobility Affected by Land Use Change and Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in the Colorado River Watershed, Madre de Dios, Peru"
9:30 am - 9:35 amDiscussion
9:35 am - 9:55 amSolmaz Marzooghi (University of Delaware, USA)
"Phototoxic Risk Modeling of Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amBrian Drollette (Yale University, USA)
"What Goes in Must Come Out: Organic Compounds in Oil Sands, Their Extraction Products, and Environmental Implications"
10:20 am - 10:25 amDiscussion
10:25 am - 10:45 amZongsu Wei (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
"Towards a Zero-Liquid-Discharge Pretreatment Process for Desalination and Reuse of Produced Water"
10:45 am - 10:50 amDiscussion
10:50 am - 11:00 amGeneral Discussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmFate of Macromolecular Contaminants in Agricultural Environments
Discussion Leader: Craig Davis (University of Delaware, USA)
1:30 pm - 1:40 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
1:40 pm - 2:00 pmKyle Sandberg (University of Minnesota, USA)
"Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Lake Sediments in Watersheds Containing Substantial Inputs from Agricultural Runoff and Treated Municipal Wastewater"
2:00 pm - 2:05 pmDiscussion
2:05 pm - 2:25 pmMichael Zumstein (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
"Enzymatic and Microbial Degradation of Polyesters in Soils"
2:25 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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