2012 Lamprey River Symposium


Fifth Annual Lamprey River Symposium

Friday, January 6, 2012


Memorial Union Building - University of New Hampshire

Presentations - Theater II (3rd Floor); Posters - Room 334/336


8:00 – Registration and light refreshments – Please sign in at MUB Theater II (3rd Floor near ticket office) 

8:30 – Welcome and opening remarks - Bill McDowell, Professor of Environmental Science, UNH Dept. Natural Resources & the Environment 

8:45 – 10:15 Session I – Flooding, Erosion Hazards, floodplain mapping and aquatic life (fish and shellfish) 

8:45 – Consequences of changing climate and land use to 100-year flooding - Ann Scholz, Senior Project Research Engineer, UNH Stormwater Center

 9:05 – Mapping fluvial erosion hazards in the Lamprey River watershed – Kate Lawrence, Graduate Student, UNH Department of Earth Sciences

 9:25 – Wetland mapping and bio-inventory of the lower Lamprey River floodplain – Mark West, West Environmental, Inc.

 9:45 – Wiswall fish ladder design & construction – David Cedarholm, Durham Town Engineer

10:00 – Restoring oyster reefs at the mouth of the Lamprey River – Ray Konisky, The Nature Conservancy 

10:15 – 10:40 Break 

10:40 – 12:00 Session II - In situ sensors for aquatic and terrestrial data collection and nutrient transport/bioretention 

10:40 – Continuous in situ sensors in the Lamprey River: Storm event characteristics across seasons – Richard Carey, Post Doc, UNH Dept. Natural Resources & the Environment

11:00 – Interactions among climate, land use, ecosystem services and society – a newly funded EPSCoR project – Bill McDowell, Professor of Environmental Science, UNH Dept. Natural Resources & the Environment

11:20 - Detecting non-point nitrogen sources and transport pathways in the Great Bay watershed and engaging decision makers in the science – Michelle Daley, Research Scientist, UNH Dept. Natural Resources & the Environment

11:40 - A bioretention system optimized for nutrient controls – Robert Roseen, Research Assistant Professor, UNH Stormwater Center 

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch and Breakout Groups    *Bring your own lunch or purchase at Food Court* 

1:30 – 2:55 Session III - Regional planning, low impact development, and build-out projections 

1:30 - Advances in water resource protection in the Lamprey River watershed – Julie LaBranche, Senior Planner, Rockingham Planning Commission

1:55 - Low impact development retrofits, land use, and nutrient loads in Willow Brook watershed, Rochester, NH – James Houle, Outreach Coordinator and Program Manager, UNH Stormwater Center

2:15 - Utilizing build-out analyses for projecting future nutrient loading – Forrest Bell, FB Environmental Associates

2:35 - Drought Management Plan for NH – Matt Davis, Associate Professor of Hydrogeology UNH Department of Earth Sciences 

2:55 – 3:00 Break

3:00 – 4:00 Research Priorities Discussions – Charlie French and Steve Miller - Moderators



Net manageable nitrogen: Definition and rationale for a new approach to nitrogen management in moderately impacted watersheds - Bill McDowell, Professor of Environmental Science, UNH Dept. Natural Resources & the Environment

Landscape controls on dissolved nutrients, organic matter and major ions in a suburbanizing watershed, Michelle Daley and Bill McDowell, UNH Dept. Natural Resources & the Environment

Integrated Watershed Management - A Framework for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation of Extreme Events.  Paul Stacey, Steve Miller and Rachel Stevens. NH Fish & Game Dept., Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Towards an evaluation of soil, unsaturated, and saturated zone parameter uncertainty using GSFLOW and PEST in an agricultural watershed – Shan Zuidema, Graduate Assistant, UNH Department of Earth Sciences / Natural Resources & Earth Systems Science


FB Environmental Associates Inc. Display – Emily DiFranco

Lamprey Rivers Advisory Committee Display – Suzanne Petersen

Lamprey River Watershed Association Display – Dawn Genes