March 27th, 2017
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Registration
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch and Welcome

David Shaw, Vice President for Research & Economic Dev, Mississippi State Univ             Mark Keenum, President, Mississippi State Univ                                                                            Greg Sankey, Commissioner, Southeastern Conference

1:00 pm to 1:15 pm Break
1:15 pm to 2:00 pm Keynote Speaker: John M Barry: Author of Rising Tide
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Session 1: Regional Policy
  • Interstate? Intrastate? Who's on First?: Jimmy Palmer, EPA, retired
  • Partnerships and Conjunctive Water Use: Chip Morgan, Delta Council
  • Comparative Water Law and Policy of MS and AL: Bennett Bearden, Univ of Alabama
3:00 pm to 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm to 4:00 pm Keynote Speaker: Dennis Dimick, National Geographic
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Session 2: Shared Coastlines
  • Planning for Coastal Community Resilience to Sea Level Rise: Kathryn Frank, University of Florida
  • An Ecosystem Design to Promote Sustainable Deltaic Landscapes: Robert Twilley, Louisiana State University
  • Restoration Collaboration: Opportunites and Challenges: Ben Scaggs, EPA Gulf of Mexico Program
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Reception and Announcement of Winners in the Campus Water Matters Challenge

Judy Bonner, Provost & Executive Vice President, Mississippi State University

March 28th, 2017
7:30 am to 8:20 am Breakfast
8:20 am to 8:30 am Welcome and Introduction

Bill Herndon, Associate Vice President, Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University

8:30 am to 9:15 am Keynote Speaker: Jay Famiglietti, University of California - Irvine and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology
9:15 am to 10:15 am Session 3: Regional Climate and Climate Change
  • Hydrological Extremes from Space: Venkat Lakshmi, University of South Carolina
  • Climate Change and Water: A Challenge for SEC Agricultural Science: Bruce McCarl, Texas A&M University
  • Climate Impacts in the Southeast: Challenges and Opportunities for Agricultural Systems and Water Resources: Joel Paz, Mississippi State University
10:15 am to 10:30 am Break
10:30 am to 11:30 am Session 4: Shared Watersheds and Aquifers
  • Veterinary Antibiotics and Neonicotinoids: Challenges, Potential Solutions, and Future Directions: Keith Goyne, University of Missouri
  • Engineering Watershed Governance for Resilience: Unintended Consequences of Fragmented Management: Rafael Munoz-Carpena, University of Florida
  • The Economics of Flood Risk: Susana Ferreira, University of Georgia
11:45 am to 12:55 pm Lunch: Jim Dobrowolski, US Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Concurrent Breakout Panel 1
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sponsored programs
    • Robert Moorhead, (moderator), Mississippi State University
    • LaDon Swann, Auburn University & MS AL Sea Grant
    • Edward Clark, NOAA
    • Suzanne Van Cooten, NOAA
  • Nonpoint Source Pollution & BMPs
    • Cristiane Surbeck, (moderator), University of Mississippi
    • Scott Knight, University of Mississippi
    • Prem Parajuli, Mississippi State University
    • Eban Bean, University of Florida
  • Student Career Speed Dating:
    • Laurie Fowler, (moderator), University of Georgia
    • Mississippi State University ASABE student chapter
  • Water Resource Research Institutes: Establishing a Southeast Water Research Institute Forum to Address Multi-state and Regional Water Resources Priorities
    • Bill Herndon, (moderator), Mississippi State University
    • Brian Haggard, University of Arkansas
    • John Tracy, Texas A&M University
    • Puneet Srivastava, Auburn University
2:05 pm to 3:05 pm Concurrent Breakout Panel 2
  • Coastal Resiliency
    • Scott Hagen, (moderator), Louisiana State University
    • Denise DeLorme, Louisiana State University
    • James Morris, University of South Carolina
    • Craig Landry, University of Georgia
  • Environmental Hydrology
    • Carmen Agouridis, (moderator), University of Kentucky
    • Fouad Jaber, Texas A&M University
    • Chris Wilson, University of Tennessee
    • William (Bill) Ford, University of Kentucky
  • Water Treatment
    • Ranil Wickramasinghe, (moderator) University of Arkansas
    • Isabel Escobar, University of Kentucky
    • Baolin Deng, University of Missouri
    • Gnaneswar Gude, Mississippi State University
  • Water Resource Research Institutes: Regional/Multi-state Water Research and Management Issues
    • John Tracy, (moderator), Texas A&M University
    • Chris Thomas, US Environmental Protection Agency
    • Scott Gain, US Geological Survey
    • Diane Boellstorff, SERA-43, Texas A&M University
    • Jane Watson, US Environmental Protection Agency
3:05 pm to 3:20 pm Break
3:20 pm to 4:20 pm Concurrent breakout panel 3
  • Food-Energy-Water Nexus
    • Matt Interis, (moderator), Mississippi State University
    • David Gattie, University of Georgia
    • Eugene LeBoeuf, Vanderbilt University
    • Dayton Lambert, University of Tennessee
  • Water in Agriculture
    • Ron Lacewell, (moderator) Texas A&M University
    • John Tracy, Texas A&M University
    • Jim Dobrowolski, USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
    • Jeff Johnson, Mississippi State University
  • Tri-State Water Wars
    • Stephanie Showalter-Otts, (moderator), University of Mississippi
    • Heather Elliott, University of Alabama
    • William Andreen, University of Alabama
    • Christine Klein, University of Florida
  • Water Resource Research Institutes: Innovative Projects/Programs of Interest that Could Be Transferable Among States
    • Brian Haggard, (moderator), University of Arkansas
    • Kevin Wagner, Texas A&M University
    • Lindell Ormsbee, University of Kentucky
    • Bennett Bearden, University of Alabama
    • Richard Ingram, Mississippi State University
4:25 pm to 5:25 pm Concurrent Breakout Panel 4
  • Climate Change
    • Christopher Fuhrmann, (moderator), Mississippi State University
    • John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M University
    • Jamie Dyer, Mississippi State University
    • Sarah Praskievicz, University of Alabama
  • Campus Water Quality/Watershed Projects
    • Beth Baker, (moderator), Mississippi State University
    • Laurie Fowler, (moderator), University of Georgia
    • Mark Callahan, University of Georgia
    • Eve Brantley, Auburn University
    • Amanda Gumbert, University of Kentucky
  • Emerging Water Law and Policy Issues in the Southeast Region
    • Stephanie Showalter-Otts, (moderator), University of Mississippi
    • Blake Hudson, Louisiana State University
    • Catherine Janasie, University of Mississippi
  • Water Resource Research Institutes: Resource Considerations, Organizational Issues, and Next Steps
    • Bill Herndon, (moderator) Mississippi State University
    • Earl Greene, US Geological Survey
    • Nicole Wilkinson, NC Urban Water Consortium
    • LaDon Swann, Auburn Univ & MS AL Sea Grant
    • Jimmy Palmer, US Environmental Protection Agency, retired
5:25 pm Conference Ends