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Thursday, March 22, 2018

10:00am – 3:00pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden
Chapel Hill, NC

The purpose of the research symposium was to share the breadth of research happening as part of the Jordan Lake Nutrient Management Study and facilitate dialogue among various stakeholders within the Jordan Lake watershed.

More than 125 stakeholders from throughout the Jordan Lake watershed gathered to hear from researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State. Topics included natural science research, stakeholder and community perspectives, and policy and finance.

Symposium Agenda

Symposium Presenter Slides

Nutrient Management Study Background
Mike Piehler

Table Discussion Topics

Natural Science Research

Quantifying Nutrient Loading Across Gradients of Sanitary Infrastructure and Development Intensity
Diego Riveros-Iregui and Joseph Delesantro

Circulation and Structure in Jordan Lake
Rick Leuttich, Harvey Seim, Tony Whipple, and Ryan Neve

Nutrient and Light Limitation of Phytoplankton Growth in Jordan Lake
Hans Paerl and Nathan Hall

Sediment Inputs to Jordan Lake
Brent Mckee

Stakeholder and Community Perspectives

Stakeholder Perceptions of Water Quality in Jordan Lake
Grant Parkins, Kathleen Gray, Megan Rodgers, and Victoria Triana

Agriculture in the Jordan Lake Watershed
Deanna Osmond

Community Engagement, Private Property, and Stormwater Infrastructure
Danielle Spurlock

Policy and Finance

Policy Recommendations from Year 1 of the Nutrient Management Study
Richard Whisnant, Ellen Gilinsky, and Jay Sauber

Paying for Nutrient Management in the Jordan Lake Watershed
Erin Riggs, Jeff Hughes, and Evan Kirk