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photo of man standing in the water holding samplesUSGS Water Quality Workshop

Held October 23-24, 2000
West Palm Beach, FL

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) held an informational workshop on water quality investigations conducted under the USGS South Florida Ecosystem Program. Eleven principal investigators presented the results of their projects.

There were 89 participants which included 19 from USGS and 27 from the South Florida Water Management District. The other 43 participants were from these 27 organizations:

  • Broward County
  • Enersol Canada / Tiger
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Florida Favorite Fertilizer
  • Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Florida International University
  • Honeywell
  • IMC Global
  • Louisiana State University
  • Martin Resources, Inc.
  • Miami-Dade County
  • National Academies, Committee on the Restoration of the
  • Greater Everglades Ecosystem CROGEE
  • National Park Service
  • Natural Resource Defense Council
  • Palm Beach County
  • South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force
  • Sugar Cane Growers Coop
  • Tetra Micronutrients
  • Tiger-Sunbelt
  • Department of the Interior, COM
  • South Florida Water Management District
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Sugar Corp.
  • University of Florida, Cooperative Extension Service


(Please note: you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDFs below. The PPT files are PowerPoint files, and you will need Microsoft PowerPoint to read them.)

Monday, October 23, 2000

1:00-1:15 Opening Remarks Aaron Higer, Coordinator South Florida Ecosystem Program

1:15-2:15 Geochemistry of Wetland Sediments from South Florida William Orem

2:15-3:15 The Aquatic Cycling of Mercury in the Everglades (ACME) Project David Krabbenhoft

  • Poster (The ACME Project: Challenges of Linking Field Data to Conceptual Models: PDF or PowerPoint)
  • Abstract (PDF)

3:15-3:30 Break

3:30-4:30 Interactions of Mercury with Dissolved Organic Carbon in the Everglades George Aiken

4:30-5:30 Groundwater-Surface Water Exchange Fluxes and Relation to Nutrient and Mercury Cycling in the Everglades Judson Harvey

Tuesday, October 24, 2000

8:30-9:30 Bacterial Demethylation of Methylmercury in the South Florida Ecosystem Mark Marvin-DiPasquale

9:30-10:30 Predicting Salinity in Florida Bay Bruce Wardlaw

10:30-11:30 Cycling and Speciation of Mercury in the Food Chain of South Florida Carol Kendall

11:30-12:00 Lunch (onsite cafeteria)

1:00-2:00 Mercury Transfer Through an Everglades Aquatic Food Web Joel Trexler and Bill Loftus (Bill has a prior commitment.)

2:00-3:00 Determination of Nutrient Loads to East Coast Canals Clinton Lietz

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:15 ASR Source Water Characteristics Ben McPherson and Brian Katz

4:15-5:15 Estimating Suspended Solids Concentrations in Estuaries Using Acoustic Instruments Eduardo Patino, Mike Byrne and John R. Gary

5:15-5:30 Wrap Up

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