Mercury in the Midwest
August 20-21, 2015
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
Meeting Objective: Bring together policy makers and researchers for a broad-based review of Midwest mercury issues. The latest mercury measurements from the LADCO states will be presented and put into regional, national, and global perspective.
Welcome, introductions, meeting logistics (Rob Kaleel, LADCO; Thomas Easterly, IDEM)
Keynote 1. Mercury inputs, cycling, and trophic transfer in the environment. Charles Driscoll, Syracuse University
Reconciling model results with observed trends in mercury: the importance of updated emissions inventories. Hannah Horowitz, Harvard University
Mercury measurements and quality assurance. Robert Brunette, Frontier Geosciences
Watershed retention of atmospherically-deposited mercury in Michigan: implications for recovery of lakes from mercury pollution. Paul Drevnick, University of Michigan
Estimation of mercury emissions from forest fires, lakes, regional and local sources using measurements in Milwaukee and an inverse method. Benjamin de Foy, St. Louis University
Using Tekran data to determine potential source influences in the Midwest. Donna Kenski, LADCO
Application of monitored speciated mercury data. Leiming Zhang, Environment Canada.
Keynote 2: From Large-Scales and Long-Timeframes to Micro-Scales and Short-Timeframes: Environmental Research and the Need to Continue the Push Forward. David Krabbenhoft, USGS
State perspective and mercury monitoring experience. Mark Allen, Wisconsin DNR
Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission’s role in clean water and mercury. Jason Heath, ORSANCO
Group discussion focused on network funding, monitoring challenges, meeting wrap-up. Focus on developing points for a letter to EPA on mercury-related needs. Moderated by Martin Risch, USGS