CONSERVE Annual Meeting Agenda
July 30-31, 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018

UMD Adele H. Stamp Student Union: Charles Carroll Room

8:30-9:00 AM: Breakfast

9:00-9:30 AM: Welcome and Overview of CONSERVE Year 2(Amy R. Sapkota and Debra L. Weinstein)

Activity reports (15 min talk/5 min Q and A):

9:30-9:50 AM: Education/Extension Resources Production (Jeanne Gleason, Barbara Chamberlin)

9:50-10:10 AM: Activity 5a: Develop active learning-based educational modules about nontraditional irrigation water sources (Kali Kniel)

10:10-10:30 AM: Activity 5b: Foster a diverse Center and future workforce by developing the CONSERVE Scholar (Sarah Allard, Debbie Weinstein)

10:30-11:00 AM: Activity 4: Develop preeminent extension and outreach programs (Rachel Rosenberg Goldstein, Channah Rock, Paul Goeringer)

11:00-11:10 AM: Break

11:10-11:40 AM: Annual Evaluation (Teresa McCoy)

11:40 AM-12:30 PM: Evaluation working session: How can we improve moving forward

12:30-1:15 PM: Lunch

Activity reports continued (15 min talk/5 min Q and A):

1:15-1:35 PM: Activity 2a: Evaluate the social, behavioral and economic factors impacting consumer response to food produced with nontraditional irrigation water (Kent Messer)

1:35-2:00 PM: Activity 2b: Examine the legal, regulatory, and policy frameworks for nontraditional irrigation opportunities and implementation; and Overview of interdisciplinary team trips to Israel and the West Bank (Robert Percival, William Piermattei)

2:00-2:15 PM: Break

2:15-3:15 PM: Activity meetings (CONSERVE Team)

                  Group 1: Activities 1b, 3a, 3b, Data Core, Lab Core

                  Group 2: Activities 1a, 4, 5a, 2a, 2b, Admin Core

3:15-3:25 PM: Administrative Core updates

3:25-4:30 PM: Integrating data analyses across CONSERVE activities (CONSERVE TEAM)

UMD Adele H. Stamp Student Union: Benjamin Banneker Room

4:30-5:30 PM: Poster session, drinks and snacks

6:00 PM: Dinner

Tuesday, July 31

UMD Adele H. Stamp Student Union: Charles Carroll Room

8:15AM:    Please arrive at this time to settle in for our working breakfast

8:30-9:30 AM: Working Breakfast/Effectively working with our CONSERVE Advisory Committees (CONSERVE Team): 

Panel Discussion (Panelists to be announced)

Activity reports and lightening rounds:

9:30-9:50 AM: Activity 1a: Identify, quantify, classify and map nontraditional irrigation water sources (Masoud Negahban-Azar)

9:50-9:55 AM: Introduction to Activities 1b/3a/3b and how they integrate with the Data Core and the Lab Core (Amy Sapkota)

Activity 1b: Characterize the chemical, microbial and physical quality of nontraditional irrigation water sources using cutting-edge analytical techniques 

Activity 3a: Implement and evaluate on-farm, zero-valent iron, biosand filters to reduce chemical, microbial and physical contaminants in nontraditional irrigation water used on food crops in the Mid-Atlantic

Activity 3b: Implement and evaluate on-farm, UV and ozone systems to reduce contaminants in nontraditional irrigation water used on food crops in the Southwest

9:55-10:45 AM: Activity 1b/3a/3b, Data Core, and Lab Core Lightening rounds

9:55-10:05 AM: Data Core (Mihai Pop/Todd Treangen)

10:05-10:15 AM: Lab Core (Amir Sapkota)

10:15-10:45 AM: Activity 1b Mid-Atlantic Team

     10:15-10:25AM Shirley Micallef (1b)

     10:25-10:35 AM Fawzy Hashem (1b)

     10:35-10:45 AM Amy Sapkota (1b)

10:45-10:55 AM:  Break       

10:55-12:05 AM:  Activity 1b/3a/3b, Data Core, and Lab Core Lightening rounds (continued)

10:55-11:40 AM: Activity 1b/3a Mid-Atlantic Team       

       10:55-11:10 AM Manan Sharma (1b/3a)

       11:10-11:25 AM Kali Kniel (1b/3a)

       11:25-11:40 AM Pei Chui (3a)       

       11:40-12:05 AM: Activity 1b/3a Southwest Team

       11:40-11:50 AM Chuck Gerba (1b)

       11:50-12:05 AM Sadhana Ravishankar (1b/3a)

12:05-12:15 PM: Break and lunch

12:15 PM-2:00 PM: Working Lunch, Brainstorming for the CONSERVE Renewal  (CONSERVE Team, CONSERVE Scholars will leave at 1:00 PM for SESYNC Workshop)