Thomas J. Grizzard, Jr. Research Symposium

On Friday, May 4, 2018, over one hundred attendees gathered at the Verizon Auditorium on the George Mason University Science and Technology Campus for the Thomas J. Grizzard, Jr. Research Symposium. Read below to see more about the speakers and presentations that were given.

Symposium Flyer

Event Schedule
1:00 P.M. Welcome Remarks
Dr. Sam Easterling, Department Head of the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

1:10 P.M. Occoquan Policy, Part 1 (1972-2018)
Thomas A. Faha, Director, Northern Regional Office, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

1:40 P.M. A Thumb in Every Pie: Doing Research with Tom Grizzard
Dr. Adil N. Godrej, Director of the Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Laboratory

2:15 P.M. Microbiological Advances for the Water Industry: Ensuring Water Quality
Dr. Joan B. Rose, Professor and Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at Michigan State University

3:00 P.M. Break

3:20 P.M. HRSD’s Vision for Advanced Water Treatment and Managed Aquifer Recharge in Eastern Virginia: Sustainable Water Initiative for
Tomorrow (SWIFT), Dr. Charles Bott, Director of Water Technology and Research, Hampton Roads Sanitation District

3:50 P.M. An Assessment of the Transport and Fate of Nitrate and its Effect on the Water Quality of the Occoquan Reservoir – A Brief History and
Future Challenges, Dr. Francisco J. Cubas, Assistant Professor at Georgia State University

4:15 P.M. Presentation by OWML Subcommittee 4:25 P.M. Closing Remarks, Dr. Sam Easterling

Special Thanks to our Sponsors
Fairfax Water
Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services
Upper Occoquan Service Authority
Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering