2021 Big Sioux River Water Summit

2021 Big Sioux River Water Summit

December 7th 2021

Recorded Presentations

Track 1

Track 2 & Keynote

Track 3

1:15–1:30 p.m.
Session 1
1:30–2 p.m.

Importance of Native Grasses and Buffers
John Parker

Minnehaha Conservation District

Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate – The Nitrogen Cycle and impact on Water Quality 
Rachel Kloos


Getting the Most Bang from Your Buffer!

Gary Bentrup

USDA National Agroforestry Center

Session 2
2:10–2:40 p.m.

The Big Sioux River Project Segment 4
Barry Berg

East Dakota Water Development District

Big Sioux River Watershed Project

Utilizing Flood Inundation Mapping within the Big Sioux Flood Information System
Michael Gillispie


Roadmap to Resilience - Agricultural Landscape Practices
to Decrease Flooding and Improve Profitability

Dr. John McMaine

South Dakota State University

Session 3
2:50–3:20 p.m.

Expanding the Big Sioux River Project's Reach
Alexa Kruse

East Dakota Water Development District
Big Sioux River Watershed Project

Water Quality in the Big Sioux River: What We Know Today
Jay Gilbertson

East Dakota Water Development District

Improving Water Quality and Nature-Based Stormwater Management:
A Look at Water Quality Initiatives in the City of Sioux Falls Sustainability and Climate Action Plan 

Holly Meier

City of Sioux Falls

3:40–4 p.m.
4–5 p.m.
Keynote: Removal of E. Coli from Stormwater Runoff Using Filtration with Recycled Steel By product Media
Guanghui Hua, PhD, PE
SDSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

*Agenda Subject to Change
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The Big Sioux River Water Summit represents a cornerstone of the City of Sioux Falls’ water quality initiatives, as it creates an opportunity to bring watershed stakeholders together to work to improve and conserve the Big Sioux River as a natural resource.

The 2021 Big Sioux River Water Summit will be held at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. This event is free and open to the public. No pre-event registration is required.  

Who should attend: Industry professionals, engineers, educators, students, and individuals interested in the water quality of the Big Sioux River.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Sioux Falls Convention Center
1101 N West Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD
1 to 5 p.m. (times subject to change)