Journal Publications

McDonald, W.M., Naughton, J. 2018. Stormwater management actions under regulatory pressure: a case study of southeast Wisconsin. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. Accepted.

McDonald, W.M., Dymond, R.L., and Lohani, V.K., 2017. Evaluation of continuous monitoring as a tool for municipal stormwater management programs, Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment, 4 (1) [Link].

Aguilar, M.F., McDonald, W.M., and Dymond, R.L., 2016. Benchmarking Laboratory Observation Uncertainty for In-Pipe Storm Sewer Discharge Measurements, Journal of Hydrology, 534, pp 73-86. [Link]

Brogan, D.S., McDonald, W.M., Lohani, V.K., and Dymond, R.L., 2016. A High-Frequency Real-Time System for Creating and Sharing Environmental Data. Advances in Engineering Education (AEE), 5 (2). [Link]

Hodges, C.C., McDonald, W.M., Dymond, R.L., and Hancock, K.L., 2015.  Improved Methods of Parameterization for Estimating the Magnitude and Frequency of Peak Discharges in Rural Ungaged Streams, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering[Link]

McDonald, W. M., Brogan, D. S., Lohani, V. K., Dymond, R. L. and Clark, R. L., 2015. Integrating a real-time environmental monitoring lab into university and community college courses, International Journal of Engineering Education (IJEE), 31 (4). [Link]

McDonald, W.M., Lohani, V.K., Dymond, R.L., and Brogan, D.S., 2015. A Continuous, High-Frequency Environmental Monitoring System for Watershed Education Research. Journal of Engineering Education Technology (JEET), 28(4). DOI: 10.16920/jeet/2015/v28i4/70385. [Link]

Clark, H.A., McDonald, W.M., Lohani, V.K., and Dymond, R.L., 2015. Investigating the Response of a Small Urbanized Watershed to Acute Toxicity Events via Analysis of High Frequency Environmental Data. American Journal of Undergraduate Research (AJUR), 12(3). [Link]

Conference Proceedings

 (i) Accepted based on peer review of full - length papers

McDonald, W.M.*, Brogan, D.S., Lohani, V.K., and Joshi, G., Implementation of a First-Year Engineering Course and Active Learning Strategies at a University in India, ASEE 123rd Annual Conference & Exposition, June 25-28, 2017, Columbus, OH. [Link]

McDonald, W. M., D. S. Brogan, V. K. Lohani, G. H. Joshi and A. S. Shettar. Developing a First-Year Engineering Course at a University in India: International Engineering Education Collaboration. 123rd ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, LA, USA, June 26-29, 2016. [Link]

McDonald, W.M.*, Brogan, D.S., Lohani, V.K., and Dymond, R.L., 2015. Assessing Cognitive Development and Motivation with the Online Watershed Learning System (OWLS), ASEE 122nd Annual Conference & Exposition, June 14 – 17, 2015, Seattle, WA. [Link]

Aguilar, M.F.*, McDonald, W.M.*, Dymond, R.L., 2015. Laboratory Evaluation of Flow Sensor Technologies for Use in Storm Sewer Measurements. EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress,  May 17-21, 2015, Austin, TX. [Link]

McDonald, W.M.*, Dymond, R.L., Lohani, V.K., Brogan, D.S. and Basu, D., 2014. Insights and Challenges in Developing a Remote Real-Time Watershed Monitoring Lab. 121st ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 15-18, 2014, Indianapolis, IN. [Link]

McDonald, W.M.*, Dymond, R.L., Lohani, V.K., Brogan, D.S., and Clark, R.L., 2014. Integrating a Real-Time Remote Watershed Monitoring Lab into Water Sustainability Education. 121st ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 15-18, 2014, Indianapolis, IN. 

Brumbelow, K., McDonald, W.M.*, Bourne, S., 2012. A Multi-Objective ACO Algorithm for Ice Road Planning. AWRA 2012 Spring Specialty Conference on GIS and Water Resources VII, March 26-28; New Orleans, LA. [Link]

Brumbelow, K.*, Bourne, S., Schnabel, W., McDonald, W.M.,  2012. Assessing Alaska North Slope Lake Water Balance Under Climate Change: Implications for Future Energy Exploration. AWRA 2012 Spring Specialty Conference on GIS and Water Resources VII, March 26-28; New Orleans, LA. [Link]

Brumbelow, K., McDonald, W.M.*, Bourne, S., Schnabel, W.F., Tidwell, A., 2011. North Slope Decision Support System: Multi-Objective Planning for Ice Road Routes. OTC Arctic Technology Conference, February 7-9, 2011; Houston, TX. [Link]

 (ii) Accepted based on peer review of abstract

McDonald, W.M.*, Scally, W.W., Lohani, V.K., and Dymond, R.L., 2015. Modifying the Index Velocity Method Applied to a Small Urban Stream: A 10 Week REU Study. Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, February 19-21, 2015, Washington, D.C. [Link]
 
McDonald, W.M.*, Raamanathan, H., Lohani, V.K., and Dymond, R.L., 2013. Design and Implementation of a Remote Real-Time Urban Watershed Monitoring System. Water Education Summit, September 24-26, 2013, Chatanooga, TN.

*Presenting author

Poster Presentations

Erwin, E.*, McDonald, W.M., Lohani, V.K., and Dymond, R.L., 2015. Continuous High Frequency Water Quality Parameters as Surrogates in an Urban Watershed. 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, July 30, 2015, Blacksburg, VA.

Fan, S.*, McDonald, W.M., and Dymond, R.L., 2015. Analyzing Land Cover Changes Using GIS and a Detailed Land Cover Dataset. Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Day, Virginia Tech, April 24, 2015, Blacksburg, VA.

Weikman, A.*, McDonald, W.M., and Dymond, R.L., 2015. Using GIS to Identify Failing and Aging Stormwater Infrastructure in the Town of Blacksburg. Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Day, Virginia Tech, April 24, 2015, Blacksburg, VA.

Westfall, T., Aronhalt, T.*, McDonald, W.M., Lohani, V.K., and Dymond, R.L., 2015. Capturing Acute Hydrologic and Hydrochemical Stream Processes through High-Frequency Data. Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Day, Virginia Tech, April 24, 2015, Blacksburg, VA.

Scally, W.W.*, McDonald, W.M., Lohani, V.K., and Dymond, R.L., 2015. Comparison of Flow Computation Methods in an Urban Stormwater Network. 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, July 31, 2014, Blacksburg, VA.

McDonald, W.M.*, Basu, D., Brogan, D.S., 2014. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Water Sustainability Education and Research. Interdisciplinary Research Day, Virginia Tech, February 27, 2014, Blacksburg, VA.

Clark, H.A.*, McDonald, W.M., Lohani, V.K., and Dymond, R.L., 2013. Investigating the Response of a Small Urbanized Watershed to Acute Toxicity Events via Analysis of High Frequency Environmental Data. 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, July 31, 2013, Blacksburg, VA.

McDonald, W.M.*, Raamanathan, H., Brogan, D.S., 2013. Multi-Track Research Endeavors in the LEWAS Lab – A Novel Approach to Real-Time Water Quality Data. 2013 New River Symposium, May 30-31, 2013, Radford, VA.

Rasiwala, M.*, McDonald, W.M., Aguilar, M.F., Dymond, R.L., Town of Blacksburg Project. Undergraduate Research and Prospective Graduate Student Conference, March 14, 2013, Blacksburg, VA. 

*Presenting author