Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute (KWRRI)

James A. Kipp

Steven J. Evans

Associate Director

Telephone: 859-257-1832
Fax: 859-323-1049
E-mail: Steveh Evans

233 Mining & Mineral Resources Bldg.
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0107

Education

M.A. (Education), Georgetown College, 2004

B.S. (Biology), University of Kentucky, 2001

Professional Employment

2017 to Present: Associate Director of the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, University of Kentucky

2006 to 2017: Environmental Scientist and Project Manager at Third Rock Consultants, Lexington, KY

2002 to 2006: Lab Director, Quality Assurance Director, Lab Technician, EnviroData Group, Lexington, KY

Professional Interests and Expertise

Watershed management and planning, water quality monitoring and analysis, stormwater management with emphasis on illicit discharge detection and identification and public involvement and low impact development, stakeholder involvement and education, geospatial mapping and analysis, and environmental permitting.

Key Professional Achievements

  • 2017: South Fork Little River Watershed Based Plan, Christian and Todd Counties, KY for Kentucky Division of Water – project management and technical consultation
  • 2017: Total Maximum Daily Load Implementation Strategy for Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
  • 2016-2017: Cane Run Watershed Based Plan, Fayette and Scott Counties, KY for Kentucky Division of Water
  • 2016: Watershed Focused Monitoring Quality Assurance Project Plan, volunteer training, and data management for Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
  • 2016: Chestnut Creek Watershed Based Plan, Marshall County, KY for Kentucky Division of Water
  • 2013: Identified new population record of federally endangered Short’s bladderpod (Physaria globosa).
  • 2013: Wolf Run Watershed Based Plan, Fayette County, KY for Kentucky Division of Water
  • 2011-2014, Watershed Assessments of Cane Run, East Hickman, West Hickman, North Elkhorn, Wolf Run, and South Elkhorn for Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
  • 2010: Kentucky Statewide Assessment of Forest Resources and Strategy for Kentucky Department of Forestry
  • 2008: Quality Assurance Quality Plan for Darby Creek Watershed in Oldham County, KY for Kentucky Division of Water
  • 2009: Hanging Fork Watershed Based Plan, Boyle, Lincoln, and Casey Counties, KY for Kentucky Division of Water
  • 2009: Clarks Run Watershed Based Plan, Boyle County, KY for Kentucky Division of Water
  • 2009: Dix River Watershed Monitoring Report, Mercer, Casey, Boyle, Lincoln, Garrard, and
  • Rockcastle Counties, KY for Kentucky Division of Water
  • 2008: Quality Assurance Project Plan for Corbin City Reservoir, Laurel County, Kentucky for Kentucky Division of Water

Presentations

Evans, S. J., 2013, Watershed Based Planning in the Urban Wolf Run Watershed, Kentucky Water Resources Symposium, March 18, 2013, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

Evans, S. J.; Farrell, S.; and Kimball, D.R., 2013, Results of a Data Evaluation to Establish Priority Remediation Areas for Dry Weather Fecal Contamination in a Karst Influenced Watershed, Kentucky Water Resources Symposium, March 19, 2012, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

Evans, S. J.; Farrell, S.; and Kimball, D.R., 2013, Results of a Data Evaluation to Establish Priority Remediation Areas for Dry Weather Fecal Contamination in a Karst Influenced Watershed, Tennessee Section American Water Resources Association Symposia, April 11-13, 2012, Burns, Tennessee.

Evans, S. J., 2007, Microbial Source Tracking: Limits and Application, Kentucky Water Resources Symposium, March 26, 2007, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.