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New Approaches to Water Quality Monitoring and Research

Monday, December 12, 2016
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
COG Board Room
777 North Capitol St. NE, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20002


Agenda:

  • Speakers
    • Jimmy Webber, USGS – Preliminary results of Difficult Run (Fairfax County) intensive monitoring project to pinpoint sources of nutrient pollution in this urban stream
    • Jana Davis or Sadie Drescher, Chesapeake Bay Trust – Overview of efforts by state and local interests in Maryland to pool funds to address the water quality impacts of stormwater BMP implementation
    • TBD – Plans for and status of proposal for a Virginia Center for Stormwater Technology Advancement (VCSTA) to pool funds to address the water quality impacts of stormwater BMP implementation
  • Focus
    • Presentation of data from the Difficult Run study
    • Explanations of pooled approaches to funding water quality monitoring research
    • Facilitated discussion of how to coordinate research efforts in the region to better meet the needs of members facing multi-million-dollar investments in new or replacement water quality infrastructure
  • Anticipated Outcomes
    • Potential recommendation to expand upon USGS’s Difficult Run study
    • Recommendations for next steps under Maryland’s pooled monitoring approach
    • Endorsement of VCSTA proposal