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National Water Quality Monitoring Council (NWQMC) Webinar

  • 02 Sep 2009
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Denver, CO

The National Water Quality Monitoring Council (NWQMC) hosted its first Webinar on September 2, 2009. 

The minutes from the kick-off webinar of the National Water Quality Monitoring Council with State and Regional Water Monitoring Councils (held on September 2) can be downloaded using this link: NWQMC State & Regional Council Webinar Notes 09-02-09.pdf

 

PowerPoint presentations given during the webinar will be posted soon on the National Council webpage link for State and Regional Councils: http://acwi.gov/monitoring/regional_councils.html.

 

In the wrap-up discussion the group agreed to the following decisions:

  • Continue to hold these webinars 4-6 times a year.
  • Focus on issues that are common to all the various State and Regional councils, alliances, and partnerships.
  • Focus each future call on just 1 or 2 particular topics.
  • Allow enough lead time in meeting notification so that people on the mailing list can forward (and invite) the meeting info to members of their local councils.
  • Try to have two more calls before the April 2010 National Monitoring Conference (in Denver).
  • Consider recording the webinars for those unable to attend.

Potential future webinar topics:

        a) How VA uses volunteer monitoring data by James Beckley, VA DEQ.

        b) Continued discussion of Lake Michigan Monitoring Coordination Council Inventory, in collaboration with 14 monitoring groups, by John Hummer, GLC.

        c) Continued discussion of use of data and data sharing and what can the National Council do to facilitate by Chuck Spooner, EPA.

 

***The Mission of the National Council is to provide a national forum to coordinate consistent and scientifically defensible Federal, Tribal, and State water quality monitoring methods and strategies, including a framework for collaboration and comparability. Also, the National Council strives to support the creation and building of partnerships which foster collaboration among the water monitoring community, including fostering state and regional councils.***



 

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