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Watershed Technical Workgroup

Scope and Purpose

The charge of the cross-sector Watershed Technical Workgroup is to provide a forum for communication and discussion between and among the jurisdictions and other CBP participants on technical issues related to Best Management Practices (BMPs), Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model processes, and management strategy development and implementation.  Functions include:

• Support the Water Quality Goal Implementation Team (WQGIT) and the greater Bay Program partners in implementing management strategies to achieve the nutrient and sediment reductions necessary to restore the Bay.

• Review and approve the recommended BMP definitions and efficiencies from source workgroups and local jurisdictions, in collaboration with the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) and WQGIT workgroups.  Ensure that BMPs are consistent across sectors.

• Review and approve how BMPs are simulated in the Watershed Model to ensure that the assumptions accurately reflect real world conditions and are consistent and equitable between the different sectors. 

• Review and approve how BMPs are tracked and reported by CBP partner jurisdictions and agencies for use in the Watershed Model to ensure that the assumptions accurately reflect real world conditions and are consistent and equitable between the different sectors. 

• Provide technical review & recommendations to the CBP Modeling team on Watershed Model Processes and input data. 

• Review and/or assess scoping scenarios, as needed.


  • Ted Tesler (Chair), Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Matt Johnston (Coordinator), University of Maryland
  • Jeremy Hanson (Staff), Chesapeake Research Consortium

  • Mark Bennett, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Sheila Besse, District of Columbia Department of the Environment (DDOE)
  • Bryan Bloch, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
  • Chris Brosch, Virginia Tech Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
  • Lee Currey, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Steve Gladding, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Normand Goulet, Northern Virginia Regional Commission
  • Alana Hartman, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
  • Beth Horsey, Maryland Department of Agriculture
  • Bill Keeling, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • Jason Keppler, Maryland Department of Agriculture
  • Sarah Lane, University of Maryland Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Lewis Linker, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sucharith Ravi, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)
  • Bo Reiley, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Gregorio Sandi, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Gary Shenk, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Jeff Sweeney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Jen Walls, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
  • Kristy Woodall, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Upcoming Events

    Watershed Technical Workgroup conference call, August 2014

    Location

    Date / Time:

    August 7, 2014
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    Details:

    Monthly conference call for the Watershed Technical Workgroup. Materials to be added as they become available. Contact Jeremy Hanson (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) with questions.

    Call-in number: 866.299.3188, code: 267.5715
    Adobe Connect: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/wtwg/


Watershed Technical Workgroup conference call, September 2014

Location

Date / Time:

September 4, 2014
10:00am - 12:00pm

Details:

Monthly conference call for the Watershed Technical Workgroup. Materials to be added as they become available. Contact Jeremy Hanson (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) with questions.

Call-in number: 866.299.3188, code: 267.5715
Adobe Connect: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/wtwg/


Past Meetings & Events



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