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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
  • David Wood (Staff), Chesapeake Research Consortium

  • Mark Bennett, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Sheila Besse, District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)
  • 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, September 2015

    Location

    Conference Call

    Date / Time:

    September 3, 2015
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    Details:

    This is the monthly conference call for the Watershed Technical Workgroup. Agenda and materials will be posted when they are available. Please contact David Wood (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) for more information.

    Conference Line: 866-299-3188
    Code: 2675715
    Adobe Connect: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/wtwg/

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Open Session: Impervious Cover Disconnection Expert Panel

Location

Joe Macknis Memorial Conference Room

Date / Time:

September 15, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Details:

Public session for the Impervious Cover Disconnection expert panel.

All participants are encouraged to RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/p1uSZA7L8E

Interested stakeholders are welcome to present relevant data or experiences to the panelists. Presentations will be limited to 10 minutes followed by 5 minutes of Q&A and discussion. Due to limited space on the agenda, presentations will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. If interested in presenting, RSVP using the link above and identify yourself as a presenter no later than September 9. Presentations must be provided to Jeremy Hanson (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) by COB September 9. Please note all presentations will be posted to this online calendar entry.

Webinar & Audio Info
Log-in instructions: Shortly before the meeting begins, you can join the webinar here: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/bmpassessment/

Enter as a guest, using your name and affiliation when prompted (e.g., Jane Doe, Chesapeake Bay Program). Use your affiliation for groups of multiple people watching in the same room (e.g., Chesapeake Bay Program).

Audio will be through your computer, so please ensure you have speakers or headphones to listen. Check your computer audio settings to see if your audio is muted.

All webinar participants will be muted and must use the Chat box to ask questions.

If you have not used Adobe Connect for Chesapeake Bay Program meetings in the past, it is recommended that you test your connection and software prior to the webinar: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Meeting objectives:
--Provide context on this BMP review for impervious cover disconnection to stakeholders and expert panel members.
--Provide input to the panel in the form of presentations or discussion that will help inform their evaluation of water quality benefits – specifically nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment reductions – associated with the disconnection of impervious surfaces in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The input requested may address, but is not limited to: data, policy and regulations, experiences with implementation, or tracking and reporting the practices for application toward nutrient and sediment reduction targets.

Experiencing Adobe Connect issues?
It is recommended that you test your connection and software prior to the webinar: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
If you are unable to hear audio after the webinar begins, please double-check your computer audio settings, speakers or headphones to ensure your audio is not muted.

Parking for in-person attendees
There is ample free street parking available in the surrounding area, but allow for extra time to park and walk one or more blocks (extra 10 minutes). Obey posted signs, fire lanes or other restrictions. Paid parking is available on-site at the City Marina for $3/hr or $20/day maximum.

Entering the conference room
The conference room (Suite 117) is located in the green building at the City Marina (410 Severn Avenue). The doors automatically lock and cannot be propped open or unlocked. If nobody is there to let you in you can ask for assistance at the front desk in Suite 112, which is not locked.
Other questions? Contact Jeremy Hanson: 410-267-5753, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Watershed Technical Workgroup Conference Call, October 2015

Location

Conference Call

Date / Time:

October 1, 2015
10:00am - 12:00pm

Details:

This is the monthly conference call for the Watershed Technical Workgroup. Agenda and materials will be posted when they are available. Please contact David Wood (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) for more information.

Conference Line: 866-299-3188
Code: 2675715
Adobe Connect: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/wtwg/


Watershed Technical Workgroup Conference Call, November 2015

Location

Conference Call

Date / Time:

November 5, 2015
10:00am - 12:00pm

Details:

This is the monthly conference call for the Watershed Technical Workgroup. Agenda and materials will be posted when they are available. Please contact David Wood (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) for more information.

Conference Line: 866-299-3188
Code: 2675715
Adobe Connect: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/wtwg/


Past Meetings & Events



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