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Water Quality | 303(d)/TMDL National Webinar Series

NEIWPCC, through a grant from EPA, is hosting a series of informational national webinars from 2016-2020 on key topics for state, territory, and tribal 303(d) and TMDL programs, as well as other non-governmental stakeholders when appropriate. The series of informational webinars begins with two webinars in FY 2016, followed by up to four webinars per year in the subsequent years of the grant.

NEIWPCC has coordinated with ACWA's Watersheds Committee to identify a list of potential webinar topics, and convenes a planning team of state and EPA staff to discuss topics and framework for future webinars to make the series as valuable as possible to our target audiences.

Archives from past webinars are listed below. For additional information about this project, contact Jasper Hobbs.


Building Consensus for Better Water Quality Outcomes

Drawing on his experience working with multiple stakeholders, Dr. Frank Dukes offers best practices for engaging stakeholders and communities while working on water quality issues. This webinar includes these topics, as well as a very informative Q&A Session:

Frank Dukes worked as a mediator on his first water quality case in 1990. He has served as a consultant, process designer, mediator, and facilitator on many water quality challenges since then, including several TMDL implementation plans.

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Modeling Applications to Integrate TMDLs and Permitted MS4s

How can TMDLs be integrated into stormwater planning? How can MS4s numerically demonstrate progress to meeting WLAs? How can regulatory agencies objectively assess the pollution control accomplishments of MS4s? This webinar covered case studies of municipalities in Wisconsin that serve as examples of how to use a dovetailed watershed- and municipal-scale modeling approach to determine pollutant loading and then address implementation needs and considerations. The presentation was tailored to address the variability of MS4s around the country.

The presentation covered:

The session was co-presented by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Brown and Caldwell, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Our presenters each have over 20 years of experience working nationally on watershed and municipal water issues.

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