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Webinar on Reducing Heat Pollution

Posted on Monday, July 20th, 2020 | Posted in News

Approaches to Temperature TMDLs

Warming rivers threaten ecosystems and wildlifeTrout, salmon, and other economically and culturally important species depend on cold water to survive and reproduce. A growing number of states are developing plans to address the human activities at the root of this warming: deforestation, urbanization, industrial activities, agricultural practicesand climate change 

On August 11 at 2pm EDT, NEIWPCC’s National 303(d)/TMDL Webinar Series will present a webinar on temperature TMDLs. Jonathan Leiman and Anna Kasko of the Maryland Department of the Environment will discuss their process for developing temperature TMDLs, from monitoring to modeling to implementation. Laurie Mann and Ben Cope of EPA Region 10 will also share their work to address temperature impairments using TMDLs across the Pacific Northwest 

Register online for the webinar, which is free and open to the public.  The webinar will be recorded and will be available online for those who cannot join on August 11. 

Since 2016, NEIWPCC, through a grant from the EPA, has hosted a series of informational webinars for state, territorial, and tribal program staff working on pollution budgets in impaired waterways under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act.  

The webinars have featured presentations from a diverse array of experts on topics ranging from modeling tools to media relations skills. All previous webinar recordings, presentations, and supporting material are available in our archives. To propose a topic for a future webinar, submit an abstract here or contact Emma Gildesgame with ideas.  

Please contact Emma Gildesgame with any questions or comments.

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