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Upcoming September 24th NWQMC Webinar on Continuous Monitoring for Nutrients

On September 24th, The National Water Quality Monitoring Council will host a webinar entitled, “Continuous Monitoring for Nutrients: State of the Technology and State of the Science,” and featuring a presentation by Brian Pellerin of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Making water quality measurements that capture rapid changes due to storms and other events has long been a challenge for accurately measuring the sources, loads and cycling of nutrients in lakes, rivers and streams.  However, advances in in-situ sensor technology and communications over the last 10 years has revolutionized the way water quality monitoring and research can be conducted.  In particular, in-situ optical sensor measurements for nutrients such as nitrate and orthophosphate are yielding significant insights into the sources and timing of nutrient transport, as well as real-time data for decision support.  This talk will present the state of the technology for continuous monitoring of nutrients in rivers and streams and several examples from USGS studies that highlight the opportunities, challenges and importance of making comparable, high quality measurements in our Nation’s waterways.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, September 24th at 1:00 p.m. EDT (10:00 a.m. PDT).  The webinar is free and no pre-registration is required.  Please login 5 minutes early; see instructions below to join the webinar.  For additional details, please see the flyer at Webinar_14Sept24.

Webex Link: https://doilearn.webex.com/doilearn/tc (hint: may need to copy and paste link into browser).  Click on “join” next to: NWQMC: Continuous Monitoring for Nutrients: State of the Technology and State of the Science.