Program

All times EDT
Agenda subject to change

Updated 26 February 2021

Monday, April 19, 2021

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Extended Sessions

Workshop: Introduction to Weighted Regressions on Time, Discharge and Season (WRTDS) and the EGRET R-package, for analysis of surface water quality data

Workshop: NMC Transform Your Hidden Racial Bias Workshop

Panel Discussion: Protecting Water Resources, Conserving Aquatic Species, and Educating People through Testing and Implementing Monitoring of Forestry Best Management Practices

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Break
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Extended Sessions

Workshop: NADA2: A Full Suite of Data Analysis Methods for Nondetects

Workshop: NMC Transform Your Hidden Racial Bias Workshop (continued)

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Extended Sessions

Workshop: New capabilities of the EGRET R-package, for analysis of surface water quality data using WRTDS

Workshop: NMC Transform Your Hidden Racial Bias Workshop (continued)

Panel Discussion: Performing Clean Water Act Assessments More Efficiently Using Sharable Code

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Break
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Evening Plenary
Other Events
(various times)
Geographic Meet and Greet by EPA Region

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

10:00 am – 10:30 am Yoga

Coffee Club

10:30 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Plenary/Logistics
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Break
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Real-time Sessions

DNA-based aquatic ecosystem monitoring: past, present, and future

Lake and streamflow hydro-alteration: monitoring effects on ecological and biointegrity

Innovative and expanding collaborations between agencies and universities

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Real-time Sessions

Identifying and Protecting our High-Quality Waters

Monitoring Coastal Acidification in Estuaries

Local, State, and Regional Uses of Community Collected Data

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Break
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Real-time Sessions

Improvements to and Applications of Coastal Monitoring Data and Approaches

Climatic drivers of long-term trends in regional ambient water quality

Making all data matter: incorporating citizen science into decision making for improved water quality

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Break
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Virtual Exhibition Happy Hour
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Volunteer Monitoring Meeting/Additional networking

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

10:00 am – 10:30 am Yoga

Coffee Club

10:30 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Networking Block
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Break
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Real-time Sessions

Our aquatic ecosystems:  how can we better assess and manage them in an integrated way

Using Big Data to Answer National- and Regional-Scale Water Quality Questions

Continuous Conundrum – Using Continuous Data in Water Quality Assessments

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Real-time Sessions

Historical changes in water quality: Scale and methodological insights and experiences across the US

Progress on Water Data Sharing: The Internet of Water and Related Approaches

Continuous Monitoring of Fluorescence-Based Water-Quality Parameters: Recent Examples from a Variety of Aquatic Systems

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Break
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Real-time Sessions

Monitoring and modeling water quality in the Delaware River Basin

The Monitoring and Assessment Data Life Cycle

Next-generation water-quality network operation and methods development: tools and best practices

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Break
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Poster Happy Hour
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Young Professionals Mingle

 

Thursday, April 22, 2021

10:00 am – 10:30 am Yoga

Coffee Club

10:30 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Real-time Sessions

Building Credibility in Community-based Monitoring Programs

Assessing and evaluating practices and approaches to address resource extraction and Acid Mine Drainage

Advances in Harmful Algae Bloom Monitoring, Prediction, and Forecasting

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Break
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Real-time Sessions

Regional Monitoring Programs in an Era of Shifting Baselines

Assessing and evaluating practices and approaches to address urban NPS pollution

Harmful Algal Blooms

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Real-time Sessions

Regional and national monitoring of status and trends in groundwater quality

Integrative Lake and Watershed Management

Harmful Algal Blooms

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Break
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Plenary , Awards, and Closing Remarks

 

Friday, April 23, 2021

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Extended Sessions

Panel Discussion: Coordinated Monitoring Partnerships in the Greater New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary—An expanded look at shared goals and outcomes

JEDI Networking Block

Workshop: Water Quality eXchange & Water Quality Portal Training

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Break
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Extended Sessions

Panel Discussion: Evaluating potential biological effects of chemicals detected in multiple environmental media using ToxCast high-throughput screening results

Workshop: Interpretation and communication techniques for monitoring data

Workshop: NMC Transform Your Hidden Racial Bias Workshop (continued from Monday)

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Extended Sessions

Workshop: Chiques Creek Watershed Report Card – Case Study for a data-driven approach to project prioritization

Panel Discussion: DNA Data Acceptability Criteria for Biological Condition Assessments

End of Conference