june, 2018

04junAll Day05Austin - Fundamentals of Developing a Water Quality Monitoring Plan

Event Details

Fundamentals of Developing a Water Quality Monitoring Plan

June 4-5, 2018
9 am – 5 pm and 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
12100 Park 35 Circle, Bldg. B 201
Austin, Texas 78753 (map)

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The workshop will provide water professionals with tools to develop and implement a surface water quality monitoring program and will cover surface water quality monitoring for watershed characterization,  evaluation of water quality improvements as well as BMP effectiveness from implementation activities. Through presentations and case studies will provide participants with an understanding of what monitoring is needed for watershed protection planning. Participants will learn about inventorying existing resources, selecting monitoring design, stormwater sampling and considerations to build a successful monitoring plan. This course also includes hands on experience with creating a monitoring plan and equipment demonstrations.

Training topics include:

  • Data quality objectives
  • Identifying available data
  • Determining data gaps and needs
  • Monitoring plan development to meet data quality objectives and support modeling
  • Selecting monitoring types, locations, equipment and laboratory analysis
  • Obtaining stakeholder input
  • Quality Assurance
  • Workshop portion for collaboratively creating monitoring plans


june 4 (Monday) - 5 (Tuesday)