Workshop: Water Quality Modeling to Support Management Actions
September 9–10, 2008
EPA convened a 1-½ day water quality modeling workshop in Baltimore, Maryland from September 9 to 10. The targeted audience consisted of watershed planners, TMDL developers, NPDES permit writers and other water quality modeling practitioners (e.g., consultants and academia). The meeting was coordinated with a Water Environment Federation (WEF) Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) conference.
The agenda consisted of a mix of technical training sessions on key modeling approaches, presentations of relevant case studies, and an open forum of questions and answers in order to develop an approach to meet the practitioner's needs. We sought feedback on those needs that are currently being met or could be by BASINS, and how future enhancements might be incorporated to meet anticipated needs.
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List of Presentations
Tuesday, September 9
- Introduction—Michael Haire and Jim Carleton, U.S. EPA (not available)
- Keynote Address: "The role of computer modeling in the management of State water quality: 'The good, the bad and the ugly'"—Dr. Robert Summers, Deputy Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment (not available)
- Water Quality Modeling from the States' Perspective—Lori Belangia, Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators (ASIWPCA), and Michael Haire, U.S. EPA (not available)
- State Case Studies
- North Carolina's Neuse River—Kathy Stecker, North Carolina Division of Water Quality (not available)
- Watershed-Level Optimization of BMP Selection for Cost-Effective Pollutant Load Reduction in the Lower Fox River Basin and Green Bay, Wisconsin—Laura Blake, The Cadmus Group, Inc.
- The Development of Nutrient/BOD TMDLs for the Anacostia River—Ross Mandel, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
- Connecticut River Study: Model-Supported Evaluation of Potential Nitrogen Reduction Strategies—Dr. Barry Evans, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, Pennsylvania State University
- The Beaver Creek and Grand Lake St. Marys Watershed TMDL Using the Load Duration Curve—Trinka Mount, Ohio EPA, Division of Surface Water
Wednesday, September 10
- State Case Studies, (continued)
- Linking SWMM to HSPF to Simulate Canal Drainage in Florida—Tom Jobes, St. Johnís River Water Management District
- Use of Qual2k with Estimates from HSPF to Predict Temperature Improvements during Restored Baseflows in the Bear-Evans Watershed—Sinang Lee, Washington State Department of Ecology
- Water Quality Modeling from EPA's Perspective—Jim Carleton, U.S. EPA, and Tim Wool, U.S. EPA Region 4
- Current Development of EPA Water Quality Models and Environmental Data in BASINS—Jack Kittle and Paul Duda, AQUA TERRA Consultants, Inc.