The briefing will run from 10 – 11:30 AM (including time for questions and answers), and will be held in the House Transportation and Infrastructure hearing room (2167 Rayburn House Office Building).
At the briefing, USGS will describe the information available through these models and a new NAWQA online decision support system based on them. The system can be used by anyone to access this important information for any stream reach or geographical area. It can also be used to evaluate various nutrient reduction options that target one or multiple sources and predict the resulting water quality improvement. This capability makes it an excellent tool to help local, state, and national decision makers design efficient, cost-effective nutrient reduction strategies for any area of the country.
Also at the briefing, officials from Minnesota and Tennessee will describe how their states are using these and other models to reduce excessive nutrients and the essential relationship between ongoing water-quality monitoring and accurate, effective models.
Speakers at the briefing will include:
- Alan Vicory, Executive Director of the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, moderator
- Steve Preston, USGS NAWQA Hydrologic Systems Team
- Saya Qualls, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Water Pollution Control.
- Wayne Anderson, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency