As Congress debates federal activities and funding for water-quality protection and restoration efforts, it is critical to know how conditions are actually changing over time and to understand why changes have occurred. Have governmental actions been effective or are other influences causing the changes? For example, from NAWQA monitoring, we now know that nitrate loadings from the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico increased 14 percent from 1980 to 2010 despite extensive efforts to improve and expand the use of urban and agricultural management
|Regional Assessments of Nutrient Sources and |
Transport to Streams, Reservoirs, and Estuaries
The briefing will also include information about efforts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) to trace the health of the Nation’s valuable estuaries and will explain how information learned from NAWQA’s monitoring and assessments make estuarine protection more effective.
- Alan Vicory, Principal, Stantec Consulting and Chair, WEF Government Affairs Committee, Moderator
- Lori Sprague, NAWQA Surface-Water Trends Coordinator
- Suzanne Bricker, NOAA Coastal and Oceanographical Assessment Status and Trends Branch
This briefing is held in cooperation with the USGS Office of Water Quality and the National Water-Quality Assessment Program and is free and open to the public.
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