Maryland Water Monitoring Council Annual Roundtable

Maryland Water Monitoring Council

Annual Roundtable

The Maryland Water Monitoring Council organizes the Maryland Streams Roundtable to foster collaboration and cooperation among the many and varied groups sampling streams throughout Maryland. This gathering provides an excellent opportunity to learn where monitoring is being done and what's being sampled. The Roundtable is intended for professionals, non-profit organizations, and academic institutions monitoring streams. It serves as an opportunity for agencies, academic institutions, and groups to share what and where sampling will be done every year.


Tenth Annual Stream Monitoring Roundtable

The Tenth Annual Stream Monitoring Roundtable was held at the USGS Water Science Center on February 10, 2017. About 53 people attended and there were 23 presentations by staff from agencies, consulting firms, academic institutions and NGOs. Tom Jordan (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center) provided a very enlightening lunchtime presentation on 40 years of nutrient monitoring in local Anne Arundel County streams.

Click HERE for an agenda with links to presentation. 

The map below was generated for the 2017 Roundtable. It will remain online and may be used to locate areas of overlap and identify potential opportunities for collaboration.

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The Water Science Center has plenty of free parking. Registrants are on their own for lunch but drinks will be provided by Maryland Water Monitoring Council.


Ninth Annual Maryland Stream Monitoring Roundtable

The 9th Annual Maryland Stream Monitoring Roundtable took place on February 19, 2016 at the USGS Water Science Center in Catonsville. There were 46 in attendance. Mary Kay Foley, the Center's Director, kicked off the gathering by welcoming all. During lunch, Steve Harrison and Ian Smith (UMCES) discussed a new effort to monitor the effectiveness of several stream restoration projects and Michael Williams (SERC) focused on a restoration project in the Rock Creek Watershed. There were 24 presentations. Andy Becker (KCI) and Matt Stover (MDE) collaborated to produce an online map of all submitted point data for 2016 monitoring. This map (below) was used to locate areas of overlap and identify potential opportunities for collaboration. The map will be updated annually. Here is the 2016 agenda. Click on a title to view the presentation.