Natural Resources Training Program

Fundamentals of Developing a Water Quality Monitoring Plan

October 23-24, 2012

Course Location

USDA ARS Facility
808 East Blackland Road
Temple, Texas 76502 (map)

The workshop will cover monitoring for (1) watershed characterization and (2) evaluation of water quality improvements and BMP effectiveness from implementation activities. 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
  • Developing QAPPs for monitoring and acquiring data
  • Workshop portion for collaboratively creating monitoring plans

Registration fee includes course materials and a certificate of completion. Continuing education units (CEUs) will be provided upon course completion.


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