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1 C & O Workgroup Breakout February 3, 2011 Cathy Tate, Jeff Schloss, and Conference Planning Committee

2 Strategic Workplan for 2011 Primary Goals 1. Web Seminars 2. Council Blog for feedback 3. Newsletter (Spring 2011) 4. Calling card 5. Refine online "How to” tool kit for state, regional, and tribal councils a. Create new power point presentations b. Produce model analysis (or matrix) of water monitoring councils 6. Plan for 8th National Monitoring Council in Portland, Oregon

3 “National Water Monitoring News” An Online Newsletter for the Water Monitoring Community April 11, 2011 – target date for 3 rd Edition Articles with photos due February 25, 2011 Send to Editorial Board Cathy Tate, John Hummer, Alice Mayio, Dan Sullivan, Wendy Norton,

4 “National Water Monitoring News” Ideas for articles for next newsletter National Council Highlights NWQMC/GOMA joint meeting – Highlight? Council Transitions Outgoing members – thanks to Dave Wunsch, Dave Tucker? New Council members – Derric Iles, State Geologist of South Dakota is the AASG representative Michael Eberle, Forest Service, National Surface Water Program Leader Save the Date – 2012 National Monitoring Conference/River Rally Web Seminars – update, Cathy Tate (send idea)

5 “National Water Monitoring News” Ideas for articles for next newsletter Collaboration through Partnerships Federal Water Smart? Check USGS highlights Regional Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) – Dan Sullivan CDC - Harmful algal blooms –Oregon – example Curtis Cude

6 “National Water Monitoring News” Ideas for articles for next newsletter Collaboration through Partnerships Spotlight on a Council State/Volunteer Monitoring The Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) release 2010 Comprehensive Monitoring and Assessment Strategy to Protect and Restore Californias Water Quality or Annoncement Monitoring on the Monongahela River – Dave Saville, Outreach Coordinator, West Virginia Water Research Institute, West VA Univ. Volunteer Monitoring for Upper Monongahela River Association -- Duane Nichols

7 “National Water Monitoring News” Ideas for articles for next newsletter Collaboration through Partnerships Volunteer Monitoring Tribal Monitoring Maine Rivers – Nutrient reduction Great Lakes – Regional water quality sampling in relation to wild rice and human health Nebraska – Winnebago shallow ground water quality characterization

8 “National Water Monitoring News” Ideas for articles for next newsletter Workgroup updates Aquatic Sensors? Water Information Strategies? Methods Board? Subcommittee on groundwater – Wendy talk to Bill Cunningham Update on reference site network? New Tools and technology Diatoms of the U.S. – Sarah Spaulding NEMI-ACT web portal update? WQX – new development with others -- future plans

9 “National Water Monitoring News” Ideas for articles for next newsletter National Monitoring Networks Articles of Interest Invasive species Asian Carp – Mississippi River/ Great Lakes separation Spartina – collaborative effort, tribes, vol. groups, state, cities etc., Nutrients – Conference Barb Horn/Jeff Ostermiller Rocky Mtn Region Announcements? National Academy review of NAWQS Cycle 3 plan.

10 Expand communication with other Councils and partners in monitoring – Council “calling card”

11 Refine online "How to” tool kit for state, regional, and tribal councils Create/Update power point presentations: Still need a lead this effort! The next person who is late for main session will lead this effort!

12 Refine online "How to” tool kit for state, regional, and tribal councils Produce model analysis (or matrix) of water monitoring councils Team includes Barb Horn (lead), Jody Arthur, Alice Mayio, and David Fuller Constructed a survey Content approved by C&O workgroup Send to monitoring communities

13 8 th National Monitoring Conference Where: Portland, Oregon When: April 30 – May 4, 2012 (ends mid-day on Friday) With Who: National River Rally, May 4 - 7, 2012 (begins Friday evening); River Network national meeting Overlap Day – (Ice Breaker Thurs evening and Friday May 4 th USEPA Conference support: Alice Mayio is working on contract for organizing and producing conference program.

14 8 th National Monitoring Conference Logistics: Update from Jeff Schloss Jeff Schloss – going to Portland in Feb Contacted Portland Oregon Visitor Association RFP in River Network is in Doubletree Hotel Council will probably take 2 hotel blocks Try to get comparable hotel rates to River Network (Gov’t) Possibly 8 x 10’ for booths instaed of 10x10 if not in Convention Center. Program Logistics Council Friday morning program River Network –take over Friday afternoon program

15 8 th National Monitoring Conference Program Logistics Program track interest both groups on Thursday and Friday Maybe “Meet and greet” Social mixer on Thursday – Cruise? [River Keeper – Travis Williams presentation local monitoring activities?] Council Friday morning program (overlap emphasis) through lunch River Network –facilities on Friday afternoon program, workshops, mentoring sessions through to dinner Council field trips/training (Monday pre-conference; Friday post-conference)

16 National Water Quality Monitoring Council 8 th National Monitoring Conference Council Input/Participation Needed: Leading Themes for Conference Doing less with more through adaptive management and collaborative consortia: A new paradigm of leveraging! One Resource – One Effort – One Future From Coast to Coast: One Resource – One Effort – One Future Monitoring: the foundation for effective water quality management

17 Conference Subcommittees Program committee NWQMC/River Rally overlap committee Local Planning Committee Plenary Committee Workshops/Panels/Extended Sessions Committee Awards Committee Sponsors/Exhibitors Committee Conference Volunteers (people helping at the meeting)

18 Conference Planning Committee Jeff Schloss, NALMS Greg Pettit, Oregon DEP (Local planning team), Alice Mayio, EPA, conference lead Cathy Tate, USGS, conference lead Pixie Hamilton, Co-Chair Susan Holdsworth, Co-Chair Wendy Norton, USGS Barb Horn, Volunteer Monitoring Subcommittee Leads

19 Local Planning Committee Greg Pettit, Oregon DEP (Lead) Steward Rounds, USGS in Oregon Tribal Rep ? Duanne Linnertz, City of Portland David Gilbey, Oregon Water Resource Association Greg Sieglitz Oregon Water Enhance Board Curtis Cude, Oregon Health Guy Deb Marriott, Lower Columbia River Estuary Program Katherine Luscher, River Network

20 NWQMC/River Rally overlap subcommittee Members: Katherine Luscher (River Network), Cathy Tate, Alice Mayio, Greg Pettit, Aaron Boriesenko, Steve Hanson, Barb Horn, Jeff Schloss, Danielle Donkersloot, Tribal Rep? Purpose: Develop program of interest to both groups on May 4 th Theme: One Resource – One Effort – One Future What subcommittee is up to: Expect a Survey asking you “What would you like to get out of a day of overlap of the National Monitoring Conference and River Rally?”

21 Program committee – set agenda Reviews and categorizes abstracts into tracks and working with program planning service provider Selects for presentations and posters Finds moderators Work with Workshops/panel/extended session committee

22 Program committee – members Jeff Schloss, NALMS Greg Pettit, Oregon Department Env. Quality(Local planning team) Alice Mayio, EPA Cathy Tate, USGS Sarah Lehmann EPA, NARS Dave Mueller, USGS OWQ, Gary Rowe, USGS NAWQA Dave Fuller, Tribal rep NOAA – Rep? Susan Holdsworth/Pixie Hamilton Barb Horn, Volunteer Monitoring Rep Plus others

23 Plenary subcommittee Potential Plenary Speakers: Eric Quaempts– Tribe: Integration of environmental programs into traditional knowledge (http://www.oregonplanninginstitute.com/web%20Bio-Sketch%20fo%20OPI_2.pdf) Governor – John Kitzhaber, OR For sake of the Salmon (Secretary of State and Legislator - Bill Bradbury) DOI Ken Salazar or Former Washington Governor, currently Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke - NOAA ) Jane Lubchenko, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator Members: Pixie Hamilton Wendy Norton Greg Pettit Susan Holdsworth Katherine Luscher/Barb Horn

24 Workshops/Panels/Extended Sessions Committee Purpose: Work with program committee to review proposals and set up workshops, etc., Members: Dan Sullivan, USGS Jeff Schloss, NALMS Others??

25 Awards Committee Awards: Elizabeth Fellows, Vision Award (modify criteria for Barry Long Award?), or separate Barry Long award, Local Award (optional) Charge: Solicit the nominations for awards Determine criteria for New Barry Long Award Members: Pixie Hamilton, USGS Gary Rosenlieb

26 Sponsors/Exhibitors Committee Potential Sponsors Oregon State University, $ or in kind City of Portland, $ Membership: Sara Unz, NALMS Others???

27 How planning will work Decide on subcommittee membership Choose subcommittee chair and co-chairs if necessary Set committee conference call schedule Subcommittee report given during Conference Planning Committee Calls

28 Timeline for Conference Planning Activities 2011 Jan 2011: Start work on "Save the Date" announcement February 3, 2011: Subcommittees begin work! Issue by March 1, 2011: Issue "Save the Date" announcement March/April – Develop subthemes for Call for Abstracts May 15, 2011: Issue Call for Abstracts, Online abstract system open Sept 23, 2011: Abstract and workshop/panel/etc., Submittal Deadline (Pixie Hamilton sorted into categories Sept 26 th ) Oct – Dec 2011: Evaluation and Selection of Abstracts for oral and poster presentations, workshops/panels, etc.,

29 Timeline for Conference Planning Activities 2012 Jan 15, 2012: Notification of Speakers Jan 2012: Rollout registration website Jan 2012: Finalize conference agenda including details regarding plenary speakers, field trips, short courses, workshops, offsite reception, etc., Mar 2012: Work with presenters/moderators/vendors and finalize conference structure/agenda April 30 – May 4, 2012: Hold NWQMC Conference After conference: Drink lots of wine!

30 Past NWQMC Conferences 2010: Monitoring from the Summit to the Sea (Denver, CO) 2008: Monitoring: Key to Understanding our Waters (Atlantic City, NJ) 2006: Monitoring Networks: Connecting for Clean Water (San Jose, CA) 2004: Building and Sustaining Successful Monitoring Programs (Chattanooga, TN) 2002: Building a Framework for the Future (Madison, WI) 2000: Monitoring for the Millennium (Austin, TX) 1998: Monitoring: Critical Foundations to Protect our Waters (Reno, NV)


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