The Maryland Water Monitoring Council held its 26th Annual Conference virtually on Thursday and Friday, December 3-4, 2020. The plenary session began at 9:00 AM and the conference adjourned at 12:00 PM each day. In addition to the plenary session, the conference included several concurrent breakout sessions, posters, and exhibitor connections.
In an examination of the world in which we currently live, one can’t help but see how interconnected the health of the environment is with the lives and health of the people living in its midst. Our 2020 theme, Clean Waters, Healthy Humans: The Environment Rx, is an exploration of that link. Concurrent sessions included Recent Advances in Stream Restoration Monitoring (Parts 1 and 2), Clean Waters, Healthy Humans, Nutrient Management in Saline Environments, Water Quality, Meeting the Goals of the Chesapeake Bay WIPs through Innovation and Hard Work!, PFAS (Per- and poly-Fluorinated Alkyl Substances): News on an Emerging Contaminant, and Data in the Time of COVID: There’s an App for That!
The morning plenary session on December 3rd featured a presentation by Dr. Rita Colwell, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University and former director of the National Science Foundation, followed by a presentation from Congressman John Sarbanes, co-chair of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Caucus and author of the No Child Left Inside Act.
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This year, we presented the 14th AnnualCarl S. Weber Award to Dan Boward in recognition of a distinguished career with the State of Maryland and his contributions to benthic macroinvertebrate monitoring, assessment, and reporting, as well as for his instrumental role in organizing the MWMC Annual Conference and workshops over a 14-year period. In addition to the traditional award, the MWMC presented the Above and Beyond Award to Andrew Sarcinello in recognition of his contributions to monitoring in coldwater streams and leadership in forming Trout Unlimited’s citizen science initiative.
The Information Management and Communication Committee is looking for new members. This committee explores existing data management procedures employed in Maryland and develops recommended procedures for data management and quality assurance. It also maintains the repository on water monitoring programs. For more information or to sign up for the next meeting, contact Najma Khokhar at email@example.com.
The Stream Restoration Committee is re-forming under the leadership of Bill Stack (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Lisa Fraley McNeal (email@example.com) from the Center for Watershed Protection. There will be announcements regarding this committee in both stream sessions at the conference and a request for issues on which to focus via the session box (e.g., the new stream protocols, TMDL’s etc.). The next quarterly meeting of this group is expected to occur in February. If you are interested in participating, please contact Bill or Lisa.
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The Maryland Water Monitoring Council held its 25th Annual Conference at the Maritime Conference Center in North Linthicum, Maryland, on Friday, December 6, 2019. The theme was The 25th Annual MWMC Conference – Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going. The conference drew about 640 registrants and included eight concurrent sessions with 81 talks, 26 posters, 28 vendors and 13 special exhibit tables. Also included were the 13th Annual Carl S. Weber Awards, the 8th Annual Student Poster Award and a Student-Professional Networking Session. A conference agenda with linked presentations can be found HERE and a full conference program with abstracts and presenter contact information can be found HERE.
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The MWMC held its 24th Annual Conference at the Maritime Conference Center, North Linthicum, Maryland, on Friday, December 7, 2018. The conference, which drew about 600 attendees, included a plenary session, eight concurrent breakout sessions, posters and a student poster session, a student-professional networking session, vendors, and exhibitor tables. A conference agenda with linked presentations can be found HERE and a full program with talk and poster abstracts can be found HERE.
The MWMC held its 23rd Annual Conference at the Maritime Conference Center, North Linthicum, Maryland, on Friday, December 8, 2017. The conference, which drew about 600 atteendes, included a plenary session, seven concurrent breakout sessions, posters and exhibitor tables. Click HERE for a conference agenda with concurrent session themes, links to talks, and a list of poster presentations. A full program with talk and poster abstracts can be found HERE.
MWMC 22nd Annual Conference - December 2, 2016.
The Maryland Water Monitoring Council held its 22nd Annual Conference at the Maritime Institute, North Linthicum, Maryland, on Friday, December 2, 2016. About 510 folks attended the event that included 59 talks, 41 poster presentations and 29 vendors and exhibitors. A full program with talk and poster abstracts can be found HERE. Presentation files are linked to the online AGENDA. Visit the MWMC Facebook Page for photos from this and past conferences.
MWMC 21st ANNUAL CONFERENCE
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MWMC 20th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
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MWMC 19th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The Maryland Water Monitoring Council held its 19th Annual Conference at the The Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies in Linthicum Heights on Thursday, December 5, 2013. The theme of the one day conference was Conserving Maryland's High Quality Waters - From Monitoring to Action. View the 2013 CONFERENCE PROGRAM
MWMC 18th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The Maryland Water Monitoring Council held its 18th Annual Conference at the Maritime Institute, North Linthicum, Maryland, on Thursday, December 6, 2012. The theme of the one day conference was What Else is in your Water? From Arsenic to Zinc. The conference addressed water quality issues beyond more conventional pollutants such as nutrients and sediments. View the 2012 CONFERENCE PROGRAM
MWMC 17th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The Maryland Water Monitoring Council held its 17th Annual Conference at the Maritime Institute, North Linthicum, on Thursday, December 1, 2011. The theme of the one day conference was Think Baywide, Act Streamside: Implementing the Chesapeake Bay TMDL. View the 2011 CONFERENCE PROGRAM
MWMC 16th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
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