Apr. 20, 2017 Meridian Institute

Webinar: Using Advanced Water Quality Monitoring Technologies to Address Water Pollution

Using Advanced Water Quality Monitoring Technologies to Address Water Pollution

May 5, 2017

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST

Hosted by Meridian Institute in collaboration with Pisces Foundation


What will be covered?

From satellite remote sensing to citizen science crowdsourcing, emerging data collection technologies hold the potential to transform how a variety of stakeholders confront water pollution challenges and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of conservation and restoration interventions. The 1.5-hour webinar will consist of a series of talks by leading experts from academia, government and the non-governmental (NGO) sector highlighting the capabilities of an array of advanced water quality monitoring technologies. Participants will gain greater understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with generating actionable water quality information using such technologies.


Who should attend? 

o   Water quality practitioners from NGOs, government agencies, water utilities, or consulting firms

o   Funders interested in emerging water quality monitoring technologies

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Who is speaking? 

o   Dr. Robert Shuchman, Michigan Tech Research Institute: Technologies for Multi-Layered Water Quality Data Gathering

o   Dr. Erin Hestir, N.C. State University and Dr. Erin Urquhart, U.S. EPA: Current Capabilities and Limitations of Remote Sensing for Water Quality and Related Land Use Monitoring

o   Jeff Allenby, Chesapeake Conservancy: Using Land Cover Mapping to Address Sources of Water Pollution in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

o   Hilary Snook, U.S. EPA Region 1: Emerging Tools for Detecting Harmful Algal Blooms – Cyanobacteria Collaborative Monitoring Network

o   Dr. Blake Schaeffer, U.S. EPA: Emerging Tools for Detecting Harmful Algal Blooms  – Cyanobacteria Assessment Network (CyAn) Project


How do I register?

Please register at: You will receive an agenda in advance of the webinar.
Please contact Liz Duxbury at Meridian Institute ( or 970.296.3057) with any questions about registration.