California Water Quality Monitoring Collaboration Network

A statewide forum for members of the monitoring community to share ideas, successes and common concerns.

Background

The California Water Quality Monitoring Council is partnering with the Water Boards' Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program, Non-Point Source Program, and US Environmental Protection Agency to launch a monthly Webinar to support monitoring community activities.

The Water Quality Monitoring Collaboration Network (WQMCN) is a voluntary monthly Webinar that allows members of the monitoring community to network and exchange information and ideas on topic of interest. The Webinar format, content, and topics of interest will vary in response to input from participants. Sessions are planned to share technical and support tools for monitoring, assessment and reporting; to encourage discussion on common concerns like information management and program development; and to provide a forum for networking and collaboration.

It is envisioned that the Collaboration Network will help support a state framework to coordinate consistent and scientifically defensible methods and strategies for improving water quality monitoring, assessment, and reporting.

Participants

The following regional and citizen monitoring efforts currently participate in this collaborative effort

Webinars

2023 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

2023

  • 2023 California Molecular Methods Webinar Series
    What is eDNA? How are molecular methods being used to generate biological data useful for bioassessment, public health, and environmental monitoring applications? Join us for a special webinar series focused on answering these questions and more

    This webinar series is being sponsored by the California Water Quality Monitoring Council’s Molecular Methods Workgroup and the California Water Quality Monitoring Collaboration Network. Webinar recordings and materials will be made available on the Network’s website. There is no registration. Participation will be in a first come basis. However, we do not anticipate exceeding our hosting ability.

    eDNA Primer

    • Webinars will be held quasi-monthly beginning in February. Topics will include:
      • eDNA 101
        • Broad overview of methods and applications
      • eDNA for bioassessment
        • Benthic macroinvertebrates, algae
        • Fisheries stock assessment
      • eDNA for HABs
        • Freshwater and marine
      • eDNA for species surveillance
        • Invasive/endangered species
      • eDNA for human health
        • Source tracking metabarcoding
        • qPCR/ddPCR approaches for beach water quality monitoring
      • Data analysis/bioinformatics
        • Including data visualization
    • February 8, 2023

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

  • August 13, 2015 - Topic: Widespread Prevalence of Cyanobacteria & Cyanotoxins from a Variety of California Waterbodies
    • Topic Page and Agenda
    • Presentation: Test the Waters’ Digital Solutions for Data Collected by Citizen Monitors/ Volunteer Monitors of Water Quality
    • Test the Waters’ Digital Solutions for Data Collected by Citizen Monitors/ Volunteer Monitors of Water Quality by Lee Tremblay and Luke Warren
    • Presentation: Widespread Prevalence of Cyanobacteria & Cyanotoxins from a Variety of California Waterbodies
  • March 19, 2015 - Topic: Test the Waters’ Digital Solutions for Data Collected by Citizen Monitors/ Volunteer Monitors of Water Quality
  • Widespread Prevalence of Cyanobacteria & Cyanotoxins from a Variety of California Waterbodies by David A Caron, Avery O. Tatters and Meredith Howard
  • January 15, 2015 - Topic: Digital PCR, California's Source ID Manual, and US EPA tests: Developments in Microbial Source Tracking
    • Topic Page and Agenda
    • Presentation: Developments in Microbial Source Tracking: California's Source ID Manual, and US EPA Tests (pdf)
    • California's Source ID Manual, and US EPA tests: Developments in Microbial Source Tracking by Mauricio Larenas and Grace Anderson

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2012

2011

2010

2009

Resources for More Information

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