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The 9th New Jersey Water Monitoring Summit

November 28 and 29, 2012
Rutgers EcoComplex

Environmental Research and Extension Center
1200 Florence-Columbus Rd.
Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, in cooperation with the the New Jersey Water Monitoring Council and the Watershed Watch Network, hosted the 9th Water Monitoring Summit on Wednesday, November 28 and Thursday November 29, 2012 at the Rutgers EcoComplex in Bordentown, New Jersey.

The Summit covered topics applicable to a broad array of water monitoring and assessment programs and projects, including monitoring of all water body types - streams, large rivers, lakes, groundwater, wetlands, estuaries, and oceans. It showcased projects, tools and programs that have been developed to inform local and state planning, protection, and restoration efforts. The audience for the Summit included federal, state, interstate and local government representatives; academics; regional commissions; watershed associations; volunteers; and various other members of the water monitoring and assessment community.

This year's Summit included plenary presentations by:

  • Ellen Tarquino (USEPA Headquarters' Office of Water) - National Perspective on Water Monitoring, Use of Monitoring Information and National Aquatic Resource Surveys
  • Jeff Fischer (US Geological Survey) - Water Availability and Use: WATERSMART
  • Josh Kohut (Rutgers University's Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences) - Ocean Observing Tools Used Along the NJ Coast
  • Kathleen Walz (NJDEP Division of Parks & Forestry's Office of Natural Lands Management) - Wetlands Conditions in NJ


Click here for the Agenda and Presentations
(note: click on the presentation title or presenter's name, underlined in blue, to access the desired presentation)


Click here for the Attendees Program (Abstracts and Presenter Bios)


For more information, please contact the Department at njwatersummit@dep.state.nj.us.

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