Water quality standards are the building blocks to developing projects that restore and protect high value rivers, lakes and wetlands…
This is 101- level training and is suitable for:
- Watershed Organizations
- Land Trusts
- Tribal governments
- Wildlife Groups
- Municipality staffers
Water quality standards establish the uses we make or want to make of our rivers (from swimming to tourism to salmon habitat to hydropower) and set limits for pollutants and other parameters necessary to make rivers safe for the uses a community identifies as important and necessary.
Save your spot! February 15, 2012, 8am Alaska Time RSVP online at www.rivernetwork.org/forms/river-network-webinar-RSVP.
What you will learn?
- The basic components of standards – designated uses, water quality criteria, and the antidegradation policy – and how they can be used to protect your rivers.
- Mechanisms for public input and influence in standards development.
- Where to find your own state’s water quality standards, and how to navigate within them.
- Opportunities for improving standards in your state and around the region – from nutrient pollution control to biocriteria development