Posted 1 week, 3 days ago
[Webcast] The Impervious Cover Model: Revisited
The Impervious Cover Model was developed nearly 25 years ago as a relatively easy way to organize urban stream science and a tool to improve urban watershed management. In this webcast, Tom Schueler (Chesapeake Stormwater Network) will review what the latest science tells us about the strengths and weaknesses of the impervious cover model. Tom will also describe recent trends in how the ICM model has been adapted for use in local watershed mapping, planning and management efforts.
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Posted 7 months, 3 weeks ago
[Webcast]: Why Watersheds Matter
In these uncertain watershed times, it is important to take a step back and remind ourselves about the reasons that urban watersheds matter in our communities, what we can expect to happen to them in the coming years and how we can all practice better personal stewardship in our home watersheds. Join Tom Schueler of the Chesapeake Stormwater Network as he makes a persuasive case about why urban watersheds matter, presents peerless future watershed forecasts, and outlines some painless steps you can make to a watershed difference. This interactive webcast will provide abundant time for everyone to add their voice to this important watershed conversation.
Posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Cast Your Vote for the Best Urban BMP in the Bay
Each year, the Chesapeake Stormwater Network grants the Best Urban BMP in the Bay Award (BUBBA) to leaders in the field who are using new and innovative techniques for facing the challenges of stormwater management.
To determine the winner of this year’s BUBBA, our esteemed panel of jurors have selected one finalist from each of our 8 project categories. Now it is up to you all to help determine who will take home the Grand Prize!
Please show our finalists some love by reviewing all of their amazing projects, then casting your vote for whichever you think is most deserving of the title “2017’s Best Urban BMP in the Bay.”
Check out the all of the projects here.
Cast your vote here.
Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership’s Climate Change Webinar
This webinar, hosted by the STAR Team’s Modeling Workgroup and Climate Resiliency Workgroup Co-Chairs and Coordinators, will discuss recent climate change analyses for sea level rise projections, projected changes in water column temperatures, estimates for tidal wetland inundation, and the changes in the climatology and hydrology in the watershed. These analyses will help inform future Partnership policy decisions on if, when, and how to factor climate change considerations into the jurisdictions’ Phase III WIPs. This webinar is in preparation for the October 24-25, 2016 WQGIT meeting. For more information and to access the webinar, please visit the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Calendar Page.
Calendar Page: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/calendar/event/24332/
Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership’s Conowingo Dam and Reservoir Webinar
This webinar will be hosted by a team of Conowingo experts, convened by the STAR Team and its Modeling Workgroup, and will discuss the lower Susquehanna River watershed and Conowingo Dam and Reservoir monitoring trends and early model scenario results to more fully understand the impacts to Chesapeake Bay water quality changes from the loss of the Dam’s trapping capacity. A presentation from the Modeling Workgroup on the proposed further assessment of Bay water quality impacts from Conowingo infill using the Partnership’s Phase 6 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model and Chesapeake Bay Water Quality/Sediment Transport Model. This combination of enhanced modeling capability and explanation of long term monitoring trends will help inform upcoming Partnership decisions on Phase III WIP planning targets and expectations to offset additional loads from Conowingo Dam. This webinar is in preparation for the October 24-25, 2016 WQGIT meeting. For more information and to access the webinar, please visit the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Calendar Page.
Calendar Page: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/calendar/event/24340/
Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership’s Phase 6 Land Use Webinar
This is a webinar by the WQGIT’s Land Use Workgroup Chair and Coordinator on the rolling review of the Phase 6 land use dataset, including the overall schedule of when state and local jurisdictions can expect to receive their specific datasets and the tools available to assist them in their review. The main portion of the webinar will cover how the new high-resolution land use data, which incorporates data submitted to the Bay Program by a number of local governments, was produced and how it will be used in the model. The webinar will address how local governments can review the data and how the Bay Program will respond to comments received. To ensure that the CBP has accurately interpreted local land use and parcel data, the CBP is seeking local and external review of these final land use datasets. This review process is open to all interested parties, but it is especially intended for local governments to participate in it. For more information and to access the webinar, please visit the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Calendar Page.
Calendar Page: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/calendar/event/24320/
Posted 1 year, 3 months ago
Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership’s Oyster BMP Expert Panel Phase I Recommendations Webinar
Title: Panel Recommendations on the Oyster BMP Nutrient and Suspended Sediment Reduction Effectiveness Determination Decision Framework and Nitrogen and Phosphorus Assimilation in Oyster Tissue Reduction Effectiveness for Oyster Aquaculture Practices
Speakers: Julie Reichert-Nguyen and Jeff Cornwell
When: September 22, 2016, 1:30-3:00 PM ET
The Oyster BMP Expert Panel will debut and discuss their recommendations found in their first incremental report. Recommendations in this first report include:
A decision framework to determine the nutrient and suspended sediment reduction effectiveness of oyster practices, referred to as the “Oyster BMP Nutrient and Suspended Sediment Reduction Effectiveness Determination Decision Framework.”
The reduction effectiveness estimates for the “Nitrogen Assimilation in Oyster Tissue” and “Phosphorus Assimilation in Oyster Tissue” reduction effectiveness protocols for oyster practices in the “Off Bottom Propagated Oyster Aquaculture,” “Bottom Propagated Oyster Planting Aquaculture,” “Bottom Wild Seed Oyster Planting Aquaculture,” and “Bottom Oyster Substrate Planting Aquaculture” categories.
Log-in information and the Panel’s draft incremental report will be available before the webinar on the Bay Program’s Calendar Page. Partnership and public comments will be accepted from September 22 to October 22, 2016 by midnight. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about the Oyster BMP Panel can be found at http://oysterrecovery.org/water-quality-improvement-2/.
Calendar Page: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/calendar/event/24330/
Webinar Access: http://epawebconferencing.acms.com/oyster_panel/
Hey... where's the rest?
As we transfer data from the old platform to the new one, we're taking baby steps. If it seems like something is missing, we'll likely be added it over the next few weeks. If you need something in particular, feel free to ask.