Last chance! Registration closes this Tuesday, and the conference is Thursday!  The event will include eight invited speakers.  Brian Richter, President of Sustainable Waters, will be the keynote speaker.  The agenda is provided below.  Registration is only $40.  Learn more and register at


2021 Virginia Water Monitoring Council Conference
Exploring Emerging Water Issues
September 30, 2021
via WebEx

PROGRAM: Presentations run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  We have scheduled brief morning and afternoon breaks, and 1.5 hours for lunch. A draft agenda is shown below: (subject to change)

  • Keynote Speaker: The Great Decoupling Between Water Use and Growth – Brian Richter, Sustainable Waters
  • Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Streamflow, Water-Chemistry, and Benthic Macroinvertebrates of Selected Streams in Fairfax County, Virginia, 2007-2018 – Aaron Porter, U.S. Geological Survey
  • The Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts (VASWCD): Promoting Conservation Across Virginia’s Various Landscapes – Maura Christian, VASWCD
  • Stormwater Management Impacts on Virginia’s Solar Farms – Erin Belt, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • In-situ PCB/PAH Remediation Using Sediment Amendments: State of the Art and Lessons from Full-scale Projects – Upal Ghosh, University of Maryland (Baltimore County)
  • Ecology and Conservation of Vernal Pools – Michael S. Hayslett, Virginia Vernal Pools, LLC
  • Expanding Use of Community-Based Data on a Regional Scale – Liz Chudoba, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Fun and Educational Activity to Teach Youth about Water Quality and Its Importance – Daina Henry, Peninsula Master Naturalist Water Quality Team

REGISTRATION: Closes: September 28, 2021 — $40 – Registration requires completing the online form here and paying via check or credit card. If you have problems with registration or are registering a group of people, contact Sophie Stern at or 804-793-8792. A WebEx link will be sent to all registrants prior to the event.

No refunds will be provided. The entire conference will be recorded, and all who register will receive a link to the recording following the conference.

QUESTIONS? If you have questions regarding the conference, contact:

PARTNERS: Thank you to our conference partners!

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Henrico County

Virginia Water Resources Research Center

Virginia Tech

Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association

Lake Anna Civic Association