MassDEP in collaboration with the UMass Water Resources Research Center and the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance presents a workshop on developing a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) for water quality monitoring projects.
Who should attend: Representatives of monitoring groups who want to conduct credible water quality monitoring programs and have not yet completed a QAPP. While an actual program will be used as an example to illustrate the steps necessary to develop a QAPP, there won’t be time for individual assistance on specific projects.
This is a free event, but please register by April 26, 2019
9:00 Welcome – Introductions
9:30 MassDEP Updates & Use of Outside Data
10:00 Primer on Terminology
10:15 Overview of Water Quality Monitoring Planning
10:45: Why do you need a QAPP
11:00 Steps to QAPP Development
12:00 Lunch Break (bring your own)
1:00 Steps to QAPP Development (continued)
2:30 Tools/Help/Resources for QAPP development
3:00 Wrap-up & Final Questions