Water Quality Monitoring Quality Assurance Workshop

Event date/time: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
MassDEP Central Regional Office in Worcester, MA

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
10:30:    Break
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


Contact's name: 
Marie-Françoise Hatte
Contact's email: 
8 New Bond Street
Worcester, MA 01606
United States
8 New Bond Street Worcester MA