Calendar of Events


Upcoming meetings and events

2015 meeting dates will be posted soon.


Quarterly meetings are generally held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin.

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Information from recent meetings and events

2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004


2014 Events

2014 Annual Meeting: November 20, 2014

Meeting Summary

Location: Adams County (Pennsylvania) Emergency Services Training Facility

Information Session: Shale Gas Development

· Moderator: Patrick Bowling, Source Water Protection Coordinator, Pa. DEP

· Water Resources Issues Related to Shale Gas Development - Bryan Swistock, Water Resources Coordinator, Penn State Extension

· Environmental Protection and Unconventional Shale Well Development in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - Joe Lee, Chief, Oil and Gas Subsurface  Activities, Pa. DEP

· The Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative: The Process, The Results, The Future - Brigid Kenney, Senior Policy Advisor, Policy and Planning, Maryland Department of the Environment

Handouts: Speaker Bios, Marcellus Shale Development, Drilling for Natural Gas in the Marcellus Shale Formation FAQs

Quarterly Meeting, August 27, 2014

Meeting Summary

Information Session: Montgomery County Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Permit (MS4), Pam Parker, Senior Planner, Watershed Management Division, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection

Potomac River DWSP Partnership - Our Interest in MS4s, Greg Prelewicz, Fairfax Water

Tools for Water Utilities to Prevent Algal Blooms, May 21, 2014

Quarterly Meeting, May 13, 2014

Meeting Summary

Quarterly Meeting, March 6, 2014

Meeting Summary

Information Session: Increased River Salinization and Alkalinization of Fresh Water in the Eastern U.S., Dr. Sujay Kaushal, University of Maryland

Alkalinity Trends in Potomac Source Waters, Niffy Saji, Fairfax Water

Handout: WaterRF Project # 4494 - Evaluation of Current and Alternative Strategies for Managing contaminants of Emerging Concern in Water


2013 Events

2013 Annual Meeting - November 13, 2013

Meeting Summary
Presentations: Looking forward to the next 10 years, Vicky Binetti, EPA Region III

 CECs in Wonderland, Searching a Way Out, Dr. M.T. Habibian, WSSC

Information Session: Managing Forests for Water Supply Protection, Anne Hairston-Strang, Ph.D., MD DNR Forest Service

Decoding UCMR3: Clear Communication with the Public about Drinking Water Contaminants - October 25, 2013

Quarterly Meeting, August 22, 2013: Agenda; Meeting Summary

Information Session: Continuous measurements of new water-quality parameters using in situ optical sensors at the Little Falls Pumping Station
Joseph Bell, USGS

Quarterly Meeting, May 15, 2013: Agenda; Meeting Summary

Information Session: Forest Trends and Vulnerabilities in the Potomac River Basin
Sally Claggett (presentation) and Peter Claggett (presentation), Chesapeake Bay Program
Tracy Mehan, The Cadmus Group

Quarterly Meeting, February 14, 2013: Agenda, Meeting Summary


2012 Events

2012 Annual Meeting, November 14
Location: DC Water - Bryant St. Pumping Station
Agenda, Meeting Summary
Information Session: Assessing the Impact of Anthropogenic Discharges on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in the Potomac River Watershed
Facilitator: Dr. Sudhir Murthy, DC Water


Webinar -- Minimizing the Impact of Highway Snow and Ice Control on our Water Supply: the Potomac River
September 20, 2012
Hosted by the Partnership's Urban Issues workgroup in cooperation with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.


Quarterly Meeting, August 30, 2012: Agenda, Meeting Summary, Meeting Materials

Spill Exercise After Action Review - May 30, 2012

Quarterly Meeting, May 23, 2012: Agenda, Meeting Summary, Meeting Materials
Information Session: Landscape analysis for determining endocrine disruptors from land-use activities in the Potomac and Shenandoah River watersheds - John Young, USGS Leetown Science Center

Source Water Protection through Collaborative Efforts, April 26, 2012

Potomac River Functional Spill Exercise, April 2-4, 2012

Quarterly Meeting, February 16, 2012: Agenda, Meeting Summary
Information session: Water Quality and Water Supply in March and Rock Creeks, Pennsylvania


2011 Events

2011 Annual Meeting, October 4, 2011: Agenda, Meeting Summary
University of Maryland, College Park
Information session: Regional Climate Change Impacts on Water Utilities
Documents: 2011 Activity Summary and 2012 Priorities; Strategic Plan update

Quarterly Meeting, July 19, 2011: Agenda, Meeting Summary
Information session: EPA Radionuclides Rule and the RadNet Program

Workshop to review WaterRF project #4169 - Water Utility Framework for Responding to Emerging Contaminant Issues
June 10, 2011

Quarterly Meeting, April 26, 2011: Agenda, Meeting Summary
Information Session: Identifying Source Water Protection Opportunities in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plans

Webinar: Cryptosporidium, Cattle & Drinking Water
March 12, 2011

Quarterly Meeting, February 8, 2011: Agenda, Meeting Summary

2010 Events

2010 Annual Meeting, October 12, 2010: Agenda, Meeting Summary
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Field trip: Freshwater Institute
Presentation: EPA Drinking Water Strategy Update
Documents: 2010 Activity Summary and 2011 Priorities, Strategic Plan Review

Listening session on the U.S. EPA's new Drinking Water Strategy
August 16, 2010

Webinar: Cryptosporidium, Cattle & Drinking Water
July 22, 2010

Quarterly Meeting, July 21, 2010: Agenda, Meeting Summary
Information Session: Leveraging Water Quality Standards for Source Water Protection in the Potomac River Basin

Quarterly Meeting, April 28, 2010: Agenda, Meeting Summary
Information session: Ed Merrifield, Potomac Riverkeeper; Presentation

Quarterly Meeting, February 26, 2010: Agenda, Meeting Summary

2009 Events

2009 Annual Meeting, October 20, 2009: Agenda, Minutes
Information Session:
Proposed Changes to Virginia’s Stormwater Regulations - Dr. Jan W. Briedé, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Loudoun County Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan - Glen Rubis, Department of Building and Development, Loudoun County

Quarterly Meeting, July 22, 2009: Agenda, Minutes
Information Session: Potomac Conservation Prioritization Project: Identifying lands most important to drinking water quality
Emily Weidner, Natural Resources Specialist, Ecosystem Services and Markets, USDA Forest Service
Additional resources: paper, water quality and conservation priority maps

Quarterly Meeting, April 28, 2009: Agenda, Minutes
Information Session: NPDES Permitting in the Potomac River Basin
Bill Toomey, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Bryant Thomas, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Steve Luckman, Maryland Department of the Environment

Quarterly Meeting, February 5, 2009 : Agenda, Minutes
Information Session: Selecting Priority Agricultural Watersheds: Implementing agricultural conservation practices that benefit the Chesapeake Bay
Mark Dubin, Agricultural Technical Coordinator, PA Chesapeake Bay Program Office & SDA-CSREES Mid-Atlantic Water Program, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland

2008 Events

2008 Annual Meeting, December 2, 2008, at the Mt. Aetna Retreat Center : Agenda

Ag 101 Workshop, August 21, 2008, at USDA Beltville Agricultural Research Center, Beltsville, MD

Quarterly Meeting, May 15, 2008, at ICPRB: Minutes

"Research on EDC's and Risk Communication for Potomac Basin Stakeholders" on April 11, 2008, sponsored by AwwaRF on behalf of the Potomac DWSPP

Quarterly Meeting, February 21, 2008, at ICPRB: Agenda, Minutes, Presentations

2007 Events

2007 Annual Meeting, November 2, 2007 at Washington Aqueduct: Agenda, Minutes

Quarterly Meeting, July 26, 2007: Agenda, Minutes

Mini-Workshop: Emerging Contaminant Challenges – Alternative Approaches for Water Utilities/Meeting, May 7, 2007: Agenda, Minutes, Presentations

Meeting, February 8, 2007: Agenda

2006 Events

2006 Annual Meeting, October 25 , 2006: Agenda, Minutes

Mini-workshop on Conservation Lands/Meeting, August 16, 2006: Agenda, Minutes, Presentations

Mini-Workshop on Urban Stormwater/Meeting, June 1, 2006: Agenda, Minutes, Presentations

Mini Workshop on Road De-Icing/Meeting, February 15, 2006: Agenda, Minutes, Presentations

2005 Events

2005 Annual meeting, November 4, 2005

Emerging Contaminants Workshop, September 19, 2005

Meeting, August 9, 2005: Agenda, Minutes

Pathogens Workshop, June 28, 2005

Meeting, May 10, 2005: Agenda, Minutes

Meeting, February 9, 2005: Agenda, Minutes

2004 Events

Inaugural Meeting, August 25, 2004

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