Identifying Source Water Protection Opportunities in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plans
April 26, 2011
A major issue for water quality in the basin is the development of the Chesapeake Bay nutrient and sediment TMDLs and Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs). Tracking these and other regional issues that affect source water quality is a goal of the Urban Issues workgroup. Since hearing about the TMDL at the Partnership’s 2009 annual meeting from the then-Senior Advisor to the EPA Administrator on Chesapeake Bay issues Chuck Fox, the process has moved toward the implementation phase. This session is intended to update members on the TMDL and WIP process, focusing on implications for source water and identifying ways to support efforts that will improve source water quality in the basin.
- Karl Berger, Principal Environmental Planner, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments – Chesapeake Bay WIP Phase II Status in the COG Region
- Chris Aadland, Watershed Implementation Specialist, Maryland Department of Natural Resources – Phase II WIP development in Maryland and implementation in Frederick and Washington counties
Sponsored by the Urban Issues workgroup.