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The 8th New Jersey Water Monitoring Summit

December 1 and 2, 2011
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
3 Schwarzkopf Drive
West Trenton, NJ

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, the Watershed Watch Network Council, and the New Jersey Water Monitoring Council, hosted the 8th Water Monitoring Summit on December 1 and 2, 2011 at the new Department of Health and Senior Services building, in the NJ State Police Headquarters Complex, located in West Trenton, New Jersey. The Summit covered topics applicable to a broad array of water monitoring and assessment projects and programs, including monitoring of all water body types, streams, large rivers, lakes, groundwater, wetlands, estuaries, and oceans. It also showcased projects, tools and programs that have been developed to complement local and state planning and restoration efforts. Summit participants included volunteers, private and public partners, watershed association staff, watershed educators, academics, federal, state and local government representatives, and other members of the water monitoring and assessment community.

Summit Presentation Abstracts and Presenter Bios pdf symbol

Summit Agenda/Presentations
Thursday, December 1, 2011

9:00 – 9:10 AM

Welcome – Christopher Rinn, Assistant Commissioner, NJDHSS – Public Health Infrastructure, Laboratories & Emergency Preparedness

9:10 – 9:25 AM

Welcome and updates – Dr. Jill Lipoti, Director, NJDEP-Water Monitoring and Standards

9:25 – 10:05 AM

PLENARY:  Barnegat Bay Monitoring Initiative pdf symbol Dr. Jill Lipoti, Director, NJDEP-Water Monitoring and Standards

10:05 – 10:20 AM

NJ Water Monitoring Council pdf symbol Leslie McGeorge, NJDEP- Water Monitoring & Standards, Council Co-Chair

10:20 – 10:30 AM

NJ Watershed Watch Network – Annual Updates pdf symbol Deb Hammond and Danielle Donkersloot, NJDEP-Water Monitoring & Standards


PLENARY SHOWCASE: Case Studies of Local Water Monitoring and Watershed Planning
Four Case Studies from Watershed Grants pdf symbol Alyse Greenberg (moderator):

12:00-1:00 PM


2:00  –  2:45 PM
Concurrent Sessions

Barnegat Bay Technical Session:

Monitoring Results pdf symbol
Patricia Ingelido (NJDEP-WM&S)

Data Access pdf symbol
Alena Baldwin-Brown (NJDEP-WM&S)

Research pdf symbol
Gary Buchanan (NJDEP-OS)

Calibrations 101, Temp pH, DOpdf symbol

Deb Waller (NJDEP-OQA)


2:50 – 3:35 PM Concurrent Sessions

Monitoring Natural Gas Development pdf symbol

Thomas Fisklin (DRBC)

Sensor Monitoring in NJ Coastal Waters:

New Jersey's Use of Sensor Technology for Decision Making pdf symbol
Bob Schuster (NJDEP-WM&S)

How to Access and Utilize Our Coastal Monitoring Data pdf symbolGregg Sakowicz (JCNERR)

Getting Things Done-NJ Watershed Ambassador Program pdf symbol

Kimberly Cenno (NJDEP-WM&S)
Lauren Smith (WMA 1)
Lola Bobrowski (WMA 9)
Meredith Brown (WMA 17)

3:40- 4:30 PM
Concurrent Sessions

Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Volunteer Monitoring

Julie Vastine (ALLARM)

Stream Critters and Water Quality

Nicole C. Rahman
(Raritan Headwaters Association)

NJDEP Ambient Lake Monitoring Network: Overview & Results pdf symbol

Vic Poretti (NJDEP-WM&S)
Katherine Axt (NJDEP- WM&S)
Sarah Helbe (NJDEP- WM&S)

Friday, December 2, 2011

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Legionnaires Disease Cluster: Impact of Stream Microbial Ecology on Community Health pdf symbol
Perry Cohn, PhD, MPH, Consumer, Environmental and Occupational Health Service (DHSS)

9:30-10:15 AM

What’s New at the NJ Water Science Center: WaterAlert, Stream Stats, New Gage Stations (Overview) pdf symbol Bob Reiser, USGS – NJ Water Science Center

10:45-11:25 AM
Concurrent Sessions

Clean Water Act Basics:
Surface Water Quality Standards and Assessment and 2010
Integrated Water Quality Assessment Results
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Debra Hammond (NJDEP-WM&S)
Sandra Cohen (NJDEP –WM&S)

Sensor Monitoring in Freshwaters:

Multi-parameter Instruments pdf symbol Daniel Skulski (USGS)

Automated Stormwater Monitoring and Sampling pdf symbol
Todd Kratzer (NJWSA)


11:30 – 12:10PM Concurrent Sessions

Environmental Science, Stewardship & You – Perfect Together pdf symbol

Paula Zevin (EPA R2)

Diurnal Dissolved Oxygen Monitoring: Optical vs. Membrane Sensors pdf symbol

Tom Amidon (Omni)


12:15 – 1:00PM Concurrent Sessions

Barnegat Bay Water Quality Monitoring: A Student’s Perspective pdf symbol

John Wnek (MATES)

Stream Gaging Presentation pdf symbol

Jason Shvanda (USGS)


2:00 – 2:45 PM
Concurrent Sessions

Private Well Testing Act & Results to Date pdf symbol
Judy Louis (NJDEP- OS)

Technical Considerations for Performing Water Quality/Quantity Studies

Barrett Gaylord (YSI)

Water Quality Restoration Through Permitting & Enforcement

Improving Stormwater Quality and Projecting our Groundwater in NJ pdf symbol
Ed Frankel (NJDEP -DWQ)

Water Quality Restoration
Through Enforcement
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Richelle Wormley (NJDEP-C&E)

3:00 – 3:45PM
Concurrent Sessions

Occurrence & Concentration of Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care Products in NJ Shallow Ground Water

Ray Bousenberry (NJDEP-NJGS)

Stream Stats: Delivering Streamflow Information to the Public pdf symbol

Kara Watson (USGS)

Examples of Defining Measureable Results for Your Restoration Efforts pdf symbol

Pat Rector (Rutgers Coop Extension)


sensor stream monitoring


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