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California Water Quality Monitoring Collaboration Network’s YouTube Channel

California Water Quality Monitoring Collaboration Network's YouTube Channel
The California Water Quality Monitoring Collaboration’s Webinar series archive of presentations sharing technical and support tools for monitoring, assessment and reporting; to encourage discussion on common concerns like information management and program development; and to provide a forum for networking and collaboration.



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Clean Water Team YouTube Channel
Clean Water Team’s YouTube Channel
Videos for and about Citizen Monitoring (Citizen Science + Volunteer Monitoring)


image showing recorder Construction General Permit  (run time - 00:09:51)
Introduction for the Legally Responsible Person


image showing recorder Leadership in Times of Multiple Priorities and Coequal Goals  (run time - 44:14:00)
A presentation by State Water Board Chair Felicia Marcus at the Association of California Water Agencies Spring Conference, May 7, 2013
(This video may take awhile to load - 716 MB)

Thank You Ocean

Rain Garden Plaza  (run time - 4:38)
Thank You Ocean released a video podcast on the newly contructed Elk Grove Rain Garden. In spring 2012, the City of Elk Grove, a community just south of Sacramento, California, opened a rain garden that is a magnet for wildlife, prevents pollution from running off into local streams, and an important tool to teach others about how use similar earth-friendly techniques in their own yard. Paul Mewton, Chief of Planning, Cosumnes Community Services District, and Greg Gearheart, State Water Resources Control Board, discuss this innovative park and how land use in the Central Valley still impacts our coast and ocean.


Trash Pollution in Water  (run time - 5:25)
California's beaches are beautiful, but a closer look shows something crystal clear. Trash polution in water is a major problem, and the State and Regional Water Boards are working hard to solve it.


Keeping California Water Clean  (run time - 3:02)
Addressing Storm Water Pollution


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Full Proposal Applicant Assistance Workshop Information
 

image showing what the Creek Watch program enables you to do Creek Watch - An iPhone App Empowers Citizens to take Action  (run time - 3:36)
The California Water Quality Control Board partners with IBM to improve water quality. This is an application that enables iPhone users to help monitor water quality and alert authorities to problems; available in Apple’s App Store. California is the first state to partner with IBM to use this data to monitor the thousands of miles of creeks and streams in their jurisdiction is California’s State Water Control Board.


Nurdles

Cleanup and Enforcement of Nurdles in Water Bodies   (run time - 3:59)
"Operation Nurdles" - Effort to cleanup pollution of plastic pellets.


Nurdles

Nurdles - Plastic Debris in our Waterways    (run time - 5:07)
The State Water Board and the San Francisco Regional Water Board have joined with U.S. EPA in a unique collaborative effort to cut the amount of plastic debris in our waterways. The effort begins where plastic product manufacturing begins . . . with "nurdles".


West Sacramento ARRA Green Cleanup with Stimulus Money   (run time - 2:24)
The State Water Board and U.S. EPA provide more than $236,000 in federal stimulus money to help West Sacramento take back part of its urban core. Here's how the green cleanup of an abandoned underground storage tank worked, and how it's helping the city.

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What is a TMDL?   (run time - 5:19)
A Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) is a critical tool in restoring sick and contaminated water bodies. A TMDL can address anything from chemical contamination to sediment and temperature. The Shasta River provides a good example of how a TMDL works.


Slow the Flow Image Slow the Flow – Make Your Landscape Act Like a Sponge  (run time - 29:42)
A joint production of the Water Board Training Academy and Storm Water Program.
This video brings to life practices and projects that individuals and communities have created to steward our watersheds and slow down the flow of storm water, one of the largest contributors of pollution into our waterways.

Delta Boat Cleanup  (run time - 3:51)
Hundreds of abandoned boats litter the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. They have a serious impact on California's water quality. The State Water Board and CalRecycle have put up more than a half-million dollars to do something about it.


Stimulus Dollars Santa Monica Bay $TIMULUS DOLLAR$ at Work for Californians and Santa Monica Bay  (run time - 2:59)
The State Water Board's Division of Financial Assistance has evaluated grant and loan requests at four times the normal rate and allocated over half a billion dollars in federal and state money for clean water and to put Californians back to work. This video takes a look at a project in Los Angeles County and construction workers who have jobs because of the Stimulus program.

Stimulus Dollars Live Oak California

$TIMULUS DOLLAR$ Working for Californians and a Small Community
The State Water Board's Division of Financial Assistance has evaluated grant and loan requests at four times the normal rate and allocated over half a billion dollars in federal and state money for clean water and to put Californians back to work. This video takes a look at a project in Live Oak and a construction worker who has a job because of the Stimulus program. (run time - 2:33)


Aging Sewers Add Up to a Big Challenge in California   (run time - 8:19)
Nearly 4.5 million of miles of sewer pipes snake beneath California; much of it aging and in poor condition. Throughout California people are getting reminders that what's 'out of sight' may not stay 'out of mind'.


Water Board Scientists Look for Contaminants in Mussels    (run time - 2:48)
State Water Board scientists are collecting mussels around the state to see if there is evidence of contaminants. This effort is part of the Board's ongoing Mussel Watch program and tissues will be analyzed at labs in cooperation with the federal government. Final data will be used in the Board's evaluation of contaminants of emerging concern.


Working For Water  (run time - 28:20)
The California Water Boards have broad responsibilities to protect surface and ground water quality and balance competing demands on our water resources. The complexity of the Water Boards programs are reflected in the number of mandated programs and the regional variation that exists throughout the State. This film tells the stories of a few Water Board employees, what their jobs entail, and why they have chosen to work for the Water Boards.
To view captions, click on the small arrow button at the bottom-right corner of the video and select "CC" from the menu.

asbs Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBS)   (run time - 8:57)
Unusual Marine Life, Unusual Geology - Protecting seawater and sea life.

asbs Clean Beaches Initiative - Working to Keep Ocean Water Clean and Beaches Safe
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