SWAMP - OIMA Brown Bag Seminar Series



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The Office of Information Management and Analysis (OIMA) is pleased to announce that it has organized a monthly Brown Bag Seminar series for 2018. All staff and the public interested in water quality data analysis and monitoring are invited to attend. The seminars can be attended either in person or via GlobalMeet, an online webcast of the Water Boards. The seminar dates, location, and GlobalMeet details will be distributed via email and posted on this webpage. Email announcements will be sent out every month three weeks before the seminar date.

Subscribe to the SWAMP, California Water Quality Monitoring Council, or Citizen Monitoring Program/Clean Water Team email list to receive the announcements.



Date/Time Title
  • Thursday, December 27, 2018 (12:00 – 12:30 pm)
TBD
  • Thursday, November 29, 2018 (12:00 – 12:30 pm)
TBD
  • Thursday, October 25, 2018 (12:00 – 12:30 pm)
TBD
  • Thursday, September 27, 2018 (12:00 – 12:30 pm)
    Speaker: Michelle Tang, Environmental Scientist, Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program
    Location: CalEPA Building, 1001 ‘I’ Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
    Room: 1610, 16th Floor
    Remote Access: Skype:   Phone (audio): 1-916-562-0861
    Conference ID:   83826695
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2018 Water Quality Status Report: The Status of California's Surface Waters
Monitoring Water Quality via Novel bio-Optics Platform for Ecosystem Services
  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 (12:00 – 12:30 pm)
    Speaker:   Alisha Wenzel, Engineering Geologist
    Location:   CalEPA Building, 1001 ‘I’ Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
    Room:   Training Room 1 East/West, 1st Floor
    Remote Access: Skype:   Phone (audio): 1-916-562-0861
    Conference ID:   45888184
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Recreational Beneficial Use Assessment: Central Valley Water Board’s Monitoring in Freshwater Swimming Areas
  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 (12:00 – 12:30 pm)
    Speaker:   Jen Chiu, Statewide Coordinator, CCFRP
    Location:   CalEPA Building, 1001 ‘I’ Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
    Room:   Room 1520, 15th Floor
    Remote Access: Skype:   Phone (audio): 1-916-562-0861
    Conference ID:   99551583
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CA Collaborative Fisheries Research Program (CCFRP): Monitoring Nearshore Fishes in CA’s MPAs with Community Help
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 (12:00 – 12:30 pm)
    Speaker:   Usha Vedagiri, Ph.D., Principal Risk Assessor, AECOM, Oakland, California
    Location:   CalEPA Building, 1001 ‘I’ Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
    Room:   Training Room 2 East/West, 2nd Floor
    Remote Access: Skype:   Phone (audio): 1-916-562-0861
    Conference ID:   22612209
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PFAS in Groundwater & Surface Waters: Why Should We Care?
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 (12:00 – 12:30 pm)
    Speaker:   P. Lee Ferguson, Ph. D., Associate Professor of Environmental Science & Engineering, Duke University
    Location:   CalEPA Building, 1001 ‘I’ Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
    Room:   Training Room 2 East/West, 2nd Floor
    Remote Access: Skype:   Phone (audio): 1-916-562-0861
    Conference ID:   86412365
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Helping Contaminants Emerge: Non-targeted Analysis and Passive Sampling for Assessing Water Quality
  • Thursday, March 29, 2018 (12:00 – 12:30 pm)
    Speaker:   Dovi Kacev, PH. D.
    Location:   CalEPA Building, 1001 ‘I’ Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
    Room:   Training Room 2 East/West, 2nd Floor
    Remote Access: Skype:   Phone (audio): 1-916-562-0861
    Conference ID:   14555338
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An Introduction to eDNA for Bioassessment
  • Thursday, February 22, 2018 (12:00 – 12:30 pm)
    Speaker:   Ryan Luster, The Nature Conservancy’s California Water Program
    Location:   CalEPA Building, 1001 ‘I’ Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
    Room:   Training Room East/West, 2nd Floor
    GlobalMeet:   Phone (toll free): 1-877-820-7831
    Guest Passcode:   378390
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The Ecological Flows Tool: Using a Multi-species Approach to Evaluate Water Management Operations on the Sacramento River & the Delta
  • Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:30 – 12:30 pm
    Speaker:   Will Rice, Technical Sales & Project Manager, Enthalpy Analytical
    Location:   CalEPA Building, 1001 ‘I’ Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
    Room:   Training Room East/West, 2nd Floor
    GlobalMeet:   Phone (toll free): 1-877-820-7831
    Guest Passcode:   434385
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Laboratory Analysis Methodology, Report Interpretation and Permitting
Date/Time Speaker Title Location GlobalMeet
Thursday, January 26
12:00-12:30 PM
Dr. Andrew B. Gray
Assistant Professor
University of California Riverside
Suspended Sediment and Sediment Associated Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment CalEPA Building
1001 “I” St
Sacramento, CA 95814

Conference Room 1510, 15th Floor
Phone (toll free):
1-877-820-7831

Guest Passcode: 434385

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Thursday, February 23
12:00-12:30 PM
Dr. Martice Vasquez, Ph.D. Senior Environmental Scientist Supervisor

CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, Office of Spill Prevention & Response, Laboratory Program
Continuous Low Level Aquatic Monitoring (C.L.A.M.) Samplers for Pesticide Screening in Urban Runoff: Development and Validation of an Analytical Approach CalEPA Building 1001 "I" St Sacramento, CA 95814

Training Room 2 East/West, 2nd Floor
Phone (toll free):
1-877-820-7831

Guest Passcode: 378390

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Thursday, March 30
12:00-12:30 PM
Jonathan Todd,
John Todd Ecological Design
Ecological Strategies for Water Remediation and Toxic Algae Control CalEPA Building 1001 "I" St Sacramento, CA 95814

Training Room 2 East/West, 2nd Floor

Phone (toll free):
1-877-820-7831

Guest Passcode: 378390

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Thursday, April 27
12:00-12:30 PM
Jeff Kapellas,
GIS Specialist

State Water Board, Div. of Information Technology, GIS Unit
Data Resources for GIS Analysis at the Water Boards CalEPA Building 1001 "I" St Sacramento, CA 95814

Conference Room 1610, 16th Floor
Phone (toll free): 1-877-820-7831

Guest Passcode: 378390

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Thursday, May 25
12:00-12:30 PM
Dr. Karen McLaughlin
Senior Scientist

SCCWRP Biogeochemistry Department
Monitoring Acidification in Coastal and Estuarine Waters CalEPA Building 1001 "I" St Sacramento, CA 95814

Conference Room 1510, 15th Floor
Phone (toll free): 1-877-820-7831

Guest Passcode: 378390

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Thursday, June 29
Canceled due to OIMA's Water Quality Health Indicator & Data Science Symposium
Thursday, July 27
12:00-12:30 PM
Diego Davis

Xylem, Inc.
Continuous Flow Monitoring - Latest Tools and Techniques Using Acoustic Doppler Instruments CalEPA Building 1001 "I" St., Sacramento, CA 95814

Conference Room 1610, 16th Floor
Phone (toll free): 1-877-820-7831

Guest Passcode: 378390

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Thursday, August 31
12:00-12:30 PM
Andrew Hill

State Water Board,
Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program
Computer Vision:  Building an Image-based Search Engine for Image Classification CalEPA Building 1001 "I" St Sacramento, CA 95814

Training Room 2 East/West, 2nd Floor

Phone (toll free): 1-877-820-7831

Guest Passcode: 378390

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Thursday, September 28
12:00-12:30 PM
Marie Stillway

ATL Laboratory Manager
Aquatic Health Program Laboratory
Sub-lethal Effects of Herbicides and their Adjuvants on Delta Smelt CalEPA Building 1001 "I" St Sacramento, CA 95814

Training Room 1 East/West, 1st Floor

Phone (toll free): 1-877-820-7831

Guest Passcode: 378390

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Thursday, October 26
12:00-12:30 PM

Alicia Gilbreath

Environmental Scientist, Clean Water Program San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI)

From Trickle to Flood: Measuring Pollutant Loads to Margin Areas and the San Francisco Bay

CalEPA Building 1001 "I"St Sacramento, CA 95814

Room 1610, 16th Floor

Phone (toll free): 1-877-820-7831

Guest Passcode: 378390

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Thursday, November 30
12:00-12:30 PM
Robin Stewart, Ph.D.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Research triad of monitoring, process studies and modeling: how it led to transformative science to inform policy and regulation of selenium in Northern San Francisco Bay CalEPA Building 1001 "I"St Sacramento, CA 95814

Training 1 East/West, 1st Floor
Phone (toll free): 1-877-820-7831
Guest Passcode: 378390
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Thursday, December 28
12:00-12:30 PM
Jim Glatzhofer,

Senior Formulation Chemist,

Wilbur-Ellis Company
Using Adjuvants to Improve Weed Control Performance & Provide Better Environmental Stewardship CalEPA Building 1001 "I" St Sacramento, CA 95814

Training 2 East/West, 2nd Floor
Phone (toll free): 1-877-820-7831

Guest Passcode: 378390

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Date/Time Speaker Title Location GlobalMeet
Thursday, January 28
12:00-12:30 PM
Beverley Anderson-Abbs
(State Water Resources Control Board)
California Assessment and Support Strategy for Freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms CalEPA Building
1001 “I” St
Sacramento, CA 95814

Training 2 East/West, 2nd Floor
Phone (toll free):
1-877-820-7831

Guest Passcode: 434385

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Thursday, February 25
12:00-12:30 PM
Keith Maruya, Ph.D., Principal Scientist Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) Enhancing Water Quality Monitoring to Address Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) TBA Phone (toll free):
1-877-820-7831

Guest Passcode: 378390

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Wednesday, March 30
12:00-12:30 PM
Scott Dusterhoff, Ph. D., Lead Geomorphologist San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) RipZET: A GIS-based Decision Support Tool for Determining Functional Riparian Width CalEPA Building
1001 “I” St
Sacramento, CA 95814

Training 2 East/West, 2nd Floor

Phone (toll free):
1-877-820-7831

Guest Passcode: 378390

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Thursday, April 28
12:00-12:30 PM
Karen Worcester, Senior Environmental Scientist
Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Healthy Watershed Assessment Tools for the Central Coast of California CalEPA Building
1001 “I” St
Sacramento, CA 95814

Conference Room 1510, 15th Floor

Phone (toll free):
1-877-820-7831

Guest Passcode: 378390

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Thursday, May 26
12:00-12:30 PM
Bryn Phillips, Research Specialist
Department of Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Davis
Interpretation of Toxicity and Contaminant Monitoring Data: Case Studies from the Stream Pollution Trends Program (SPoT) CalEPA Building
1001 “I” St
Sacramento, CA 95814

Training 2 East/West, 2nd Floor
Phone (toll free):
1-877-820-7831

Guest Passcode: 378390

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Thursday,
June 30
12:00-12:30 PM
Calvin Yang
Environmental Scientist
State Water Resources Control Board
Overview of Calculating
California Stream Condition Index (CSCI) Scores using GIS and R
CalEPA Building
1001 "I" St
Sacramento, CA 95814

Training 2 East/West, 2nd Floor

Phone (toll free): 1-877-820-7831

Guest Passcode: 378390

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Thursday,
July 28
12:00-12:30 PM
Rebecca Sutton, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI)
Microplastic Contamination in San Francisco Bay CalEPA Building
1001 "I" St
Sacramento, CA 95814

Training 2 East/West, 2nd Floor

Phone (toll free): 1-877-820-7831

Guest Passcode: 378390

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Thursday,
August 25
12:00-12:30 PM
Eric Stein, Principal Scientist, Biology Department Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) Setting Instream Flow Targets in California Using Biological Community Health Indices CalEPA Building
1001 "I" St
Sacramento, CA 95814

Training 2 East/West, 2nd Floor
Phone (toll free): 1-877-820-7831

Guest Passcode: 378390

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Thursday,
September 29
12:00-12:30 PM
Anne-Cooper Doherty, Ph.D.
Environmental Scientist
Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
DTSC’s Safer Consumer Products Program: Asking the Question CalEPA Building
1001 "I" St
Sacramento, CA 95814

Training 2 East/West, 2nd Floor
Phone (toll free): 1-877-820-7831

Guest Passcode: 378390

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Thursday,
October 27
12:00-12:30 PM
Terry McNabb CLM, Aquatic Biologist Aquatechnex The Growing Threat of Toxic Algae and Management Solutions CalEPA Building 1001 "I" St Sacramento, CA 95814

Training 2 East/West, 2nd Floor
Phone (toll free): 1-877-820-7831

Guest Passcode: 378390

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Wednesday,
November 30
12:00-12:30 PM
Andrew Rehn
Aquatic Entomologist
CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW)
Bioassessment of CA Streams: An Overview of Statewide Programs & the Use of Biological & Habitat Indices Together for Better Understanding of Stream Health CalEPA Building
1001 “I” St
Sacramento, CA 95814

Conference Room 1510, 15th Floor
Phone (toll free): 1-877-820-7831

Guest Passcode: 378390

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Thursday,
December 29
12:00-12:30 PM
Melissa Morris
Senior Environmental Scientist
SWAMP Information Management & Quality Assurance, SWRCB
Good Data: Exploring Quality Assurance for Open Environmental Data

CalEPA Building
1001 “I” St
Sacramento, CA 95814

Training 2
East/West, 2nd Floor

Phone (toll free): 1-877-820-7831

Guest Passcode: 378390

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