Agencies and universities in the six states of EPA Region 8 (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming) convened for a three-day workshop in February 2011 to explore the science and institutional context regarding nutrients and water quality.
Why this Workshop?
Nutrients are a nationwide and regional concern due to degradation of important water resources and the associated health and environmental risks. The science and policy context surrounding nutrients is complex, affecting the management of wastewater, stormwater, drinking water and agriculture. This workshop provided an opportunity for stakeholders and agencies to come together to develop a shared understanding of the science and to better understand the challenges associated with developing and implementing nutrient controls and management while preserving other important stakeholder values.
The goal of the workshop is to build a better informed and more tightly linked community of nutrient researchers, regulators, managers, policy makers and stakeholders leading to collaborative approaches for developing and achieving nutrient controls and management.
This workshop was sponsored by the USDA-NIFA Northern Plains and Mountains Regional Water Program, Colorado Water Institute, Utah Water Research Laboratory and EPA Region 8.
Please visit the links on the left for more information and materials from the workshop.
Click here for a printable flyer.