Webinar for Program on Wadeable Streams

Join the Office of Information Management and Analysis from your own workspace on November 10th, 2010 for a 1-hour webinar on the Development and Implementation of California’s Reference Condition Management Program for Wadeable Streams, presented by Dr. Peter R. Ode of the California Department of Fish and Game’s Aquatic Bioassessment Laboratory, part of the DFG-OSPR’s Water Pollution Control Laboratory.

Reference conditions describe the physical, chemical and biological attributes of streams occurring in regions with relatively low levels of human disturbance.  Objective definition of the reference state is the foundation of biological assessment techniques but also serves many other roles in California’s water quality management programs.

This webinar will cover the development of California’s standardized approach to defining reference conditions and the initial phases of implementation, including approaches for aligning screening thresholds for different regions of the state. Special attention will be given to the role of reference conditions in the Water Boards’ creation of regulatory biological objectives for wadeable, perennial streams.

Webinar Date(s):   November 10, 2010 (Don’t forget to make an appointment in your GroupWise calendar).

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Presenter: Dr. Pete Ode

Presenter Phone: (916) 358-0316

Webinar URL: https://waterboards.webex.com/waterboards/j.php?


Meeting Password: swamp

Call In Number:  1-866-876-1519 (Please use *6 to mute your phone as soon as you log in.)

Attendee Code: 8287783

Room: CalEPA building #1530

Shhhhhh…be sure to use the *6 WebEx mute feature for your phone when you call in. Only un-mute your phone when you have a question or wish to participate, then *6 when you’re finished. Thank you!

Instructions on how to participate in a Webinar/WebEx session: http://waternet.waterboards.ca.gov/oima/docs/how_to_participate_in_a_webex_session.pdf#page=1&view=Fit

User Help: 866-792-4977 (CIWQS Help Center)

Webinars are just like a conference room based seminar; however, participants view the presentation through their Web-browser (Internet Explorer) and listen to the audio through their telephone or online computer. A key feature of a Webinar is its interactive elements — the ability to give, receive, and discuss information between the presenter and the audience.

If you have questions regarding this Webinar, please contact the Course Trainer listed above.

Thank you.

Dawit Tadesse

Environmental Scientist
SWRCB, Office of Information Management and Analysis Surfae Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP)
1001 I Street, 15th Floor
Sacramento, CA, 95814
Phone: (916) 341 5486