Water quality standards for wetlands have proven a challenging topic over the years.  Under a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ASWM undertook a project to identify best practices that can be used in the development of water quality standards for wetlands. The goal of the project was to help the states prepare and adopt water quality standards for wetlands. A webinar series was also held from June 2011 through January 2012 and the various presentations can be accessed from the list below:

2012

May 31, 2012 from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT
Wetland Water Quality Standards Webinar

April 19, 2012 from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT
Overview of State Water Quality Standards for Wetlands Report Revisions and Next Steps for States and EPA

March 22, 2012 from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT
Pilot States' One-Day Meeting Reports

February 16, 2012 from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT
Review and Discussion on Draft Model Regulation
To view Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers presentation, click here.

January 26, 2012 from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT
Impaired Waters and Wetland Water Quality Standards
To view Mark Gernes, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency presentation, click here.
To view Kevin Molloy, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency presentation, click here.

2011

December 15, 2011 from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT
Impaired Waters
To view Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers presentation, click here.

November 17, 2011 from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT
Narrative and Numeric Criteria
To view John Bender, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality slide, click here
To view Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers presentation, click here.

October 13, 2011 from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT
Anti-degradation
To view Eric Shaw and Doug Fry, Florida Department of Environmental Protection presentation, click here.
To view Randall Phillips, Tennessee Department of  Environment presentation, click here.

September 22, 2011 from 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EDT
Aligning Sources of Pollution, Designated Uses and Wetland Functions
To view presentation, click here.

August 18 from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT
To view John Dorney, NCDENR, presentation, click here.
To view Mark Gernes presentation, click here.

July 14, 2011 from 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EDT

June 22, 2011 from 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EDT
To view presentation, click here.