News from the Texas TMDL Program
The TMDL Program sets targets for improved quality in surface waters and develops implementation plans (I-Plans) to achieve them.
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Online Access to Water Quality Data
The TCEQ is pleased to announce the Web publication of its Surface Water Quality Monitoring Information System Viewer. SWQMIS contains quality-assured data about the streams, lakes, and bays of Texas, which are presented in the Viewer using a map interface. SWQMIS includes data collected by the TCEQ, Clean Rivers Program agencies, and other federal and state partners for more than 20 years. With the viewer, you can download data and reports, find the location of monitoring stations, or identify natural waterways and associated geographic and management information.
Workshops and Training
National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 9-15, 2014. Did you know that 28 percent of public drinking water comes from groundwater sources, serving more than five million Texans? More than two million others rely on private groundwater wells for their water supply. Find out more about groundwater resources and issues in Texas from the Texas Groundwater Protection Committee.
Free Coastal Issues Forum: Bird Migration along the Lower Texas Coast, March 10, 2014. Hear from distinguished speaker Bart Ballard, Ph.D. of Texas A&M University–Kingsville.
Become Well Educated this spring with training from the Texas Well Owner Network, Texas AgriLife, and the Texas Water Resources Institute. Well Educated is a free, one-day workshop for Texas residents who depend on household wells for their water needs. Well owners can bring their well-water samples to be screened for common contaminants and then attend learn about how to interpret screening results, water well protection practices, wellhead protection, and recommendations for remediating well contamination. Offered March 9 in Longview, March 22 in Bandera, and April 9 in San Marcos.
9th Annual National Monitoring Conference, April 28-May 2, 2014, Cincinnati, Ohio. Presented by the National Water Quality Monitoring Council. The conference is a showcase for new findings on the quality of the Nation's waters. You'll also learn about the newest innovations and cutting-edge tools in water-quality monitoring, assessment, and reporting.
Introduction to ArcGIS 10, May 13-14, 2014, College Station, Texas. Provided by the Texas Water Resources Institute, this class teaches the range of functionality available in the software and the essential tools for visualizing, creating, managing, and analyzing geographic data.
Southwest Stream Restoration Conference, May 28-30, 2014, San Antonio, Texas. Presented by the Resource Institute, this will be the first conference of its kind in the region, and will focus on ecosystem restoration in the southwestern United States. The conference will include presentations, panel discussions, exhibits, and professional networking. Become involved in shaping the future of watershed restoration in the Southwest.
International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, June 9-13, 2014, Houston, Texas. Sponsored by the American Academy of Sciences, the conference will provide a multidisciplinary platform for environmental scientists, engineers, management professionals, and government regulators to discuss the latest developments in environmental research and applications.
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