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Regional Cyanobacteria Workshop

Ongoing Cyanobacteria and Harmful Algal Blooms Efforts

At the 2013 Cyanobacteria Monitoring and Analysis Workshop, participants expressed a desire to have a workgroup designated to cyanobacteria and HABs where they would have the opportunity to discuss these issues on a more regular basis. To address this need, we formed the Harmful Algal Blooms Workgroup. Find out more about the HAB Workgroup and follow ongoing regional cyanobacteria work.

2013 Cyanobacteria Monitoring and Analysis Workshop

On June 26, 2013, NEIWPCC assisted EPA in hosting a Cyanobacteria Monitoring and Analysis Workshop at the USEPA Regional Laboratory. Participants were provided with updates on the monitoring and analysis of cyanobacteria in New England.

Workshop Agenda

- Cyanobacteria 101 and Matching Monitoring Objectives with Cyanobacteria Ecology (Dr. Jim Haney, UNH)
- Cyanobacteria monitoring programs and advisories in New England (Bryan Milstead, EPA)
- The Evolving Champlain Cyanobacteria Monitoring Program – 10 years and still counting (Angela Shambaugh, VTDEC)
- MDPH Harmful Algae Bloom Project: Monitoring and Accomplishments (Mike Celona, MDPH)
- Rhode Island's (Shoe String Budget) Approach to Cyanobacteria Bloom Response and Routine Monitoring (Brian Zalewsky, RIDEM)
- Importance of Size of Cyanobacteria and Microcystins in Lake Monitoring (Amanda Murby, UNH)
- Real-time monitoring and measuring phycocyanin (Tom Faber, EPA)
- The use of remote sensing to monitor lake water quality in New England lakes: Where are we now and what's next? (Shane Bradt, UNH)
- Remote sensing approaches to detecting and monitoring cyanobacteria blooms in lakes (Darryl Keith, EPA)
- Algae Torch Results URI Watershed Watch (Linda Green, Jaimie Holmes, Ryann Murphy, URI)

2011 Northeast Regional Cyanobacteria Workshop

The second Northeast Regional Cyanobacteria Workshop was held on April 14, 2011 in Boxborough, Massachusetts. The workshop was attended by over 140 people representing many different organizations including federal and state government, tribal nations, drinking water suppliers, public health departments, watershed groups, rural water associations, academia, and more. Participants were provided with updates on the occurrence of cyanobacteria in lakes and surface water supplies in New England and New York, toxin removal during drinking water treatment processes, public health responses to cyanobacteria, and monitoring and public outreach efforts.

Workshop Agenda
Presentation Abstracts
Speaker Bios
Attendee List

Wagner - Nutrients and HABs NEIWPCC
Boyer - Cyanobacteria Toxins in New York State
Haney – Cyanobacteria in Surface Drinking Waters
Westrick- Cyanotoxin Removal in DW Treatment Processes
Shambaugh - Boccuzzo - VT experience
Yandell - Cyanobacteria & Public Health in MA
McClelland - CCL & Cyano
Wagner - Mystic Lake NEIWPCC
Boyer - Automated Monitoring Techniques
Faber - Monitoring Charles & Mystic
Murby - Cyano Monitoring Program
Herron - Public Edand Outreach in NH & RI

2010 Northeast Regional Cyanobacteria Workshop

On January 13, 2010, NEIWPCC hosted a Regional Cyanobacteria Workshop in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. The workshop provided participants with an opportunity to learn and share information about the state of science, current detection methodologies and treatment techniques, monitoring protocols and upcoming state and federal guidance and regulatory activity concerning cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins. The day was comprised of a mix of presentations related to water supply and source water protection and recreation and water quality issues.

Please visit the agenda page to view the Workshop Agenda and to download Workshop Presentations.

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