Friday, October 7, 2016 (All day)

The 2016 RMP Annual Meeting was held on October 7, 2016 at the David Brower Center. The theme of this year's meeting was "Science to Support Decision-Making".  The meeting featured presentations and discussion on contaminants of emerging concern, stormwater, sediment transport, contaminants in sport fish & margins sediment, and nutrients. To view presentations from this year's meeting, please click on the links in the agenda below. 

Meeting Agenda

Welcome and Introduction: Tom Mumley, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board

Session 1: Sediment Contaminants, Dynamics, and Management

  • Monitoring the Movement of Sediment Through San Francisco Bay – Maureen Downing-Kunz, US Geological Survey
  • The Importance of Small Tributaries: What We Have Learned from 16 Years of Sediment and Pollutant Load Monitoring – Lester McKee, San Francisco Estuary Institute (Presentation) (PDF)
  • Expanding RMP Support for Dredging – Brian Ross, US Environmental Protection Agency (Presentation and Session Discussion) (PDF)
  • Discussion – Moderated by Naomi Feger, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board

Session 2: Contaminants of Emerging Concern

  • Microplastic Monitoring Strategy: Science for Solutions in San Francisco Bay – Rebecca Sutton, San Francisco Estuary Institute (Presentation) (PDF)
  • Making the Most of Analytical Dollars: Collecting Meaningful Pesticide Data – Jennifer Teerlink, California Department of Pesticide Regulation (Presentation) (PDF)
  • DTSC’s Safer Consumer Products Program: Help Us Help You – Anne Cooper Doherty, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (Presentation, Session Discussion and Karen Taberski Recognition) (PDF)
  • Discussion – Moderated by Karin North, City of Palo Alto

Session 3: General RMP

  • Contaminants in Sport Fish: Monitoring to Protect Human Health and Inform Regulatory Actions – Jennifer Sun, San Francisco Estuary Institute (Presentation) (PDF)
  • ​That Dirty Ring : Sediment Contaminants in the Bay Margins – Don Yee, San Francisco Estuary Institute (Presentation) (PDF)
  • Tracking the Bay Response to Stormwater PCB Load Reductions – Jay Davis, San Francisco Estuary Institute (Presentation and Session Discussion) (PDF)
  • Discussion – Moderated by Karen Taberski, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board

Session 4: Nutrients

  • Nutrients in the Estuary - Recent Observations and Strategic Directions – Dave Senn, San Francisco Estuary Institute (Presentation Part 1 and Presentation Part 2) (PDF)
  • A Virtual Bay: Informing Decisions through Transport and Nutrient Modeling – Rusty Holleman, San Francisco Estuary Institute (Presentation) (PDF)
  • Insights from Sensors: Understanding the Complex Dynamics of Dissolved Oxygen in Lower South Bay – Phil Bresnahan, San Francisco Estuary Institute (Presentation) (PDF)
  • Discussion - Moderated by Jim Ervin, City of San Jose​


Map to Event: 
Programs and Focus Areas: 
Clean Water Program
Bay Regional Monitoring Program
Status & Trends
Emerging Contaminants