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GLIN==> TMDL 2005 Call for Abstracts

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TMDL 2005
26-29 JUNE 2005



The Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) requirements of the Clean Water Act
play a pivotal role in how and if the United States meets its clean
water goals.  The Water Environment Federation's (WEF) TMDL Conferences
have brought together hundreds of environmental experts to exchange
information on challenging issues related to the TMDL process over the
last three years.  TMDL technical practice and regulations, however, are
far from static.  Recognizing its importance and the continually
evolving nature of the TMDL program, WEF, in cooperation with the
Pennsylvania Water Environment Association, is sponsoring TMDL 2005.
Supporting organizations include the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, the Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control
Agencies, and the Water Environment Research Foundation. 

TMDL 2005 will include oral presentations, panel discussions, and
workshops.  Potential speakers are invited to submit an abstract for
consideration.  Abstracts authored by state and tribal officials are
especially encouraged.  Abstracts addressing the following topics are

Pollutant-Specific TMDLs:  Monitoring, modeling, and TMDL development
and implementation for specific pollutants:
A. Nutrients
B. Sediment
C. Bacteria
D. Metals/Toxics:  Mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins,
and others.
E. Other:  Organic enrichment, temperature, pH, habitat and flow
alterations, biological/benthic, multiple stressors, and others.

F. Water Quality Standards:  Development of site-specific criteria,
refining site-specific uses, listing methodology and integrated
reporting, use attainability analysis, interpretation of noncompliance
with standards, and narrative standards.

G. Modeling:  Data needs for modeling, model uncertainty, model
calibration and verification, model design and selection, and other
modeling issues that are not pollutant specific.

H. Wet Weather and Nonpoint Source Issues:  Urban and agricultural best
management practices, measuring and estimating wet weather pollutant
loads, agricultural and urban runoff characterization, and related
issues that are not pollutant specific. 

I. Stakeholder Involvement and Public Participation:  Public
participation and outreach tools, conflict resolution, including
nonpoint source stakeholders, third-party TMDLs, and the influence of
stakeholders on allocation and implementation.

J. Regulatory, Policy, and Implementation Issues:  Adaptive
implementation and phased TMDLs, wastewater and stormwater permitting
issues, water quality trading, regulatory flexibility, and
interjurisdictional TMDLs.

For complete information, please visit
To submit your abstract online, please visit

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