- Our technical
training is designed for state, county, and municipal agencies,
private corporations, citizen volunteers,
neighborhood associations, environmental organizations, and teachers.
can be tailored to specific needs including the fulfillment of a
public education, outreach, involvement, and participation requirement
for MS4 communities.
are held over 3 to 5 days and with
sufficient notice WAA can conduct training workshops in your region
anywhere within the United States. Contact
us to discuss your program needs.
focus on introductory and comprehensive stream monitoring methods
or strictly on aquatic benthic macroinvertebrate identification.
both class room instruction and hands-on fieldwork.
All the necessary equipment and texts to conduct proper stream bioassessment
and taxonomic work is provided for each participants use.
benefits of attending or sponsoring a training workshop:
- Learn how
a stream-monitoring program provides a means to assess the effectiveness
of a municipality's storm water management program (MS4)
ways a stream-monitoring program can address some of each of the
six "minimum measures" required in the MS4 regulations
- Begin establishing
your own stream-monitoring program
- Learn data
collecting methods and how to analyze the data
taxonomic identification to family and genera
a reference collection of aquatic benthic macroinvertebrates
- Begin preparing
for and/or take the North American Benthological Society Taxonomic
- Learn about
that provide a biological profile and overall stream water quality
- Build confidence
in your understanding of stream ecology
- Learn how
to protect local water resources and how to promote your data,
work, and research
WAA provides educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate
students through its Lotic
Scene Investigation (LSI) program. An applied research
program that provides:
- Basic instruction
in stream and river ecology, the ecology of benthic invertebrates,
and the practice of systematic benthic taxonomy.
instruction in lotic (freshwater stream environment) biological
monitoring methods and analysis, methods for performing an effective
field study, and experience in applied research and residential
- An overview
of current issues in water quality and applied methods of assessment.
a list of upcoming workshops being organized and/or taught by WAA
WAA has organized
and conducted dozens of training workshops. To veiw a list of attendees
materials link If you have attended a recent workshop this is
the link to the materials I mentioned during the program. You will
need the user name and pass word I provided you during the workshop.