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Surface Water Quality Modeling Training

EPA’s Water Modeling Workgroup (WMW) sponsors training to facilitate use of surface water quality models. Both webinars and workshops are available at this time.

Webinars

EPA’s WMW sponsors an ongoing series of two-hour webinars to help water quality professionals better understand surface water quality models and how they can be used to address water quality problems. WMW posts introductory flyers and video recordings for the webinars to this website. Webinars 1 through 3 in the table below cover modeling basics such as selecting, developing, and running hydrology and water quality models. Subsequent webinars focus on modeling specific pollutants and parameters (e.g., nutrients, sediment, metals), specific types of models, and emerging issues in water quality modeling.

Webinar Time Documents
1. "Water Quality Models 101—What Are These Things?" Thursday, March 26, 2015,
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
Flyer
Archived Video (YouTube)
2. "Brick by Brick: How Water Quality Models are Developed" Thursday, April 23, 2015,
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
Flyer
Archived Video (YouTube)
3. "Interpreting and Using Water Quality Models" Wednesday, June 3, 2015,
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern
Flyer
Archived Video (YouTube)
4. "Nooksack River QUAL2Kw Temperature Model and Climate Change Scenarios" Wednesday, July 22, 2015,
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern
Flyer
Archived Video (YouTube)
5. "Modeling Nutrients: Nutrient Cycles, Potential Impacts on Water Quality and Developing Nutrient Endpoints" Thursday, September 3, 2015,
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern
Flyer
Archived Video (YouTube)
6. "Modeling Nutrients in Rivers, Streams, Lakes, Reservoirs and Estuaries" Thursday, October 27, 2015,
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern
Flyer
Archived Video (YouTube)
7. "Sediment Modeling - Part 1" Thursday, January 12, 2016,
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern
Flyer
Archived Video (YouTube)
8. "Modeling Dissolved Oxygen" Tuesday, August 30th, 2016,
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern
Flyer
Archived Video (YouTube)
9. "Watershed Modeling Using HSPF" Wednesday, September 21st, 2016,
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern
Flyer
Archived Video (YouTube)
10. "Sediment Modeling Part II" Wednesday, November 16, 2016,
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern
Flyer
Archived Video (YouTube)
11. "Introduction to EFDC" Wednesday February 1, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern Flyer
Archived Video (YouTube)
12. "Introduction to SWAT" Thursday April 20, 2017,
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern
Flyer
Archived Video (YouTube)
13. "Introduction to WASP" Wednesday July 12, 2017,
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern
Flyer
Archived Video (YouTube)
14. “Introduction to EPA’s Stormwater Management Model (SWMM)" Tuesday, February 20, 2018,
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
Flyer
Archived Video (YouTube)
15. “Introduction to EPA’s Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) v3" Thursday, March 8, 2018,
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern
Flyer
Archived Video (YouTube)
16. “EPA’s Hydrologic Micro Services (HMS) Web Services Platform” Wednesday October 10, 2018,
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
Flyer
Archived Video (YouTube)
17. “Introduction to CE-QUAL-W2” Thursday, November 15, 2018,
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
Flyer
Archived Video (YouTube)
18. “Reservoir Eutrophication Models on the Wisconsin River” Wednesday, December 12, 2018,
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
Flyer

Workshops

EPA’s Region 4 and WMW sponsor periodic workshops on the use of the Water Quality Analysis Simulation Program (WASP). WASP is a very widely used model with the ability to analyze multiple water quality parameters in streams, rivers, lakes/reservoirs, and estuaries in 1, 2, or 3 dimensions. Additional information on the model, workshops, and workshop training materials is available at: http://epawasp.twool.com/