Watershed Academy Webcast Seminars

Local watershed organizations, municipal leaders and others are invited to sign up for these free, online webcast training sessions. Attendees must register in advance to participate in webcasts. During the webcasts, trainees log onto the web to participate in live training conducted by expert instructors. Your computer must have the capability of playing sound in order to attend the webcasts. The Watershed Academy offers a certificate to those who attend webcasts. Streaming audio versions of past webcasts are available.

Announcing EPA’s Water Quality Modeling Webinar: “Introduction to WASP”

EPA’s Water Modeling Workgroup is hosting a series of webinars to help water quality professionals better understand surface water quality modeling and how models can be used to solve common problems that face water quality regulators. The webinars are focused on modeling as it applies to the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), Standards, and Water Quality Permitting Programs, but they are applicable to a wide range of audiences. These two hour webinars cover everything from modeling basics (e.g., model setup and calibration) to applied water quality modeling of different pollutants.

This webinar, titled “Introduction to WASP”, is scheduled for Wednesday July 12th at 1pm Eastern.  This webinar will introduce the Water Quality Analysis Simulation Program (WASP) water quality model.  WASP is one of the most widely used water quality models in the United States and throughout the world. This watershed modeling application is intended for use by citizens, conservation practitioners, municipal decision-makers, educators, students, and others. WASP enables users to interpret and predict water quality responses to natural phenomena and manmade pollution for various pollution management decisions. Because of the models capabilities of handling multiple pollutant types it has been widely applied in the development of TMDLs. WASP has capabilities of linking with hydrodynamic and watershed models which allows for multi-year analysis under varying meteorological and environmental conditions. The Webcast will provide background on the tool, will demonstrate the tool, and will highlight how this tool is being used by several states and others for their TMDL, nonpoint source, and municipal stormwater programs.

Registration is required and is now available at: 


Previous webinars are available here: http://www.epa.gov/tmdl/tmdl-modeling