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Nicole David

Environmental Scientist
Clean Water Program
510-746-7386

Ms. David received her M.S. in Marine Biology from the University of Berlin, Germany, in 1996. While participating in University ecology classes as a student tutor, she also taught marine invertebrate science and habitat classes in the Baltic Sea, North Sea, and Mediterranean. She joined SFEI in 1998, and her background in marine and freshwater ecology with focus on intensive human use of coastal waters and threatened ecosystems provides her the experience to contribute to and to lead SFEI watershed projects. Her research is directed toward studying contamination in storm-water runoff in agricultural and urban areas.

Related Projects, News, and Events

RMP Update (Project)

The Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay is an innovative collaboration of the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, the regulated discharger community, and the San Francisco Estuary Institute. It provides water quality regulators with information they need to manage the Bay effectively. The Program issues a report each year, the Pulse of the Bay in odd years and the RMP Update in even years.

Grassland Bypass Project (Project)

This project continues to monitor impacts of the use of a portion of the San Luis Drain for conveyance of agricultural discharge. SFEI collects and disseminates data generated by the participating institutions. Monthly, quarterly, and (coming soon) annual data reports are currently presented on a web page for USBR and public data users. Narrative annual reports (coauthored by the various agencies) and other technical reports (or links to them) could be placed on the site as well in the future. The data generating participants retain ultimate ownership control of the data.

 

Green Infill - Clean Stormwater (Project)

SFEI collaborated with the San Francisco Estuary Partnership and San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program to monitor the effectiveness of Low Impact Design elements constructed at the Gellert Park/Serramonte Main Branch Library in Daly City.

RMP Journal Publication on Contaminant Loads from the Delta to San Francisco Bay (News)

Results of RMP monitoring of loads from the Delta to San Francisco Bay were recently published in the journal Water Environment Research. The article follows up on a paper published in 2009 in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry describing mercury concentrations and loads from this large river system to the Bay. This new article presents estimates for PCBs for a 6-year monitoring period and estimates for PAHs, PBDEs, dioxins and furans, the organochlorine pesticides DDT, chlordane, dieldrin, and selenium for shorter periods.

RMP Journal Publication on Contaminant Loads from the Delta to San Francisco Bay (News)

Results of RMP monitoring of loads from the Delta to San Francisco Bay were recently published in the journal Water Environment Research. The article follows up on a paper published in 2009 in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry describing mercury concentrations and loads from this large river system to the Bay.

Daly City rain gardens provide cleaner water, reduce flooding (News)

This study evaluated the efficiency of a bioretention system installed in Daly City, California, for a large suite of pollutants, including some that have been rarely evaluated in such systems. Water quality improvements (concentration or load reductions) were demonstrated for total Hg, polychlorinated biphenols (PCBs) and dioxins ranging between 18 and 100%, and a suite of more conventional pollutants [sediment, cadmium, copper, nickel, lead, zinc, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)] ranging between 20 and 90%.