October 7, 2016 - 12:00am

The 2016 RMP Annual Meeting was held on October 7, 2016 at the David Brower Center. The theme of this year's meeting was "Science to Support Decision-Making".  The meeting featured presentations and discussion on contaminants of emerging concern, stormwater, sediment transport, contaminants in sport fish & margins sediment, and nutrients. To view presentations from this year's meeting, please click on the links in the agenda below. 

Meeting Agenda

Welcome and Introduction: Tom Mumley, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board

Session 1: Sediment Contaminants, Dynamics, and Management

  • Monitoring the Movement of Sediment Through San Francisco Bay – Maureen Downing-Kunz, US Geological Survey
  • The Importance of Small Tributaries: What We Have Learned from 16 Years of Sediment and Pollutant Load Monitoring – Lester McKee, San Francisco Estuary Institute (Presentation) (PDF)
  • Expanding RMP Support for Dredging – Brian Ross, US Environmental Protection Agency (Presentation and Session Discussion) (PDF)
  • Discussion – Moderated by Naomi Feger, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board

Session 2: Contaminants of Emerging Concern

  • Microplastic Monitoring Strategy: Science for Solutions in San Francisco Bay – Rebecca Sutton, San Francisco Estuary Institute (Presentation) (PDF)
  • Making the Most of Analytical Dollars: Collecting Meaningful Pesticide Data – Jennifer Teerlink, California Department of Pesticide Regulation (Presentation) (PDF)
  • DTSC’s Safer Consumer Products Program: Help Us Help You – Anne Cooper Doherty, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (Presentation, Session Discussion and Karen Taberski Recognition) (PDF)
  • Discussion – Moderated by Karin North, City of Palo Alto

Session 3: General RMP

  • Contaminants in Sport Fish: Monitoring to Protect Human Health and Inform Regulatory Actions – Jennifer Sun, San Francisco Estuary Institute (Presentation) (PDF)
  • ​That Dirty Ring : Sediment Contaminants in the Bay Margins – Don Yee, San Francisco Estuary Institute (Presentation) (PDF)
  • Tracking the Bay Response to Stormwater PCB Load Reductions – Jay Davis, San Francisco Estuary Institute (Presentation and Session Discussion) (PDF)
  • Discussion – Moderated by Karen Taberski, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board

Session 4: Nutrients

  • Nutrients in the Estuary - Recent Observations and Strategic Directions – Dave Senn, San Francisco Estuary Institute (Presentation Part 1 and Presentation Part 2) (PDF)
  • A Virtual Bay: Informing Decisions through Transport and Nutrient Modeling – Rusty Holleman, San Francisco Estuary Institute (Presentation) (PDF)
  • Insights from Sensors: Understanding the Complex Dynamics of Dissolved Oxygen in Lower South Bay – Phil Bresnahan, San Francisco Estuary Institute (Presentation) (PDF)
  • Discussion - Moderated by Jim Ervin, City of San Jose​


Programs and Focus Areas: 
Clean Water Program
Bay Regional Monitoring Program
Status & Trends
Contaminants of Emerging Concern