August 9, 2023 - 2:15pm

2022 RMP Annual Meeting

The 29th RMP Annual Meeting marked the partial return to an in-person meeting after meeting virtually for the previous two years and was held on Monday October 3rd at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA. The theme of the meeting was the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act and featured perspectives on the Clean Water Act, as well as updates on the science and management of PCBs, chemicals of emerging concern, sediment, and nutrients. 


Video and slide presentations from the meeting are provided below. 



Welcome & Session 1: Clean Water Act Perspectives

Welcoming StatementTom Mumley, San Francisco Bay Water Board
Opening Remarks; Jackie Speier, U.S. House of Representatives CA 14th District
A Perspective on the Regional Monitoring Program; Andrew Gunther, San Francisco Water Board Member
The Clean Water Act Presents: SF Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund; Luisa Valiela, US Environmental Protection Agency
Discussion - Moderated by Tom Mumley, San Francisco Bay Water Board

Session 2: PCBs

Update on RMP PCB Studies; Jay Davis, San Francisco Estuary Institute
Update on Water Board Actions and Plans; Setenay Bozkurt Frucht, San Francisco Bay Water Board
US EPA Cleanup of Contaminated Sites; Karen Irwin, US Environmental Protection Agency
Discussion - Moderated by Bridgette DeShields, Integral Consulting

Session 3: Sediment and Nutrients

Sediment Conceptual Model for San Francisco Bay; Katie McKnight, San Francisco Estuary Institute
Sediment Transport at the Marsh-Mudflat Scale: Whale's Tail Marsh in South SF Bay; Jessie Lacy, US Geological Survey
The August 2022 Harmful Algae Bloom: Tracking the Event and Early Interpretations; Dave Senn, San Francisco Estuary Institute
Discussion - Moderated by Eric Dunlavey, City of San Jose

Session 4: Contaminants of Emerging Concern

Managing PFAS with Class-Based and Essential Use Approaches; Simona Balan, California Department of Toxic Substances Control
PFAS in San Francisco Bay; Martin Trinh, San Francisco Estuary Institute
CECs in Status & Trends and RMP Update; Melissa Foley, San Francisco Estuary Institute
Discussion - Moderated by Karin North, City of Palo Alto


Previous Meetings:

Programs and Focus Areas: 
Clean Water Program
Bay Regional Monitoring Program
Annual Meeting