Oct 30, 2013
The Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the 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 every other year, The Pulse of the Bay, that presents the latest results from monitoring and addresses a theme related to a timely water quality topic. The theme for 2013 is "Contaminants of Emerging Concern".
This edition of the Pulse provides a summary of the current state of knowledge of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) in the Bay. The report includes profiles of the CECs of greatest concern, summarizing information on their use, properties, recent findings from monitoring in the Bay and elsewhere, and developments in management.
Printed copies are available on request. Please contact Jay Davis ([email protected]).
"Report: Some chemicals in S.F. Bay near levels of concern", published by the San Francisco Chronicle
"San Francisco Bay Is Less Toxic Than You Think", reported by KGO
"What’s the State of the San Francisco Estuary?", published by KQED Science
Programs and Focus Areas:
Clean Water Program
Related Projects, News, and Events:
The Pulse of the Bay (Project)
Download the Pulse of the Bay! This report from the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay features articles on the four major pathways by which pollutants enter the Bay: municipal wastewater, industrial wastewater, stormwater, and dredging and dredged sediment disposal. Each article provides a basic introduction to the pathway and discusses the regulatory framework, recent findings, and future challenges. The report also includes some of the latest highlights from monitoring of important parameters such as nutrients, emerging contaminants, mercury, PCBs, and selenium.