2021 RMP Annual Meeting
The 28th RMP Annual Meeting was hosted on Thursday, October 14th, 2021. Fully virtual for the second year, the meeting included an excellent lineup with presentations from RMP staff and other invited experts. We heard about and discussed findings on Bay sediment supply, PFAS, tire particles and chemicals, and contaminants in Bay fish, among other topics. If you missed the meeting or any specific sessions, recordings of the meeting and presenter slides will be posted below shortly.
And a reminder that the 2021 RMP Update is now available for download from the RMP Update webpage: You can request a hard copy using a form that can be accessed from the webpage.
Welcome & Session 1: Sediment Monitoring and Management
- Welcome and Introduction; Tom Mumley, San Francisco Bay Water Board, RMP Steering Committee Chair
- Changes in San Francisco Bay Bathymetry; Bruce Jaffe, US Geological Survey
- Sediment Flux Through the Golden Gate; Maureen Downing-Kunz, Environmental Science Associates; Michael MacWilliams, Anchor QEA, LLC
- Sediment for Survival; Scott Dusterhoff, San Francisco Estuary Institute
- Discussion - Moderated by Luisa Valiela, US Environmental Protection Agency
Session 2: Municipal Wastewater
- South and Lower South Bay Moored Sensor Program; Derek Roberts, San Francisco Estuary Institute
- Assessing Water Quality Trends and Uncertainty in San Francisco Bay; Melissa Foley, San Francisco Estuary Institute
- PFAS Study Phase 1 Results; Miguel Mendez, San Francisco Estuary Institute
- Discussion - Moderated by Ian Wren, Baykeeper
Session 3: Urban Stormwater
- Lessons from Tires: New CECs & New Transport Pathways; Kelly Moran, San Francisco Estuary Institute
- Microplastics in Stormwater Conceptual Models; Diana Lin, San Francisco Estuary Institute
- Advanced Analysis of Stormwater Monitoring Data; Lester McKee, San Francisco Estuary Institute; Lisa Sabin, EOA, Inc.
- Discussion - Moderated by Chris Sommers, EOA, Inc.
Session 4: General Topics
- Update on Contaminants in Bay Fish; Jay Davis, San Francisco Estuary Institute
- Water Quality Monitoring Programs in the Bay Area - Interactive Presentation; Kevin Lunde, San Francisco Water Board
- DTSC's Safer Consumer Products Program; Anne Cooper Doherty, Department of Toxic Substances Control
- Use of RMP Data for Management Decisions; Panel Discussion moderated by Tom Mumley, San Francisco Bay Water Board; Maureen Dunn, Chevron; James Downing, Valley Water; John Coleman, Bay Planning Coalition; Anne Cooper Doherty, Department of Toxic Substances Control; Lorien Fono, Bay Area Clean Water Agencies
Programs and Focus Areas:
Bay Regional Monitoring Program