NPS Monitoring Workshop 2013

Working Together to Protect and Restore Our Water Resources

Chagrin Falls The Nonpoint Source (NPS) Monitoring Conference is an important forum for sharing information and communicating ways to control and track NPS pollution at its source and in receiving waterbodies. The focus of the 21st National NPS Monitoring Workshop is holistic and inclusive approaches to assessing and solving problems in watersheds largely impacted by nonpoint sources of pollution. Integration of resources and skills from the private and public sectors will be emphasized, with a number of sessions devoted to bringing together individuals from a wide range of backgrounds including science, engineering, business, public policy, education, and community groups. Project examples from the Great Lakes Region will be coupled with specific technical and programmatic sessions to help individuals better understand the full range of resources and skills that can be pooled together to solve our Nationís water quality problems at the local and watershed levels.

This event will bring together NPS monitoring and management personnel from state, federal, Tribal and municipal governments, the private sector, academia, environmental groups, and local watershed organizations to provide examples of lessons learned from completed NPS projects, demonstrations of new technologies and monitoring approaches, and documentation of successful application of NPS control practices, measures, programs, and policies.

Conference Information

Q: What are the conference deadlines and fees?
A: Monday, October 7—Regular Registration Deadline ($235)
Postmarked after October 7—Late/Onsite Registration ($250)
October 14—Conference Cancellation/Refund Deadline

Q: What does the registration fee include?
A: The 2013 National NPS Monitoring Conference registration fee provides full participation in the conference including meeting materials and meals (3 continental breakfasts, 3 lunches, and refreshment breaks during the day).

Q: What if I cancel my registration?
A: All requests for cancellations, changes and substitutions must be made in writing to Amber Siegel ( prior to Monday, October 7, 2013. Cancellations will be refunded less a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made for any no-shows or cancellations after October 7, 2013.

Q: Can someone come in my place if I cannot make it to the conference?
A: Yes, substitutions can be made at any time without penalty. Please contact Amber Siegel ( to make the change.

Q: Is it possible to attend the conference for only one day?
A: Yes. Please contact Amber Siegel ( or Liz Hiett ( for more information.

Q: Is there a student registration fee?
A: Yes. Please contact Amber Siegel ( or Liz Hiett ( for more information.

Q: Does this Conference stratify Continuing Professional Developmental Requirements?
A: Yes, this conference will offer CPDs.  Certificates will be presented at the conclusion of the conference based on the hours of participation. Please visit the Ohio Professional Engineers/Professional Surveyors site ( for more information.

A very special thank you to the following organizations for their assistance in planning this year’s conference.