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Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am Morning Session: 8:30 am - 12:15 pm Lunch (On your own): 12:15 - 1:15 pm Afternoon Session: 1:15 - 4:30 pm
Land and water interactions Vital habitats Importance to humans
Nutrient Pollution: Sources and Impacts
Sources of nutrients How nutrient pollution enters waterways Effects of nutrient pollution and impacts from climate change Costs of nutrient pollution
Improving Water Quality through Regulation
History of water pollution regulation in the United States Regulated pollutants in aquatic ecosystems • NPDES permitting for point sources • Stormwater permits • Agricultural runoff The Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Plan
Best Management Practices for Reducing Nutrient Pollution
Urban pollution reduction • Wastewater • Residential and commercial stormwater Agriculture pollution reduction Water quality trading
Building Effective Nutrient Reduction Strategies
Environmental modeling and targeting effective reductions Understanding source sector performance Co-benefits of pollution reduction strategies
Michael D. Miles
Maryland Department of the Environment, Watershed Restoration Specialist, Chesapeake Bay Restoration Section
Growing up in Annapolis Maryland along the tidal waters of Chesapeake Bay, Mr. Miles was instilled with a love of nature from an early age. He now studies the effects of nutrient pollution on waterbodies as an environmental scientist. Mr. Miles has worked as a technical lead on high profile Chesapeake Bay restoration projects, including Maryland’s recent updated Watershed Implementation Plan for the Bay. He received special recognition from Maryland Department of the Environment for his work as the developer and content editor for Maryland’s Chesapeake Cleanup Center, a website that serves as a comprehensive resource for Bay restoration information in Maryland. Mr. Miles holds an M.S. degree in Environmental Science and Management from Duquesne University with minors in Biology and Chemistry. He is interested in aquatic ecosystems, environmental modeling and using science communication to drive meaningful improvements to the natural world.
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