Workshop Report/Summary

Summary of a Workshop on Mississippi River Water Quality Science and Interstate Collaboration (2014)

This report summarizes presentations and discussions of Mississippi River and basin water quality management, monitoring, and evaluation programs that took place at a November 2013 workshop. The workshop examined a wide array of challenges and progress in water quality monitoring and evaluation in states along the Mississippi River corridor, and provided a forum for experts from U.S. federal agencies, the Mississippi River states, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to share and compare monitoring and evaluation experiences from their respective organizations. The workshop and this summary build upon several years of work by National Research Council committees on the topics of Mississippi River water quality, the Clean Water Act, and nutrient control actions.