NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES Volunteer Monitoring of Water Systems https://acwi.gov/monitoring/webinars/VMWQP_...NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES Volunteer Monitoring of Water Systems https://acwi.gov/monitoring/webinars/VMWQP_1Jul2019.pdf Monday July 1, 2pm-3pm EST The webinar is free ; pre-registration is required . Please login 10 minutes early. The goal of most volunteer monitoring programs is to ensure that well-trained volunteers collect data of known quality and use data used for change. In the study design process (where programs think through monitoring questions, data use goals, and the who, what, where, why of monitoring) thinking through data management and data sharing is a crucial step. Data sharing into central location is often a challenge for volunteer monitoring programs but there are tools available to facilitate data input into the U.S. Water Quality Portal. This webinar will share a 101 overview on the WQP, tools to facilitate data sharing, and highlight a state example of volunteer input into the federal repository.