NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES   Passive Sampling Devices Webinar April 16   National Water Quality Monitoring Council Pass...

NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES   Passive Sampling Devices Webinar April 16   National Water Quality Monitoring Council Passive sampling devices for environmental monitoring: Tips for a successful study ABSTRACT : The use of passive sampling devices for environmental monitoring has gained considerable acceptance over the last decade.  However, there is often a lack of understanding about the proper use and interpretation of the data obtained from these samplers which can result in a failure to accomplish project goals.  The success of any environmental monitoring study begins in the office or laboratory with the general steps of the formulation of a sampling plan, training of personnel, performing the field work, processing of the collected samples, analysis, and interpretation of the data.  This talk will provide an overview of passive sampling techniques for measuring contaminants; discuss potential linkages between chemical occurrence and biological effects, challenges and tips for using passive samplers in the field; analytical considerations; data considerations; and examples of how passive sampling has been used in support of large monitoring efforts and in regulatory applications.  The webinar will be offered on Tuesday, April 16th at 1:00 pm EDT (10:00 pm PDT).   Pre-registration is REQUIRED for this event.    LINK TO NWQMC PASSIVE DEVICES WEBINAR APRIL 16