National Liaison Committee Meeting: Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

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In this video, three speakers explain U.S. Geological Survey research on harmful algal blooms (HABs) and the nutrients that cause these toxic emerald-green blooms in the Nation’s lakes, reservoirs, and coastal waters. Jennifer Graham and Tom Stiles discuss how USGS science is contributing to the development of early warning systems and predictive tools to guide management decisions in this area of emerging concern. Paul Capel follows this with a discussion of research on nutrients in Chesapeake Bay and how it can help set realistic expectations for managing nutrients in one of the Nation’s most valued waterways.


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Length: 01:21:25

Location Taken: Reston, VA, US



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National Liaison Committee Meeting

for the National Water Quality Program

April 26, 2018

Washington Court Hotel, Washington D.C.


Featured speakers: 

  • Gary Rowe, Program Coordinator, USGS National Water Quality Program,

“Introductions and Opening Remarks”

  • Jennifer Graham, National Water Quality Program, Harmful Algal Blooms Coordinator

 “Harmful Algal Blooms in Freshwaters of the United States: Occurrence and Emerging Technologies”

  • Tom Stiles, Assistant Director, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Water

 “One State Agency’s Need for Science in the Face of Perceptions on Harmful Algal Blooms”

  • Paul Capel, Team Lead, National Water-Quality Assessment Project, Integrated Watershed Studies

“Nutrients in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: Sources, Transport, and Trends”



Acronyms spoken by presenters:

NAWQA, National Water-Quality Assessment

NWQP, National Water Quality Program

HAB, Harmful Algal Bloom

HABHRCA, Harmful Algal bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act

VIMS, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

TP, total phosphorus

fy, fiscal year

ppm, parts per million