Renewable Natural 

Resources Foundation

Congress on

Control of Nonpoint Source Water Pollution:

Options and Opportunities

September 18-21, 2002
Baltimore, Maryland

Sponsored by

national oceanic and atmospheric administration

U.s. environmental protection agency

Usda forest service

Hosted by

Department of natural resource sciences

 and landscape Architecture,

university of Maryland - college park

With support from

national water-quality assessment and national mapping programs

us geological survey

usda natural resources conservation service

u.s. bureau of land management


The congress report was published as Volume 20 Number 4 of the Renewable Resources Journal. Click here to download.

Appendix C of the report features a representative list of  internet resources on nonpoint source water pollution. To view, click here.

Prior to the congress, delegates were asked to complete a survey to assess current issues related to the control of nonpoint source pollution. Survey results are available by clicking here.


september 18, 2002

12:00 pm-4:30 pm
Field Trip, Effects and Efforts on the Chesapeake Bay

6:00 pm-8:00 pm  
Registration and Reception
John S. Dickey, Jr.
Chair, RNRF 2002 Congress Program Committee
Director, Outreach and Research Support
American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC
David W. Moody
Chairman, RNRF Board of Directors
Former President, American Water Resources Association
Beaver Wood Associates, Alstead, NH

September 19, 2002

Plenary Sessions:

8:00 am-8:30 am
Continental Breakfast (Exhibition Space Open)

8:30 am-9:15 am
Defining Nonpoint Source Water Pollution, its Extent and Effects
Timothy L. Miller, Chief, National Water Quality Assessment Program
U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA

9:15 am-10:15 am
Discussion, Examples, Responses and Discussion

10:15 am-10:30 am
Break (Exhibition Space Open)

10:30 am-11:15 am
Panel Presentation: Current Federal and State Approaches to NPS: Legislative, Regulatory and Non-Regulatory
Dov Weitman, Chief, Nonpoint Source Control Branch
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC
Jim McElfish, Senior Attorney and Director, Sustainable Use of Land Program
Environmental Law Institute, Washington, DC

11:15 am-12:15 pm
Specific State Approaches to Control

12:30 pm-2:00 pm
Lunch Speaker:
Margaret A. Davidson, Director, National Ocean Service, and
Acting Assistant Administrator for Ocean Services and Coastal Zone Management,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring, MD

2:15 pm-2:45 pm
Case Study: Chesapeake Bay, Part I
Donald F. Boesch, President
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, MD

2:45 pm-3:15 pm

3:15 pm-3:45 pm
Break (Exhibition Space Open)

3:45 pm-4:15 pm
Chesapeake Bay, Part II
Lauren Wenzel, Deputy Director, Education, Bay Policy and Growth Management Services
Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Annapolis, MD

4:15 pm-4:45 pm

4:45 pm-5:30 pm
Discussion: Exploring the Options & Critical Choices in Controlling Nonpoint Source
David W. Moody, Former President
American Water Resources Association

5:30 pm-5:50 pm
Review of Working Group Procedures and Practices
John S. Dickey, Jr., Chair
RNRF 2002 Congress Program Committee

6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Dinner Speaker:
Parris Glendening, Governor of Maryland

September 20, 2002

8:30 am-9:00 am
Continental Breakfast (Exhibition Space Open)

9:00 am-9:30 am
Urban Development's Impact on Water Quality
Tom Schueler, Executive Director
Center for Watershed Protection, Ellicott City, MD

9:30 am-9:45 am

Working Group Chairs:
Peter Black, Professor Emeritus of Water and Related Resources, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Gregory N. Brown
, Dean, College of Natural Resources, Virginia Tech
Mark M. Bundy
, Director, Education, Bay Policy and Growth Management Services, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Christopher Lant
, Director, Environmental Resources and Policy Program, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Larry A. Nielsen
, Dean, College of Natural Resources, North Carolina State University
C.P. Patrick Reid
, Director, School of Natural Resources, University of Arizona

Working Group Reporters:
Robert Bricker, University of Maryland
Leif Eriksen, University of Maryland
Richard Nottingham, University of Maryland
Andrew Ristvey, University of Maryland
Jennifer Salak, University of Maryland
Paul Shipley, University of Maryland

9:45 am-11:00 am
Working Group Session I

11:00 am-11:15 am
Break (Exhibition Space Open)

11:15 am-12:15 pm
Working Group Session II

12:30 am-2:00 pm
Lunch (Exhibition Space Open)

2:00 pm-3:15 pm
Working Group Session III

3:15 pm-3:30 pm
Break (Exhibition Space Open)

3:30 pm-4:45 pm
Working Group Session IV

5:15 pm-6:15 pm

September 21, 2002

8:30 am-9:00 am
Continental Breakfast (Exhibition Space Open)

9:00 am-11:00 am
Comprehensive Review and Discussion

11:00 am  Adjourn