Water Quality Section of AFS

National Water Monitoring News

To our Water Monitoring Colleagues around the Nation: As Co-Chairs of the National Water Quality Monitoring Council (or “Council”), we are pleased to release the seventeenth edition of our online newsletter National Water Monitoring...

AQUATIC SCIENTISTS PUSH BACK AGAINST NARROW WOTUS RULE

American Fisheries Society • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography • Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation • Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society • International Association for Great Lakes Research • North American Lake...

Atlantic City Annual Meeting Review

The WQ section supported two symposia held at the 2018 AFS meeting in Atlantic City, NJ. Andrew Todd and Yetta Jager organized the symposium ‘Bad Acid: Past and future risk of acidification to aquatic...

Melvin Samson: 2016 Student Poster Winner

Melvin Samson of State University of NY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has won our annual poster award. His  poster  is entitled:  Tracking Hypoxia Exposure in Yellow Perch with Otolith Chemistry: Spatial Variation in...

Coho salmon mortality in Western US watersheds

Bioinfiltration prevents lethal stormwater impacts. Adult coho salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch return each autumn to freshwater spawning habitats throughout western North America. The migration coincides with increasing seasonal rainfall, which in turn increases storm water...

International Aquatic Life Use Guidelines

This short article provides a quick overview of the status of aquatic life use guidelines internationally.  As with water quality criteria, guidelines are varied and limited internationally.  We provide a few examples that we...