Project #5078

Linking Nutrient Reductions to Receiving Water Responses

In Progress
Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Ms. Lola Olabode
Hazen and Sawyer
Integrated Planning & Water Management
Water Quality
Source & Receiving Waters


While the water sector has made significant investments in nutrient control, there is a need for increased availability of data and information on effective practices, expanded engagement with key stakeholders, and additional mechanistic understanding of linkages between management practices and water quality and ecosystem responses. This project will address an important information gap in nutrient management by collecting available information on nutrient controls, implementation of total maximum daily loads, water quality, and ecosystem responses. A web-based benchmarking tool will be developed that can be used to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different regulatory and management actions. The tool will integrate information from a variety of reputable data sources related to nutrient management, permitting, best management practice implementation, and receiving water responses.