The Top 5 Laboratory Analyses for Stormwater Monitoring in Lakes and Reservoirs

This fun, interactive webinar aims to help managers of lakes and reservoirs build a robust stormwater monitoring program. It is a follow-on to our 2021 webinar that outlined five steps to build stormwater monitoring system. Step 1 was to determine what to measure, and Step 2 was to define the sampling regimen. Here, we take those steps from the field to the laboratory—what are the most common laboratory analyses performed for stormwater monitoring? This webinar will help you reach beyond sondes to gain a deeper understanding of stormwater’s impacts on your reservoir or lake, and to plan your response and mitigation.

Join us to learn more about:

  • The five laboratory analyses that are foundational to a stormwater program for lakes and reservoirs,
  • The importance of proper sample collection, preservation and transport of samples,
  • Key considerations for quality control and quality assurance, and
  • Instruments and methods that can support all the above.

Meet the Expert:

Dr. Stephanie A. Smith
Product Segment Manager for Xylem Lab Solutions

Dr. Smith has worked in technology development for over 20 years, currently in her post as the segment manager for Xylem’s laboratory portfolio. Most well known for her expertise in harmful algal blooms (HABs), her interest in eutrophication and nutrient loading that drive HABs led her to study approaches to stormwater management. Dr. Smith earned degrees in Biology from Missouri State University (B.S., M.S.) and in Microbiology from The Ohio State University (Ph.D.).