Commission Meetings

SCCWRP is governed by the 14-member SCCWRP Commission. SCCWRP Commission meetings provide a neutral, collaborative forum for Southern California’s water-quality management community to meet face to face to discuss, debate and solve pressing issues. The SCCWRP Commission holds four quarterly meetings per year. The meetings typically run about three hours and are open to the public.

DateTimeMeeting AgendaApproved MinutesPresentations
December 6, 2024 9 a.m.
September 6, 2024 9 a.m.
June 7, 2024
Note: This meeting will be conducted in person; virtual attendance is an option for audience members
9 a.m.
Agenda for June 7
See agenda for remote participation link
Director's Report (Weisberg)
CTAG Report (Kempster)
Research Plan Summary (Schiff)
ROMS-BEC Modeling Expert Review Panel Report (Weisberg)
San Diego Human Fecal Sources Investigation (Schiff)
HF183 Health Risk-Based Threshold (Steele)
SMC Overview (Hubner)
March 1, 2024
9 a.m.
Agenda for March 1Minutes for March 1CTAG Report (Kempster)
Bight '23 Update (McLaughlin)
SMC Project Briefing (Schiff)
OAH Modeling Project Briefing (Sutula)
PFAS Research Directions (Wong, Mehinto)
Newport Bay Shellfish Study (Gonzalez-Fernandez)
Fact Sheet Series (Martindale)
December 1, 2023 9 a.m.
Agenda for December 1Minutes for December 1CTAG Report (Laak)
Strategic Planning Meeting (Weisberg)
ddPCR Implementation (Griffith)
Ecohydrology Research Program (Stein)
Impediments to eDNA Method Adoption (Theroux)
Fact Sheet Series (Martindale)
October 20, 2023 (Strategic Planning)
9 a.m.
Agenda for October 20Minutes for October 20Purpose of Strategic Planning Meeting (Weisberg)
SCCWRP Effectiveness Surveys (Martindale)
Interacting with Non-member Agencies (Weisberg)
SCCWRP Communications Strategy (Martindale)
September 8, 2023
9 a.m.
Agenda for September 8Minutes for September 8CTAG Report (Laak)
Marine Mammal Strandings (Smith)
Ceriodaphnia Quality Assurance Study (Schiff)
Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal (Frieder)
Strategic Planning Meeting (Weisberg)
Effectiveness Survey Results (Martindale)
Fact Sheet Series (Martindale)
June 2, 2023 9 a.m.
Agenda for June 2
Minutes for June 2CTAG Report (Laak)
San Diego Exfiltration Study (Schiff)
Ocean Acidification Biological Indicators (McLaughlin)
Microplastics Method Standardization (Thornton Hampton)
Commission Strategic Planning (Weisberg)
Fact Sheet Series (Martindale)
March 3, 2023 9 a.m.
Agenda for March 3Minutes for March 3CTAG Report (Laak)
Bight '23 Update (McLaughlin)
Ceriodaphnia Quality Assurance Study (Schiff)
Microplastics Method Standardization (Thornton Hampton)
OAH Modeling Peer Review (Sutula)
CEC Advisory Panel (Wong)
Fact Sheet Series (Martindale)
December 2, 2022
Conducted remotely
9 a.m.
Agenda for December 2Minutes for December 2CTAG Report (Duncan)
Bight '23 Planning (McLaughlin)
Coastal Ocean Health Report Cards (Weisberg)
OAH Modeling Uncertainty (Sutula)
Fact Sheet Series (Martindale)
September 9, 2022
Conducted remotely
9 a.m.
Agenda for September 9
Minutes for September 9Welcome and Director's Report (Weisberg)
CTAG Report (Duncan)
Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Modeling (Sutula)
San Diego County ddPCR Beach Testing (Griffith)
San Diego County Perspectives on ddPCR Beach Testing (Harbert)
SCCWRP Fact Sheets (Martindale)
June 3, 2022
Conducted remotely
9 a.m.
Agenda for June 3Minutes for June 3CTAG Report (Choi)
Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Modeling Update (Sutula and Frieder)
Oregon Ocean Acidification 303(d) Listing Initiative (Weisberg)
March 4, 2022
Conducted remotely
9 a.m.
Agenda for March 4Minutes for March 4CTAG Report (Choi)
Microplastics Management (Weisberg)
Bight '18 and Bight '23 Overview (Schiff)
Bight Microbiology (Griffith)
Bight Ocean Acidification (McLaughlin)
Bight Sediment Quality (McLaughlin)
December 10, 2021
Conducted remotely
9 a.m.
Agenda for December 10
Minutes for December 10CTAG Report (Choi)
California Environmental Flows Management (Stein)
Bight '18 Overview (Schiff)
Bight '18 Trash Element (McLaughlin)
Bight '18 HABs Element (Smith)
Bight '18 Bioaccumulation (McLaughlin)
COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance (Steele)
September 3, 2021
Conducted remotely
9 a.m.
Agenda for September 3
Minutes for September 3CTAG Report (Choi)
Vibrio in Southern California (Zimmer-Faust)
Relationship between Coliphage and Enterococcus (Griffith)
HF183 Risk Threshold Development (Zimmer-Faust)
Exfiltration Measurement Method (Steele)
COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance (Steele)
June 11, 2021
Conducted remotely
9 a.m.
Agenda for June 11
Minutes for June 11CTAG Report (Choi)
COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance (Steele)
Microplastics Measurement Methods (Wong)
Microplastics Health Effects (Mehinto)
March 5, 2021
Conducted remotely
9 a.m.
Agenda for March 5Minutes for March 5Introduction, Ocean Acidification Biological Interpretation, and Future Agenda Items (Weisberg)
CTAG Report (Choi)
COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance (Griffith)
OA Modeling Update (Sutula)
OA Biological Thresholds (Bednarsek)
Regional Monitoring to Quantify OA Biological Impacts Uncertainty (McLaughlin)
December 4, 2020
Conducted remotely
9 a.m.
Agenda for December 4
Minutes for December 4Introduction, Contracts, Future Agenda Items (Weisberg)
CTAG Report (Searing)
COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance (Griffith)
Shellfish Bacterial Standard (Zimmer-Faust)
Sewer Exfiltration Quantification (Steele)
September 11, 2020
Conducted remotely
9 a.m.
Agenda for September 11Minutes for September 11Introduction, Director's Report, Future Agenda Items (Weisberg)
CTAG Report (Searing)
SMC Bioassessment Monitoring (Mazor)
San Diego Regional Board Approach to Biointegrity (Loflen)
State Water Board Approach to Biointegrity (Mogus)
June 5, 2020
Conducted remotely
9 a.m.
Agenda for June 5Minutes for June 5Director's Report, Motions, Future Agenda Items (Weisberg)
CTAG Report (Searing)
2020-2021 Research Agenda (Schiff)
Environmental Flow Criteria (Stein)
March 6, 2020 9 a.m.
Agenda for March 6Minutes for March 6CTAG Report (Searing)
SMC Research Agenda (Schiff)
BMP Inventory and Web App (Schiff)
Stormwater Capture and Use Guidance (Fassman-Beck)
Commission Strategic Planning Meeting (Weisberg)
June 2020 Commission Agenda Items (Weisberg)
December 13, 2019 9 a.m.
Agenda for December 13Minutes for December 13CTAG Report (Loflen)
Bioanalytical Screening Tools (Mehinto)
OPC Strategic Plan (Gold)
California Stormwater Quality Association (Cowan)
2020 Commission Meeting Agendas (Weisberg)
Commission Strategic Planning (Weisberg)
September 6, 2019 9 a.m.
Agenda for September 6Minutes for September 6CTAG Report (Loflen)
Sewage Conveyance Exfiltration (Schiff)
Antibiotic Resistance (Steele)
Newport Bay Shellfish (Zimmer-Faust)
Coliphage Evaluation (Griffith)
Future Agenda Items (Weisberg)
June 21, 2019 9 a.m.
Agenda for June 21Minutes for June 21CTAG Report (Loflen)
Microplastics Workshop (Moore)
Physical-Biogeochemical Ocean Modeling (Sutula)
Site-Specific Objectives for Trace Metals (Bay)
Future Agenda Items (Weisberg)
March 8, 2019 9 a.m.
Agenda for March 8Minutes for March 8Executive Director's Report (Weisberg)
CTAG Report (Weisberg)
Alternative Compliance (Schiff)
Historical Benthic Data (Weisberg)
Revisions to the Ocean Plan (Weisberg)
SCCWRP Research Related to Ocean Plan (Weisberg)
Living Shorelines (Small)
Research Opportunities for Living Shorelines (Stein)
December 7, 2018 9 a.m.
Agenda for December 7Minutes for December 7Executive Director's Report (Weisberg)
CTAG Report (Markle)
Ocean Acidification Action Plan (Weisberg)
Ocean Acidification Modeling (Kessouri)
Ocean Acidification Biological Endpoints (Sutula)
Microplastics in Wastewater Effluent (Moore)
SCCWRP 50th Anniversary (Weisberg)
Future Meeting Agenda Items (Weisberg)
September 7, 2018 9 a.m.
Agenda for September 7Minutes for September 7CTAG Report (Li)
Antibiotic Resistance Study (Griffith)
Newport Bay Shellfish Criteria (Weisberg)
New Source Tracking Approaches (Schiff)
State Toxicity Provisions (Mogus)
Future Agenda Items (Weisberg)
June 1, 2018 9 a.m.
Agenda for June 1Minutes for June 1 Executive Director's Report (Weisberg)
CTAG Report (Markle)
2018-19 Research Plan (Weisberg)
Biointegrity and Biostimulatory Science (Mazor and Sutula)
Molecular Biological Methods (Theroux)
Environmental Flow Management (Stein)
Future Agenda Items (Weisberg)
March 2, 2018
9 a.m.
Agenda for March 2Minutes for March 2 CTAG Report (Markle)
Emerging Contaminants Expert Panel Report (Maruya)
Sediment Quality Objectives Update (Bay)
EPA Cyanotoxin Criteria Development (Howard)
Bight '18 Planning (McLaughlin)
Emerging Environmental Flow Issues (Stein)
Future Meeting Agenda Items (Weisberg)
December 1, 2017
9 a.m.
Agenda for December 1 Minutes for December 1
Overview of Climate Change Research (Weisberg)
Ocean Acidification Research (Sutula)
Environmental Flows Research (Stein)
Sea Level Rise Research (Stein)
Climate Adaptation for Infrastructure (Rad)
Future Meeting Agenda Items (Weisberg)
September 8, 2017
9 a.m.Agenda for September 8 Minutes for September 8
Director's Report (Weisberg)
Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (Schiff)
San Diego Cost-Benefit Analysis (Schiff)
Coliphage as a Potential Rec 1 Criteria (Griffith)
Rapid Microbiological Measurement Methods (Griffith)
CTAG Historical Data Archiving (Armstrong)
Future Meeting Agenda Items (Weisberg)
June 2, 2017
9 a.m.
Agenda for June 2 Minutes for June 2
Bioassessment Management Applications (Schiff)
In-Stream Hydrologic Flow Targets (Stein)
South Coast MPAs Condition Assessment (Schiff)
Future Meeting Agenda Items (Weisberg)

March 3, 2017
9:30 a.m.
Agenda for March 3 Minutes for March 3
Symposium Debriefing (Weisberg)
CTAG Report (Alva)
Coastal Wetlands and Sea Level Rise (Stein)
ELAP Review Panel One-Year Follow-Up Review (Weisberg)
Long-Term Monitoring Data Sets (Armstrong)
2017 Proposed Meeting Agenda Items (Weisberg)
December 2, 2016
9:30 a.m.
Agenda for December 2 Minutes for December 2 CTAG Report (Gully)
Alternative Compliance (Schiff)
Statewide Trash Plan (Larsen)
Sediment Quality Research (Bay)
September 9, 2016
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Minutes for September 9

Antibiotic Resistance in Wastewater Treatment (Griffith)
Drought Effects on POTWs (Weisberg)
Bight '13 Overview + Sediment Quality + Rocky Reefs (Schiff)
Bight '13 Nutrients (McLaughlin)
Bight '13 Shoreline Microbiology (Cao)
Bight '13 Trash and Marine Debris (Moore)


June 3, 2016
Minutes for June 3
CTAG Report (Gearheart)
CTAG Research Priorities Alignment (Weisberg)
Coliphage as Water Quality Criteria (Griffith)
HABs Overview (Howard)
Toxicity Intercalibration Update (Schiff)
March 4, 2016
Minutes for March 4

CTAG Report (Gully)
OAH Panel Update (Weisberg)
Coupled Physical-Biogeochemical Model (McLaughlin)
Wet Weather Epidemiology Study (Schiff)

December 4, 2015
Minutes for December 4

Director's Report (Weisberg)
El Nino Storm Surge (Stein)
CTAG Report (Gully)
ELAP Review (Weisberg)
Toxicity Intercalibration Update (Schiff)
Ecohydrology Research (Stein)
Clarification of EPA's Commission role (Kemmerer)

September 11, 2015
Minutes for September 11

CTAG Report (Gully/Gearheart)
Microbial Water Quality Progress (Griffith)

June 5, 2015
Minutes for June 5

Agency Funding Model (Weisberg)
CTAG Report (Gully)
Research Plan Changes (Weisberg)
Annual Report (Martindale)
Climate Change (Weisberg)
Ocean Modeling (Sutula)

March 6, 2015
Minutes for March 6
CTAG Report (Sercu)
Funding by Sector (Weisberg)
Symposium Debriefing (Weisberg)
Wetland Research (Stein)
San Diego Regional Board's Wetland Resoration (Gibson)
December 5, 2014
Minutes for December 5 Mission Statement Committee Report (Weisberg)
State Water Board Recycled Drinking Water Workshop Summary (Weisberg)
CTAG Report (Gully)
Research Plan Format (Weisberg)
Annual Report Refinement (Weisberg)
IM&A Department Vision (Steinberg)
September 5, 2014
Minutes for September 5 CTAG Report
Executive Director's Report
CEC Monitoring Strategy
Proposed format for Annual Report
June 6, 2014
9:30 Agenda for
June 6

Minutes for June 6 Director's Report - Bioassessment Research Planning Meeting (download zip file, extract all, open "Prezi" application)
CTAG Report
2014-15 Research Plan and Budget
Outcomes of Internal Staff Meetings
SCCWRP Annual Report Alternatives
Wet Weather Epidemiology Study
Nutrient Effects Science
May 1, 2014
(Strategic Planning)
9:00 Agenda for
May 1

Minutes for
May 1

Summary of Previous Strategic Planning Meetings
Exert Panel Review of SCCWRP
Staff Actions in Response to Expert Panel Recommendations
SCCWRP's Mission Statement, Goals, and Performance Metrics
Proposed CTAG Charter - Weisberg
Proposed CTAG Charter - Sercu
Review of SCWWRP's Funding Model
Recycled Water as a Potential New Research Focus
March 7, 2014
9:30 Agenda for
March 7

Minutes for
March 7

Director's Report - Metrics
CTAG Report
Expert Panel Review Summary
Sediment Quality Objectives
December 6, 2013
9:30 Agenda for
December 6

Minutes for
December 6

CTAG Report
Bio-Objectives Introduction and Conclusion
Bio-Objectives Technical Components
September 6, 2013
9:30 Agenda for
September 6

Minutes for
September 6

Commission Chair and Vice-Chair Elections
CTAG Report
XPRIZE for Ocean Health
Transitioning Microbial Source Identification Methods - Intro
Bight '13 Regional Source Identification
San Diego Epidemiology and QMRA Study
June 7, 2013
9:30 Agenda for
June 7

Minutes for
June 7

CTAG Report
Research Plan
Portable Input Devices
Water Quality Compliance Algorithm
Bight '13 Update
March 8, 2013
9:30 Agenda for
March 8

Minutes for
March 8

CTAG Report
Ocean Acidification
EPA's New Beach Criteria
DNA Barcoding Update
1998-2012 ArchiveMeeting Minutes

Minutes for December 7, 2012

Minutes for September 7, 2012

Minutes for June 1, 2012

Minutes for March 2, 2012

Minutes for December 2, 2011

Minutes for September 9, 2011

Minutes for June 3, 2011

Minutes for March 4, 2011

Minutes for December 3, 2010

Minutes for September 1, 2010

Minutes for June 2, 2010

Minutes for March 30, 2010

Minutes for December 2, 2009

Minutes for September 2, 2009

Minutes for June 12, 2009

Minutes for March 13, 2009

Minutes for December 12, 2008

Minutes for September 12, 2008

Minutes for June 13, 2008

Minutes for March 14, 2008

Minutes for December 14, 2007

Minutes for September 14, 2007

Minutes for June 8, 2007

Minutes for Special Meeting May 17, 2007

Minutes for March 9, 2007

Minutes for December 8, 2006

Minutes for September 8, 2006

Minutes for June 9, 2006

Minutes for March 10, 2006

Minutes for December 9, 2005

Minutes for September 9, 2005

Minutes for June 10, 2005

Minutes for March 11, 2005

Minutes for December 10, 2004

Minutes for September 10, 2004

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Minutes for March 5, 2004

Minutes for December 5, 2003

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Minutes for June 13, 2003

Minutes for March 7, 2003

Minutes for December 13, 2002

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Minutes for June 14, 2002

Minutes for March 8, 2002

Minutes for December 14, 2001

Minutes for September 7, 2001

Minutes for Special Meeting September 6, 2001

Minutes for June 8, 2001

Minutes for March 9, 2001

Minutes for December 8, 2000

Minutes for September 8, 2000

Minutes for June 9, 2000

Minutes for March 10, 2000

Minutes for December 9, 1999

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Minutes for March 11, 1999

Minutes for December 11, 1998