Watershed Working Group
Watershed Working Group (WWG) is a partnership between local and federal government agencies, environmental non-profits and other concerned groups which gathers to provide technical expertise and project support on watershed initiatives in the CNMI. The group typically meets every two months to discuss ongoing projects and request review or recommendations on specific issues.
Please check the CRM calendar for the next WWG meeting. Please contact Katie Graziano firstname.lastname@example.org for any further information, or to be added to the email list.
Meeting Materials and Resources
Keep up to date with presentations, materials and other group updates! Open “Group Notes and Updates” for further details and links relevant to CNMI’s watersheds.
May 16, 2018
- May 16 Attendees, Notes and Updates
- Presentation: Robbie Greene, NOAA Affiliate: Shoreline Vulnerability Along the Saipan Lagoon: Measuring Exposure in our Lower Watersheds
March 21, 2018
- March 21 Attendees, Notes and Updates
- Presentation: Wayne Dawe and Daniel Kaipat, MINA: Garapan Field Surveillance Program
- Presentation: David Benavente, BECQ – CRM: Laolao Bay Status and Function
November 15th, 2017
- November 15th Attendees, Notes and Updates
- Presentation: Malcolm Johnson, NOAA Coral Reef Management Fellow: Revegetation, Soil Loss, and Management in the Talakhaya Watershed
- Publication: Talakhaya Watershed Soil Loss Assessment: Phase II Stream Monitoring Report
August 15th, 2017
- August 15th Attendees, Notes and Updates
- Presentation: James Benevente, BECQ: Individual Wastewater Disposal (Septic Systems)
- Presentation: William Gilmore, CUC: CUC Wastewater Infrastructure, Priorities, Issues and Developments
May 3rd, 2017
- May 3rd Attendees, Notes and Updates
- Presentation: R. Greene, Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality: GIS Application of the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation. Aka…Fun with watershed data!
January 18th, 2017
- January 18th Attendees, Notes and Updates
- Presentation: R. Camacho, University of Guam. Drivers of macroalgal dynamics within halodule seagrass beds in Saipan Lagoon.
- Presentation: T. Brasuell, NRCS Soil and Water Conservation District. Kagman Watershed Project.
October 26th, 2016
July 20th, 2016
- July 20 Attendees, Notes and Updates
- Presentation: Groundwater and Surface Water Impacts on Nearshore Biological Communities in Saipan Lagoon, Okano & Okano
- Conservation Action Plan (CAP) Overview
May 18th, 2016
- May 18 Group Notes and Updates
- Presentation: Relative Resilience Potential of Coral Reefs to Inform Management in the CNMI, McKagan et al.
- Reef Report! A new app for reporting environmental violations
February 17, 2016