Water Quality Coordinating Committee

The Water Quality Coordinating Committee was an informal interagency and public committee dealing with water quality issues. Representatives of nonprofit organizations, universities and colleges, cities and businesses, as well as state, federal and local agencies, regularly attended committee meetings.

It was informal in that the committee has no statutory or regulatory foundation. It existed through and for the participants, and conversely depends upon the willing participation of each to continue to be an effective organization. Each agency or group brought to the committee issues, information or requests that are related to water quality, and each exercised its statutory responsibilities as it deemed necessary.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources originally convened the Water Quality Coordinating Committee to deal with animal waste issues, specifically, poultry in southwest Missouri. The committee's activities were organized through the department's Water Protection Program.

As a forum for discussion among agencies on that issue, it was readily apparent that the information exchange and coordination opportunities afforded by the committee were valuable far beyond that original issue, and the committee's scope expanded as needed.

A sampling of issues brought before the committee included ground water protection, the Missouri River master manual, water quality data collection and management, nonpoint source issues, water quality standards, flood response activities, pesticides, septic tanks, environmental education, sand and gravel mining and drinking water protection.

The committee meetings were open to the public and the committee had also been available for members of the public to address the agencies on specific water quality concerns. Speakers included, among others, the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks, Missouri River Communities Network, Novartis, Monsanto and the Scenic Riverways Watershed Partnerships. The committee also assisted in the coordination and implementation of watershed protection strategies.


Nov. 18, 2014- CANCELLED
10 a.m.
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
1101 Riverside Dr.
Jefferson City

Jan. 20, 2015
March 17, 2015
May 19, 2015
July 21, 2015
September 15, 2015
November 17, 2015

You can view a listing of all of the DNR events and meetings along with the dates, times and locations by visiting the department's online calendar.

Past Agendas and Meeting Minutes