Truman Lake waterway with green land and trees in the background

The Water Protection Forum is a workgroup made up of representatives from the department, industry (both public and private), professional consultants, environmental groups, regulatory agencies and citizens interested in water quality issues. The forum was designed to provide an opportunity to engage in discussion related to clean water topics. Department team members present on topics of interest to the group. Stakeholders or other members of the public may also provide presentations related to clean water or related topics.

Meetings

Meetings are held as needed and are open to everyone. Attendance at these meetings may be in person, by conference call or through Webex. The department will attempt to correct technical difficulties as they arise, but the department cannot guarantee the quality of the Webex or conference call option. The meeting will not be subject to change or repeat due to any technical difficulties.

If there are issues you would like to discuss during the meeting, you will need to notify the department before the meeting. Suggestions for discussion can be sent by email to waterprotectionforum@dnr.mo.gov. Individuals requiring special services or accommodations in order to attend a meeting can make arrangements by contacting the staff coordinator noted below at least 48 hours before the meeting. Hearing- and speech-impaired individuals may contact the staff coordinator through Relay Missouri at 800-735-2966. Translation or interpretation services will be provided upon request at no charge. Call 573-522-9395 for assistance.

Staff Coordinator: Krista Welschmeyer, Water Protection Program, krista.welschmeyer@dnr.mo.gov, 573-751-6721

Upcoming Meetings


Meeting
Video Attendance Available!
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
LaCharrette/ Nightingale Conference Rooms
1101 Riverside Drive
Jefferson City, Missouri

More Info:
Join the May 22 meeting using Webex

Meeting
Video Attendance Available!
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
LaCharrette/ Nightingale Conference Rooms
1101 Riverside Drive
Jefferson City, Missouri

More Info:
Join the Aug. 14 meeting using Webex

Meeting
Video Attendance Available!
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
LaCharrette/ Nightingale Conference Rooms
1101 Riverside Drive
Jefferson City, Missouri

More Info:
Join the Nov. 13 meeting using Webex

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building with virtual option offered
LaCharrette / Nightingale Conference Rooms
1101 Riverside Drive
Jefferson City, Missouri

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building with virtual option offered
LaCharrette / Nightingale Conference Rooms
1101 Riverside Drive
Jefferson City, Missouri

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building with virtual option offered
LaCharrette / Nightingale Conference Rooms
1101 Riverside Drive
Jefferson City, Missouri

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building with virtual option offered
LaCharrette / Nightingale Conference Rooms
1101 Riverside Drive
Jefferson City, Missouri

Past Meetings


Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri
Video Attendance Available!
Agenda
More Info:
Join the Feb. 14 meeting using Webex

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri
Video Attendance Available!
Agenda
More Info:
Join the Nov. 8 meeting using Webex
Additional Materials:
Draft: Missouri Nutrient Trading Program
Enterprise Content Management Data Map Viewer
James River Framework: Operating Permits
10 CSR 20-6.030 Amendment Alternative Determination

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda Amended Additional Materials:
Water Quality Standards Workgroup Presentation August 9, 2023 Forum
Understanding Ag Presentation August 9, 2023 Forum
Sampling Subgroup Presentation August 9, 2023 Forum
PFAS Removal and Destruction Technologies Subgroup Presentation by MoDNR, Aug. 9, 2023
Report: PFAS Subgroup-Biosolids, CERCLA and RCRA Presentation by SpencerFane, Aug. 9, 2023
Operator Certification Computer Based Exams Presentation August 9, 2023 Forum
How Clean Is the River Presentation August 9, 2023 Forum
Gulf Hypoxia Grant Workgroup Presentation August 9, 2023 Forum
Drought Mitigation and Response Plan Presentation August 9, 2023 Forum

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda Additional Materials:
Draft Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Language for Forum Discussion
Water Supply Challenges on the Lower Missouri River
Water Quality Standards PFAS Sub-Workgroup Progress Report
Update on Pretreatment and Permitting Workshop
Operator Certification Presentation by MoDNR
PFAS Funding Subgroup-Goals and Objectives Presentation, May 10, 2023
Overview of Missouri’s Industrial Pretreatment Program Presentation by MoDNR, May 2023
Low Missouri River Flows and Wastewater Outfalls
Low Missouri River Flows and Drinking Water Intakes
Agricultural Water Quality Monitoring

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda Amended Additional Materials:
Qualifying Local Programs Presentation by MoDNR
Missouri's Gulf Hypoxia Program Grant Workplan Presentation by MoDNR
Geohydrological Evaluations 101 Presentation by MoDNR
Water Quality Standards Presentation by MoDNR

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda Additional Materials:
James River TMDL-Total Nitrogen Presentation by MoDNR, December 2022
Lead and Copper Rule Revisions Update
Total Phosphorous Rule Calculations Presentation
Statewide Nutrient Baseline Development Presentation by MoDNR, November 2022
Missouri Hydrology Information Center

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda Additional Materials:
319 Nonpoint Source Program Presentation
Water Resources Doctrine Presentation
Water Protection Program Map Viewers Presentation
Missouri Voluntary Monitoring PFAS Program Presentation by MoDNR, August 2022
Operating Permit Section Update Presentation
TMDL Prioritization for 2022 Section 303(d) List Presentation by MoDNR, August 2022

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda Additional Materials:
Mycrocystin and Cylindrospermospin Rulemaking Consideration Presentation
Gulf Hypoxia Task Force Funding Presentation
10 CSR 20-7.015 Rulemaking Update Presentation
Purpose of the 6.010 Rule Amendment Presentation

Meeting
Webex
Statewide, Missouri
Agenda Amended Additional Materials:
Lead and Copper Rule Update Presentation
Lead and Copper Rule Efforts Presentation by Missouri American Water
Resilience Planning: Floods, Drought, Sediment Presentation by UMRBA
50 Years of the Clean Water Act in Missouri Presentation
Building Resiliency for the Future Presentation

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda Additional Materials:
Jurisdictional and Lake Lot Septic Systems Presentation-Water Protection Forum, Nov. 10, 2021
Draft Rule Making and Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy for Point Sources in Missouri Presentation by MoDNR, Nov. 10, 2021
Draft 10 CSR 20-7.015 Rule Language, Nov. 10, 2021
Nutrient Example
Nutrient No Credits Example
Soil and Water Conservation BMP Nutrients Project Presentation by MoDNR, Nov. 10, 2021

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda

Meeting
Webex
Statewide, Missouri
Agenda Additional Materials:
Status of New and Existing Federal Funding for Infrastructure
Significance of Significant Noncompliance Presentation

Meeting
Webex Meeting
Statewide, Missouri
Agenda Additional Materials:
PFAS and NPDES Permits Presentation by MoDNR, February 2021
Nutrient Reduction
The Maui Decision and Missouri's Permitting Implementation
Managing Waters from Secondary Containment
Integrated Planning
Climate Change and Increasing flood Frequency in the Missouri Ozarks
Using Integrated Planning to Manage Sewer and Stormwater Investment
Antidegradation Implementation Procedures Advisory Group Update

Meeting
Webex Meeting
Statewide, Missouri
Agenda Additional Materials:
Coronavirus Sewershed Surveillance Project
Multiple Discharger Variance (MDV) Updates
Significant Noncompliance Reduction Update Presentation
Clean Water State Revolving Fund Grant Opportunities Presentation, Nov. 18, 2020

Meeting
Webex Meeting
Statewide, Missouri
Agenda Additional Materials:
New Clean Water State Revolving Fund Grant Opportunities Presentation, Aug. 12, 2020
eDMR Development Update
Fish Kills
What are we doing about Significant Noncompliance SNC
USGS Ambient WQ Monitoring Network

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri
Additional Materials:
Modeling Lake Water Quality Presentation
Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Loads Permit Plan Presentation
Triennial Review Survey Results
Icis Echo Update Presentation
Ecoregional Numeric Nutrient Criteria Assessment
Numeric Nutrient Criteria Lakes Presentation
Survey Results Triennial Review Survey Workgroup Survey Presentation

Advisory Groups

Current Advisory Groups

Past Advisory Groups

  • Agriculture Rules
  • Clean Water Fees
  • Clean Water State Revolving Fund Affordability Workgroup
  • Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Operating Permits
  • Continuing Authorities
  • Federal Safe Drinking Water Rules/ Design Guide
  • Funding/ Staff/ Resources
  • Nutrient Trading Workgroup
  • Recreational Use Attainability Analysis Protocol
  • Residential Housing Wastewater Advisory Group
  • Small Flows (<22,500 gal/day) Effluent Limits/ Lagoon/ Pesticides Policy
  • Small Systems Workgroup
  • State Revolving Fund (SRF) Priority Points/ Process
  • Wet Weather Issues