Project Management Service
From Consulting Services
Resolution of problems that may result from the presence of contaminants in aquatic ecosystems can be complex, due in part to the complexity associated with the fate and effects of various contaminants, but also due to the numerous elements that typically comprise a successful study. These can range from conceptual design and planning of a study, all the way through to reporting and communication of findings to clients, regulators, and the general public.
- Conceptual design and planning of small and large (e.g., multi-stakeholder) studies;
- Co-ordination of study participants;
- Preparation of quality assurance project plans (qapps), sampling and analysis plans (saps) and other planning materials and documentation;
- Collection of any needed water, sediment, or biota samples, using appropriate techniques;
- Management of sub-contracting analytical labs and other support firms;
- Analysis and evaluation of analytical chemistry and biological data;
- Preparation of electronic data deliverables (edds), and co-ordination with electronic reporting systems;
- Preparation of gis-based support materials;
- Preparation of concise, informative, and easy-to-read reports;
- Presentation of study and study results to interested parties.
Ambient Water Toxicity, Chemistry, Sediment Toxicity and Bioassessment Monitoring for the Cooperative Monitoring Program
The Cooperative Monitoring Program is monitoring ambient water and sediments for a suite of water quality constituents (e.g., nutrients, etc.), toxicity, and biological community assemblages under the CCRWQCB Agriculture Waiver Program. Pacific EcoRisk is serving as the Monitoring Program Manager and is managing all sampling and analytical components for the Coalition, which includes the generation of sampling plans, the collection of water, sediment, and biota samples for a wide variety of types of analyses, management of numerous sub-contracting analytical laboratories, and performance of toxicity testing. PER is also providing electronic data deliverables (EDDs) for the Coalition.
Ambient Water Toxicity and Chemistry Monitoring for the Sacramento River Watershed Program
Pacific EcoRisk is managing all sampling and analytical components of the US EPA’s Sacramento River Watershed Program (SRWP). This includes collection of water samples for a wide variety of types of analyses, management of numerous sub-contracting analytical laboratories, performance of toxicity testing and TIEs, and representation to and interaction with a wide variety of stakeholders including local, state, and federal regulatory agencies.
Toxicity Monitoring of the Ambient Waters of San Francisco Bay
The San Francisco Estuary Regional Monitoring Program (RMP) was established by the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board and the non-profit San Francisco Estuary Institute to develop a long-term data base on contaminants in the estuary. As part of this prestigious project, Pacific EcoRisk is performing ‘short-term chronic’ toxicity tests on ambient water collected from throughout the estuary.
Management of On-Site NPDES Compliance Toxicity Monitoring Labs
Pacific EcoRisk is currently staffing several on-site laboratory facilities, performing NPDES compliance toxicity testing, as well as water sampling and data management for NPDES compliance water chemistry monitoring.
Management of the San Francisco Bay Site-Specific Water Quality for Copper and Nickel Project
As part of region-wide effort to develop site-specific water quality for copper and nickel in San Francisco Bay (sponsored by the Bay Area Discharger’s Association, the North Coast Dischargers, and the Western States Petroleum Association), Pacific EcoRisk is managing all project sampling and analytical components. This includes collection of water samples for a wide variety of types of analyses, management of numerous sub-contracting analytical laboratories, performance of toxicity testing and TIEs, and representation to and interaction with a wide variety of stakeholders including local, state, and federal regulatory agencies.