Protecting Public Health and the Environment.

29th Annual Idaho Water Quality Workshop

Please join us to discuss water quality methods, results and policy. Since 1990, this workshop has provided a forum for technical dissemination of water quality topics, as well as opportunities to network and share information.

Attendance at the workshop is free.

We've received a few questions about the federal government shutdown and how it will affect the workshop. Although we hope the government reopens so everyone can attend, the workshop will go on as planned.

January 29 - 31, 2019
Boise State University
Student Union Building – Jordan Ballroom
1700 University Drive, Boise


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Highlighted Topics

  • Idaho water quality – results, trends, and discussions
  • Citizen scientific monitoring
  • Idaho's long-term hydrologic forecasts


Keynote Speakers

Kris Stepenuck
University of Vermont


Charles Luce
U.S Forest Service


Karen Ryberg
U.S. Geological Survey



Attendance at the workshop is free. The keynote luncheon costs $8, payable upon arrival.

Water Quality Workshop Registration

Hotel and Parking Information

Rooms have been reserved at the Hampton Inn & Suites in downtown Boise. Discounted rates start at $94 per night, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis until January 8. For hotel questions, please call (208) 331-1900.

Free parking will be provided in the Lincoln Garage (1 Belmont St.), across the street from the conference venue.

Staff Contacts

Surface Water Specialist
Hawk Stone
DEQ State Office
Technical Services Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0588

Data Entry Specialist
Brenda Valverde
DEQ State Office
Technical Services Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0522

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After the workshop, we ask attendees to complete a survey about their experience at the workshop.

Workshop Reviews

Poster Presentations

If you would like to display a poster at the workshop, email for more information.