Protecting Public Health and the Environment.

27th Annual Idaho Water Quality Workshop

Please join us to discuss water quality methods, results and applications. 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. Online registration has now closed, and the keynote luncheon is full.  You may register in-person at the workshop.

January 31 - February 2, 2017
Boise State University
Student Union Building – Jordan Ballroom
1700 University Drive, Boise

Highlighted Topics

  • Idaho water quality – results and discussions
  • Emerging contaminants – pesticides and microplastics
  • Monitoring technology – eDNA and drones

Workshop Abstracts and Agenda

Hotel and Parking Information


Rooms have been reserved at the Grove Hotel in downtown Boise. Discounted rates vary from $91 to $129 per night, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To make a reservation, call the hotel directly at (208) 489-2222 and use group code 420472, or book online here.


Free parking is available in Boise State's Lincoln Avenue Garage. Use code 70174034 and follow the directions below to obtain a free parking receipt.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Michelle Hladik
Research Chemist and Head, USGS Pesticide Fate Research Group and Laboratory

Dr. Michael Schwartz
Director, National Genomics Center for Wildlife and Fish Conservation

Staff Contacts

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

Administrative Assistant
Esther Ramirez
DEQ State Office
Water Quality Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0200

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