Pesticides and Water Quality 

September 27–30, 2021
Zoom Conference

A parks worker inspecting a water quality sample in a creek.



New and experienced managers and staff with responsibility for pesticide water quality activities at state, tribal, and territory agencies with a FIFRA Cooperative Agreement. Those with future responsibility for pesticide water quality activities should explain on the nomination form how the course will be beneficial to their development.


Course Goals

Enhance capacity for pesticide water quality programs by exploring state and federal requirements for protecting and monitoring surface and ground water. Address current needs and challenges that align with SFIREG Environmental Quality Workgroup initiatives and priorities.


Course Information Topics

  • FIFRA Cooperative Agreement Guidance: Pesticides in Water program area
  • Communication and coordination within the pesticide program and among other agencies
  • Risk communication
  • Emerging water quality issues including PFAS


Nomination and Participants


Nominations have closed for this course.



Planning Group

Gary Bahr, Washington State Department of Agriculture
Bret Allen, Nevada Department of Agriculture
Patrick Jones, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Jasmine Brown, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
James Cooper, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Gretchen Paluch, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
Patti Tenbrook, EPA Region 9


Travel Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this course will be hosted online. Selected participants will receive information regarding the course no later than August 12, 2021.