Water Quality and Phytoplankton Project Work Team

The Water Quality and Phytoplankton Project Work Team provides a venue for scientist from diverse agencies and groups to coordinate and synthesize findings, which will inform research and monitoring needs on water quality and phytoplankton issues in the Bay-Delta in the future.


  • Encourage open science with sharing of data and methods to benefit development of formal synthesis or strategy documents
  • Discuss and plan for potential changes to the monitoring programs in the Bay-Delta to inform multiple management priorities, such as flow, fisheries, phytoplankton, and nutrients
  • Share and review research on water quality, nutrients, phytoplankton, flows, and fisheries and develop proposals for special studies to address knowledge gaps not being addressed by other groups
  • Provide review and input on new monitoring plans and special studies
  • Reduce duplication of effort through sharing of water quality and phytoplankton monitoring plans and identify opportunities to collect data more efficiently through coordination across multiple monitoring programs


Want to join the PWT or attend a meeting?

Contact the Project Chairs

Project Chairs

Meeting Frequency

  • PWT meets semi-annually
  • Specialized subcommittees meet as necessary

Meeting Location

Virtual meetings via MS Teams