Science Advisory Council

The WWKY Science Advisory Council (SCIAD) is composed of two representatives from each Basin Organization and a SCIAD chair that serve to oversee scientific operations of for Watershed Watch statewide.

The purpose of the SCIAD is:

1. To ensure that all Basin organizations are trained and using the appropriate level science so that they can assess water quality health in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

2. To advise WWKY on appropriate monitoring objectives and methodology statewide for potential water quality health in the Commonwealth.

3. To provide standard statewide interpretive and communicative tools that may be used by basins to identify problem areas, direct action planning, collaborate with regulators, and guide research goals.


SCIAD Meeting Notes

November 9, 2017 (11-9-17-agenda_meeting-notes_action-items)

 SCIAD Resources for Basins

 Sampling Methods

Follow this link for current training presentations for all WWKY Methods

 Calibrating Your Conductivity Meter

Watch this YouTube video to see how to calibrate your conductivity meter.

State SCIAD Organization Chart

 Find out who your representative is and how to contact them (2017 SCIAD Council Contacts)

Recommended best practices for Basin Science Councils

Guidance to Basins on Science Council Organization

 Working with private labs for sample analysis

Lab Contracts

Data Reporting Templates for Labs

More Coming Soon…

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Data Analysis Methods

More information coming soon….

KGS Data Portal

View data from your area on the KGS Data Portal

Data Presentation Templates

Coming soon…  Use these templates to help create Basin Report Cards, Data presentations, and Annual Reports

Basin Report Cards
Basin Data Presentations
Basin Annual Report

Reporting Water Quality Problems to the Division of Water

If you have discovered a problem with water quality at your site, you can report it to the Kentucky Division of Water. Check out this Fact Sheet (reporting-a-problem-to-kdow) to learn how.


Bringing science to the people and people to the water’s edge.