Council Honors Maryland Scientists

The Maryland Water Monitoring Council (MWMC), based in Linthicum, Md., recently awarded Susan "Abby" Markowitz of Baltimore City and Paul Massicot of Severna Park the Carl. S. Weber Award for their vision and leadership in monitoring Maryland’s waters.

Beginning with her tenure with Maryland Save Our Streams, she has facilitated collaboration among volunteer and professional water monitoring individuals and organizations and has fostered communication between the scientific community and the general public on matters related to water monitoring.

Paul Massicot, Ph.D., served as director of Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Tidewater Administration from 1987 to 1995 and as director of DNR’s Resource Assessment Service from 1995 to 2003. During these periods, he oversaw the majority of the state’s water monitoring programs.

Products of his leadership and vision include the Maryland Biological Stream Survey, considered one of the nation’s best EPA-mandated statewide Clean Water Action Plans, and Maryland’s current water monitoring strategy.

Established in 2006, the Carl S. Weber Award is presented annually to an individual who exhibits the spirit, vision and leadership exemplified by Dr. Weber. The Maryland Water Monitoring Council (MWMC) serves as a state-wide collaborative body to help achieve effective collection, interpretation, and dissemination of environmental data related to issues, policies, and resource management involving the Maryland water monitoring community.

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