Central Plains Center for Bioassessment
The Central Plains Center for BioAssessment is a member of several workgroups that are groups of cooperating participants from different organizations who work toward a common goal, such as organization of workshops or development of criteria.
The Biocriteria Workgroup is developing regional reference condition guidelines for streams, with particular focus on establishing guidelines for key physical, chemical, habitat, and biological variables for 250 regional reference streams. The workgroup also develops topics of interest for the biocriteria workshops hosted by CPCB.
The Nutrient Criteria Workgroup, also called the "US EPA Region 7 Regional Technical Assistance Group", works together to establish nutrient criteria for lakes, streams, and wetlands of the US EPA Region 7 and the Central Plains Region.
The Taste and Odor Workgroup was created in 2006 to help translate up-to-date scientific research into practical water resource management and treatment strategies. The workgroup consists of scientists and representatives from university, state and federal agencies and water treatment facilities.