Jan
21
2015

Water Luncheon Seminar

Project Groundwork and updates towards an integrated watershed solution: the Lick Run Valley Conveyance System

MaryLynn Lodor, Deputy Director; Greater Cincinnati Water Works, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati

WHEN:  Wednesday, January 28, 2015;  11:30 am – 1:00 pm

WHERE: Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, Heffner Building, Columbus, OH (map)


The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSDGC) is under a Consent Decree to reduce CSOs within their service area by two billion gallons annually before the end of 2018.  The Lick Run Wet Weather Strategy is the largest in a suite of sustainable solutions that were submitted to the regulators as an option to achieve compliance…..    See full abstract here.

Jan
7
2015

Winter 2015: The Ohio Water Table

Winter 2015 Cover

 

Read the Winter 2015 issue here.

Oct
20
2014

43rd Annual WMAO Conference

VALUING WATER: EXPLORING THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN PEOPLE, MARKETS, AND WATER.

WHEN: November 18 & 19, 2014
WHERE: Doubletree – Worthington/Columbus, 175 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, OH 43235 (map); 614-885-3334 or 1-800-870-0349


Attendee List

Conference Proceedings

Conference Agenda

Conference Brochure


Hotel Tax Exemption Information

If you will be staying at a Columbus hotel for the 43rd Annual WMAO Conference and are eligible for relief from the City of Columbus Hotel Tax, please provide a completed H‐3GOV City of Columbus Hotel/Motel Excise Tax Exemption Certificate AND Ohio Sales and Use Tax Blanket Exemption Certificate upon check in at the hotel. These documents are linked below for your use.

Please be aware that payment for overnight accommodations must be made by an organization credit card or check ‐ any personal credit cards or cash will void tax exemption.

Reservations, tax form submittal, and payment are the responsibility of conference attendee.

H-3GOV City of Columbus Hotel/Motel Excise Tax Exemption Certificate

Ohio Sales and Use Tax Blanket Exemption Certificate

 

 

Sep
24
2014

Water Luncheon Seminar

Removing microcystins from our water, a study to identify toxin-degrading bacteria in Ohio lakes

Xiaozhen Mou, Associate Professor; Department of Biological Studies, Kent State University; http://drosophila.biology.kent.edu/users/xmou/

WHEN: October 15, 2014;  11:30 am – 1:00 pm

WHERE: Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, Heffner Building, Columbus, OH (map)


An increasing number of freshwater lakes in Ohio and worldwide are invaded by cyanobacterial harmful blooms (CyanoHABs). One important harmful effect of CyanoHABs is the production and releasing of dangerous doses of cyanotoxins, mainly microcystins. Microcystins are highly hepatotoxic and have been reported to cause acute and chronic liver cell damage in livestock and human.  See full abstract here.

 

Jul
16
2014

Water Luncheon Seminar

Ohio River Basin Climate Change Project

James Noel, Service Coordination Hydrologist/Meteorologist; NOAA, National Weather Service,  www.weather.gov/ohrfc/.

WHEN: July16, 2014;  11:30 am – 1:00 pm

WHERE: Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, Heffner Building, Columbus, OH (map)


The Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) Great Lakes and Ohio Valley division (LRD) along with the Huntington District (LRH) created a pilot project to analyze climate change in the Ohio Valley. In 2011 a group of agencies developed a project called Ohio River Basin Climate Change (ORBCC) project to identify what adaptations may be necessary based on hydrologic climate changes.  See full abstract here.

For a copy of the presentation, click here.

Feb
28
2014

Water Luncheon Seminar

Assessing the Impact of Increased Climate Variability and Land Use Change on the Water and Nutrient Budget of the Upper Walnut Creek: Downscaling Climate Models to Drive Watershed Models

Gaj Sivandran, Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering, The Ohio State University, http://ecohydrology.wordpress.com/

WHEN: April 16, 2014;  11:30 am – 1:00 pm

WHERE: Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, Heffner Building, Columbus, OH (map)


Non-point source pollution causes millions of dollars each year in impairment to surface waters in the United States, the largest contributing source being from agricultural runoff.  Due to the complex coupled process interactions within the biogeochemical and hydrologic cycles, the spatial and temporal extent of non-point source pollution can be difficult to assess and quantify.  See full abstract here.

 

Feb
27
2014

Soil and Water Conservation Society Winter Meeting

All Ohio Chapter of the Soil & Water Conservation Society Winter Meeting & Conference

“Can Agriculture Significantly Reduce Off-Site Movement of Soluble Nutrients?”

Monday, March 17, 2014 – 8:30 am to 4:40 pm

Ohio Department of Agriculture – Bromfield Auditorium

8995 East Main Street; Reynoldsburg, Ohio


The emphasis of the presentations at this year’s conference will be discussing technologies and techniques to reduce off-site movement of nutrients and the barriers to their adoption and implementation. This conference is open to any conservation and agriculture professionals interested in reducing the off-site movement of nutrients.

This daylong event has been pre-approved for Certified Crop Advisor Continuing Education Units in the following categories: 5 hours of Soil & Water Management and 1 hour of Nutrient Management.  For more information on the agenda, cost, and registration, view the meeting flyer.

 

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