Feb
2
2016

Winter 2016: The Ohio Water Table

WMAO 2016 Winter cover

To view the Winter 2016 issue of the The Ohio Water Table, click here.

Jan
26
2016

Water Luncheon Seminar

Water Supply and the Oil & Gas Industry’s Impact within the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District

Theodore “Ted” Lozier, P.E., MBA,Chief of conservation and John Watkins, P.E., C.F.M.Conservation Engineer, Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District.

WHEN:  February 10, 2016;  11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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


A portion of the Muskingum River watershed has been very active with Utica Shale oil and gas drilling and development.  Water resources are a key component for the drilling and completion activities associated with the wells.

For full abstract and flyer, click here.  To register, click here.

Jan
13
2016

WMAO 2016 Spring Meeting

WMAO / EPN Spring Meeting

WHEN: March 8, 2016, 7:30 a.m. to Noon

WHERE: Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center (map); 2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus

COST:  $10 breakfast/keynote; or $25 full program


The Water Management Association of Ohio and Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) are partnering to offer a half day meeting focused on water resource protection at the national, state, and local levels.

Radhika Fox, US Water Alliance, will offer the keynote address presenting the One Water movement from around the country securing a more sustainable and resilient water future.  Larry Antosch, Ohio Farm Bureau, will give a presentation on Healthy Water Ohio, followed by Susan Ashbrook, Columbus Dept. of Public Utilities, to discuss Blueprint Columbus.

 Informational Flyer

 Full Abstracts

Participants are welcome to attend the breakfast and keynote only as a guest of EPN for $10; or attend the entire event for $25 through WMAO.  Exhibit space plus two registrations is available for corporate sponsors for $250.  Student attendance is free of charge.

Breakfast / Keynote Registration

Full Agenda Registration

Exhibit Space

Agenda:

7:30        Doors open for coffee, tea, juice, networking

7:55        Buffet breakfast

8:25        Welcome, EPN and WMAO; sponsor remarks

8:40        One Water, One Future: Securing A Sustainable Water Future for All; Radhika Fox

9:45        Break

10:00     Healthy Water Ohio – A Strategy for Water Resource Management; Larry Antosch, PhD

10:55     Break

11:05     Blueprint Columbus – Clean Streams, Strong Neighborhoods; Susan Ashbrook, JD

Noon     Program ends

 


Hotel Tax Exemption Information

If you will be staying at a Columbus hotel for the WMAO meeting 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

Dec
8
2015

Water Environment Research Foundation

The International Stormwater Best Management Practices Database

WHAT:  The Water Environment Research Foundation, the National Corn Growers Association, and the United Soybean Board recently completed the third phase in the expansion of the Database, which compiles studies and analyses of BMP performance, now includes agricultural BMPs.


International Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Database

The long-term goal of the Agricultural BMP Database is to help users select better BMP systems for their operations and to improve BMP design and implementation. The database is intended for agricultural advisors, planners, consultants, and producers.  In this third phase, the project team strengthened the initially populated database and prepared a summary report to capture technical findings for row crops — particularly corn and soybean — from the database to date. Data captured in the summary includes 44 peer-reviewed professional publications that characterize pollutant loading and concentrations in 192 fields or study plots.  Specific stormwater summaries are included in the report.

Nov
19
2015

Job Posting

City of Dayton, Department of Water

WHAT: Environmental Risk Assessor; full-time; permanent position


The Department of Water for the City of Dayton, Division of Environmental Management is seeking applicants for an Environmental Risk Assessor for the Source Water Protection Program.  For more information, visit https://jobs.daytonohio.gov/JobListings.aspx

Oct
15
2015

44th Annual WMAO Conference

MOVING THE NEEDLE:  Policies, Programs, and People that Drive Change

WHEN: November 17 & 18, 2015
WHERE: Doubletree – Worthington/Columbus, 175 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, OH 43235 (map); 614-885-3334 or 1-800-870-0349


Conference Agenda

Conference Proceedings / Abstracts

Attendee List

Conference Brochure

 


Hotel Tax Exemption Information

If you will be staying at a Columbus hotel for the 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

 


Conference Planning Committee

Scott Jerrome (NRCS) Chair; Joe Bonnell (OSU); Alex Covert (USGS); Melissa Menerey (ODNR); Greg Nageotte (ODNR); Dana Oleskiewicz (WMAO); Kim Schaffer (USGS); Alicia Silverio (ODNR); and Craig Smith (OEPA)

Oct
9
2015

Job Posting

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

WHAT: Natural Resources Engineer; full-time, permanent postion


The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is seeking applicants for a Natural Resources Engineer full-time, permanent position located in Columbus.  State salary range starting at $72,134 annually.  Application submission deadline is October 27, 2015.  For more information, see job posting here or search on careers.ohio.gov.

Sep
15
2015

Ohio Water Resources Center Seminar

At the confluence: nutrients, trace chemicals, and sustainability in the urban water sector

Dr. Nancy G. Love, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan.

Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Distinguished Lecture Series, cosponsored by the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering, the Global Water Initiative at Ohio State, and the Ohio Water Resources Center.

WHEN:  Thursday, September 24, 2015;  1:00 pm

WHERE: Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Room, Ohio Union; Ohio State University


Global urbanization and climate change will force cities to transform how they design and operate water systems in the future.  the need to manage nitrogen and phosphorus – rather than carbon – will drive the most critical decisions linked to sustainability, such as the development of energy-recovering wastewater treatment or the implementation of green infrastructure strategies.

For full abstract, click here.

Aug
21
2015

Project WET Workshop

Project WET Water Conservation Educator Workshop

WHEN:  Friday, October 9, 2015; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

WHERE: Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center; 3675 Oak Hill Road, Peninsula OH 44264


Workshop fee is $15; includes continental breakfast and lunch.  Registrations are now being accepted here or by using the link provided on the flier for the Project WET Water Conservation Educator Workshop.  Deadline to register is September 30, 2015.

Participants will receive a certification as an Ohio Project WET Educator, a copy of the Project WET Curriculum & Activity Guide 2.0, Conserve Water Educators’ Guide, and additional water conservation materials and training.  For more information, contact Leonard Black, ODNR – Division of Soil & Water Resources, 614-265-6758 or leonard.black@dnr.state.oh.us.

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