Summer 2016: The Ohio Water Table

summer newsletter cover

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


Project WET Workshop

Project WILD and WET Combined Facilitator Workshop

WHEN:  Thursday & Friday, September 22 & 23, 2016.

WHERE: Mohican Lodge & Conference Center, 4700 Goon Road, Perrysville, OH 44864

Workshop fee is $95; includes meals and shared lodging.  Registrations are now being accepted here or by using the link provided on the workshop flier .  Deadline to register is September 8, 2016.

Participants will receive; 1) certification as Project WILD and WET State-wide Facilitator, 2) copies of both educator guides and secondary modules, and 3) valuable training in the use of guide activities and materials.  For more information, contact Dennis Clement, Project WET State Coordinator, 614-644-2048 or dennis.clement@epa.ohio.gov.


Water Luncheon Seminar

Building Partnerships to Accomplish Flood Mitigation

Miles Hebert, PE, CFM, LEED Green Associate, Director of Water Resources Engineering, EMHT, Columbus OH

WHEN:  July 13, 2016;  11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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

The presentation will focus on both the technical and programmatic components of developing a watershed-scale solution to flooding along the Black Fork River in Richland County, Ohio. Recent history has taught us that no one entity is capable of conquering large-scale flooding problems on their own. Overcoming funding obstacles and building consensus among diverse stakeholders requires a team effort and effective leadership to find and implement the right solution. For this reason, defining project goals and developing partnerships has been a key component of the Black Fork study process, and will ultimately determine whether this project will be successful.

For a copy of the full abstract, click here.  To register, click here.


45th Annual WMAO Conference and Symposium


WHEN: November 9 & 10, 2016
WHERE: Crowne Plaza Columbus North – Worthington, 6500 Doubletree Ave., Columbus; 1-800-593-5447 (Reservations) 1-614-885-1885 (Front Desk); map



Call for Abstracts Instructions

Abstract Submittal

Conference Sponsorship



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

Craig Smith (OEPA) Chair; Eugene Braig (OSU); Joe Bonnell (OSU); Christian Bower (TerrAqua); Dennis Clement (OEPA); Alex Covert (USGS);  Scott Jerrome (NRCS); Melissa Menerey (ODNR); Greg Nageotte (ODNR); Dana Oleskiewicz (WMAO); Cheryl Rice (NRCS); Kim Schaffer (USGS).


Spring 2016: The Ohio Water Table

Spring 2016 front cover

To view the Spring 2016 Issue of The Ohio Water Table, click here.


Scholarship Golf Scramble

16th Annual WMAO Scholarship Golf Scramble

WHEN:  Friday, June 24, 2016 at 9:30

WHERE: National Golf Links, South Charleston OH (map)

You are cordially invited to the Sixteenth Annual WMAO Scholarship Golf Scramble to benefit the WMAO Scholarship Fund.  The cost is $60 per person or $240 per team and includes green fees, cart, beverages, burgers and brats after the round and prizes.  We encourage teams and individual golfers of all skill levels to register and participate.  See flyer and for registration; click here.


Transboundary Water Politics in the Euphrates Tigris Region

 WHEN:  Thursday, April 21, 2016; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Mershon Center for Security Studies; 1501 Neil Ave., OSU

Since the second half of the 20th century, transboundary water governance in the Euphrates-Tigris river system has evolved with competitive power dynamics and cooperative institutional development.  Dr. Asegul Kibaroglu from the MEF University, Istanbul, Turkey will discuss the political and water aspects.  Visit the the flyer for more information.


Ohio’s Lake Erie Dredged Material Program

Dredged Material: Make it Your Business – Digging Up Ideas Workshop

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 11, 2016; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Lorain County Community College

This workshop is an opportunity to explore ways Ohio can repurpose material dredged from Lake Erie’s harbors. Policy makers, business experts and others will discuss what you need to make your dredged material product or idea a reality.

For more information, visit Ohio’s Lake Erie Dredged Material Program.


Water Luncheon Seminar

Can Sunlight Attenuate Pharmaceutical Compunds Downstream of Wastewater Treatment Plants?

Allison MacKay, Professor, The Ohio State University: https://ceg.osu.edu/people/mackay.49

WHEN:  April 13, 2016;  11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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

Pharmaceuticals and other compounds of wastewater origin have received attention in aquatic systems because they are known to be bioactive molecules.  Assessments of the risk posed by these compounds must consider both downstream exposure concentrations, as well as organism responses.  The purpose of this work was to examine the role of sunlight in attenuating downstream pharmaceutical compound concentrations.

For a copy of the full abstract, click here.  To register, click here.


WMAO Scholarship 2016

WMAO Scholarship

WHAT: Up to $1,000 college scholarship for tuition, fees, and books

WHEN:  Application Deadline is April 29, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Eligibility criteria includes:  1) a student WMAO member or relative of a member, 2) minimum 2.75 grade point average, 3) attend public or nonprofit independent college or university in Ohio, full-time, 4) resident of Ohio, and 5) pursuing a degree in a water resource-related discipline.

Click here for more information, criteria, and application instructions.  Online application here.

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