Mar
30
2015

Water Luncheon Seminar

Unpaved Rural Roads and Stream Water Quality

Elizabeth Myers Toman, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor, Ohio State University, School of Environmental and Natural Resources

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 15, 2015;  11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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


The development of shale oil and gas from deep reserves such as the Utica–Point Pleasant formation in eastern Ohio will require the construction and heavy traffic use of rural roads…..    See full abstract here.

Mar
10
2015

Project WET Workshop

Project WET / Healthy Water, Healthy People / The Wonders of Wetlands

WHEN:  Wednesday and Thursday, June 10 and 11, 2015;  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

WHERE: Battelle Darby Creek Metro Parks Nature Center, 1415 Darby Creek Dr., Galloway OH (map)


Registrations are now being accepted here or by using the link provided on the flier for the Project WET and Healthy Water, Healthy People (HWHP) Facilitator and The Wonders of Wetlands (WOW) Educator Workshop.  Deadline to register is June 5, 2015.

Please consider participating in this year’s workshop and being certified as Project WET, HWHP Facilitator and WOW Educator!  And if you know of someone else who may be interested, please forward this announcement on to them. Curriculum materials will be provided by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Education. A fee of $30 will cover breakfast, lunches, snacks and drinks for both days. Over 130 activities from three nationally accredited curriculum on water quality, quantity and wetland education will be provided to each participant. Questions, please contact Dennis Clement at dennis.clement@epa.ohio.gov or call 614-644-2048.

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.

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