Jun
13
2016

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.

May
4
2016

45th Annual WMAO Conference and Symposium

VOICES FOR WATER

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).

Apr
25
2016

Spring 2016: The Ohio Water Table

Spring 2016 front cover

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

Apr
19
2016

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.

Apr
14
2016

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.

Mar
29
2016

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.

Mar
18
2016

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.

Feb
16
2016

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.

Feb
15
2016

Project WET Workshop

Project Learning TREE and WET Combined Facilitator Workshop

WHEN:  Wednesday & Thursday, April 20 & 21, 2016.

WHERE: Shawnee Lodge & Conference Center, 4404B St. Rt. 125, West Portsmouth, OH 45663


Workshop fee is $104; 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 April 13, 2016.

Participants will receive; 1) certification as Projects Learning TREE 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.

Feb
9
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.

Gracious funding for this event being provided by Brown and Caldwell, Stantec, and OSU Global Water Initiative.  Exhibitors:  Environmental Remediation Contractors, Hull and Associates, and Contech Engineered Solutions.

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

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