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


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


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)


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


Water Luncheon Seminar

Developing a Comprehensive Hydroclimatic Database for the Midwest and Great Lakes Region: 1915-2100

Alan F. Hamlet, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, College of Engineering, University of Notre Dame

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 14, 2015;  11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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

A detailed understanding of the Great Lakes water balance remains problematic, primarily because only very limited data for overlake precipitation and evaporation exists.  Models to address future changes in a comprehensive and physically based manner are not currently available.  To provide an improved understanding of the future impacts to the Great Lakes, we argue that high-resolution regional climate models need to be dynamically coupled to the Great Lakes so that the complex interactions between the lakes and the atmosphere (precipitation, evaporation, ice, wind) can be more accurately modeled.

For full abstract, click here.    To view the presentation, click here.


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.


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


Water Luncheon Seminar

The Legion of Bloom: Algae, Remote Sensing, and Lake Erie

Aurea L. Rivera, P.E., Imagineering Results Analysis Corporation, Precision Agriculture, Energy, ISR Solutions.

WHEN:  Wednesday, July 29, 2015;  11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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

The City of Toledo Water emergency of August 2014 brought to the nations’s attention the threat algae blooms present to cities, Lake Ecosystem, and the way of life for Lake Erie.

For full abstract, click here.  To view presentation, click here.

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