WHAT: Fourth Annual Water and Land Symposium – “Sustainability and Resilience on the Land-Water Continuum”
WHEN: November 5 – 6, 2016
WHERE: Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center, 215 South Depeyster Street, Kent, Ohio; https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kent+State+University+Hotel+%26+Conference+Centeremail@example.com,-81.3584034,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88312526b33b8cab:0xd1ba2f600fa1491b!8m2!3d41.1524636!4d-81.3562147?hl=en
This symposium attracts more than 300 attendees from the many universities, federal, state and regional agencies, and private companies from northeastern Ohio. This year we are delighted to have Cynthia Barnett, journalist and author of Mirage, Blue Revolution and Rain: A Natural and Cultural History as our keynote speaker. Cynthia will also be offering a book signing the evening of the keynote, which will also include our first poster session. The second day of the conference will highlight new approaches to a variety of environmental and social issues through distinguished speakers and formal and informal discussions. A plenary session will set the stage for breakout sessions and posters in the afternoon. Breakout sessions will focus on “Restoration and Ecosystem Services,” “Water and Sustainability,” and “Risk and Resilience.” These breakout and poster sessions will provide an opportunity for more specific discussions focused on key underlying issues. Registration is free and open to the public. For a full schedule of events, visit www.kent.edu/water
To register for free, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fourth-annual-water-and-land-symposium-at-kent-state-university-tickets-27070874715
To submit a poster abstract: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfD_GraZuk6DN5H0Ues17SsqVMS4R9d6wM2QSSuYZ7SkMBY_w/viewform?c=0&w=1
Cosponsored by: Cleveland Water Alliance
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.