41st Annual WMAO Conference

100 Years of Watershed Events

WHEN: November 14 & 15, 2012
WHERE: Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, OH 43240 (map)

The Ohio water management community is familiar with how land divides the flow of water into watersheds. Likewise, our most significant shared experiences often alter the flow of history. Pearl Harbor, the Moon landing, and the fall of the Berlin Wall are all recognized as important watershed events.

Ohio has experienced many watershed events over the past 100 years that have advanced how we manage water resources. The 1913 Flood was so great it marks the beginning of our 100-year timeline, but many have followed. The Cuyahoga River fire of 1969 was a catalyst for the Clean Water Act; and Louis Bromfield of Malabar Farm wrote Pleasant Valley in 1945, inspiring soil and water conservation throughout the U.S. In fact, almost everything we do as water resource professionals today can be traced back to some similar shift.

We will highlight these turning points by asking each presenter to include a brief introduction to their presentation describing the watershed event most pivotal to their work today. In this way, we will reflect on the past, not to dwell there, but to remind us that the dramatic events of today hold within them opportunities that will shape tomorrow.

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