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Sep
15
2016

Muddy Creek Cleanup

WHAT:   Marival & Broadview Stream Restoration Project

WHEN:  Saturday, September 24, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Heritage Oak Park (Shelter #1), 4601 US 42, Mason, OH

Join the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District and the City of Mason to pick up trash along Muddy Creek!  This is a family friendly event.  Please be prepared for walking in and along the stream and remember to wear long pants and closed toed shoes/boots.  Garbage bags, gloves, water, and snacks will be provided.  RSVP and Questions:  contact Kara at kara.scheerhorn@co.warren.oh.us or Kelly at KKuhbander@masonoh.org.

Aug
24
2016

Water and Land Symposium

WHAT:   Fourth Annual Water and Land Symposium – “Sustainability and Resilience on the Land-Water Continuum”

WHEN:  October 5 – 6, 2016

WHERE: Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center, 215 South Depeyster Street, Kent, Ohio; map 

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 the website

To submit a poster abstract, click here

Cosponsored by:  Cleveland Water Alliance

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.

Oct
15
2015

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

Conference Brochure

 


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)

Sep
15
2015

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.

Jul
9
2015

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.

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.

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