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
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Kevin P. Czajkowski
Department of Geography and Planning, MS 140
University of Toledo
Toledo, OH 43606
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.
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.
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.
The International Stormwater Best Management Practices Database
WHAT: The Water Environment Research Foundation, the National Corn Growers Association, and the United Soybean Board recently completed the third phase in the expansion of the Database, which compiles studies and analyses of BMP performance, now includes agricultural BMPs.
The long-term goal of the Agricultural BMP Database is to help users select better BMP systems for their operations and to improve BMP design and implementation. The database is intended for agricultural advisors, planners, consultants, and producers. In this third phase, the project team strengthened the initially populated database and prepared a summary report to capture technical findings for row crops — particularly corn and soybean — from the database to date. Data captured in the summary includes 44 peer-reviewed professional publications that characterize pollutant loading and concentrations in 192 fields or study plots. Specific stormwater summaries are included in the report.