Jul
12
2013

Call For Abstracts: National Water Quality Monitoring Council’s (NWQMC) 9th National Monitoring Conference

Working Together for Clean Water

DUE: September 20, 2013


This conference focuses on the many facets of water quality and quantity monitoring for improved understanding, protection, and restoration of our natural resources and communities. This centerpiece forum attracts 800 – 1,000 water practitioners from all backgrounds, including federal, state, local, tribal, volunteer, academic, private, and other water stakeholders. Attendees exchange information about water monitoring, assessment, research, protection, restoration, and management; learn about new findings on the quality of the Nation’s streams and rivers, groundwater, estuaries, lakes and wetlands; and develop new skills and professional networks. The conference includes presentations, panels, poster sessions, exhibits, hands-on interactive workshops, field trips and Fluid 5K run, as well as time for after-hours meetings and networking.

Call for Abstracts

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Jul
3
2013

2013 Ohio Statewide Floodplain Management Conference

Conference and Advanced HEC-RAS Training

WHEN: August 28 & 29, 2013
WHERE: Doubletree Hotel, Columbus/Worthington (map)


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Jun
24
2013

WMAO Water Luncheon

Stream Restoration by Fluvial Biogeomorphic Succession: Applications of a self-forming stream design concept in Ohio.

Dan Mecklenburg, Ecological Engineer, ODNR Division of Soil and Water Resources.

WHEN: July16, 2013 – 11:30am-1:00pm
WHERE: Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, Heffner Building, Columbus, OH (map)


The self-forming stream design approach was evaluated on nine reaches in Ohio that are typical of stream restoration projects in the region. The aim of self-forming stream restoration is to construct a channel form that is consistent with an intermediate stage of channel evolution models with the expectation that subsequent successional stages and beneficial processes will follow, and conclude with a stream that is hydrogeomorphically fit to its catchment. This essentially entailed the construction of a roughly planar surface with a stable longitudinal slope and sufficient width to allow a depositional response. Repeated geomorphological surveys were conducted to track change through time.

 

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May
16
2013

2013 Ohio Statewide Floodplain Management Conference

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Remembering the Great Flood of 1913 and Planning for the Future – 100 Years of Managing Ohio’s Floodplains

Deadline for submission: May 31, 2013


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May
8
2013

Lakes Appreciation Month Letter

The North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) is asking for help in promoting lake awareness in your state by co-signing their “Lakes Appreciation Month” letter. This letter, addressed to the governor of your state, requests the following:

  • That your governor issues a proclamation declaring July 2013 to be “Lakes Appreciation Month,” affirming the importance of lakes and reservoirs in your state.
  • That your governor works with state agencies, legislature, and key environmental groups to secure funding for lake programs that help protect your local lakes.
  • That your governor reaches out to congressional delegates and asks that they initiate and support legislation on the national level that protects lake programs.

NALMS will send the letter on May 15, 2013.

Click here to read the Lakes Appreciation Month letter

and

Click here to add your name to the letter

Mar
14
2013

WMAO Water Luncheon

Creating Value from Waste: Results of a Nutrient Recovery Pilot for the City of Columbus

WHEN: April 16, 2013 – 11:30am-1:00pm
WHERE: Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, Heffner Building, Columbus, OH (map)


The City of Columbus has evaluated the application of Ostara’s Pearl® Nutrient Recovery Process to recover nutrients and prevent struvite scale formation at the Southerly WWTP. They have also evaluated a similar application of the Multiform Harvest Nutrient Recovery System at the Jackson Pike WWTP. These processes are based on the initiation and control of struvite precipitation within an upflow fluidized bed reactor, utilizing nutrients like phosphorus and ammonia already present in wastewater dewatering operations. The rate of struvite formation is controlled in the process so that a range of products can be produced, ranging from a soft, sandy consistency up to a high quality product with desired physical properties (size, hardness, purity etc.), which can then be sold as fertilizer.

Have a question about this presentation? Contact skeckenwiler@columbus.gov
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Dec
12
2012

WMAO Water Luncheon – NEW LOCATION

Low-cost Treatment of Turkey-processing Wastewater

WHEN: January 15, 2013
WHERE: Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, Heffner Building, Columbus, OH (map)


Over $10 million dollars has been saved by an Ohio meat processor by treating their wastewater in a new way. A sand bioreactor system was developed based on research conducted at The Ohio State University. This university/industry partnership has saved jobs, money and is
protecting the environment with effluents exceeding the quality of conventional treatment systems. Quiet, clean and simple are the best words to describe the appearance of the new sand bioreactor system constructed at the meat processing facility. Some people might mistake the
treatment system for a park. No odor is a feature neighbors most appreciate.

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