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Reminder: Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 Virtual Ohio River Basin Summit & Symposium

The Ohio River Basin Consortium For Research and Education and the Ohio River Basin Alliance is still accepting registrations for the virtual Ohio River Basin Summit and Symposium September 30 to October 2.

The theme is-- Bridging Visions To Protect Our Health, Economy and Environment in the Ohio River Basin.

Pennsylvania is the headwaters to the Ohio River whose watershed covers about one-third of the state in Western Pennsylvania, including all or part of 23 counties and 3.5 million people.

The Ohio River is formed at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers at the Point in Pittsburgh.  The other major headwaters tributaries in Pennsylvania include the Beaver River; Clarion River; Conemaugh River; French Creek; and the Youghiogheny River.

Workshops

The Ohio River Basin Alliance will be hosting a series of implementation workshops for the Ohio River Basin Plan 2020 on September 30. The six workshops are based on the goals of the Ohio River Basin Plan:

-- Reliable Flood Control and Risk Reduction

-- River Transportation Corridor

-- Healthy, Productive Ecosystems

-- World-Class Recreation Opportunities

-- Abundant Clean Water

-- Knowledge-Informed Decisions

            Conference Schedule

            The Conference schedule includes--

-- September 30:

     -- Research and Education Virtual Field Trips

     -- Ohio River Strategic Plan Virtual Workshops

     -- Ohio River Celebration - Waterfront Botanical Garden, Louisville, KY

-- October 1:

     -- Keynote Speaker Dr. Katrina S. Korfmacker - Bridging the silos of environment and health: local collaborations to improve environmental justice.

     -- Research Presentations and Panels

-- October 2:

     -- Keynote Speaker John Austin, Michigan Economic Center

     -- National Wildlife Federation: Help Shape Ohio River Restoration, Confront Climate Crisis, Reverse Environmental Justice - 10:00 a.m. to Noon.  Click Here to register.

     -- Research Presentations and Panels

     -- Poster and Presentation Student Awards

Registration

To register, visit the Ohio River Basin Summit and Symposium event page.  Questions should be directed to Dr. Tamara Sluss, Conference Chair, at tamara.sluss@louisville.edu, or at 502-529-1602  and Dr. David Wicks, Conference Community Activities, at Dwicks1@gmail.com, or at 502-671-3595

Related Articles:

-- Ohio River Basin Alliance Discusses Threats To Ohio River Watershed With PA Stakeholders In Online Forum

-- DEP Sets Third Round Of Virtual Meetings For State Water Plan Regional Advisory Committees In October

[Posted: Sept. 23, 2020]


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