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Oct. 28: Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon To Host Scientific Symposium About Urban Water Challenges for Ohio River Basin

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Chriss Swaney                        
412-268-5776
swaney@andrew.cmu.edu

Media Advisory:
Carnegie Mellon To Host Scientific Symposium
About Urban Water Challenges for Ohio River Basin

Event: Carnegie Mellon University's Water Quality in Urban Environmental Systems (WaterQUEST) Research Center is hosting the 2008 Scientific Symposia for the Ohio River Basin Consortia for Research and Education (ORBCRE). Jeanne M. VanBriesen and David A. Dzombak from Carnegie Mellon joined Chuck Duritsa, retired director of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's Western Division, to plan this year's symposia focused on urban water quality. Topics include urban wet weather issues, watershed case studies, and education, outreach and policy issues in urban watersheds.

The keynote speaker is John Schombert, executive director of Three Rivers Wet Weather, Inc., who will discuss local urban water problems. The dinner speaker is Davitt Woodwell, senior vice president of the Western Region of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. VanBriesen, director of Water QUEST at Carnegie Mellon, will kickoff the conference with a global overview of urban water issues.

When: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Oct. 30, and 8:30 a.m. - noon, Oct. 31.

Where:
University Center, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.

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