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Sept. 15: Media Advisory: CMU's Jeanne VanBriesen To Lead Workshop About Water Quality in Monongahela River

Contact: Chriss Swaney / 412-268-5776 /

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's Jeanne VanBriesen
To Lead Workshop About Water Quality in Monongahela River

Event: Carnegie Mellon University's Jeanne VanBriesen, a professor in civil and environmental engineering, will conduct a special workshop to discuss and unveil new research about the water quality and other environmental conditions of the Monongahela River. She will focus specifically on new data regarding bromide concentrations in the river and how these affect the formation of disinfection byproducts in drinking water produced from the Monongahela River.

The workshop, hosted by Carnegie Mellon's Center for Water Quality in Urban Environmental Systems (WaterQuest), is designed as a forum to exchange information about one of this region's most important rivers for commercial trade and transportation.

Other workshop participants include: Rosemary Reilly of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Daniel J. Bain and Marion Sikora of the University of Pittsburgh, Paul Ziemkiewicz from West Virginia University, Matt Kinsey of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Ron Bargiel of the River Alert Information Network.

When: Noon to 12:30 p.m., media briefing, Thursday, Sept. 16.

Where: Singleton Room, Roberts Engineering Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.
(Off Frew Street and Schenley Park).