Fw: WATER QUALITY IN UPSTATE NEW YORK: May 21 Conference (fwd)

Chuck Miller rellim at MAILHOST.TCS.TULANE.EDU
Thu May 6 21:20:49 EST 1999

-----Original Message-----
From: Frederick W Stoss <fstoss at acsu.buffalo.edu>
To: c. miller <rellim at MAILHOST.TCS.TULANE.EDU>
Date: Thursday, May 06, 1999 6:29 PM
Subject: WATER QUALITY IN UPSTATE NEW YORK: May 21 Conference (fwd)

>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>From: Bill Wagner <cei at servtech.com>
>Keeping Our Ace in the Hole from Going Down the Drain
>Friday, May 21, 1999
>Nazareth College of Rochester, 4245 East Avenue
>Sponsored by the Center for Environmental Information, Inc.
>The region's most valuable asset is the quality and abundance of
>its water, which cannot be taken for granted. Water Quality in
>Upstate New York: Keeping Our Ace in the Hole from Going Down the
>Drain will raise awareness of available programs and techniques
>to proactively protect and enhance water resources.
>8:00 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast
>8:45 Welcome
>9:00 The Politics of Water - Water Export, Diversion and
>Consumptive Use Issues
>As the last in line of the Great Lakes, Lake Ontario is affected
>by everything that happens upstream. And, with 20 percent of the
>world's fresh water, the Great Lakes are affected by interests
>that extend well beyond their boundaries. What is the interplay
>at the international, national, regional, state and local levels?
>Is it helping or hindering outside attempts to access the
>Gerald Galloway, Secretary, U.S. Section, International Joint
>9:45 Western New York Water Issues - Federal Programs and
>The general public remains largely unaware of the extensive
>programs intended to restore and protect water quality. How do
>measures such as the Clean Water Action Plan affect the water
>resources in our region?
>John Kuriawa, Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds, U.S.
>Environmental Protection Agency
>10:30 Break and Exhibit Viewing
>11:00 Concurrent Sessions*:
>A. Nonpoint Source Pollution: Programs and Resources for
>Prevention and Mitigation
>Comprehensive studies such as the Rochester Embayment Remedial
>Action Plan have identified nonpoint source pollution, including
>urban and agricultural runoff, as a major threat to water
>quality. What steps are being taken to address this widespread
>problem? What prevention techniques can be adopted by
>contributors, which range from homeowners and motorists to
>farmers and municipalities?
>Margy Peet, Water Quality Planning Bureau, Monroe County
>Department of Health
>Richard Burton, Monroe County Environmental Health Laboratory
>B. Sport Fishing and Recreation
>- Fisheries Management, Hatcheries and Stocking Programs, Habitat
>The first fish hatchery in the United States was established at
>Caledonia, NY, over one hundred years ago to replenish stocks of
>fish whose populations were in sharp decline due to land use
>changes and water pollution. What are today's `behind the scenes'
>activities to keep our waterways appealing to anglers and other
>recreational users?
>To Be Announced, N.Y.S. Department of Environmental Conservation
>- Contaminated Sediments and Bioaccumulation
>While the water itself may be quite clean, a variety of
>persistent contaminants exist in stream, river and lake beds.
>Through the food chain, these substances rise up to present a
>health hazard for those who consume fish. Are there any solutions
>to this problem and what recommendations should be followed?
>Margit Brazda, Monroe County Department of Health
>Charles Knauf, Monroe County Environmental Health Laboratory
>12:30 p.m. Lunch and Exhibit Viewing
>1:30 Keynote Address - Theodore Hullar, Director, Center for the
>Environment, Cornell University, and Coordinator, National Water
>2:15 State Policies and Programs - Current Trends and Regulatory
>Decades of legislation and enforcement have resulted in
>measurable improvements in water quality. What challenges remain
>and what policies are being pursued to maintain and improve water
>quality in Western New York?
>To Be Announced, N.Y.S. Department of Environmental Conservation
>3:00 Break and Exhibit Viewing
>3:30 Concurrent Sessions*:
>C. Drinking Water Quality and Supply
>- Threats and Safeguards
>Extensive efforts are continually maintained to avert biological
>and chemical threats to drinking water safety. What are some of
>the major concerns and the strategies to prevent or combat them?
>To Be Announced, N.Y.S. Department of Health
>- Quality Assurance
>Water delivery systems not only use sophisticated filtration and
>purification techniques but also watershed management programs to
>maintain safe drinking water. What is involved in delivering
>"finished" water to your tap?
>Dale Kriewall, City of Rochester Water Bureau
>D. Great Lakes Exotics - Then and Now
>The list of non-native flora and fauna present in the region's
>watersheds is extensive and increasing, and is not limited to
>harmful species such as the sea lamprey and purple loosestrife.
>What are the good, the bad and the surprising in introduced
>species, and what is their significance for the future of the
>region's water resources?
>Charles O'Neill Jr., Sea Grant
>Joseph Makarewicz, SUNY Brockport
>5:00 Adjourn
>*Please indicate choice of concurrent sessions on registration
>-Arch Chemicals, Inc.
>Cornell Cooperative Extension, Monroe County
>-Friends of the Genesee
>Genesee Land Trust
>Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council
>League of Women Voters/Rochester Metro
>-Monroe Community College
>Monroe County Environmental Management Council
>Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District
>Monroe County Water Quality Management Advisory Committee
>-Nazareth College of Rochester
>New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
>-Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation
>Rochester Museum & Science Center
>Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association
>Sierra Club, Rochester Regional Group
>-State University of New York, College at Brockport
>*in formation as of 4/15/99
>( - indicates funding cosponsor)
>Local and State Government Officials
>Government Agency Staff
>Industry Representatives
>Interested Public
>Registration Fee - $59
>Fee includes admittance to all sessions, registration materials,
>continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks.
>Scholarships -
>Scholarships are available to a limited number of individuals
>affiliated with 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organizations and
>educational institutions. Those requesting a scholarship should
>submit a letter explaining their affiliation, along with the
>registration form and scholarship fee of $15.00. Receipt of a
>registration confirmation notice will indicate acceptance of
>scholarship request.
>Cancellations -
>Refunds for cancellations received at the Center by May 7 will be
>made in full. Cancellations received by May 14 will be charged a
>25 percent administrative fee. No refunds thereafter. Registrants
>who fail to attend and do not cancel by the given deadlines are
>liable for registration fee. Substitutions are allowed.
>Confirmation -
>Registrations received by May 14 will be confirmed by return
>Payment -
>Check or voucher must accompany registration, or charge to
>Mastercard/Visa. A $15 invoicing fee should be added to the
>registration fee for voucher use. Make checks payable to Center
>for Environmental Information.
>Please mail the registration form with your payment to: Center
>for Environmental Information, 55 St. Paul Street, Rochester, New
>York 14604-1314.
>(Mastercard/Visa and voucher registrations may be faxed to CEI at
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>The Center for Environmental Information (CEI) is a private,
>nonprofit, educational organization, founded in Rochester, New
>York, in 1974. CEI provides information and communication
>services, publications, and educational programs in order to:
>- advance public understanding of environmental issues;
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>decision makers and the public;
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>FOR INFORMATION CALL (716) 262-2870
>Bill Wagner                                         Phone:  (716) 262-2870
>Center for Environmental Information                  Fax:  (716) 262-4156
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