OSU's Vomocil Water Quality Conference to be held Nov. 3


CORVALLIS - Oregon State University's 11th annual James Vomocil Water Quality Conference will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 3, in LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus. This year's theme is "Water Quality Tools for the New Millennium."

"Water quality considerations have become increasingly complex as well as more urgent as the 21st century approaches," said OSU bioresource engineering professor Ron Miner, organizer of the conference.

"The public is demanding that non-complying stream segment be identified and that remediation proceed," said Miner. "Individuals are seeking assurance that their water supply is both safe and reliable."

Conference topics include: total maximum daily load (TMDL), the role and power of local watershed councils, especially in the Willamette Valley and Oak Creek.

The annual Vomocil Water Quality Conference at OSU is designed to bring scientists, regulators and citizens into conversation about water quality in Oregon. Registration costs $30 and includes lunch. The public is invited to attend. For detailed information about the program, registration materials or other information, contact the Bioresource Engineering Department, OSU, 541-737-4021.