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12th Annual GLBA Conference

2012: 12th Great Lakes Beach Association Conference


Past Conferences:
2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 |
2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011

The Great Lakes Beach Association annual meeting and conference was held October 16-18, 2012, at Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island, Mich.

Agenda:
Final agenda

Conference Materials:
Presentation and Poster Abstracts
Speaker Bios

Presentations:
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Beach 101
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EDT

Sanitary Surveys
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT

Workshops, continued
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Workshops, continued
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:50 PM EDT

Session One
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:40 AM EDT

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Success Stories
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Luncheon Keynotes
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM EDT

Management of Beaches: How to Address Impacts of Climate Change, the Balance Between Protecting Ecosystems and Providing Public Access, and Community and Shoreline Stewardship
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Time: 1:20 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Communicating Beach Water Quality to the Public
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Time: 3:20 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

  • Bill Kramer, USEPA: Modernized BEACON webpage and prototype any-time data verification tool

  • Ed Verhamme, LimnoTech: myBeachCast mobile app serves data for all Great Lakes states

  • Jesse Schomberg, Minnesota Sea Grant: ParkPointBeach.org: A holistic approach to communicating beach information to recreationists

  • Frank Lupi, Michigan State University: Who visits Great Lakes beaches and do they value Great Lakes water quality?

  • Richard Whitman, USGS Great Lakes Science Center: Report of the GLBA expert workshop on fecal indicator bacteria in beach sands (no slides)

Physical, Hydrological and Geological Aspects of Beaches
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT

Identifying Sources and Sinks of Fecal Contamination Through Sanitary Surveys, GIS and Other Tools
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time: 10:20 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Predictive Tools and Rapid Testing: Method Advancements and Expansion of Applications
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time: 12:50 PM - 2:10 PM EDT

Predictive Tools and Rapid Testing: Method Advancements and Expansion of Applications, continued
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time: 2:20 PM - 3:40 PM EDT

Closing Comments
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time: 3:40 PM - 4:00 PM EDT



 

 

 

Conference Links


Conference Home

Final Agenda

Questions? Contact
Christine Manninen at
manninen@glc.org

 
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