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Posted on behalf of Christina Collard <ccollard@riverinstitute.com>

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Our Future Water Supply - Is There Cause for Concern?
8th Annual International Conference on the St. Lawrence River Ecosystem
Hosted by the St.Lawrence River Institute
May 14-16th , 2001
AT THE NAVCANADA CONFERENCE CENTRE
Cornwall, ONTARIO Canada

This year's theme, "Our Future Water Supply - Is There Cause for Concern",
reflects the increasing demand to question the safety of our future water
supply, its quality, quantity, and management with a focus on the St.
Lawrence River and its watersheds.

OVER 60 PRESENTATION ON RECENT RESEARCH ON THE ST.LAWRENCE RIVER AND WATER
ISSUES
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http://www.riverinstitute.com/html/registration.html  Check out the great
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http://www.riverinstitute.com/html/program.html and the great location.
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SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE AND SAMPLE OF THE GREAT TALKS RELATED
TO WATER    ISSUES

 SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

 Monday, May 14,2001
 PM - Registration
 PM - Traditional Native Opening and Welcoming remarks
 1:20 PM - Guest Speaker- Dr. Jim Thorp, Clarkson University
 "Understanding the ecology of large rivers: taking the plunge into deep
 waters"
 1:40 PM- Special Concurrent Scientific Sessions
  - Exotic and Invasive Species Session
 Zebra mussel larvae in the estuarine transition zone (ETZ) of the St.
Lawrence  River: their distribution and impacts on the microbial food web,
Barnard, C. ,  Frenette, J-J. and Vincent, W. Université du Québec à
Trois-Rivières,  Département de chimie-biologie

  - Remedial Action Plans/ Restoration Activities Session
 The International Joint Commissions St. Lawrence River Area of Concern
Status  Assessment, Kirschner, B.A.  International Joint Commission, Great
Lakes
 Regional Office, Windsor, Ontario

 Evening: Spirits and Science / Poster Session /Exhibitors
 Tuesday, May 15th, 2001
 AM - Registration
 AM - Special Concurrent Scientific Sessions
 8:00 AM
 - Mercury in the St. Lawrence and other Freshwaters Session
 "Why are Our Fish Contaminated with mercury?"
 Dr. David Lean, University of Ottawa & St. Lawrence River Institute.


 - Challenges to a Secure Groundwater Supply Session
 The Cost of Groundwater Contamination What Communities in Ontario Have
Learned  from the Walkerton Experience. Ray Rivers, President, Rivers
Consulting

11:00 AM
 - Understanding the Environmental Risk Posed by Sediment Associated
  Contaminants Session

 Some Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (Pcns) and Polychlorinated Biphenyl
(Pcbs)  Mass Balance and Fugacity in the St. Lawrence River (Lake St.
Louis, Québec).  Garmouma M.,  Poissant L., Helm P. and Bidleman  T.,
.Meteorological Service of  Canada, Environment

 - WATERSHED MANAGEMENT SESSION
 Lakes Ontario Regulation - How it is carried out and review of the
operations  during the low water supply periods 1998-2000.
  Peter Yee, Environment Canada


Lunch
1:20 PM Keynote Speaker (to be announced)
2:00 PM - Special Current Scientific Sessions
 -  Water Quality Issues in the St. Lawrence River and other Tributaries
 Detection of Cyanotoxins in the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes
 Boyer, G. L., Satchwell, M. and Yang, X. State University of New York,
College  of Environmental Science & Forestry, Department of Chemistry,
Syracuse, NY

 - Challenges for Water Use and Management for Urban and Rural
  Communities Session
 How  Watershed Management Can Provide Safe Drinking Water, Mr. Rick
Potter,  Chair,Conservation Ontario

 -  Environmental Education and Outreach Session
 Innovative approaches to teaching science in high schools: introducing
high  school students to research.  M. Brian C. Hickey  St. Lawrence River
Institute  Of Environmental Sciences

PM Evening Banquet- In support of St. Lawrence River Institute New Research
Lab

Wednesday, May 17th, 2001
8:00AM  Plenary Session Water Levels Forum

 Monitoring St. Lawrence River wetlands by remote sensing. Létourneau, Guy
and  Martin Jean.

 Wetland Vegetation dynamics and water-level fluctuation: some projects in
the  Lower St. Lawrence River Morin, J.Environment Canada

 Impacts of discharge and water level variations on the St. Lawrence River
ecosystem.  Hudon, Christiane Centre Saint Laurent

12:00 (noon) Closing Remarks and Discussion

For more information Contact
***********************
Christina M.Collard
Administrator & Conference Co-ordinator
Windmill Point
2 Belmont Street
Cornwall, ON
K6H 4Z1
Tel: 613-936-6620 Ext 222 Fax: 613-936-1803
http://www.riverinstitute.com Member of IAGLR
http://www.iaglr.org



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