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GLIN==> Second Announcement: WATERSHED 2004 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS



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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

WATERSHED 2004
HYATT REGENCY DEARBORN
DEARBORN, MICHIGAN, USA
11-14 JULY 2004

ABSTRACT SUBMITTAL DEADLINE:  1 AUGUST 2003

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Michigan Water Environment Association are sponsoring the international specialty conference WATERSHED 2004, with the support of the International Joint Commission, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Office of Water, the USEPA-Great Lakes National Program Office, Environment Canada, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the Great Lakes Commission.  Every two years, WEF's WATERSHED conference brings together environmental professionals from around the world for a showcase on integrated resource management and environmental protection using watershed-based approaches.  Building on the precedent set by these past conferences, WATERSHED 2004 will explore the challenges of managing the world's watersheds and highlight the unique issues of the Conference's host region, North America's Great Lakes Basin.

Abstracts addressing the following topics are invited:

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
A) Source Water Assessment and Protection Planning
B) Balancing Solid Waste Management with Resource Conservation and Watershed Protection
C) Integrated Water Resource Planning Case Studies
D) Public Education and Outreach

ASSESSMENT AND MODELING
E) Assessment and Monitoring
F) Modeling
G) Planning Tools
H) Adaptive Management

RESTORATION AND PROTECTION
I) Restoring Aquatic Habitat and Living Resources
J) Low-Impact Development and Redevelopment Success Stories
K) Agricultural and Urban Best Management Practices
L) Balancing Water Resources Development Projects for Transportation and Energy with Ecosystem Protection
M) Managing Invasive and Exotic Species
N) Developing and Implementing Programs to Address TMDLs, Water Quality Standards, and Trading

REGIONAL TOPICS
O) Great Lakes Restoration: Lakewide Management Plans (LaMPs) and Remedial Action Plans (RAPs)
P) Great Lakes Preservation: Protected Areas, Special Designations, and Biodiversity Protection Programs
Q) Air Deposition
R) Hydroelectric Practices and Watershed Protection
S) Contaminated Sediments: Science, Policy, and Management
T) Managing Interstate and International Watersheds

For complete abstract submittal information, please visit http://www.wef.org/pdffiles/Watershed04Call.pdf.  For information on all WEF conferences, please visit http://www.wef.org/Conferences/



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