Fiscal Year 1994 Program Report

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Title: Fiscal Year 1994 Program Report
Creators: Stiefel, Robert C.
Contributors: Ohio State University. Water Resources Center
Subjects (LCSH): Ohio State University. Water Resources Center
Water quality management -- Ohio
Groundwater -- Ohio
Water resources development -- Ohio
Issue Date: 1995-09
Publisher: Ohio State University. Water Resources Center
Series/Report no.: Report (Ohio State University. Water Resources Center) ; no. G-2039-05
Abstract: Most of Ohio's water problems are associated with water quality. Of primary concern are the sediments, nutrients and acids in the surface waters from urban, agricultural and mining areas, and the toxic and hazardous wastes that threaten the ground and surface waters. The focus of the 1994 State Water Research Program was directed at these areas. The research and technology transfer program consisted of the following activities. The technology transfer programs of the Water Resources Center continue to disseminate information about the water resources of Ohio to the local and state decision makers, a nd provides technical assistance to help resolve some of the state's major water problems. One project was an oceanographic dynamics study, for Lake Erie, which used mathmatical models to calculate how contaminant loading from rivers will interact with the Great Lakes Forecasting System. This project will provide accurate and timely loading figures for the forecasting system. The ground water testing for radium and uranium in Ohio's waters, studied the transport and chemistry of these radioactive chemicals. This was the first study of this type in Ohio and included the DOE sites near Fernald and Portsmouth. The fate and transport research studied the effects of aqueous-organic cosolvent mixtures on the environmental chemistry of toxic metal-ligand complexes. Training on these research projects was provided to three Ph. D. Students from three disciplines at three universities, (The Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University and John Carroll University). The disciplines include Hydrogeology, Agronomy and Civil and Environmental Engineering in the departments of Geological Sciences, the School of Natural Resources in the College of Agriculture and the Department of Civil Environmental and Engineering Graphics in the the College of Engineering. The information transfer project included training 140 people in two-day workshops to teach Project WET materials. These individuals in turn will each teach at at least ten others to use Project WET materials. In addition the Center has sponsored or co-sponsored seminars, annual meetings and programs totaling more than 1,000 attendees during the year. Other information transfer activies for the Center included the newsletter, and making presentations for the Ohio Water Education Program to many audiences.
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