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Release: March 26, 2001

Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research hosts water resources sessions

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa will host a workshop and a conference on water resources this week at the Iowa Memorial Union.

A one-day workshop, "Design of Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment," will be Tuesday, March 27 in conjunction with the 39th annual American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Environmental and Water Resources Design Conference scheduled for Wednesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 29.

Designed for practicing engineers, water and wastewater facility managers and other professionals from the public and private sectors, the conference will feature a variety of presentations, including several by UI faculty. On Wednesday, Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research Director V.C. Patel will deliver the welcome and offer introductory remarks beginning at 8:35 a.m. while Robert Ettema, UI professor and chair of civil and environmental engineering, will speak on "Winter Effects of the Fort Peck Reach of the Missouri River" beginning at 3:45 p.m. On Thursday, Jerald Schnoor, UI professor of civil and environmental engineering and co-director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER), will discuss "Global Change and Water Availability" beginning at 11:45 a.m. Also on Thursday, Forrest Holly, professor of civil and environmental engineering, will speak on "Hot Times in Chicago: Thermal Discharge Compliance Using Real-Time Internet-Based Modeling" beginning at 3:15 p.m.

Conference planners include Tatsuaki Nakato, IIHR associate director, and Wayne Paulson, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering. Sponsors include: Iowa Institute for Hydraulic Research, UI department of civil and environmental engineering, ASCE Iowa Section, Iowa State University department of civil and construction engineering, and ISU's Iowa Water Resources Research Institute. Additional information on the conference is available on the web at or by calling Stephen Jones at (515) 294-3957.