CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
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Iowa City IA 52242
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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 http://www.lifelearner.iastate.edu/conference/Marchevents.htm#apwa
or by calling Stephen Jones at (515) 294-3957.