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Future and Past Events in Hawaii and Abroad

Scroll down to view upcoming events happenig in Hawaii or abroad or click here to view past events where Water Quality Professionals from Region IX were involved.

Future Events
February 3-7, 2008 : Sparks, Nevada
CSREES National Water Conference

What: USDA CSREES National Water Conference
When: Feb 3-7, 2008
Where: John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel Resort

Past Events
2007 American Rainwater
Catchment Systems Association Conference
The biennial conference of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association took place August 15-17, 2007, at Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. For conference highlights, audio files of the sessions, and photos of the varous events, visit the Hawaii Rainforest Catchment Web site.

26th Pacific Islands Environmental Conference
Our Environment – Our Solutions,

Shared Leadership – Shared Responsibility
Dr. Carl Evensen presented at this EPA co-sponsored environmental conference that brought together 175 participants from throughout the Pacific Islands to work for dialogue and exchange on various environmental issues. The event took place in American Samoa from June 18 to 21, 2007. Click here to download a PDF file of the conference proceedings.

EPA 2007 Poster

Poster submitted by Ilima Hawkins, Mark Walker, Carl Evensen, Bruce Wilcox, and Dulal Borthakur
(click on poster for larger view in a PDF format)

2007 National Water Conference Proceedings
Thirteen water quality professionals from the land grant universities in the Southwest States and Pacific Islands attended the National Water Quality Conference held in Savannah, Georgia from January 28 – February 1, 2007.

More than 108 oral and 155 poster presentations were viewed by the 497 attendees at this year’s conference. The increasing popularity of this conference has made it one of the most important conferences for scientists and educators interested in water resources held on an annual basis in the USA.

2007 conference poster

Our regional poster at the 2007 National Water Quality Conference
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Four concurrent track sessions were used to organize paper and poster presentations at the national conference. The five topic areas were: (1) agricultural best management practices (BMPs), (2) rural environmental protection, (3) watershed assessment and restoration, (4) conservation and resource management, and (5) human dimensions. Several posters were presented this year by coordinators from Region 9: (a) Dave Crisostomo on a Simple Aquaculture System to Imrove Water Efficiency on Small Farms, (b) Ilima Hawkins on Detecting Leptospirosis in Water, and (c) Laosheng Wu on An Integrated Model for Assessing Reclaimed Wastewater Irrigation. Click here to view the presentation given by Luisa Castro on Priority Water Issues in Hawaii and in the US Affiliated Pacific Islands for a session on Surveying Local Water Quality Education Needs. [Note: the presentation will open up in a new window as a Flash presentation without the need for a plugin.]

Use of Aquaculture Effluent conference poster

Dave Crisostomo on Simple Aquaculture System to Imrove
Water Efficiency on Small Farms
(click on poster for larger view in a PDF format)

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