CORVALLIS - Oregon State University's ninth annual James Vomocil Water Quality Conference will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 5, in LaSells Stewart Center on the campus.

The conference will begin at 9 a.m. with a welcome, then an opening presentation by OSU fisheries and wildlife professor Stan Gregory titled, "Does Riparian Vegetation Influence Stream Temperature - Evidence from Land Use Monitoring and Experimental Manipulations."

Examples of other topics to be addressed during the day: climate trends and salmon populations, trends in dangerous microorganisms in drinking water, a natural treatment of winter sewer overflows, pesticides and nitrates in Oregon's groundwater, snowmelt and flooding, and pollution credit trading.

The purpose of the conference is to bring current water quality information to technical people and interested lay persons, according to its coordinator, Ron Miner.

To get a copy of the program, or registration information, contact Miner at the Department of Bioresources Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331. Phone: 541-737-4021.

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Ron Miner, 541-737-6295