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March Presentation-A Big Dam Problem

DATE:     Wednesday, March 27th
PLACE:  Hawthorne Lucky Lab Brew Pub, 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd
TIME:      11:30 a.m. Networking, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
TOPIC:   A Big Dam Problem: The Global Boom in Hydroelectric Development
SPEAKER: Tim Mayer, US Fish and Wildlife Service

The era of big dam building ended in this country decades ago but elsewhere in the world, dams are being constructed at a staggering pace, mainly to produce hydropower. The impacts extend beyond conservation concerns to broader issues of environmental justice, global food security, climate change, and human rights. However, it is possible to develop hydropower in a sustainable manner. In this talk, I will address the drivers, impacts, and mitigation of global hydropower development. I will be drawing from my DOI-ITAP experience evaluating the impact of proposed dams on the Mekong as well as my research on hydropower worldwide.

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The Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River in Lao PDR
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October Meeting Announcement

EWRG October Meeting Announcement

DATE:     Wednesday, October 31st
PLACE:  Hawthorne Lucky Lab Brew Pub, 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd
TIME:      11:30 a.m. Networking, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
TOPIC:   Managing Difficult Industrial Pollutants
SPEAKERS: Myles Gray, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.

Many industrial facilities are facing challenges with difficult pollutants that are not readily manageable with conventional BMPs (best management practices). Hear case studies on evaluating and treating difficult pollutants including dissolved metals, high solids and PAHs.

http://oregonewrg.org/event/october-brownbag-managing-difficult-industrial-pollutants/