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Eighth Biennial State of the Bay Symposium
This year, the Estuary Program welcomes presentations and panel sessions of special interest to estuary business, industry, recreation, education, academic, local government, resource management and environmental communities. The content of the presentations need not be limited to Galveston Bay, but applicable to estuarine systems such as the bay.
Presentations and panel sessions will focus on topics related to:
- Habitat and living resource conservation
- Balancing human uses and environmental needs of estuaries
- Water/sediment quality and pollutant loadings
- Public participation and education
- The latest research needs and findings
- Environmental monitoring
- Programmatic performance measures.
Areas of interest as they relate to the topics noted above include emerging threats, management successes and challenges, understanding physical and biological factors of estuarine ecosystems, and innovative tools, incentives and techniques.
Location: Galveston, Texas
Dates: January 23-25, 2007
Abstract/Proposal Submission Deadline: October 13, 2006
Contact Information: Scott A. Jones
Phone: (281) 486-1245
Fax: (281) 218-6807
Home Page URL: http://www.gbep.state.tx.us/hot-topics/SOB%20VIII%20Main%20Page.htm
Keywords: Habitat, Estuary, Water quality, Sediment quality, Pollution, Education, Monitoring
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