The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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Symposium to Focus on Air and Water Quality

The 2nd annual Public Interest Environmental Symposium 2003, "Sustaining Air and Water Resources," sponsored by the UTC Biological and Environmental Sciences Department and the Chattanooga Environmental Education Alliance will be held at the Read House on May 15 and 16, featuring a mix of formal presentations, poster sessions, and interactive breakout discussions about air and water quality issues
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Invited speakers include representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, TVA, American Lung Association, City of Chattanooga, American Rivers, and Forest Watch.

"One of our goals is to draw a diverse group of participants, so we welcome anyone interested in regional environmental issues to register and attend," according to Dawn Ford, assistant professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences at UTC.

The goals of this year's symposium include:

  • Assessing the condition of regional and local air and water resources
  • Developing approaches to sustain air and water resources
  • Bringing together professionals with different backgrounds to find solutions
  • Producing a white paper detailing the findings of symposium participants

For more information, please visit the symposium web page or call Ford at (423) 425-2247.