Technical workshop July 24

The Rural Stormwater Management Model (RSWMM) Project is pleased to announce the date of the 2014 Technical Workshop to update you on the progress of the creation of this important new tool to help protect water quality along Lake Huron's southeast shore.

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You are invited to the workshop which will take place at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, 245 Mill Road, Goderich, Ontario, Canada on Thursday, July 24, 2014.
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A registration form will be posted in the coming days at
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for the morning session which will include background on Healthy Lake Huron and the new computer model in development.
The morning session runs from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon. Admission is free but an optional light lunch can be pre-ordered at an estimated cost of $15 to $20. The afternoon session will include more technical discussion about the model and this runs from 12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

There is no cost to attend the workshop except for those who choose to pre-order the optional light lunch.
Healthy Lake Huron invites interested people to attend in person or to take part by phone and/or web conference. Please RSVP to Alec Scott, in advance (by July 17, if possible), using the registration form (pending) on the rural stormwater project website at

You are also invited to subscribe to the Rural Stormwater Management Model newsletter at this link:
Organizers say everyone is invited and that the day may be of particular interest to drainage engineers and contractors; engineering consultants; researchers; stewardship professionals; farmers and other rural landowners; First Nations; municipalities; government ministries; local non-governmental organizations; public health; and interested citizens and community groups.
Please contact Alec Scott at or telephone 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610 for more details, or if you wish to be included for upcoming notices about this workshop.
Presentations include updates from the two firms helping to develop the model; Computational Hydraulics International (CHI), a consulting firm in stormwater management, wastewater and watershed modeling software; and Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc. (EOR), an engineering and environmental consulting firm specializing in water resources, watershed planning, and modeling.
The Rural Stormwater Management Model project has helped to install five new or upgraded stations along Lake Huron to provide long-term monitoring of water quantity, water quality, and weather impacts, in five sentinel watershed areas.
Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) is leading the RSWMM water-quality project in partnership with Maitland Valley, St. Clair Region, Saugeen Valley, and Grey Sauble Conservation Authorities and other partners of the Healthy Lake Huron: Clean Water, Clean Beaches initiative. Project partners include provincial and federal ministries, county departments, local public health and conservation agencies, and participating landowners and community groups.
The rural stormwater project has received funding from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment’s Showcasing Water Innovation Program and contributions from other partners. For more information, visit and




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