Presentations and Reports of Interest

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Midwest Biodiversity Institute's biological and water quality study of Mill Creek, completed for the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati. 
Note that this is a large report and it may take a few moments to load.

Presented by Mike Miller of Rivers Unlimited at our July 2017 meeting.  Shows results for various parameters from Whitewater, Great Miami River, Mill Creek, and Little Miami River through 2016.  

Presented by co-chair Matt Wooten of Sanitation District 1 in NKY at our March 2017 meeting.  Matt shared his background in water quality/aquatic ecology, and their work at SD1 developing and using the QCritical (flow) parameter to assess stream health throughout Northern Kentucky.

Discussed at March 2017 meeting by MSD director Gerald Checco.  Link takes you to PDF on MSD website.

Discussed at March 2017 meeting by MSD director Gerald Checco.  Click above link to go to website for download of the audit.

Presented by Kevin Allison, Urban Soil Health Specialist with Marion County SWCD in Indianapolis at our February 2017 meeting.  Discusses ways to minimize sediment runoff from urban agriculture projects, while improving soil quality.  

Presented by Michael Miller, professor from University of Cincinnati, at our September 2016 meeting.  Shows results of his analysis of the major waterways in Cincinnati using data available to the public on our StreamBank database.

Should Cincinnati have concern about lead in drinking water?
Kevin Reynolds, water chemist at GCWW, presented this talk during the February Watershed Action Team meeting.  He discussed the drinking water situation in Flint, Michigan, and answered the question: could it happen here in Cincinnati? by providing background info on GCWW's lead testing program and drinking water treatment, Cincinnati's drinking water infrastructure, etc.

Kiesland EGRP Technology 
Presented by Andy Mauk at the January 2016 Watershed Action Team meeting, this presentation introduces the Energy-passive Groundwater Recharge Product offered by Kiesland.  He also updated us on successful installations of the product in the past few years.

Reading Residential Stormwater Demonstration Project
Presented by Matt Latham at the January 2016 Watershed Action Team meeting, this presentation details the Reading Residential Stormwater Demonstration Project recently completed by the Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities.  It shows the construction/assembly of the four demonstrated BMPs, and includes information about project cost and funding.

This presentation was given at MSD’s annual stakeholder breakfast meeting in Sharonville in Fall 2015.  MSD holds this event annually to provide an update on MSD programs and activities to local elected officials and community leaders from the city and county.  This year’s event focused on the history behind why MSD was formed and the 1968 agreement, our $3.1 billion Consent Decree to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs), and the work done at MSD

Newly released report from EPA's Office of Inspector General on the effectiveness of municipal CSO consent decrees on water quality.  There are some very important findings in this report, and a call for more program controls that will assess the benefit of the billions being spent in consent decree communities.  The report reviews multiple local consent decrees, including Hamilton County.


Professor Jim O'Reilly is a Public Health Faculty member from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  He came to our March 2015 meeting to discuss issues surrounding the shipment of fracking waste products by barge on the Ohio River.

Presented by Maria Meyer from Greater Cincinnati Water Works at our December 2014 meeting.  Learn the whats, whys, and hows of the growing problem of harmful algal blooms and how they can impact water quality.  This is a PowerPoint file.

Presented by Emily Imhoff from TMC Biology Field Station at our November 2014 meeting.  Learn about different research projects and outreach opportunities at this Field Station located just upstream/Southeast of Cincinnati.

Presented by John Young, CEO of Green Forward Technologies, in 2014.  See this new system that allows for water reuse and does not require a leach field.
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