Water quality trading potential economic boost for Marion

News Release Date: 
01.02.14

Ohio State’s Dr. Richard Moore shares results of EPA study of Scioto watershed

Dr. Richard Moore, executive director of The Ohio State University Environmental Sciences Network, and associate director of The Ohio State University Office of Energy and the Environment will speak on "Creating Economic Development through Water Quality Trading for Marion" at The Warehouse restaurant in downtown Marion, Ohio, Tuesday, January 7, 7 p.m. as part of Ohio State Marion’s monthly Science Café.

An EPA funded preliminary feasibility study of the Scioto watershed showed that water quality trading promises to be a new locally based funding source for improving the overall water quality in the Upper Scioto watershed.  Marion is in the headwaters of the Scioto Watershed giving it an ideal location with regard to trading credits downstream.  Moore will present highlights of the study, as well as focus on the potential for the Marion community to participate in water quality trading while promoting economic development.

Science Café is free and open the public.  Science Cafés involve lively conversation with a scientist about current science topics. They are open to everyone, and take place in casual settings like pubs, restaurants, and coffeehouses.  At Science Café, you can learn about the latest issues in science, chat with a scientist in plain language, speak your mind, and talk with your mouth full.

The Ohio State University at Marion Science Café meets monthly at The Warehouse, 320 West Center Street, Marion, Ohio.  For those attending Science Café, it will take place in the large backroom of The Warehouse.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase from the menu. 

February’s Science Café will feature Ohio State Marion Economics Professor, Dr. Hassan Aly, one of the world’s foremost authorities on Middle East economics, speaking on U.S. Middle East policy.

For more information about Ohio State Marion's Science Café, contact Emily Meyer at:  meyer.700@osu.edu; (740) 725-6269