FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: John NevinWednesday, September 15, 2010519-257-6733
Media AdvisoryIJC to Launch Public Seminar Series
Session to Focus on Chemicals of Emerging Concern
[Windsor, Ontario] – Dr. Saad Jasim, Director of the Great Lakes Regional Office (GLRO) of theInternational Joint Commission announced today that his office is launching a series of publicseminars on critical Great Lakes issues. The first seminar will be on Tuesday, October 12
from7:00pm to 8:30pm in the C.A.W. Student Centre at the University of Windsor and will feature apresentation by Dr. Jasim.The seminar will provide the public with information about the role of the IJC in assessing progressin restoring the Great Lakes under the Boundary Waters Treaty and the Great Lakes Water QualityAgreement. In particular, Dr. Jasim’s presentation will highlight recent priority work regardingChemicals of Emerging Concern – one of the most important water quality issues.Future seminars will address other priority work being conducted for the Commission, includingbeach and recreational water quality, harmful and nuisance algae, benefits and risks of Great Lakesfish consumption, aquatic invasive species and the development of a framework for the assessmentof nearshore conditions in the Great Lakes.An award-winning scientist, engineer and teacher, Dr. Jasim has been the GLRO Director since Mayof this year. Previously, he was the first CEO of the Walkerton Clean Water Centre and also was theDirector of Water Quality and Production for the Windsor Utilities Commission.WHO: Dr. Saad Jasim, Director, IJC Great Lakes Regional OfficeWHAT: Presentation on Chemicals of Emerging Concern, first in a series of public seminarsWHERE: Ambassador Auditorium, CAW Student Centre, 401 Sunset Ave., University of WindsorWHEN: 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Tuesday, October 12, 2010WHY: Great Lakes water quality affects our health and the health of the region’s economyThe seminar is free and open to the public. Coffee and refreshments will be served.Clickhere for a map.
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