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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2000
SDSM& T TO HOST 2000 ENVIRONMENT & WATER RESOURCES FORUM
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology ( SDSM& T) will host the 2000 Environment and Water Resources Forum on Thursday, April 20, 2000. Registration will begin at 7: 30 am with the program taking place from 8: 00 am- 4: 50 pm. Morning sessions will be held at the Material Recovery Facility ( MRF), lunch session will take place in the Bump Lounge, Surbeck Student Center, and afternoon sessions will take place at the Water Reclamation Facility. The forum will offer speakers on integrated waste management
The morning session will feature a tour of the Material Recovery Facility and a discussion led by Jerry Wright and Sharon Zeller entitled “ How Will Integrated Waste Management Impact the Regional Landfill?” Dr. M. R. Hansen, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Dr. Robb Winter, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and Dr. Henry Mott, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will then lead a discussion of research projects at the MRF. Dr. Richard Gowen, SDSM& T President, and Mayor Jim Shaw will speak over the lunch session as will Rapid City design engineers.
After lunch, the group will take a tour of the Water Reclamation Facility and will participate in a discussion led by Dave Van Cleave and Ron Back entitled “ How Will Integrated Waste Management Impact WRF Operations?" Following an afternoon break, Jerry Wright and Dr. Bruce Berdanier, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will report on the South Dakota Solid Waste Management Society, and the South Dakota Water Environment Association.
The event is sponsored by the City of Rapid CIty; SDSM& T Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, SDSM& T ASCE Student Chapter; Black Hills Branch ASCE; South Dakota Solid Waste Management Association; and the South Dakota Water Environment Association.
For additional information, contact Dr. Bruce Berdanier at 394- 5172 or via E- mail at bberdani@ silver. sdsmt. edu. You may also fax the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at 394- 5171 for any other questions.
Media note: The lunch session from 12: 00 – 2: 00 pm will provide an excellent photo opportunity as both Dr. Gowen and Mayor Jim Shaw will be in attendance.
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