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GLIN==> Workshop on Public Health and Watershed Management


Addressing Public Health Concerns at the Watershed Level

A Workshop for Watershed Management and Public Health Professionals

Friday, June 9, 2000
Radisson Plaza Hotel
Kalamazoo, MI

The workshop will focus on environmental health issues in the Great
Lakes Basin and opportunities to address them through local watershed
planning programs.  The workshop will emphasize actions to create and
enhance connections between watershed management and public health
programs and activities.  Speakers include representatives from federal,
state and local agencies involved in watershed management and public
health programs.  Breakout sessions will present case studies on
Identifying Threats to Public Health from Water Quality Contamination;
Techniques and Approaches to Watershed Management; and Community
Outreach to Address Environmental Health Concerns.

Dr. Henry Anderson, Chief Medical Officer and State Environmental and
Occupational Disease Epidemiologist for the State of Wisconsin, will
make the keynote address on “Public Health and the Great Lakes
Environment: Current Threats and Our Response.”  Dr. Anderson has
published over 150 scientific articles and has led the effort for a
Great Lakes Basin-wide uniform sport fish advisory protocol.  He is
principal investigator for a consortium of five state health departments
studying the reproductive and endocrine function of frequent Great Lakes
sport fish consumers. He served as co-chair of the health subcommittee
on U.S. EPA’s Endocrine Disrupter Screening and Testing Committee and
was recently appointed chair of the Integrated Human Exposure Committee
of U.S. EPA’s Science Advisory Board.

The workshop is an excellent opportunity to learn about environmental
health priorities in the Great Lakes Basin and how they can be addressed
at the local level.

The workshop is open to all interested parties and is particularly
relevant for public officials, health care professionals, and groups and
organizations addressing water quality and environmental health concerns
at the local level.  A $35 registration fee will include lunch and all
workshop materials.

For more information, or to receive a workshop flyer and registration
form, contact Matt Doss, Great Lakes Commission, 734-665-9135,

The registration deadline is Friday, June 2.

The workshop is sponsored by:

* Statewide Public Advisory Council for Michigan’s Areas of Concern
* Kalamazoo River Watershed Council
* Kalamazoo County
* Kalamazoo Foundation
* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
* Great Lakes Commission

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