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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Water Quality Symposium Has Technological Theme

• Concludes with ‘Legacy’ Tour

BY SUZANNE GULDIMANN

The City of Malibu is sponsoring Malibu’s 2011 Water Quality Symposium, entitled 21st Century Science and Technology, on Thursday, June 30, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road.
“Presentation topics will include several water quality source identification studies, the economics of sea level rise, a visual tour of Malibu Marine Resources and more,” a press release states. “Some of California’s most respected water quality experts and scientists are scheduled to make the presentations.”
Highlights are anticipated to include a presentation by US Geological Survey biologist John Izbicki on the Malibu Civic Center Bacteria Source Identification Study, and a talk by Heal the Bay President Mark Gold, who will discuss the “State of the Malibu Creek Watershed: Summary of a Decade of Monitoring.”
Immediately following the event, attendees will be invited to tour Legacy Park, “the centerpiece” of the city's $50 million Civic Center-area water quality project.
The symposium is open to the public. The cost to attend the symposium is $25 per person, which includes lunch. Space is limited, early registration is encouraged. RSVP to Rebecca Nelson in the Environmental Programs Office at rnelson@malibucity.org, enter “Symposium” in the subject line). Payment to the City of Malibu must be received by June 23, after which seats will be made available to those on the waiting list.

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