2012 Great Lakes Quality Technical Conference

2012 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)
Quality Technical Conference
December 4 – 6, 2012; Chicago, IL
This year’s theme:
Quality We Can See!

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is planning the third annual GLRI Quality Technical Conference (December 4‐6, 2012) designed to bring together GLRI collaborators to 1) share accomplishments and challenges encountered when implementing projects aimed at removing beneficial use impairments around the Great Lakes basin; 2) collaborate on quality and technical practices that improve project results; and 3) create an open forum for communication and coordination. The theme of the 2012 conference is “Quality We Can See!” as demonstrated through the results of projects, cooperation, use of innovative tools and techniques, best practices, quality system developments, and more.
Current technical sessions include:

  1. Achieving beneficial use impairment restoration targets
  2. Understanding the quality aspects of habitat restoration and invasive species control projects
  3. Conducting field and laboratory audits
  4. Evaluating the importance of the Graded Approach
  5. Assessing the challenges with integrating data sets focused on use impairment assessments
  6. Implementing quality programs and understanding the “Stages of Quality”

The “Call for Abstracts” will be circulated next month. We welcome ideas for sessions and presentations that reflect the breadth and range of projects supporting the GLRI. For more information on the conference or to submit an idea for a technical session, please contact Louis Blume at (312) 353‐2317 or blume.louis@epa.gov (copy Molly Middlebrook Amos of CSC at mmiddlebrook@csc.com).

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