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BSCES: Nitrogen Loading in Estuaries on Cape Cod on 11-10

Type:  Announcements  
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Nitrogen Loading in Estuaries on Cape Cod
Professor Brian Howes, PhD
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Sponsored by the BSCES Engineering Management and
Environmental & Water Resources Groups
Radisson Hotel, 200 Stuart Street, Boston
5:30 PM Registration; 6:30 PM Dinner; 7:15 PM Presentation & Panel Discussion
Nitrogen levels in the estuaries on Cape Cod are increasing.  Increasing nitrogen levels lead to accelerated growth of algae and invasive species. This imbalance depletes the water of oxygen and frequently chokes out marine life and native vegetation. This process threatens several of Cape Cod's most treasured natural resources.    
The cause of the nutrient loading is the Cape's continued reliance on on-site septic systems to treat wastewater.  Nitrogen rich wastewater flows through the septic systems and into Cape Cod's native sandy soils where it travels quickly into the watershed eventually reaching estuaries and ponds.  Dr. Howes will discuss the problem surrounding nitrogen and nutrient loading of the Cape's estuaries and ponds and discuss solutions that can be initiated to manage the nitrogen loading to the most sensitive water bodies.  Solutions may include centralized sewers and wastewater treatment facilities, innovative/alternative septic systems, and other nitrogen control measures as dictated by local nitrogen removal requirements.   
$50 Members, $60 Non-Members
$40 Public Sector Members, $45 Public Sector Non-Members
$35Student Members and Senior Members (65+)
Registration Deadline:Friday, November 5, 2010
For Information/Registration: IMPORTANT: To registeronline for an event at the BSCES member rate you must login using your BSCES assigned username and password. If you do not know your BSCES member login information, contact Rich Keenan at 617/305-4110. To process your online payment the billing name and address must match the name and address of the credit card you are using. If they do not match, we will not be able to process your order.If you have difficulties registering online contact Faye Nelson at 617/305-4104 You can also register by contacting Chris Koehler at received after November 5, 2010 and no-shows will be billed.



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