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List of State Officials - Martin O'Malley, Governor; Anthony Brown, Lt. Governor; Shari T. Wilson, MDE Secretary 

Volume III, Number 7

 October 2008

eMDE is a monthly publication of the Maryland Department of the Environment. It covers articles on current environmental issues and events in the state. 

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How do You Think Maryland Should Grow? Tell Us! 

You can help chart the future of growth in Maryland’s communities. The Maryland Department of Planning (MDP) and the Task Force on the Future for Growth and Development in Maryland invite you to participate in a survey informing their work on recommendations and strategies for sustainable growth in the State.

Click here to take the survey!

17th Annual Maryland Groundwater Symposium

MDE’s Water Supply Program hosted the 17th annual Maryland Groundwater Symposium on September 25, 2008. Approximately 400 public and private sector professionals from Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia and the District of Columbia attended the symposium, held at Martin’s West in Baltimore. Speakers from federal, state, and local government, as well as private consulting firms, presented information on a wide range of topics including the implementation of new groundwater rules, studies of ground water and surface water interaction, the policy and technology of onsite disposal systems, advances in water quality data exchange, and emerging contaminants. 

The annual groundwater symposium provides an opportunity for ground water scientists, regulators, managers, and other professionals from the public and private sectors to exchange information and learn about new technologies and upcoming regulations that may impact their work. 

Click here to access this year’s agenda, presentations and presenter contact information or contact the Water Supply Program at 410-537-3735.

Environmental Excellence in Health Care: November 12, 2008

A One-Day Conference for Health Care Professionals

Environmental excellence is a critical component of quality health care in the 21st century. Not only are “green” initiatives good for patients, health care workers, and the community at large--they are also good for the economic bottom line. Join Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (MD H2E) for a one-day conference to share successes and learn about the best environmental management practices working across the state.

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Location: University of Maryland School of Nursing at 655 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Cost: $45 per person
To Register: www.peopleware.net/0216 

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