BALTIMORE, MD (February 17, 2006) – Maryland’s Advisory Committee on the Management and Protection of the State’s Water Resources will hold its next meeting Feb. 23 in the first floor conference room of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, located at 580 Taylor Avenue in Annapolis. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Among the agenda items to be discussed that day are potential issues related to future water supply needs, source water protection and water rights.
Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., whose executive order created the first Advisory Committee on the Management and Protection of the State’s Water Resources in 2003, established the successor committee last May to advise the state in implementing programs and policies for the long-term sustainable use and protection of the state’s water resources.
The Advisory Committee on the Management and Protection of the State’s Water Resources is again chaired by Dr. M. Gordon “Reds” Wolman, formerly chairman of the Department of Geography and Environmental Science at The Johns Hopkins University and a nationally recognized expert on water issues.
The Maryland Department of the Environment provides staff support to the advisory committee, which meets on a quarterly basis or more often if necessary. An interim report on the committee’s work must be sent to the Governor by July 1 while its final report will be due by July 1, 2008.
The committee’s proceedings are open to the public. For more information, contact Saied Kasraei at (410) 537-3731.