Internship Report with Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission
Liczba stron: 88
Wydanie: 2008 r.
The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) is an interstate agency that was created in 1948, a time when the Ohio River was heavily polluted. The Ohio River and its tributaries is shared by at least eight states and the main challenge at the time was that individual states only had jurisdiction within their boundaries and no control over what the other states did. It was, therefore, necessary to have a governing body whose regulations would apply to all states, hence the creation of ORSANCO. The agency has offices based in Cincinnati Ohio and a staff that implements the programs set forth by the commission.
This report provides a brief overview of many of the programs undertaken in order to monitor and control the water quality of the Ohio River as well as inform the public about the state of the river.