Environmental Science professor presents at two conferences

Marietta College's Dr. Eric Fitch, an associate professor and member of the biology and environmental science department and Leadership Program faculties, made presentations at the Fall 2006 conferences of two water resource associations.

Fitch spoke on the topic "Warmer, drier, meaner? Resource Allocation in the Ohio River in the time of climate change" at the 2006 annual Symposium of ORBCRE (Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education) held at Murray State University in Murray, Ky., from Oct. 25-27.

Fitch also presented at the AWRA (American Water Resources Association) annual Water Resources Conference held Nov. 6-9 in Baltimore, Md. Fitch currently serves as the associate editor of the AWRA journal, Water Resources IMPACT. He spoke on Nov. 6 on the topic "Retreat form the Shore-A Response to Climate Change and the Coast."

Fitch has been the director of the environmental science program at Marietta since 1997. He holds membership in several national and international environmental associations as well as serving actively on boards and in organizations concerned with the environment in the Ohio Valley region. The immediate past president of the Ohio Environmental Council board, he remains a member of the board of that statewide organization.