Proceedings, the State of the Bay Symposium, III. January 10-11, 1997.




Galveston Bay Estuary Program

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Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission


The Galveston Bay Estuary Program hosted the third biennial State of the Bay Symposium, January 10-11, 1997 at the University of Houston Hilton. More than 400 people attended the two-day event which was conceived to explore new ideas and update information to further the cause of conservation and protection of the Galveston Bay System. The purpose of the State of the Bay Symposium, III was to analyze the progress of implementation, the next steps to be taken, and the status and trends which impact this vital Texas resource. Names of speakers and titles of their presentations are included in the agenda. All presenters were invited to submit an abstract, summarizing their presentation for inclusion in these proceedings. Those received by the GBEP have been published in this Proceedings of the State of the Bay Symposium, III.


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economics, commerce, natural resources, economic feasibility, resource management, freshwater inflow, sediment distribution, education, water quality control, water policy, storm water runoff, food poisoning, public health, marine resources, wetland creation, wetland restoration, wetland enhancement, wetlands, land reclamation, salt marshes, birds, seabirds, marshes, oyster reefs, oysters, nonpoint source pollution