Among agenda items to be discussed that day will be issue papers related to integrated water resources management, enforcement, the Potomac River, water allocation, and formatting of the interim report.
The committee was established 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. It is 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.
This story was published on March 17, 2006.