Our next chapter meeting is on Wednesday, September 21st from 7-9pm at Forum Hall in UTC.  This month’s guest speaker is Oscar Romo who will be talking about the progress in Mexico and the Tijuana River Valley in addressing sediment, trash and sewage that degrades the region.

Oscar is the Watershed Coordinator at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve.  In this capacity, he is the principal investigator of the San Diego coastal storms project, the trash tracking project and the waste tires tracking project.  He works in the development of bi-national pilot projects to control sediment, trash and waste water flows at the source, as well as the development and implementation of public policies to conserve ecosystems on both sides of the US/Mexico border.  Oscar also serves as the US co-chair of the Border 2012 water task force, as a delegate to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development and as a county delegate to the World Water Forum.