Miami, FL, May 29, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Source Molecular Corporation had a successful exhibit at the 14th National Watershed Conference held on May 17-20, 2015, at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas.
Source Molecular’s Grace Anderson met with watershed, floodplain and natural resources program managers not only from Texas but from all over the country as they converged to discuss a wide range of watershed issues. Ms. Anderson shared the laboratory’s expertise in terms of detecting fecal pollution from human and animal host sources through microbial source tracking (MST). The MST technology is an emerging and innovative tool with many applications including the development of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs). It has also been proven beneficial in stormwater management.
The conference addressed five key areas: (1) Expanding Watershed Services and the Regional Conservation Partnership Program; (2) Utilizing Watershed Program benefits to mitigate the impacts of changing climate; (3) Achieving water management strategies for the future through expanded partnerships; (4) Design and finance alternatives for aging Watershed Program infrastructure; and (5) Taking program opportunity and O&M performance to the next level. One of the many sessions at the conference involved a discussion on wild pig impacts to water quality.
Source Molecular has assisted hundreds of water managers who are dealing with pathogenic water pollution problems throughout the United States. It has a license from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to use their patented genetic testing methods developed specifically for the detection of Human, Cattle, Chicken and Dog fecal pollution. The laboratory is also capable of identifying whether the fecal indicator bacteria found in water samples came from Swine, Gull, Goose, Deer, Elk, Horse, Bird, Beaver and Ruminant.
The conference was organized by the National Watershed Coalition in partnership with the Texas Association of Watershed Sponsors, the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, the Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the Tarrant Regional Water District, in cooperation with The Natural Resources Conservation Service.