HIT Model Workshop Invitation

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HIT Model Workshop
Invitation

Better information leads to better decisions


Muskegon River Watershed




The
Annis Water Resources Institute
at
Grand Valley State University
invite
s

you to sign up for the
limited seats
available at a
FREE hands
-
on
workshop

to be held

Friday, October 22
, 2010 from 2:00
to
4:00
PM
.
The workshop will be
held
on the campus of
Ferris State University
in

Big Rapids
.

Please RSVP (see below) before
Tuesday, October 19
.
Directions and other information will be provided

following your RSVP. Share this invitation with others in the watershed.



The
purpose of this workshop

is to explain how to use the
High Impact Targeting (HIT) model

developed by Institute of
Water Research
at Michigan State University
.
The HIT

Model
is

an online tool that helps prioritize the

agricultural

locations
for best management
practices
.



T
he workshop will provide a
hands
-
on opportunity

to actively explore the HIT Model. The model can be used to
view
field
-
level maps showing

high risk areas of erosion and sediment loading,
highlight
total erosion or sediment load, rate of
erosion or sediment loading, and the cost of various
best management practices
.



Finally, participants will
evaluate

the HIT Model
and verify
its val
ue to

stakeholders who make decisions about soil
conservation and non
-
point pollution prevention measures
.


Topics

Summary

1.

What is a Model?



Why do we use models? What can we learn from models?

Review how models are
developed and how they’ve been us
ed to support decisions. Provide examples of models
that have been used in various ways, from predicting daily weather to estimating the long
-
term impacts of climate change. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using models.
Provide information on
how to judge the usefulness of models.


2.

What is the

HIT Model?



How does sedimentation threaten water quality in our waterways? How can the HIT
Model be used to manage the problem of erosion and sedimentation from agricultural
site?

Describe how the

HIT model can help solve the problem.

Review assumptions used in
the model.
Provide examples of how the model could be used to d
ecrease sediments
entering waterways from agricultural/rural sites. Outline how the model encourages best
management practices
for sediment and erosion control among farmers, conservation
agency staff, and others.
Illustrate model advantages, such as helping set priorities in their
communities
,

optimizing sedimentation reduction efforts
,

assisting with restoration
projects
,

and im
proving water quality.


3.

How to Use the

HIT Model



How can the HIT Model be used in my neck of the woods?

Engage your curiosity.
Participate in the hands
-
on use of the model and its potential applicability to controlling
erosion and sedimentation. A
computer and Internet access will be provided to use the
model. Tailor pollution solutions to fit with your insights on local practices, economic
realities, and social conditions. Evaluate the model and share your impressions.



To RSVP and for more infor
mation

Contact
Jo
n Vander
Molen
email

vanjon1@gvsu.edu

call
(616) 331
-
3789
fax

(6
16) 331
-
3864