Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Center for Water and Environmental Sustainability Records, 1990-2008

Scope and Content Note

The Center for Water and Environmental Sustainability (CWESt) Records consist of materials generated by the Center as as well as its predecessor programs, the Center for Analysis of Environmental Change (CAEC) and the Oregon Water Resources Research Institute (OWRRI). The records document strategic planning, conference participation, the organization of workshops, research project coordination, and evaluation of the InterACTION Project and include correspondence, grant proposals, staff meeting minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, publications, reports, research data, and survey materials.

The bulk of the records are project files of the Technical Outreach Service for Communities (TOSC) and Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Communities programs. These files reflect work with communities in Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Washington, California, Arizona, and the Northern Mariana Islands to provide technical assistance in redevelopment of former industrialized landscapes and the cleanup of areas contaminated by hazardous substances. The project files include correspondence, photographs, reports, and survey materials.

An addition to the Center for Water and Environmental Sustainability Records (Accession 2009:015) consists of materials generated and collected by the Technical Outreach Service for Communities (TOSC) and Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Communities Programs. Documenting several TOSC-TAB projects in California, Oregon, Washington, and Arizona where assistance was requested in the re-development and cleaning of contaminated properties, this transfer is primarily made up of reports and correspondence. The following sites are represented in these records: Univar-USA facilities (Los Angeles and Commerce, California); Quemetco Inc. facility (City of Industry, California); Eugene Railyard (Oregon); Remco Hydraulics Facility (Willits, California); Landsburg Mine site (Ravensdale, Washington); U.S. Air Force Plant 42 (Palmdale, California); Sulphur Bank Mercury Mine (Clear Lake, California); North Island Naval Air Station (Coronado, California); BNSF Railyard (Skykomish, Washington); Marine Corps Air Station (Tustin, California); Ford Ord (California); and South Phoenix, Arizona. Other records included in this transfer pertain to national TOSC-TAB conferences, the 2005 Oregon Brownfields Conference, the 2003 annual report for the Hazardous Substance Research Center-Western Region, and an Oregon DEQ brownfields needs assessment survey.


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