Science and the River

Ongoing Projects and Research in the Susquehanna Watershed
The Watershed Sciences and Engineering Program at the Bucknell University Center for Sustainability and the Environment welcomes you to the 9th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium.

This event brings together researchers, managers, consultants, and the public to discuss ongoing scientific research and innovative projects, to share ideas, and to increase awareness of watershed health, management and sustainability issues facing the Susquehanna region today.

The symposium also highlights ongoing studies by students and faculty in the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies.

The symposium will be held in the Terrace Room of the Elaine Langone Center on the campus of Bucknell University. More information the building location and parking are contained on this website.

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 7 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 9 AM to 2 PM


Abstracts are being sought for oral presentations and posters covering a wide range of pro- jects and research topics pertaining to the Susquehanna watershed. All interested parties, including academics, professionals, and regulators, are invited to present either an oral presentation or poster. Students are encouraged to submit posters.


The final symposium program will be determined by the content of submitted and accepted abstracts.

The following list of topics is provided to encourage potential conference participants to consider the full extent of multidisciplinary themes dealing with watershed hydrology, water resources engineering, restoration and remediation, aquatic and riparian corridor ecosystems, watershed management and policy, lakes and wetlands, land use and climate change.

However, it is by no means all-inclusive. Interested persons are encouraged to submit abstracts of their work that address these or other relevant topics:
• aquatic ecosystems
• fisheries management and habitat restoration
• groundwater hydrology; aquifer contamination and remediation projects
• river valley terrestrial ecosystems and the riparian corridor
• stormwater management
• water policy; sustainable watershed management
• river water chemistry; and remediation
• lakes and wetland studies; restoration and cleanup projects;
• stream restoration and fluvial geomorphology
• assessing the impact of natural resource extraction on the watershed
• land use, BMPs, and water resources planning and protection strategies
• Susquehanna River - Chesapeake Bay connections
• Susquehanna watershed and climate change

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Also featured will be research posters by over 100 students and faculty studying the many streams, rivers, lakes, and wetlands throughout the Susquehanna watershed.

Exhibits and representatives from many organizations will also be present, including the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, American Rivers, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Trout Unlimited, PA Department of Environmental Protection, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Buffalo Creek Watershed Association, and the Merrill Linn Conservancy for Land and Waterways.

Visit the Call for Abstracts web page to learn more. Visit the online Abstraction Submission Form to submit your abstract for consideration. The deadline for abstract submission is September 17, 2014.
All presentations are FREE and open to the public.

Registration is NOT required for this event. Welcome tables will be located at the entrance to the Terrace Room (Rm. 256) in the Langone Center. Staff will be present to help answer questions on Friday from 4:30 to 6:45 pm and Saturday from 7:30 to 9:00 am. They will provide everyone name tags and a folder containing a copy of symposium program and other materials.

Terrace Room, Elaine Langone Center
Bucknell University

7:00 pm

Dr. John C. Bravman
President, Bucknell University

7:15 pm
Facilitating partnerships for collaborative watershed-based research
H. W. “Skip” Wieder
Executive Director
Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition
for Environmental Studies

7:30 pm
Keynote Address
Michael Slattery
Chesapeake Bay Coordinator
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

8:00 - 10:00 pm
Research posters, project displays, agency exhibits, and evening social