Bucknell University will host the 10th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium, "The River, Its Landscapes and Our Lives," on Nov. 13 & 14 in the Elaine Langone Center. The event is free and open to the public and registration is not required.
The symposium is offered by the Watershed Sciences & Engineering Program of the Bucknell Center for Sustainability & the Environment to connect scientists and engineers from throughout the Susquehanna River region to focus on issues regarding the watershed.
"This event brings together academics, watershed managers, consulting scientists and engineers, 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," said Program Director Benjamin Hayes.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Events from 7 to 8 p.m. are in The Forum on 2nd Floor of the Elaine Langone Center.
7:00 - 7:00 p.m. Peter Wilshusen, executive director of the Bucknell Center for Sustainability & the Environment, will welcome participants.
7:05 - 7:20 p.m. John Bravman, president of Bucknell University, will give opening remarks and recognize key partners.
7:20 - 7:30 p.m. H.W. "Skip" Wieder, director of the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies, will speak on the importance of university research and collaborative partnerships in the watershed.
7:30 - 8:00 p.m. James N. Levitt, director of Harvard University's Harvard Forest Program on Conservation Innovation, will deliver the keynote address.
Events from 8 to 10 p.m. are in the Terrace Room on 2nd Floor of the Elaine Langone Center.
8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Research poster session and exhibits from universities throughout the Susquehanna River watershed, consulting firms, state and federal agencies and watershed groups.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Terrace Room, Elaine Langone Center
8:00 - 8:50 a.m. Light breakfast, continuation of the poster session and exhibits.
Events from 9-10:30 a.m. are held in The Forum, Elaine Langone Center (2nd Floor)
9:00 - 9:10 a.m. Welcome by Symposium Chairman Benjamin R. Hayes.
9:10 - 9:30 a.m. Plenary Talk on the theme of "Sustainable Water Resources Management" by Andrew DeHoff, Executive Director of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission.
9:30 - 9:50 a.m. Plenary Talk on the theme of "River Corridor and Landscape Conservation" by Marel A. King, Pennsylvania Director of the Chesapeake Bay Commission.
9:50 - 10:10 a.m. Plenary Talk on the theme of "Stresses on Aquatic Ecosystems" by Heather Galbraith, Research Biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey Northern Appalachian Research Laboratory.
10:10 - 10:30 a.m. Plenary Talk on the theme of "Susquehanna River - Chesapeake Bay Connections"
by Joel Dunn, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Conservancy.
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break
Breakout Sessions from 10:45 to 12:00 p.m. are held in four separate rooms on the second floor of the Elaine Langone Center (see below)
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Breakout discussion sessions
Group 1 - Terrace Room
Group 2 - ELC 241, Rooms A and B
Group 3 - ELC 241, Rooms C and D
Group 4 - ELC Center Room
Events from 12:00 to 2:30 pm. will be held in Walls Lounge, Elaine Langone Center
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Laura Craig, associate director, River Restoration Programs, American Rivers, will give a keynote presentation, "Rivers at Risk: A Review of Existing and Emerging Threats to Running Waters."
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Wrap-Up discussion
Analysis of the morning round-table discussions, analysis of the responses, identifying future directions.
For more information, download a copy of the Symposium schedule.