October 30, 2018


More than 300 people, including students, faculty, scientists, engineers, policy-makers, consultants, and community members, participated in the thirteenth annual Susquehanna River Symposium October 26 and 27, 2018, at Bucknell University.

"Science, Conservation, and Heritage" drew participants from as far away as New York, Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware for the two-day event. Friday featured a keynote address delivered by Christopher Williams, Sr. Vice President for Conservation at American Rivers and more than 80 research posters by students and faculty from 20 universities.

On Saturday, Bucknell’s Elaine Langone Center continued to be a hub of activity with plenary presentations by John Arway (PA Fish and Boat Commission), Chris Williams (American Rivers), and Sid Jamieson (Cayuga Nation Iroquois) who led hour-long breakout discussions afterwards. Everyone continued to fellowship over lunch in the Walls Lounge.

Faculty and students presenting at the Susquehanna River Symposium along with invited speakers Chris Williams (left) John Arway (middle), and Sid Jameison (right).

The afternoon featured twenty-four oral presentations in eight different categories and exhibits from twelve companies and organizations. This year's symposium attracted a record number of participants from the general public.

Details about the symposium are provided in the 70-page Program with Abstracts, which includes a schedule of events and the author names, titles, and abstracts for each presentation.

Student Poster Awards

* student award winner

First Place Undergraduate

Kathryn Cantagallo,* Benjamin R. Hayes, and L. Donald Duke (Bucknell University)

"Ecosystem Services - Valuing Our Natural Capital in the West Branch Susquehanna Watershed"


Second Place Undergraduate

Scott Wolf,* and Md. Khalequzzaman (Lock Haven University)

"Assessment of Groundwater Vulnerability in Ohl Reservoir Watershed Using a GIS-based Modified DRASTIC Model"


Third Place

Savannah J. Weaver,* and Matthew E. McTammany (Bucknell University)

"Habitat changes in agricultural streams after implementing channel and riparian management"


Graduate Student Research

Victoria G. Roper,* Amanda L. Aulenbach, Brendon M. Herrold, Benjamin, R. Paul, and Lauri Green (Bloomsburg University)

"Aerial insectivore response to acid mine drainage in Pennsylvania streams"


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Celebrating 13 Years of River Symposiums


2018 River Symposium

13th Susquehanna River Symposium

Science, Conservation,
and Heritage

October 26 -27, 2018


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2017 River Symposium

12th Susquehanna River Symposium

Spirit of Two Great Rivers:
Susquehanna and Delaware

November 13 -14, 2017


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2016 River Symposium

11th Susquehanna River Symposium

Tale of Two Rivers:
Susquehanna and Delaware

November 13 -14, 2016


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2015 River Symposium

10th Susquehanna River Symposium

The River, Its Landscapes
and Our Lives

Ongoing Projects and Research in the Susquehanna Watershed

November 13 -14, 2015


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2014 River Symposium

9th Susquehanna River Symposium

Science and the River

Ongoing Projects and Research in the Susquehanna Watershed



November 21 -22, 2014


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2013 River Symposium

8th Susquehanna River Symposium

A Fragmented System

Dams on the Susquehanna River




October 18-19, 2013


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2012 River Symposium

7th Susquehanna River Symposium

Wasn't That A Mighty Storm!

Flooding in the Susquehanna Watershed


October 12-13, 2012

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2011 River Symposium

6th Susquehanna River Symposium

River Towns in the 21st Century

Supporting local development in the Susquehanna Valley by recognizing regional community assets

October 14-15, 2011


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2010 River Symposium

5th Susquehanna River Symposium

Exploring Our Vital Resource

River Ecological Health
and the Chesapeake Bay


October 22-23, 2010


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2009 River Symposium

4th Susquehanna River Symposium

Cultures at the Confluence

Native Americans, Ecology, and the Susquehanna Valley


September 26, 2009


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2008 River Symposium

3rd Susquehanna River Symposium

The Susquehanna and Agriculture

Best Management Practices (BMPs) to reduce sediment and nutrient loading to the Chesapeake Bay

September 12 & 13, 2008


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2007 River Symposium

2nd Susquehanna River Symposium

Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Drainage Remediation

Seeking Common Ground Along the Susquehanna

September 28, 2007


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2006 River Symposium

1st Susquehanna River Symposium

From the Branches to the Confluence

The Upper Susquehanna River Basin and its Communities

September 23, 2006



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Mailing Address

Watershed Sciences and Engineering Program

Center for Sustainability and the Environment
Bucknell University
One Dent Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Contact

BENJAMIN HAYES, PH.D., P.G.
Program Director

T570.577.1830

Ebenjamin.hayes@bucknell.edu


SEAN REESE, M.S.
Project Scientist

T570.577.3699

Esean.reese@bucknell.edu

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