October 11, 2018

Bucknell University will host the 13th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium, "Science, Conservation, and Heritage" on Oct. 26 & 27 in the Elaine Langone Center. The event open to the public. Registration is FREE and can be done in person at the welcome table during the event.

The symposium is offered by the Watershed Sciences & Engineering Program of the Bucknell Center for Sustainability & the Environment to cultivate knowledge,discovery, and stewardship for the benefit of the Susquehanna Watershed and the Chesapeake Bay and its residents.

"This event gathers people from around the watershed, to share ideas and increase awareness of river health, environmental policy, and sustainability issues facing the mid-Atlantic," said Program Director Benjamin Hayes.


Friday, October 26, 2018

Events from 7 to 8 p.m. are in The Forum (Room 272), Elaine Langone Center. 

7:00 - 7:05 p.m. Benjamin Hayes, Symposium Chair, 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. Dr. Jack Holt, Professor of Biology at Susquehanna University and member of the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies, will speak on the importance of collaborative partnerships for advancing environmental sustainability in the central Susquehanna region.

7:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Christopher Williams, Executive Vice President of American Rivers, will deliver the keynote address: "The Importance of Rivers: Water Security in an Insecure World."

Events from 8 to 10 p.m. are in Terrace Room (Room 276), Elaine Langone Center.

8:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Research poster session from universities throughout the Susquehanna and Delaware River watersheds, consulting firms, state and federal agencies and watershed groups.

* tentative

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Terrace Room (Room 276), Elaine Langone Center

8:00 - 8:50 a.m. - Light breakfast, coffee and conversation to get the day started.

The Forum (Room 272), Elaine Langone Center

9:00 - 9:10 a.m. - Peter Jansson, Faculty Director of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, will give a university welcome and opening comments.

Plenary Talks

9:15 - 9:45 a.m. - Science. John Arway, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will deliver a plenary address: "40 Years a Biologist"

9:45 - 10:15 a.m. - Conservation. Christopher Williams, Executive Vice President of American Rivers, will deliver the plenary address: "River Conservation in the U.S.: The State of the Art"

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. - Heritage. Sid Jamieson, Cayuga Nation of the Iroquois Confederacy and Faithkeeper, Greenwood's Land Conservancy
 Advisory Board, Chesapeake Conservancy will deliver the plenary address: "Iroquois Nations ... Land Conservancy and Heritage"

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. - Intermission

11:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m. - Breakout Discussions

Arches Lounge
(Room 304)
Watershed Science - Managing and Protecting Large River Ecosystems
John Arway, leader
Terrace Room
(Room 276)
Watershed Conservation - State of the Art Conservation Practices and Solutions
Chris Williams, leader
The Forum
(Room 272)
Watershed Heritage - Native American Perspectives and Approaches
Sid Jamieson, leader

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. - Lunch

Walls Lounge (Room 213), Elaine Langone Center

Exhibits on display in the Center Room (Room 256)

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Oral Presentations

The Forum
(Room 272)
Status, Trends, and Monitoring I
Room 241
(A and B)
Aquatic Ecosystems
Room 241
(C and D)
Watershed Hydrology
Gallery Theater
(Room 301)
Climate, Conservation, and Restoration

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Exhibits

Center Room, Elaine Langone Center

Connect with representatives from state and federal environmental agencies, environmental consultants, and conservancies and watershed groups. Light refreshments will be served.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Oral Presentations

The Forum
(Room 272)
Aquatic Ecosystems - Stress and Response
Room 241
(A and B)
Status, Trends and Monitoring II
Room 241
(C and D)
Watershed Mapping and Assessment
Gallery Theater
(Room 301)
Status, Trends and Monitoring III

4:30 - 4:45 p.m. - Reflection and Looking Ahead

Everyone gathers in the Forum (Rm 272), Elaine Langone Center

Reflect upon important issues and problems that emerged from the symposium presentations, exhibits, and discussions. Share your suggestions and ideas for moving forward.

For more information, download a copy of the Symposium Proceedings.

Top photo: Fall over the Susquehanna River at Lewisburg, Pennsylvania (October 2016), by Benjamin Hayes; used with permission.


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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


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