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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS


 

WATERSHED SCIENCE AND TECHNICAL CONFERENCE
“CLEAN WATER THROUGH PROTECTION AND PARTNERSHIP” SEPTEMBER 14 & 15, 2009
Hotel Thayer, West Point, NY


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS to be presented at the 2009 Watershed Science and Technical Conference, to be held September, 14 & 15 at the Hotel Thayer on the campus of the United States Military Academy at West Point. The 2008 conference attracted almost 300 participants who engaged in more than 40 presentations, panel discussions, and special-topic sessions on various aspects of watershed protection.

The New York City Watershed is the largest unfiltered water supply in the United States, serving 9 million New Yorkers with about 1.2 billion gallons of clean drinking water each day. It is also home to nearly 1 million inhabitants. This “living watershed” poses unique challenges to the scientists, engineers, managers, legislators, residents and stakeholders working and living within it. The conference brings scientists and technical experts together from across the nation, along with watershed stakeholders and the public, to technically inform, present research findings, share technical data, exchange ideas, and present leading edge information regarding the protection of the NYC system. In addition, it is a unique opportunity to interface with scientists working in similar arenas across the nation, providing an opportunity to transfer technology and increase coordination among the array of entities working with watershed protection science.

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the New York State Department of State’s Watershed Protection and Partnership Council Technical Program Committee for technical merit, interdisciplinary utility, as well as temporal and substantive relevance. Submissions accepted for presentation at the conference may be grouped into topic tracks. A ‘Compendium of Abtracts’ accepted for presentation will be published for distribution at the conference and to interested parties.

Topics for the 2009 Annual Conference may include, but are not limited to the following:

Stormwater and Wastewater Best Management
Practices Stream Restoration and Management
Environmental Assessments
Wetlands Restoration, Replication and Construction
Shared Services and Intermunicipal Cooperation
GIS Development and Implementation
Public education and Outreach Programs
Planning and Policy
TMDL’ s/ Nutrient Loading and Removal
Onsite Wastewater Treatment
Watershed Land Use Planning
Turbidity Control
Watershed Agriculture and Forestry
Detection/Removal of Emerging Contaminants
Gas/oil drilling
Public/Private Partnerships
Microbial Contaminants
Building Public Support
Point and Non-point source Pollution Prevention and Remediation
Working with Local Government
Ecotourism and Recreational Opportunities


Submission requirements: Abstracts should be submitted electronically utilizing the Abstract Submission Form available on the NYWEA website at www.nywea.org. The deadline for submission of abstracts is May 15, 2009. Notifications of acceptance will be made by June 19, 2009.

Other Conference Sponsors: The Catskill Watershed Corporation, Watershed Agricultural Council, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, United States Geological Survey, New York State Department of Health, New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation.

Further questions, contact: Patricia Cerro-Reehil, Executive Director, NYWEA, 525 Plum Street, Suite.102, Syracuse, NY 13204. 315-422-7811 x 2