Posted on October 19, 2015, BY Matthew Beltz

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.

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.

Events scheduled for Friday, Nov. 13, will be held in the Forum and the Terrace Room of the Elaine Langone Center. 

7-7:05 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 p.m.: James N. Levitt, director of Harvard University's Harvard Forest Program on Conservation Innovation, will deliver the keynote address.

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

Events scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14, will be held on the second floor of the Elaine Langone Center, beginning at 8 a.m., with light refreshments and a continuation of the poster session and exhibits.

9-9:10 a.m.: Hayes will welcome participants.

9:10-10:30 a.m.: Speakers on sustainable water resources management, river corridor and landscape conservation, stresses on aquatic ecosystems and Susquehanna River Chesapeake Bay connections.

10:30-10:45 a.m.: Break

10:45-noon: Breakout discussion sessions

Noon-1 p.m.: Lunch

1-1:30 p.m.: Laura Craig, associate director, River Restoration Programs, American Rivers, will give a talk, "Rivers at Risk: A Review of Existing and Emerging Threats to Running Waters."

1:30-2:30 p.m.: Group discussion

For more information, visit the Symposium website.



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