Call for Abstracts: 2017 NYC Watershed Science and Technical Conference, September 13, 2017 :: NYWEA

2017 NYC Watershed Science and Technical Conference
Clean Water through Protection and Partnership

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Diamond Mills Hotel, Saugerties, NY

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Conference Dates

September 13, 2017, Diamond Mills Hotel, Saugerties, NY

Purpose of Conference

The purpose of the 2017 NYC Watershed Science and Technical Conference is professional development through the presentation of high quality, scientifically based technical papers. The conference provides for learning, discussion, and interaction with other water quality professionals from across the state. Through this conference NYWEA offers continuing education credits for professional engineers and operators.

Speaker's Involvement

The conference is the premier New York State venue for presentations on the latest development in the science and practice of preserving and improving water quality. Presenting a paper at the conference is a privilege that benefits speakers and audience, gives the speakers prominence, enhances their professional reputation, and helps promote their interests. The Association and its members benefit by hearing qualified individuals speak in their areas of expertise. These contributions are acknowledged and appreciated.

This is a CALL FOR ABSTRACTS to be presented at the 2017 NYC Watershed Science and Technical Conference, to be held September 13– at the Diamond Mills Hotel, Saugerties, NY, in the historic Village of Saugerties, NY. Last year's conference attracted over 150 participants who engaged in a wide variety of technical 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.

Abstracts will be accepted primarily in the following broad categories, but other submissions of significance will be considered:

Abstract Topics

  1. Building Public Support
  2. Ecotourism & Recreational Opportunities
  3. Emerging Contaminants
  4. Energy Efficiency at Water Resource Utilities
  5. Invasive Species
  6. Planning and Policy
  7. Point and Non-point Source Remediation
  8. Water-Resource Assessment and Availability
  9. Working with Local Government
  10. Environmental Assessments
  11. Gas/Oil Drilling/Hydrofracking
  12. GIS development and implementation
  13. Microbial Contaminants
  14. Onsite wastewater treatment
  15. Point & Non-point Source Pollution Prevention
  16. Public Education & Outreach
  17. Public/Private Partnership
  18. Shared Services and Intermunicipal Cooperation
  19. Stormwater Best Management Practices
  20. Stream Restoration / Management
  21. TMDL's / Nutrient Loading and Removal
  22. Turbidity Control
  23. Wastewater Best Management Practices
  24. Watershed Agriculture and Forestry
  25. Watershed land use planning
  26. Wetlands Restoration, Replication & Construction

Abstract Submission

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Abstracts should be submitted electronically utilizing the Abstract Submittal Form. The deadline for abstract submittal is May 31, 2017. Notifications of acceptance will be made by June 10, 2017.

Technical Program Committee Members

Chair: Lisa Melville, New York State Department of State,
 
Patricia Cerro-Reehil, New York Water Environment Association, Inc.,
Kenneth Kosinski, P.E., New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Russ Dudley, Tetra Tech
Katie Hoek, Hazen and Sawyer

If you have further questions, contact Patricia Cerro-Reehil, Executive Director, NYWEA, 525 Plum Street, Suite 102, Syracuse, NY 13204, (315) 422-7811 x 2, or by e-mail at