Union College

2017 - Mohawk Watershed Symposium


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsors for MWS 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poster presentaiton at MWS 2016

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Mohawk Watershed Alliance Home

 

 

Mohawk Watershed Alliance main page

 

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Dan Shapely, Hudson Riverkeeper

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Discussion of water quality results at poster seddion

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USGS display at Mohawk Watershed Symposium

 

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SPONSORS FOR MWS

 

 

 

 

 

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Student presentation at Mohawk Watershed Symposium

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Rep. Paul Tonko (NY 20) speaking at the Mohawk Watershed Symposium

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Presentation of posters at the Mohawk Watershed Symposium

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Explanation of water quality and contamination issues at the Mohawk Watershed Symposium

 

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Artwork from students in the Ctaskills after experiencing flooding due to Hurricane Irene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

This conference has past.   The Geology Department at Union College hosted the Ninth Symposium on the physical aspects of the Mohawk Watershed in New York State.  The scientific program was partly focussed on Water Quality this year.  The meeting highlighted recent and on-going work in the watershed during oral and poster presentations and technical sessions.

 

The 2018 Watershed Sympoisum is on 16 March, 2018.  See information HERE.

 

The day-long conference was followed by a reception from 545 to 715 PM (no banquet this year). We continue to place emphasis on poster presentations, which means a reduction in the number of slots of volunteered talks, and an increase the number of posters and the time for posters.

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KEY ITEMS

 

• The Conference Schedule is HERE as a PDF

 

• The full list of the Presentations at the meeting is HERE

 

• Registration is is OPEN (late registration started 10 March).

 

• Presenters, please see notes for preparation for Talks and Posters

 

Program and Abstract Volume (2017) can be downloaded HERE.

 

• Summaries and abstracts volumes from previous meetings: Main MWS website.

 

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INVITED SPEAKERS

 

Keynote Speaker

L.F Tantillo, Artist and historian

Linking an Empire: Understanding the Historical

Significance of the Mohawk River

 

Assemblyman Phil Steck, NY 110th district

The Safe Water Infrastructure Action Program

 

Barbara L. Brabetz, SUNY Cobleskill 

The Leak, the Rain, and the River: What we learned about

CSO’s, Run-off, and the Mohawk River’s Water Quality in 2016

 

Douglas Burns, NY Water Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey

Climate Change and Extreme Events: Impacts on Streamflow and Water Quality

 

Jo-Anne Humphreys, Oneida County Soil and Water Conservation District,

Stream and River Restoration in the Mohawk River

Watershed in Oneida County

 

Sean Madden, NY State Dept of Environmental Conservation

Where does the Mohawk fit into the Hudson’s

Legacy of PCB Contamination

 

Amy Samuels, Onondaga Environmental Institute &

Stephanie Johnson, Onondaga Environmental Institute

Project Overview of Lessons for the Mohawk River:

Youth Engagement and Environmental Stewardship

 

Alexander J Smith, NY State Dept of Environmental Conservation

Biomonitoring and Water Quality in the Mohawk River

 

Jacqueline A. Smith, Union College

The distribution of microplastic pollution in the Mohawk River:

findings from 2016 intensive sampling

 

Full list of Presentations is HERE

 

 

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TECHNICAL ISSUES FOR POSTERS, TALKS, and ABSTRACTS

 

Here are the requirements for POSTERS, TALKS, and Here are the ABSTRACT requirements (mainly formatting for submission). Submitted contributions in the form of extended abstracts are required for either oral or poster presentations. The abstract volume will be available to registered participants at the meeting and wiil then be available here as a free downloadable PDF.  All presentations, whether oral or poster are required to have an accompanying abstract that must pass review. Please see abstracts from previous years if submitting for the first time.

 

 

 


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FEES and REGISTRATION

 

The link for Registration is below. Pre-registration for this meeting is required. Badges will be provided at registration, and are required for entrance to the meeting. Registration fee includes lunch and coffee/tea at breaks.

 

REGISTER HERE (open 10 January 2017)

 

REGISTRATION AFTER 10 March: $40 (for all - professionals and students).

Registration on Day of Meeting: $50

 

Register early for this meeting, late registration causes problems with catering and makes our job more complicated.  Your registration fees only cover part of the full meeting cost.

 

Pre-registration and prepayment for this meeting is required.

Registration fees cover coffee/tea breaks, lunch, and abstract volume.

Please register early for this meeting, it helps us precisely plan catering orders.

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PARKING, CAMPUS ORIENTATION, and ACCOMMODATION

 

The meeting is at College Park Hall, 450 Nott St, Schenectady NY.  Plenty of free on-campus parking is available next to College Park Hall. Download this map for parking areas that will be open and available ("P"), but there is a large parking lot at College Park. Detailed directions to the Campus are here. Please note that the Rivers Casino is now open, and there are changes in traffic patterns on Erie Blvd.

 

There is no designated hotel for this conference.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Program Chairs and coordination:


Jaclyn Cockburn, Department of Geography, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario Canada; +1,519-824-4120 Ext. 53498; jaclyn.cockburn @ uoguelph.ca (remove spaces)


John Garver, Department of Geology, Olin Building, Union College 807 Union ST Schenectady, NY 12308-2311, USA +1, 518-388-6770 (Office) +1, 518-388-6770 (main office) +1,518-388-6417(fax) Email: garverj @ union.edu (remove spaces in email address).


Deb Klein, Technical Assistance and Registration, 310 Olin Bldg, Union College. 518-388-6770: Email: kleind2 @ union.edu (remove spaces in email address).

 

Katherine Czajkowski, Mohawk Watershed Coordinator Mohawk River Basin Program NYS Water Resources Institute at Cornell University 1130 N. Westcott Road Rotterdam, New York 12306 518-357-2383 518-357-2398 (fax) Email: Katherine Czajkowski <katherine.czajkowsk @ dec.ny.gov> (remove spaces in email address).


Mailing address:

Geology Department,

Union College,

807 Union ST,

Schenectady NY, 12308-2311

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Overview of the Mohawk River, Visher Ferry dam and Lock 7 (c) JI Garver

 

INFORMATION FROM PAST CONFERENCES

 

Abstracts and web pages from previous conferences are here

 

 

Note that all photographs on this page are copyright protected.

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