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Discussion of water quality results at poster seddion







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











We are sorry to report that the 2022 conference has been cancelled due to direct and indirect issues with the Pandemic.


LINK to 2023 symposium is here


Reconnect with friends and colleagues working in the basin, and get up to speed with the latest developments in the watershed. The Geology Department at Union College will host the thirteenth symposium on the physical aspects of the Mohawk Watershed in New York State. The meeting highlights recent and on-going work in the watershed during oral and poster presentations.


The day-long conference will be followed by a reception. 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.  You can see summaries and abstract volumes from previous meetings at the Main MWS website (links to abstracts from previous meetings).


We are looking forwward to an exciting program focussed on:

 •  water quality,

 •  fisheries and habitats,

 •  flooding and resiliency,

 •  recreation and stewardship



                       KEY ITEMS 


1) ABSTRACT deadline was early Feb.

2) Registration for the meeting is closed (meeting cancelled).


3) The last published ABSTRACT VOLUME (from 2020) is here. 


4) Detailed INSTRUCTIONS for PRESENTERS (Talks and Posters)


5) DIRECTIONS and a MAP of the venue location.  The venue is College Park Hall, 450 Nott St, Schenectady NY.





INVITED SPEAKERS - will be announced in February 2022






Here are the POSTER and TALK requirements and 

Here are the ABSTRACT requirements (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 will then be available at this site 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.


Submit abstract to J.Smith at Union College (see email address below).





Professional Registration $25.00

Student Registration $10.00

 after 01 March 2022: $40 (for all - professionals and students).

 after 10 March 2022: $50 (for all - professionals and students).


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 plan catering orders.





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.


There is no designated hotel for this conference.



Program Chairs and coordination:

Jacqueline Smith, Department of Geology, Olin Building, Union College, 807 Union ST, Schenectady NY smithj4 @union.edu (remove spaces)

Carolyn Rodak, Civil Engineering Department, Donovan Hall 1223, SUNY Polytechnic, Utica NY rodakc @sunypoly.edu (remove spaces)

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

Christine Angley, Technical Assistance and Registration, 310 Olin Bldg, Union College. 518-388-6770: Email: angleyc @ 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.czajkowski @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




Abstracts and web pages from previous conferences are here


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