The Geology Department at Union College will host the sixth Mohawk Watershed Symposium focused on the physical aspects of the Mohawk Watershed in New York State. The invited talks are focused on recovery since Irene and Lee, floods, water quality and water use, and climate change.
“Place-esteem as the Foundation for Stewardship”
Janet Kennedy, Lakes to Locks Passage Inc.
“Erosion mitigation and habitat improvement through bioengineering and natural channel design”
Paul Villard, University of Guelph
“Land-use and river management strategies for reducing flood risk and protecting water quality”
Julie Moore, Stone Environmental
“A new tool for monitoring ice-jam flooding along the Mohawk River, Schenectady, NY”
Gary Wall, United States Geological Survey
“An Update of Climate Change Research in New York State”
Mark Watson, NYSERDA
“West Canada Creek and the Public Trust -- Let's Get It Right”
Tom Zembrzuski, Hydrogeologist (ret), West Canada Creek Watershed Alliance
"The Resilient Neighborhood: Flood Mitigation as an Economic Engine".
Rebecca Hill, RAFT Landscape
Congressman Paul Tonko, 20th District of New York, Mighty Waters Initiative