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Watershed 102: Aquatic Ecology as It Relates to Watershed Restoration and Protection

September 24 - September 25
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When: Tuesday, September 24 and Wednesday, September 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Where: Stroud Water Research Center (map below)
Audience: All are welcome to attend. Material will be geared for participants at all levels in the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI) from volunteers to professionals.
Cost: Free! Refreshments, light breakfast, and lunch will be provided. Funding is available to support those in need of travel and lodging. 

This new 100-level workshop will focus on abiotic and biotic stream characteristics in natural, urban, and agricultural settings. Effects of different remediation and preservation strategies in these settings will be explored via broad syntheses and case studies. Presentations will be applicable to those new to the DRWI as well as more established participants.

Preliminary Agenda

Day 1

  • 8:45-9:15 – Welcome, refreshments, light breakfast
  • 9:15-9:30 – Introduction and overview for the day
  • 9:30-10:15 – Scope and Scale
  • 10:15-10:30 – Break
  • 10:30-12:15 – Hydrology, Fluvial Geomorphology
    • Introduction and Natural Conditions
    • Urban and Agricultural Impacts
    • Effects and Efficacy of Remediation and Protection, Case Studies and Data
    • *Format repeats for the rest of the abiotic and biotic topics
  • 12:15-1:00 – Lunch
  • 1:00-2:45 – Water Chemistry – Nutrients (Nitrogen and Phosphorus)
  •  2:45-3:00 – Break
  • 3:00-4:00 – Questions and Discussion

Day 2

  • 8:45-9:15 – Welcome, refreshments, light breakfast
  • 9:15-9:30 – Introduction and overview for the day
  • 9:30-11:00 – Water Chemistry – Toxics and Emerging Contaminants
  • 11:00-11:15 – Break
  • 11:15-12:15 – Microbiology
  • 12:15-1:00 – Lunch
  • 1:00-3:15 – Macroinvertebrates and Fish
  • 3:15-3:30 – Break
  • 3:30-4:00 – Questions and Discussion

A final email and agenda will be sent to all registered attendees a week prior to the event. Please contact David Bressler (dbressler@stroudcenter.org; 610-268-2153, ext. 312) with questions or to discuss funding for travel/lodging.

Details
Stroud Water Research Center
  • 970 Spencer Road
    Avondale, PA 19311 United States
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Organizer
  • David Bressler
  • Phone:
    610-268-2153, ext. 312
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