Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Watershed conference

Subject: Watershed conference
Date: 2/23/2005 2:44:10 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: MarianR451

Hello all,

Attached please find the "Call for Abstracts" and first announcement for
the 2005 NYC Watershed Science and Technical Conference, to be held at
the Fishkill Holiday Inn and Conference Center on September 21 and 22,

In addition to considering a submission from your organization or
agency, please feel free to distribute it to any and all of your lists,
links and partners.

Many thanks,
Bill Harding

Please visit our website:


**First Announcement and Call for Abstracts**

The conference sponsors are pleased to announce a CALL FOR ABSTRACTS to be presented at the 2005 New York City Watershed Science and Technical Conference, to be held September, 21st and 22nd at the Fishkill Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Fishkill, New York.

Since the signing of the historic New York City Watershed Agreement in 1997, there have been unparalleled efforts and resources devoted to understanding the science of the New York City Watershed. The conference will bring scientists and technical experts together with watershed stakeholders and the public, to technically inform, present research findings and technical data, exchange ideas, and present information collected to date with regard to the protection of the nation’s largest unfiltered surface water supply. In addition, it will be a unique opportunity to interface with scientists working in similar arenas across the nation, providing an opportunity to enhance technology transfer and increase coordination among the array of entities working with watershed protection science.

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Watershed Protection and Partnership Council’s Technical Advisory 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 Abstracts’ 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:
. • Best Management Practices - including stormwater, agriculture, silviculture, and onsite wastewater treatment,
. • Research - including agriculture, silviculture, sampling, health studies, and wastewater treatment,
. • Water Quality Monitoring and Improvement - including WWTP Upgrades, new WWTPs, I/I, monitoring, stream restoration, GIS development and implementation,
. • Management, Planning and Outreach - including educational programs, volunteer monitoring, stream management plans, comprehensive planning,
. • Other topics - including nonpoint source pollution prevention, total maximum daily loads, wetland and watercourse protection, and pathogens and disinfection byproducts control.

Submission requirements:
1. 1. One page abstracts must be submitted by electronic and regular mail, to the address below, in 10 point Times New Roman, fully justified, with ¾ inch margins on all sides. The abstract shall not exceed 500 words, shall include the abstract title and author(s) names at the top of the page, and shall include contact information and affiliations at the bottom of the page.
2. 2. The proposed presenter of the abstract shall be noted, and the presenter’s summary biography shall be included with the abstract submission. Biographical data shall include employer (or academic institution, if student), title, brief job or research description, major projects, experience related to the topic being presented, education, licenses, and previous applicable employment.
3. 3. The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 1, 2005. Notifications of acceptance will be made by May 1, 2005.

Please submit abstracts and the presenter’s summary biography to:
Mr. William C. Harding, Executive Director
Watershed Protection and Partnership Council
New York State Department of State
2 John Walsh Boulevard - Suite 206
Peekskill, New York 10566

Conference sponsors:
The New York State Department of State The Watershed Protection and Partnership Council The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation The Catskill Watershed Corporation The New York State Department of Health The New York Water Environment Association-Lower Hudson Chap. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection The American Water Works Association

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