Conferences and Symposiums
Passaic River Symposium V
Today’s Status, Tomorrow’s Perspective
Organized by the Passaic River Institute of Montclair State University
Friday October 19, 2012
1 Normal Ave., Montclair, NJ
The fifth Passaic River Symposium will be a day-long event featuring the Lower Passaic River Restoration Project. The symposium will include invited keynote speakers and plenary sessions/presentations on all aspects of environmental management challenges relevant to the Passaic River Basin. This conference year will focus on sediment remediation as part of the Lower Passaic Interim Remedial Measure, the release of the Focused Feasibility Study, ecosystem restoration and environmental advocacy and public outreach efforts. Projects in the upper river and tributary watersheds will also play a prominent role in this conference.
The Symposium will include a panel discussion on “Science Informing Policy: Environmental Management of the Passaic River Watershed”. Panelists will share their visions on two selected topics:
- Integrated approaches and strategies to remediation, restoration and economic re-vitalization, and
- Applications of regional sediment management for a sustainable future.
Opening Remarks and Panel Discussion Video
The 2 hour and 40 minute long video of the Passaic River Symposium V opening remarks and panel discussion is now available for viewing online. The video can be watched from NJVID's CSAM Collection at: http://handle.njedge.net/10423/27206
The full symposium program and schedule is now available for download in Adobe PDF format from the following link:
Session A: CHEMICAL ASSESSMENT OF LOWER PASSAIC RIVER SEDIMENT
Session B: INNOVATIVE SEDIMENT RESTORATION
- Rachel Gruzen, "Case Study of Remediation and Restoration in Woodbridge, New Jersey: Lessons for the Passaic River"
Session C: IMPACTS OF THE URBAN SETTING ON AQUATIC AND WETLAND CONDITIONS
Session D: LIVING WITH THE PASSAIC; PRESENT CHALLENGES AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES
- Laura Kelm, "The State of the Streams along the Headwaters of the Passaic River in the Great Swamp Watershed"
- Chris Reitman, "Relict Effects of New Jersey’s Mosquito Eradication Efforts on the Environment"
- Brian Frank, "Hydraulic Signs of Well Contamination Risk for the Sand and Gravel Wells along the Canoe Brook Branch of the Passaic River, Livingston NJ"
Session E: REMEDIAL INVESTIGATION AND REMOVAL
Session F: WATER RESOURCE CHALLENGES IN THE GREATER PASSAIC WATERSHED
Session G: NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND RIVER RESTORATION
- Alan Parsons, "The Effectiveness of Using the Gulf Savers® Bag for Spartina alterniflora in Marsh Restoration at Popcorn Beach, Pass a Loutre WMA, Venice, Louisiana"
Session H: COMMUNITY-BASED ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES: FOSTERING COOPERATION THROUGH EDUCATION
- Carol Johnston, Elizabeth Butler, "Community, Government & the PRP: How Working Together Led to Success during the Passaic River Removal"
- Meiyin Wu, "Passaic Basin Eco-explorers Program in Ecology, Environmental Science and Computer Technology"
- Amy Rowe, "Stormwater Education Program to Control CSO Discharges in Newark"
- Nicole Esposito, "Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission: Creating Community Awareness and Action through Education"
- Pat Rector, Art Vespignani, "If Green Infrastructure Is Such a Hot Topic, How Cool Are We at Getting the Word Out?"
For More Information
Direct any inquires or questions to Dr. Meiyin Wu, Director of the Passaic River Institute and chair of the Symposium at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-655-5423.