Conferences and Symposiums

Passaic River Symposium VI

Intersecting Priorities

Organized by the Passaic River Institute of Montclair State University

Thursday October 9, 2014 & Friday October 10, 2014

Montclair State University Conference Center
1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 

Passaic River Basin and Sub-Watersheds Map

The sixth Passaic River Symposium will be an event featuring environmental management, watershed science, and 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 and other regional watersheds. This conference year will focus on sediment remediation, environmental monitoring results, flooding, 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.

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Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are sought for platform (oral) presentations and posters on any studies relevant to environmental management, urban sustainability, the Passaic River Basin and regional watershed environments. Abstracts will be selected for presentation based on their scientific, technical and policy merit and relevance to the Symposium topic. Platform presentation length will be 20 minutes. A book of abstracts will be distributed at the conference and be available digitally following the conference. All symposium presenters are required to register for the conference.

Abstract Submission is now Closed

Symposium Proceedings

The Passaic River Symposium VI proceedings will be published after the symposium. Authors of accepted contributions to the Symposium are invited and encouraged to submit a full proceedings manuscript. Information on manuscript preparation will be provided soon after the notification of abstract acceptance. Manuscript submission deadline is October 1, 2014. Only papers presented at the Symposium are eligible for review and possible publication in the proceedings. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed and must comply with all guidelines for scientific papers that will be available as noted.

Conference Location

The Symposium will be held at the Conference Center at Montclair State University on the 7th floor of the University Hall. It is a first-class conference center with a spectacular panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline. See for information and directions.


A block of rooms at Courtyard Marriot located at 8 Rooney Circle, West Orange, is reserved for Symposium attendees. You can make your reservation online.

For More Information

Direct any inquires or questions to Dr. Meiyin Wu, Director of the Passaic River Institute and chair of the Symposium at or call 973-655-5423.