Passaic River Symposium VII

Environmental Management for a Sustainable Passaic!

Organized by the Passaic River Institute
of Montclair State University
October 13 - 14, 2016

The seventh Passaic River Symposium will be an event featuring and integrating environmental management, watershed science, flood prevention, urban environments, sustainable development, 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 the Record of Decision for the Lower 8.3 Miles of the Lower Passaic River, environmental monitoring results, flooding, storm water management, water quality and water supply, 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.  Together, the Symposium will discuss in the context of how to achieve a vision for a sustainable Passaic River.


Mail registrations must be postmarked by September 23, 2016. On-line registrations will be accepted until September 30, 2016. Payment by credit card, check, or purchase order only. Registration fees (includes continental breakfast, lunch and book of abstracts):

Ticket TypePrice
Two-day $260
One-day $150
Two-day Student $50
One-day Student $30


Abstracts are sought for platform (oral) presentations and posters on any studies relevant to environmental management, water quality and watershed management, flood prevention, urban sustainability, the Passaic River Basin and regional watershed environments, and analogs/lessons learned. Abstracts will be selected for presentation based on their scientific, technical and policy merit and relevance to the Symposium topic. Abstract submissions must not exceed 3000 characters, about one page. Platform presentation length will be 20 minutes. A book of abstracts will be distributed at the conference and placed on the conference website following the conference. All symposium presenters are required to register for the conference. Instructions for submitting an abstract can be found on the Symposium website.

  • Abstract submittal deadline: July 15, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: August 1, 2016



We invite private companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations and academic institutions to apply to sponsor and/or exhibit at the conference. If your organization is interested in being an exhibitor, you can register online at Exhibits should be appropriate for the symposium topics. Space is limited. If your organization is interested in being a sponsor, please contact us at or call 973-655-5423.

Note: Select the Exhibitor ticket option when selecting your ticket type


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.


A block of rooms at Courtyard Marriot located at 8 Rooney Circle, West Orange, is reserved for Symposium attendees.


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