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PA-AWRA Annual Fall Conference: Planning for Water Quality Improvements on a Watershed Basis

A Conference Sponsored Jointly by the Pennsylvania Section American Water Resources Association and the Pennsylvania Water Resource Research Center

October 9, 2015
State College
Days Inn - Penn State

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9:30  Opening Remarks

Jerry S. Walls, FAICP, Professional Planner,  “Moving Pennsylvania Toward Integrated Water Resource Management: Obstacles and Opportunities”

10:00  Morning Session – Innovative Strategies for Achieving Stormwater Management Goals

  • Matthew Royer, Director, Agriculture and Environment Center at Penn State University,
    “How to Find Success Addressing Agricultural Stormwater Runoff in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed”
  • Lara Fowler, Senior Lecturer, Penn State Law; Research Fellow, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment,   “The Potential for Facilitation and Mediation to Address Stormwater and Flooding”
  • Megan Lehman, Lead Planner, Lycoming County Department of Planning and Community Development, “MS4 Regionalization and Nutrient Trading: An Update on Lycoming County’s Chesapeake Bay Tributary Strategy”

11:30  Panel Discussion (J. Walls, L. Fowler, M. Royer and M. Lehman)
“Engaging Critical Stakeholders and the Public in Watershed Planning, Stormwater Management, and Water Quality Improvements”

12:00  PA-AWRA Business Meeting

12:15  Lunch

1:15  Afternoon Session – Sources and Solutions to Water Quality Impairments

  • Tom Clark, Mine Drainage Program Coordinator, Susquehanna River Basin Commission,
    “Strategies for Undertaking and Completing Overwhelming Acid Mine Impairments”
  • Elizabeth Boyer, Director, Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center, "Impacts of Atmospheric Deposition of Acid Rain and Mercury on Pennsylvania Watersheds"
  • Bryan Swistock, Senior Extension Associate, Penn State Extension Office,
    “Issues Associated with the Use of Roadside Springs for Drinking Water”

2:45  Closing Remarks
Andrew Dehoff, President, AWRA-PA

3:00  Adjourn



Previous Conferences

Fall 2014 Program:

10:00 Keynote Address – Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Water Management Activities – Kelly Jean Heffner, Deputy Secretary for Water Management, PA Department of Environmental Protection

Session materials: