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2012 Annual Conference

Thanks again to all the participants and speakers for helping to make our Annual Conference such a success this past October. We had a total of 35 attendees, including the 9 speakers who joined us for the morning and afternoon session.

The presentations covered many of the critical issues facing Pennsylvania's water resources professions - and .pdfs are available here.

Andrew Dehoff
Section President (2012-13) and Conference Chair

KEYNOTE ADDRESS  
 

"So, Is the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Losing Weight Yet After Going on the Bay Pollution Diet?"
– Rich Batiuk, Associate Director for Science
US
EPA Region 3, Chesapeake Bay Program

 

Batiuk Slides
     

MORNING SESSION – NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT AND REDUCTION
 
  "Pennsylvania Perspective"
– Andy Zemba, Director, Interstate Waters Office
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protectio
n
Zemba Slides
     

 

"Nutrient and Sediment Load Reductions through Floodplain Restoration"
– Benjamin Ehrhart, Director of Design
LandStudies Inc., Lancaster, PA

Ehrhart Slides
     

  "Quantifying Groundwater Contribution to Establish Nitrate TMDL in the Octoraro Creek"
– Al Giuseppe, Manager, Water Resources
SSM, Reading, PA
Guiseppe Slides
     

  "Large-Scale Nutrient TMDL Efforts in New Jersey"
– Tom Amidon, Senior Associate
Omni Environmental LLC, Princeton, NJ
Amidon Slides
     

AFTERNOON SESSION WATER QUALITY ISSUES RELATED TO ENERGY ACTIVITIES
 
  "Impacts of Energy-Related Activities on Water Quality in Southwestern PA"
– Jess Wilson, Ph.D. Graduate Student
Carnegie Mellon, Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept

The research results in Ms. Wilson's presentation are preliminary and can not be posted.

We thank Ms. Wilson for sharing her preliminary research with us at the Conference.

     

  "Baseline Monitoring in the Delaware River Basin before Natural Gas Development"
– John Yagecic, Supervisor, Standards & Assessment
Delaware River Basin Commission
Yagegcic Slides
     

  "Water Monitoring for Evaluation of Potential Effects of Shale-Gas Development on State Forest Lands"
– Ryan Szuch,
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Szuch Slides
     

  "Effect of Phospholipids on the Reactivity of Iron Sulfides in Acid Mine Drainage Waste"
– Andro-Marc Pierre-Louis, Ph.D. Graduate Student
Temple University, Chemistry Department
Pierre-Louis Slides