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Mar 20 / BARD CEP

Clean Water Act at 40: Facing the Future- May 7th

Organization: The Hudson River Environmental Society

Title: Clean Water Act at 40: Facing the Future

Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Student’s Building, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Date/Time: May 7th, 8:00 am-6:00pm



The Hudson River Environmental Society (HRES) ( is presenting a conference recognizing the 40th anniversary of the Federal Water Pollution Control Amendments of 1972, commonly referred to as the Clean Water Act (CWA). The objective of the CWA was “…to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the Nation’s waters.” Passage of the CWA led to unprecedented efforts to clean up our Nation’s waters in an effort to render them “fishable and swimmable”. After 40 years, it is now appropriate to revisit the CWA with a look forward at the potential problems and solutions for improving and maintaining water quality in the Hudson River estuary and its watershed.
Confirmed Speakers
• Dr. Charles Vörösmarty – City University of New York
• Frances Dunwell – New York Department of Environmental Conservation
• David E. Church – Orange Co. Department of Planning & Orange Co. Water Authority
• Douglas Pabst– U.S. EPA Region 2
• Phillip Musegaas – Riverkeeper
• Patrick Phillips – U.S. Geological Survey
• Dr. Emma Rosi-Marshall – Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
• Dr. Dennis Suszkowski – Hudson River Foundation
Poster Session:
HRES is soliciting abstracts from graduate and undergraduate students, environmental monitoring groups, and scientists for a poster session during the conference from 3:30 to 6:00. Applicable topics can include (but are by no means limited to): contaminant sources and fates, water quality mitigation, new contaminants of concern, volunteer monitoring programs, water quality bio-indices, economic and
environmental benefits and costs, and biological/ecological effects of water contaminants. Abstracts must be received by April 7. Contact Chuck Nieder ( or 518-402-9216) for more information.
There will also be an opportunity to participate in a raffle to help HRES raise money for student travel to this and future conferences.

Registration Information

Registration will open soon at



serve basis. All students who wish to receive travel reimbursement must indicate the amount
requested and the expense type (e.g., train fare, taxi, subway). All students whose abstracts are
accepted will receive a discount registration.
All submissions must include the following:

1. Principle investigator (PI): name, mailing address, phone, and email address;
2. Names and affiliations of all Co-PIs;
3. Poster Title;
4. Abstract of 250 words or less;
5. Poster type: undergraduate student, graduate student, academic faculty, volunteer
monitoring group; and
6. If PI is a student, include travel funds if requested and expense types
Abstracts must be received by COB April 13 in pdf or MS Word format at the following email
Questions? Contact Chuck Nieder ( or 518-402-9216)


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