As a way to encourage a water-related discussion throughout the Hudson River Watershed, we hold periodic speaker series events, our Water Talks.  The purpose of these events is to provide a forum for speakers to present on water-related activities, scientific data, and research and tools throughout the Hudson River Basin. The speakers are intended to inform our watershed constituency on activities, tools and scientific data and research that are of interest.  These events also represent a capacity-building opportunity for watershed groups in our Alliance, to learn something that they can take back to their watersheds.  Currently, we have a long-running Water Talks in the Mid-Hudson Region, an event that is known as 'The Omelet.'  In 2015, we launched a new Upper Hudson Water Talks series that takes place in the City of Troy.  In 2016, we launched a new Lower Hudson Water Talks series  We be holding more of Water Talks in 2018 in the Upper Hudson.  Our next event will be on March 29, 2018 at Brown's Brewery in Troy with speaker Dr. Gary Wall of USGS speaking about stream gages in New York State.  Registration for the March 29th event here.


Mid-Hudson Water Talks (or 'The Omelet') - Ongoing

The Mid-Hudson Watershed Speaker Series or 'The Omelet' meets the second Thursday of every month (excluding summer months) from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM at the Plaza Diner (Shop & Stop Plaza) in New Paltz, with a $4 minimum food/beverage purchase. To be added to the email list for the Mid-Hudson Watershed Speaker Series, send an email to:  This information is also included in our monthly Watershed Digest, which you can sign up for here.

Upcoming 2018 dates for the Mid-Hudson Watershed Speaker Series: June 14 (last one before the summer, will begin again in September or October)

 Winter Bad Weather Policy: The Mid-Hudson Watershed Speaker Series is cancelled only if the New Paltz Central School District (the nearest school district to the diner) has either a weather delay or cancellation. Please listen to the radio, call the school district, or visit to learn of delays or cancellations.  


Upper and Lower Hudson Water Talks - 2018

The Hudson River Watershed Alliance will be hosting at least two Upper Hudson Water Talks events in 2018. The best way to stay informed about these events is by signing up for our mailing list - please sign up here

The next event will take place in late June, details coming soon.


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