2014 Annual Watershed Conference

2014 Annual Watershed Conference

This Annual Watershed Conference was held on October 7, 2014 at the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Home & Library in Hyde Park, NY.  This conference was supported by the Hudson River Estuary Program, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation with support from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund, in cooperation with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission.  The following represent the videotaped proceedings from the conference.

Video Proceedings:

Watershed Restoration and Wastewater Management: Ecological & Community-Based Perspectives – Lauren Valle, John Todd Ecological Design and Robert ‘Skip’ Backus, Omega Institute for Holistics Studies


Issues and Trends in Wastewater Management in the Hudson River Watershed and New York State – Brian Rahm, NYS Water Resources Institute, Cornell University 


Stream Ecology Goals and Emerging Concerns in the Hudson River and its Watershed – Fran Dunwell, NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program and Emma Rosi-Marshall, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies


Incorporating Resilience and Sustainability into Wastewater Infrastructure – Koon Tang, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and Gregg Swanzey, City of Kingston


Introduction to Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs), Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs), Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), and the Role of Citizens/Leaders – Robert Funicello, Westchester County Department of Environmental Facilities and Dan Shapley, Riverkeeper 


Integrating Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management with Municipal Priorities – Marcy Denker, Village of Nyack and Rob Lane, Regional Plan Association and Orange County Water Authority


Wastewater Planning in Rural Communities – Russell Urban-Mead, The Chazen Companies and Ann Clark, Clark Engineering & Surveying, P.C., a subsidiary of Ryan-Biggs


Community-Centered Wastewater Infrastructure – Craig Westcott and Megan Cooper, The Darrow School


Panel: Policy and Program Initiatives in New York State – Paul Beyer, NYS Department of State; Timothy Burns, NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation; and Peter Fleischer, Empire State Future


Panel: Engaging Citizens and Watershed Organizations for Sustainable Infrastructure – Dan Shapley, Riverkeeper; Steven Fangmann, NY Water Environment Association; and Koon Tang, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation