The 2021 Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit will feature a one-day Forum on Climate Change and the Delaware River Basin. This exciting addition to the Summit’s program is being hosted by the Delaware River Basin Commission’s Advisory Committee on Climate Change.
Since 2005, the goal of this biennial Summit has been to bring together scientists, managers, restoration practitioners, and educators from different sectors to share the latest scientific information, network, and make ecological linkages that promote a better understanding of the watershed as a whole. The central format is that of a conventional scientific meeting with abstracts, presentations and peer review Q&A. While the focus is on the watershed of the Delaware River and Bay, presentations are welcome from other areas if they help to inform our understanding of this system.
Potential presentation topics include:
Who should attend the summit?
As a water scientist and professor, Dr. Kelsey Leonard seeks to establish Indigenous traditions of water conservation as the foundation for international water policy-making.
Dr. Kelsey Leonard is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. She represents the Shinnecock Indian Nation on the Mid-Atlantic Committee on the Ocean, which is charged with protecting America’s ocean ecosystems and coastlines. She also serves as a member of the Great Lakes Water Quality Board of the International Joint Commission. Dr. Leonard has been instrumental in safeguarding the interests of Indigenous Nations for environmental planning, and builds Indigenous science and knowledge into new solutions for water governance and sustainable oceans. *Speaking Tuesday, March 2nd, 3:30pm.
Collin O’Mara serves as President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, America’s largest wildlife conservation organization with 53 state and territorial affiliates and nearly six million hunters, anglers, birders, gardeners, hikers, paddlers, and wildlife enthusiasts. Under O’Mara’s leadership, the National Wildlife Federation is focused on recovering America’s wildlife ranging from bison and bighorn sheep to pollinators like monarch butterflies and native bees, improving management of and access to public lands, restoring America’s water bodies, advancing environmental education (including publishing Ranger Rick® magazines), and connecting every American child with the great outdoors. *Speaking Monday, March 1st, 9:30am*
More Coming Soon!
The summit will be three days of contributed talks & posters, as well as special sessions & panels.
Day two of the conference will feature a climate change forum hosted by the Delaware River Basin Commission’s Advisory Council on Climate Change.
Agenda is subject to change. Attendees and speakers must register to access complete agenda content.
PDE has archived hundreds of posters and presentations for your convenience, authors willing.
|2019: Estuary 2019 Saving Our System Through Collaboration|
|2017: Reflecting on Progress, Charting the Future|
|2015: Balancing Progress & Protection|
|2013: Weathering Change|
|2009: Planning for Tomorrow's Delaware Estuary|
|2007: Linking Science, Management, and Policy|
|2005: The State of Science in the Delaware Estuary|
Photos from the 2019 Summit