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Clean Water Act at 40: 
Facing the Future

Monday May 7th, 2012 - 8:30AM to 6:00PM
Student’s Building,
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
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kers 9:00-3:30
Poster Session and Social 3:30-6:00

The Hudson River Environmental Society (HRES) (www.hres.org) 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.


Speakers (Poster Abstracts; Speaker Abstracts)

• Frances Dunwell (presentation) – Hudson River Estuary Program, New York Department of Environmental Conservation

• Douglas Pabst (presentation) – U.S. EPA Region 2

• Phillip Musegaas (presentation) – Riverkeeper

• David E. Church – Orange Co. Department of Planning & Orange Co. Water Authority

• Dr. Dennis Suszkowski (presentation) – Hudson River Foundation

• Charles J. Vörösmarty (contact author to retrieve a copy of the presentation) - The City University of New York

• Patrick Phillips (contact author to retrieve a copy of the presentation) – U.S. Geological Survey

• Dr. Emma Rosi-Marshall (contact author to retrieve a copy of the presentation) – Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

• Jeffrey Myers (presentation) - Bureau of Water Assessment and Management, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

• John Parker - Region 3 Attorney, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Questions? Contact Chuck Nieder ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 518-402-9216)

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