Application Deadline: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017

The 12th Susquehanna River Symposium will be held on Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Elaine Langone Center on the campus of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.  The symposium brings together academics, consultants, state, federal, and regional agencies, conservation groups, and the public to discuss ongoing scientific research and innovative projects, to share ideas, and to increase awareness of the watershed health, management and sustainability issues facing the Susquehanna and Delaware rivers today.

Abstracts are being sought from all interested parties, including faculty, students, professionals, state and federal environmental agencies, conservancies, watershed groups, and regulators.  Example topics include, but are not limited to:

  1. land use history and legacy alterations
  2. indigenous wisdom and native approaches to sustainable watershed management
  3. the hydrology, ecology, and natural history of lakes, marshes, and bogs
  4. headwater regions, small stream habitats, tributary-mainstem connections; spatial and temporal variability within and across watersheds
  5. hydroclimatology of extreme events; climate change on the Susquehanna and/or Delaware watersheds
  6. aquatic ecology, river or stream metabolism, and ecosystem process and function 
  7. hydrogeology, karst, and groundwater resources and remediation
  8. terrestrial ecosystems: forests, meadows, and the riparian corridor
  9. urban hydrology and new approaches stormwater management
  10. economic and water policy factors to consider in sustainable watershed management
  11. water quality, river chemistry and pollution; and emerging contaminants
  12. fluvial geomorphology and processes; stream restoration and river engineering
  13. oil and natural gas development
  14. river-bay-estuary-ocean connections; deltaic and brackish environments; coastal flooding and/or erosion issues
  15. river towns and communities 
  16. ecosystem services and assessing the economic value of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems
  17. watershed planning and sustainability; community awareness and education

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 17, 2017 at 11:59 P.M. ET

Abstracts should be submitted electronically at

More information: Contact or 570-577-1830.