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Urban Waters Federal Partnership 2016 All Partners Meeting

  • Independence Seaport Museum 211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States (map)

This year’s themes will include speakers, demonstrations, and strategies regarding Water Quality and Water Access, while incorporating Citizen Science and Youth Engagement; additional details will be distributed in the weeks ahead. For now, mark your calendars and plan to join us for a unique day of networking and action along the Delaware River.

DRAFT AGENDA (times subject to change)

Themes: Improving the nation’s water systems and reconnecting urban communities to waterways

Audience: Federal agencies responsible for improving and protecting water, non-profit organizations who are community stewards, local and state agencies who deliver resources to community members, grassroots organizations that are involved in environmental issues

8:00 -8:30 Registration

8:30-8:45 Welcome and Meeting Outlines

8:45 – 9:15 Keynote Address: State of The Water

9:15- 10:00 Panel Presentations on Local Water Quality Programs and Management

10:00- 10:15 Break

10:15 – 10:45 Breakout: Water Quality Scenario Group Discussions (topics will be handed out at registration)

10:45 – 11:00 Sendup Session (Discussion Results)

11:00- 11:45  Reporting and Response Panel: Examining the bests ways to report and respond to water quality issues, identifying effective means of reaching vulnerable populations/clarifying channels of resource distribution

11:45- 1:00 Lunch

11:45- 1:00 River Stewards Demonstration at Seaport Museum

1:00-1:45 Citizen Science Panel: Observations as a key to resiliency, how to know what to look for and identify what environmental/ecosystem change in our communities looks like

1:45 – 2:00 Break (Networking)

2:00-2:45 Community Panel: Eyes on the Ground – Think Watershed/Act Riverside

2:45 – 3:30 Water Access Panel: Access as a pathway to opportunity, education, and stewardship

3:45 – 4:15 Tour of the Boat Making Program at the Seaport Museum (for those who can stay)

Later Event: June 4
National Trails Day