Bay & Watershed Workshop

The State of Narragansett Bay and Its Watershed Workshop will include the official launch of the 2017 State of Narragansett Bay and Its Watershed Summary Report and will feature an array of distinguished speakers and panelists (see agenda below)

When:         Monday, October 23, 2017, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where:        Save The Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence, Rhode Island

Agenda

WelcomeJudith Swift, Chair of the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program’s Steering Committee, Director of the Coastal Institute and Professor of Communication Studies and Theater, University of Rhode Island

Remarks:  State of Narragansett Bay and Its Watershed John King, Chair of the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program’s Science Advisory Committee, Professor of Oceanography, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island

Keynote Address: Narragansett Bay as a Sentinel Estuary – Robinson Fulweiler, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environment and Department of Biology, Boston University

Panel Discussions

Moderator – Topher Hamblett, Director of Advocacy and Policy, Save The Bay

Panel 1 – Reduction of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Loadings and the Future Implications of Rising Temperatures and More Intense Precipitation

  • Robinson Fulweiler, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environment and Department of Biology, Boston University
  • Kimberly Groff, Director of the Watershed Planning Program, Division of Watershed Management, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
  • Angelo Liberti, Chief, Surface Water Protection, Office of Water Resources, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
  • Warren Prell, Henry L. Doherty Professor of Oceanography Emeritus, Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Brown University

 

Panel 2 – The Present and Future Biological Implications of Climate Change

  • Bethany Jenkins, Associate Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology, College of the Environment and Life Science, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
  • Tom Kutcher, Wetlands Biologist, Rhode Island Natural History Survey
  • M. Conor McManus, Marine Fisheries Biologist, Division of Marine Fisheries, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
  • Candace Oviatt, Professor of Oceanography, Director of the Marine Ecosystems Research Lab, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island

 

Closing Remarks – John King, Chair of the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program’s Science Advisory Committee

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