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DRBC Staff Provide Keynote, Participate on Panel at 2nd Delaware River Watershed Forum

DRBC staff were featured presenters at the 2nd Annual Delaware River Watershed Forum on October 22, 2014, providing attendees valuable information regarding DRBC and its role in the Delaware River Basin.

DRBC Executive Director Steve Tambini gave the morning keynote address. His speech provided an overview of DRBC and how it manages the water resources of the basin and explained to forum participants how DRBC priorities align with theirs. View Mr. Tambini's presentation (pdf 2.75 MB). DRBC's Secretary and Assistant General Council Pamela Bush participated as a panelist in the session entitled Upstream/Downstream. Her presentation (pdf 4.15 MB) provided an overview of the Delaware River Watershed, its unique characteristics, and key features. Both presentations highlighted important DRBC water quality and water management programs, as well as some of the basic principles of integrated water resources management that DRBC abides by: water does not respect political boundaries, what happens upstream affects downstream, and what happens on the land affects the water.

The forum was held on October 21 and 22 at The Historic Hotel Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Pa. Hosted by the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, a collective of not-for-profit organizations whose focus is to help protect and restore the Delaware River, its tributaries, and surrounding landscapes, this free event included a mix of panel discussions, site visits, and networking opportunities that educated attendees about the current health of the watershed and effective approaches being used to protect and restore its resources. Please visit their Facebook page at the aforementioned link to learn more.