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DRBC Executive Director Gives Plenary at Delaware Watershed Forum

DRBC's Executive Director Steve Tambini was a featured speaker at the 3rd Annual Delaware River Watershed Forum on October 5, 2015, providing attendees an informative overview of water resource management in the Delaware River Basin and DRBC's role.

Mr. Tambini's plenary was entitled Water Use in the Delaware River Basin: Reliance and Risks. He focused on the role of water storage in the basin and the fact that to manage water resources effectively, one must look at current water use and needs as well as plan for the future. DRBC does that by studying basin water use data, encouraging water conservation from the source to the consumer, managing flow to help ensure that there will be adequate water supply in times of low flow and drought, and by planning for future water supply needs in light of climate change. View Mr. Tambini's presentation (pdf 2.3 MB).

The forum was held on October 5 and 6 at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. 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.