The 2022 Bob Brower Symposium
A Scientific Symposium in “Plain English”
Saturday, March 19, 2022
This year’s topic:
Human Factors Affecting Water Quality in Owasco Lake
Co-Host for this Symposium:
The American Water Works Association, New York Section
OWLA is excited to have the American Water Works Association – New York Section as
Co-host for this year’s Symposium!
Dating back to its start in 1881, the AWWA is the preeminent and “largest organization of water supply professionals in the world”.
The AWWA Vision: “A better world through better water”
This is a PDH Approved Event!
Contact Hours Awarded: 3.0 W / 3.0 PE
Professionals in the water industries can gain Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits by joining the Symposium and learning from the outstanding speakers that will be presenting.
“Introductions and Co-Sponsor Spotlight”
Dr. John Halfman
“Status of Owasco Lake”
Dr Dan Kelting
“Salinization of Adirondack Waters by Road Salt: A Statewide Issue”
Dr John Pickering & Toneya McIntosh
“Our Owasco: Using Behavioral Science to Protect Owasco Lake”
“Lake Water Level Management: Owasco Lake”
“Hemlock Management in the Owasco Lake Watershed: Short and Long Term Solutions”
Remembering Bob Brower
Auburn Mayor Mike Quill officially changed the title of this event in 2019 to honor Bob, a former OWLA president and passionate advocate for the environment and the water quality in our region. The original symposium was Bob’s brainchild — a venue for citizen outreach and education to share and discuss the issues degrading our freshwater quality, most specifically that in Owasco Lake.