The 2023 Bob Brower Symposium

Saturday, March 11, 2023

CEUs Provided by:

The American Water Works Association, New York Section 

The New York Section American Water Works Association is once again sponsoring contact hours for their members attending this 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” 

Contact Hours Awarded:
3.0 Water Quality Operators
3.0 Wastewater Treatment Operators
3.0 Professional Engineer

 CEU certificates are issued via email after attendance is verified.

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2023 Speakers:

Mark Lowery

“Climate Change Impacts in New York: New York State Rises to the Challenge.”

Assistant Director, Office of Climate Change for the NY State DEC


 Dr. John Halfman 

“Status of Owasco Lake 2022”

Professor of environmental studies, Finger Lakes Institute, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva


Katri Haanterä and Marissa Jordan

“Behavioral Science of Agricultural Practice Change”


Dr. Andrew Brainard

A change is going to come, but will we know? The Value of Long-Term Lake Monitoring”

Senior Research Scientist, Upstate Freshwater Institute

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.

This Event was Hosted by OWLA and these Partners: