The Connecticut River Basin is one of the largest and most diverse river basins in New England and along the U.S. East Coast. The significant environmental changes that are being forecast for the next decades offer a unique opportunity to gain fundamental insights into the processes that control transport of land-derived matter to the coastal ocean, and investigate the effects on the coastal ocean, specifically Long Island Sound. The impending changes also require improved predictive capabilities that cannot be achieved without better observations and models. Changes in average runoff and runoff intensity, nutrient and sediment loading, aquatic species diversity and abundance, land-use characteristics and related organic and inorganic pollutants, as well as sea level rise have important implications for the population in the Connecticut River basin and the coastal communities of Long Island Sound.
This workshop is intended to bring together researchers interested in the Connecticut River basin. We also invite the participation of state and federal agencies that are active in the basin, as well as representatives of non-governmental organizations who are stakeholders in matters important to the health of the river basin.
The one-day workshop will feature several invited keynote speakers. Presentation and discussion of scientific results and ideas for future research via a poster session and a follow-up plenary discussion will dominate the workshop.
To provide a forum for scientists active in the Connecticut River basin to share their work and ideas, and to foster collaborations for future research on the Connecticut River and its drainage basin.
The workshop will be held on Monday, October 27, 2008 at that Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426.
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