EMERGED: Contaminants of environmental concern in Delaware Waterways
March 13, 2017, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Del Tech, Terry Campus (Dover, DE), Conference Center, Education and Technology Building 727
This symposium will examine emerging contaminants entering Delaware’s waterways, review treatment technologies and practices to reduce environmental impacts, and highlight local research projects. This symposium will serve as a benchmark for Delaware’s efforts to understand and mitigate potential environmental impacts. In addition, this symposium offers a unique opportunity tailored for student presenters. Select poster presentations will be introduced through a brief oral presentation prior to the poster session during the lunch hour.
Emily Seldomridge, CIB and Secretary David Small, DNREC
8:45-9:45 Emerging Contaminants: What’s in your water, sediment, biota….and food wrappers?
Pat Philips, US Geological Survey
10:00-11:00 Monitoring, environmental thresholds, and regulation of contaminants
A Decade of Monitoring of Emerging Contaminants in the Delaware River
Ron MacGillivray , Delaware River Basin Commission
Emerging Contaminants in the Environment: Linking thresholds to trophic consequences
Kelly Smalling, US Geological Survey
11:00-11:45 Treatment technologies and practices to reduce environmental impact
Removal of Contaminants by Nonpoint BMPs & Wastewater Treatment Systems-Part I
Removal of Contaminants by Nonpoint BMPs & Wastewater Treatment Systems-Part II
Tom Schueler, Chesapeake Stormwater Network
1:00-2:30 Local emerging contaminant research projects
Effects of contaminants on horseshoe crabs in the Inland Bays
Danielle Dixson, University of Delaware
Is the future plastics? Microplastics in Delaware Bay
Jonathan Cohen, University of Delaware
2:30-2:45 Closing remarks, group discussion and feedback
Scott Andres, DGS and Rick Greene, DNREC
THANK YOU! This symposium is made possible through generous support from Delaware Sea Grant, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, and University of Delaware Cooperative Extension.