Title

Use of Integrated Water Resources Management to Address Our Susquehanna River Basin - New Realities

Item Type

Presentation

Location

Elaine Langone, Gallery Theater

Session

Status, Trends and Monitoring III

Start Date

27-10-2018 3:30 PM

End Date

27-10-2018 4:30 PM

Keywords

Susquehanna River, land development, resource management

Description

This presentation conveys the philosophies and essential concepts/tools which professional planners, environmental professionals, professional engineers and designers of land developments, watershed associations, county and municipal officials should employ. These tools apply to proposed new land development proposals within our SR Basin and may help to address the new realities of large paved impervious parking lots now at risk of inattention due to shopping center abandonments and other large commercial building vacancies. The Susquehanna River communities are especially vulnerable due to the on-line commercial trends - in part because of our mainly rural region with relatively low populations. The IWRM tools will include the key policies and planners checklist which will enable both the local government officials and concerned citizens to utilize for careful review and proactive initiatives to also address our 70 Susquehanna Rivertowns. The IWRM tools and policies are especially important given that the SR Basin consists of a wide variety of Exceptional Value and High Quality streams and that our basin supplies drinking water to 50 million residents in PA and MD. The IWRM policies have even greater importance as a foundation that should be incorporated into the forthcoming update of the PA State Water Plan. The SR Symposium offers an opportunity to foster broad-based understanding that can enable stronger support for enlightened State Agencies to more effectively manage these issues and fulfill their PA Constitutional responsibilities as Trustees and Fiduciary Duties of our water resources.

Language

eng

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Oct 27th, 3:30 PM Oct 27th, 4:30 PM

Use of Integrated Water Resources Management to Address Our Susquehanna River Basin - New Realities

Elaine Langone, Gallery Theater

This presentation conveys the philosophies and essential concepts/tools which professional planners, environmental professionals, professional engineers and designers of land developments, watershed associations, county and municipal officials should employ. These tools apply to proposed new land development proposals within our SR Basin and may help to address the new realities of large paved impervious parking lots now at risk of inattention due to shopping center abandonments and other large commercial building vacancies. The Susquehanna River communities are especially vulnerable due to the on-line commercial trends - in part because of our mainly rural region with relatively low populations. The IWRM tools will include the key policies and planners checklist which will enable both the local government officials and concerned citizens to utilize for careful review and proactive initiatives to also address our 70 Susquehanna Rivertowns. The IWRM tools and policies are especially important given that the SR Basin consists of a wide variety of Exceptional Value and High Quality streams and that our basin supplies drinking water to 50 million residents in PA and MD. The IWRM policies have even greater importance as a foundation that should be incorporated into the forthcoming update of the PA State Water Plan. The SR Symposium offers an opportunity to foster broad-based understanding that can enable stronger support for enlightened State Agencies to more effectively manage these issues and fulfill their PA Constitutional responsibilities as Trustees and Fiduciary Duties of our water resources.