6th Annual Harmful Algal Bloom Symposium

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Date(s) - 07/31/2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Scandling Center

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Finger Lakes Institute, Corning Incorporated, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and State University of New York at Fredonia, will host the 6th Annual Finger Lakes Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) Symposium on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY.
REGISTRATION LINK: https://2019habssymposium.eventbrite.com
Early registration rate of $20 ends 06/30/19, and goes to $35

The Sixth Annual HAB Symposium will include a keynote presentation and book-signing by author and activist, Maya van Rossum, The GreenAmendment, and presentations by experts and professionals involved in HABs projects, programs, and initiatives. In 2018, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo released action plans outlining specific projects and programs for implementation statewide to reduce the threat of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in priority waterbodies across upstate New York. HABs can produce dangerous toxins that can harm people and animals, close economically important beaches and fisheries, and threaten drinking water supplies.

Agenda (subject to change):

10:00 am Registration

10:30 am NYS State Perspective and Update

Harmful Algal Bloom Identifying, Cause & Solutions, Jacqueline Lendrum, Research Scientist, NYS DEC
HAB Action Plans, Remediation or Preventions, Tony Eallonardo, Ph.D., SME / Technical Manager, O’Brien & Gere
11:15 am Keynote Presentation: The Green Amendment, Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment, Maya van Rossum

12 noon Luncheon buffet and The Green Amendment, Maya van Rossum book signing

1:00 pm Mitigation

HABs In-Lake Mitigation Pilot Project, Stephanie June, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
1:30 pm Detection: Overview and Update on the Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI) Project

2:15 pm Break

2:30 pm Lake Association Perspectives – Aimee Clinkhammer, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association – Frank DiOrio, HABs program director
Chautauqua Lake Association- Doug Conroe, executive director
More to be announced
3:30 pm Question and Answer Session with presenters

4:00 – 5:00 pm Networking Sessions with Topic Groups