Watersheds:Water levels & Wetlands

26th Annual Symposium – May 29 & 30, 2019

OPG Visitor’s Centre


Session A

Diversity, trends and threats to fish in coastal wetlands of the St. Lawrence River.

Session Co-Chairs: Cristina Charette and Matt Windle, River Institute

Session B

Wetland Matters – A St. Lawrence River Focus.

Session Chair: Michael Twiss, Clarkson University

Session C

St Lawrence River water quality: contaminant sources and their impacts.

Session Chair: Jeff Ridal, River Institute

Session D

Ecological Indicators: Tools for assessing ecosystem health.

Session Chair: Leigh McGaughey, River Institute

Our symposium series began in 1993 (one year before River Institute was founded) as a means to bring scientists and communities together to discuss freshwater issues. We will celebrate our 26th Annual Symposium of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Ecosystem on Wednesday, May 29th and Thursday, May 30th 2019. 

2019 Symposium schedule coming soon!

Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Hendriks

Wednesday, May 29th at 10am

Elizabeth Hendriks is Vice-President of the National Freshwater Programme at WWF-Canada, one of Canada’s oldest conservation organizations.  She has fifteen years of experience working nationally and internationally on water policy and last year, she led the release of the first national assessment of the health and stressors of Canada’s freshwater. With her team she is now working to reverse the decline of freshwater ecosystems across the country with the intersection of policy, technology, and community building.  She received her BA in International Development from Dalhousie University and her Masters from the University of Waterloo. 

For more information contact: 

Christina Collard, Symposium Coordinator info@riverinstitute.ca

Ontario Power Generation Visitor Center

2500B 2nd Street W, Cornwall, ON K6H 5R6


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