The Delaware River Watershed: Protecting Today and Tomorrow

NJ Spotlight/State Impact PA event takes a closer look at resource that provides drinking water to millions

Tim Dillingham of the American Littoral Society and Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper
The Delaware River Watershed spans four states, contains vital ecological resources, is home to more than eight million residents and provides drinking water to millions more. As the region faces stress from pollution, overuse and a changing global climate, recent moves in Washington D.C. to change federal regulations are also complicating the picture; questions abound on both the quantity and quality of the area’s water supplies.

At this NJ Spotlight/State Impact event, our panel of experts examined the impacts of the changing regulations and took a closer look at both how and if state governments and policymakers should respond to growing challenges in managing these resources.

You can listen to the streaming audio below, download the podcast to listen later, or access these and other NJ Spotlight podcasts on iTunes

Keynote Presentation

Carol Collier,
Senior Advisor for Watershed Management and Policy,
The Academy of Natural Sciences, Drexel University;
Former Executive Director, Delaware River Basin Commission

Download Collier's slide presentation, “Hot Issues in the Delaware River Basin: Current and Future”)

Panel Discussion 

Jennifer Adkins, Executive Director, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary
Tim Dillingham, Executive Director, American Littoral Society
Dennis Hart, Executive Director, Chemistry Council of New Jersey
Doug O’Malley, Director, Environment New Jersey

Maya van Rossum, The Delaware Riverkeeper


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