CSI’s new series of public forums, Water and Community, features lectures, panel discussions, and access to information from a range of sources. Audience members are strongly encouraged to ask questions and discuss issues raised by lecturers. The Water and Community series is organized around three broad themes:
Watersheds: The nature and characteristics of watersheds, their vulnerability to land use impacts, and sustainable management practices
Uses of Water: The laws and policies that guide — or fail to guide — how water is used by our society
Chaotic Water : The effects of rising global temperatures on the hydrologic cycle
Water and Community events provide a public venue for learning about the science of water, how this essential resource is being managed in our region, and how it impacts our community.
Please find the details, presentations, and supporting materials from each Water and Community event below.
Water and Community Forum #1 – Harmful Algal Blooms: What they are and how government agencies are addressing the threat
Saturday, September 30th 2017, 9:00 – 12:00 at The Space @ Greenstar
The Community Science Institute, co-sponsors Cayuga Lake Watershed Network and Floating Classroom, and other organizations addressed the concerns surrounding the 2017 outbreak of suspicious algal blooms in Cayuga Lake. Speakers highlighted key aspects of the ecology and toxicity of blue-green algae, reviewed measures taken to protect public health, and responded to questions from the audience. Participating organizations offered a wealth of HABs related information.
See the HABs forum information flyer for a schedule of events and list of invited organizations. Presentations delivered by lecturers are posted below