Resilience and the Raritan
Friday, June 7, 2019
Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
500 Bartholomew Road
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
New Date and Location – June 7, 2019
Join us on Friday, June 7, 2019 for the 11th Annual Sustainable Raritan River Conference and Awards Ceremony at the Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering, Rutgers University, in Piscataway, New Jersey.
This year’s conference will be a joint program with Rutgers Coastal Climate Risk and Resilience Program, Rutgers Climate Institute, and the New Jersey Climate Change Alliance. Conference presentations and panel discussions will explore the impacts of climate change on Raritan basin communities and environs, and will advance renewed watershed planning efforts that promote resilience throughout the Raritan River, Basin and Bay.
Reserve the date on your calendar and watch this space for more information soon!
Lightning Talks and Posters
The conference will include a series of lightning talks on a broad range of topics with the central theme of work in and around the Raritan River. This year’s conference will have a focus on climate risk and resilience across the Raritan region, but talks and posters can focus on others areas such as public access, habitat restoration, water quality, water quantity, fisheries, and environmental policy, planning and education.
The deadline for proposals is Friday, May 17, 2019. Follow this link to learn more and to apply: http://raritan.rutgers.edu/2019_lightning-talks-and-posters/.
This is a great opportunity to promote your work or solicit input. It’s open to everyone!
Sustainable Raritan River Awards
Each year at our annual conference, we gives awards to recognize outstanding achievement in efforts to revitalize our region, restore and protect our resources and promote the Raritan region as a premiere place to live, work and raise a family.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 24, 2019. Follow this link to learn more and to submit your nomination: http://raritan.rutgers.edu/awards2019/
Make a nomination today!
Conference Sponsorships Available
The Sustainable Raritan River Initiative is an independently funded not-for-profit program at Rutgers. We rely on your contributions to produce our educational events, to facilitate and support research, and to further efforts for collaboration across the region that advance an agenda that meets the goals of the U.S. Clean Water act to restore and preserve New Jersey’s Raritan River, its tributaries and bay.
Our annual conference attracts stakeholders from local and regional NGOs, federal, state and local government, academia, and the private sector. We offer continuing education credits for engineers, landscape architects, planners, floodplain managers and public works managers, which increases our value proposition for many participants. Our direct listserve is in excess of 2000 names. We also promote our conference through our academic and regional partners’ networks.
Exhibit Space Available
Exhibit space includes one conference registration and listing as an exhibitor in conference materials. Exhibit space is in the main floor Atrium – directly outside the conference hall. Exhibit spaces can be seen from the 2nd floor Atrium and are easily accessible during conference registration, breaks, lunch and reception times. Click here to view rates, or email Sara Malone at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space. The number of Exhibitor Spaces are limited.
CEUs will be Available
We are requesting continuing education credits for Professional Planners, Certified Floodplain Managers, Licensed Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, and Public Works Managers.
Early Bird Registration – Now Open!
Register with a Credit Card
Register with a Purchase Order or Check
Register as a Rutgers Faculty, Staff, or Student (Net ID required)
Early Bird Registration closes May 24 – register now to get this special rate.
Please note, this is considered a public event. You may be photographed at this event and by attending you agree to let Rutgers use that photo for promotional purposes.
Parking and Directions
Parking is available in nearby Lots 51, 51B, 54 and 59. Parking is free, but you must pre-register for parking. Cars that have not been registered may be ticketed!
Register for parking or view the parking map at: https://rudots.nupark.com/events/Events/Register/a5365798-bfd7-4778-ab6a-c7f54753f58f
Thank you to our Sponsors
Somerset County Business Partnership
More Conference Details Coming Soon!
Full Agenda – Coming soon!
Speakers biographies – Coming soon!
Image of Landing Lane Bridge on May 1, 2014 by Mathieu Gerbush