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28th Annual River Symposium | October 27th & 28th 2021

GLOBAL CHALLENGES,
LOCAL CONCERNS

Live Streamed from Cornwall, ON, Canada

For the past 28 years, the River Institute has hosted an annual Symposium to bring together researchers and stakeholders to explore issues and challenges facing large rivers and their watersheds. This sharing of knowledge is powerful as it leads to a better understanding of fresh water resources and ecosystems, as well as the development of strategies for renewal and protection.

Global Challenges, Local Concerns

For the 2021 River Symposium, all talks will be available live online and will focus on the health of our freshwater ecosystems. We will have both a Community Day and Science Day providing a platform for researchers, educators, policy-makers, community leaders and citizens to understand current ecological health as well as in-depth analysis of trends and future needs/actions.

The Symposium will share knowledge about the status of the St. Lawrence River/Great Lakes and other freshwater ecosystems.  The scientific presentations and community involvement sessions will address current topics important to all freshwater ecosystems and of immediate concern for the St. Lawrence River/Great Lakes.

This year the theme is ‘Global Challenges, Local Concerns’, and we look forward to learning about how our local freshwater ecosystems are being affected by climate change, land use change, invasive species, pollution and exploitation.

Community Day

Wednesday, October 27th

Join us for our Community Day. Engage with local scientists and community partners to learn about the challenges that face our freshwater ecosystems and the ways in which we are working towards finding local solutions to these challenges.

Science Day

Thursday, October 28th

Join us for our Science Day. For the 2021 River Symposium, we will be considering how global challenges are affecting local freshwater ecosystems. These challenges include climate change, land use change, invasive species, pollution, and exploitation.

Call for sessions- Closes June 7, 2021

Please use the button below to access our submission form. Examples of sessions are Climate Change, Land Use Change, Invasive Species, Pollution, and Exploitation.

Event Partners and Sponsors

If you would like to help sponsor this year’s event, please contact Christina Collard at ccollard@riverinstitute.ca.

Organizing Committee

Georgia Bock

Lexy Harquail

Stephany Hildebrand

Leigh McGaughey

Jeff Ridal

Cristina Charette

Stephanie Guernon

Jennifer Lauzon

Amanda Nurse

Louis Savard

Christina Collard

Brian Hickey

Pam Maloney

Mary Ann Perron

Matt Windle

Georgia Bock

Cristina Charette

Christina Collard

Lexy Harquail

Stéphanie Guernon

Brian Hickey

Stephany Hildebrand

Jennifer Lauzon

Pam Maloney

Leigh McGaughey

Amanda Nurse

Mary Ann Perron

Jeff Ridal

Louis Savard

Matt Windle

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