All newly created PDFs on this website are accessible. To request an accommodation to access these PDFs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. News Mid-Hudson Young Environmental Scientist Project in Urban Stream Ecology (MH-YES) Year 2 Mar 25, 2019Alan Berkowitz, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Turning Vacant Lots into Green Infrastructure: Application of A Multi-objective Optimization Tool in the City of Buffalo Jun 18, 2018Zhenduo Zhu, University at Buffalo. Two papers were published from this effort: 1. A new tool for automatic calibration of the Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) 2. Modeling the transport of titanium dioxide nanomaterials from combined sewer overflows in an urban river Are invasive round goby a new contaminant vector in Northeastern U.S. inland waterbodies? Jun 18, 2018Suresh Sethi, Cornell University Effect of climate change on nutrient limitation and algal blooms in headwater lakes of the Hudson River Apr 1, 2018David Richardson, SUNY New Paltz Hudson Estuary Watershed Resiliency Project Apr 1, 2018Cornell Cooperative Extension: collaboration across Columbia and Greene, Dutchess, and Ulster Counties The Socioeconomic Implications of Changing Flood Risk in the Hudson/Mohawk Watersheds (2018) Apr 1, 2018The Community and Regional Development Institute, Cornell University Scoping Green Infrastructure in Troy Apr 1, 2018Brian Davis, Cornell University. For the full report, please contact WRI or the researcher directly. Sustainable oyster restoration requires oyster reproduction: Variation in reproduction across Hudson/Raritan Estuary environments Apr 1, 2018Matthew Hare, Cornell University Communicating results of a 2016-2017 micropollutant monitoring campaign to stakeholders in the Hudson River Estuary Apr 1, 2018Damian Helbling, Cornell University Support for Land Use/Environmental Planning Field Workshop (2018) Apr 1, 2018George Frantz, Cornell University Assessing stakeholder perceptions and facilitating collaboration in the Pocantico River Watershed Apr 1, 2018Michael Finewood, Pace University The Socioeconomic Implications of Changing Flood Risk in the Hudson/Mohawk Watersheds Apr 1, 2017The Community and Regional Development Institute, Cornell University. Geospatial assessment of riparian zones: A case study in the Hudson River Estuary – Stockport Creek Watershed Apr 1, 2017Lindi Quackenbush, SUNY Environmental Science & Forestry. Design for Climate-resilient Hudson River Communities Apr 1, 2017Josh Cerra, Cornell University. Assessing the effectiveness of green infrastructure (2017) Apr 1, 2017Emily Vail, Cornell University. Quantification and Source Identification of Microplastic Pollution in the Hudson River Apr 1, 2017Lisa Watkins, Cornell University. Support for Land Use/Environmental Planning Field Workshop Apr 1, 2017George Frantz, Cornell University. Remote Sensing, Harmful Algal Blooms, Spectroscopy, Unmanned Aerial Systems Mar 1, 2017Ileana Dumitriu, Hobart & William Smith Colleges Quantifying the ecosystem services of nitrogen removal and carbon sequestration in restored urban tidal wetlands Mar 1, 2017Chester Zarnoch, CUNY Baruch College. For more information about this work, please contact the researcher . Otsego Lake Water Quality Constant Monitoring System Mar 1, 2017Kiyoko Yokota, SUNY Oneonta Variability in water quality and the effect of climate change and teleconnections on lake thermal structure in the Sky Lakes of Shawangunk Ridge Mar 1, 2017David Richardson, SUNY New Paltz To learn more, watch these short videos related to acid rain and climate change in the Sky Lakes, or click on the following link to read the written report. Dynamic sediment-discharge rating curve models to support climate-smart management of water quality in the New York City water supply system Mar 1, 2017Scott Steinschneider, Cornell University 2015 WRI Summary Report Nov 11, 2016Water resource infrastructure in New York: assessment, management, & planning – year 4. The Importance of Field Trips and Cultural Awareness in Education: A Case Study at the Center for the Urban River at Beczak (CURB) Apr 1, 2016Kathleen Ruen, Sarah Lawrence College. Read their article, "The Best Field Trip Ever: An Artistic and Scientific Analysis of the Value of Field Trips to an Environmental Center." You can also see their project report at the following link. Empirical Validation of the Use of Genetic Tags to Determine the Population Origin of Acoustically Tagged Atlantic Sturgeon in the Hudson River and Coastwide Apr 1, 2016Isaac Wirgin, New York University Medical Center. Prediction of Sediment Remobilized by Removal of an Aged Dam in the Hudson River Watershed Apr 1, 2016Weiming Wu, Clarkson University. To learn more, watch a short video. Contact Brian Rahm (WRI) or Weiming Wu (Clarkson University) for the full report, or click on the following link for a summary: Septic systems and surface water quality Apr 1, 2016Ruth Richardson, Cornell University. Assessing the effectiveness of green infrastructure Apr 1, 2016Emily Vail, Cornell University. Mohawk River Water Quality: Risk Evaluation of Combined Sewer Overflow and Runoff Events Apr 1, 2016Carolyn Rodak, SUNY IT. Detection and characterization of microplastics in Hudson valley surface waters Apr 1, 2016Lisa Watkins, Cornell University. Evaluating Septic System Inputs into Sodus Bay using Oblique Imagery, Optical Brighteners, and DNA-based tracers Mar 1, 2016Paul Richards, SUNY Brockport Student Researcher Support of Adaptive Management of the St Lawrence River using Novel Water Quality Monitoring Methodology Mar 1, 2016Michael Twiss, Clarkson University. American Eel and Perched Culverts in the Hudson Valley Jan 5, 2016Dr. Robert Schmidt, Berkshire Environmental Research Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock. See here for a more in-depth report related to this project. 2014 WRI Summary Report Aug 28, 2015Water resource infrastructure in New York: assessment, management, & planning – year 3. Septic systems, water quality, and greenhouse gas emissions Apr 1, 2015Todd Walter, Cornell University. Report available upon request. Assessment of sediment properties in the impoundment of an aged dam in the Hudson River Watershed Apr 1, 2015Weiming Wu, Clarkson University. To learn more, watch this short video on the assessment, or click on the following link to read the written report. Design for climate-resilient Hudson River communities Apr 1, 2015Joshua Cerra, Cornell University. Coupling in-ditch studies and modelling to understand the landscape - wide nitrogen transport and denitrification (N2, N2O) potential of roadside ditch networks across catchments Apr 1, 2015Rebecca Schneider & Roxanne Marino, Cornell University. Visualizing landscape change: public space and CSO's in the Hudson river watershed Apr 1, 2015Brian Davis, Cornell University. Determining Peak Flow Under Different Scenarios and Assessing Organism Passage Potential: Identifying and Prioritizing Undersized and Poorly Passable Culverts Apr 1, 2015Todd Walter, Art DeGaetano, Cornell University. The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA): Structure and Effects Apr 1, 2015Richard Geddes, Cornell University. Seasonal variability of projected future climate and its impact on the freshwater discharge to the Hudson River and water residence time of the Hudson estuary Apr 1, 2015Robert Howarth, Cornell University Target and suspect screening for micropollutants in the Hudson River Estuary during a single recreational season Apr 1, 2015Damian Helbling, Cornell University. Determining Peak Flow Under Different Scenarios and Identifying Undersized Culverts (2015) Apr 1, 2015Todd Walter, Cornell University. Using citizen science to map Hudson Valley waterways for violacein-producing microbes Apr 1, 2015Brooke Jude, Bard College. To learn more, download this presentation, or click on the following link to read the written report. Assessment of the effectiveness of green infrastructure at improving water quality and reducing flooding at the watershed-scale Apr 1, 2015Katherine Meierdiercks, Siena College Analysis of biodiversity in the Sparkill Creek Watershed as a course-based service learning undergraduate experience that will enhance STEM based applications Apr 1, 2015Bernadette Connors, Dominican College. To learn more, see here for a report on the riparian vegetation restoration aspect of the project, or click on the following link to read the aquatic microbial diversity report. The Importance of Field trips and cultural awareness in education: a case study at the Center for the Urban River at Beczak (CURB) Apr 1, 2015Kathleen Ruen, Sarah Lawrence College. To learn more, watch this short video on the grant program, or click on the following link to read the written report. Emerging organic pollutants: from college campuses to Cayuga Lake Mar 1, 2015Susan Allen-Gil, Ithaca College. Denitrifying bioreactors reduction of agricultural nitrogen pollution at the watershed scale Mar 1, 2015Larry Geohring, Cornell University. Western New York watershed network Mar 1, 2015Christopher Lowry, SUNY Buffalo. Population and DPS origin of subadult Atlantic sturgeon in the Hudson River Mar 1, 2015Isaac Wirgin, NYU Medical Center. NY State and smart growth: Policy triangulation, coherence, tensions Apr 1, 2014David Kay, Cornell University. See here for a Research & Policy Brief related to this project, or for a more in-depth report, Computerized content analysis of online reviews of water-centric entertainment areas Apr 1, 2014Srinagesh Gaverneni, Cornell University. Further development and application of a planning support system for managing change in water infrastructure systems in Hudson River municipalities Apr 1, 2014Kieran Donaghy, Cornell University. Road ditches in the suburban landscape: potential hotspots for nutrient transport and cycling Apr 1, 2014Todd Walter, Cornell University. To learn more, watch this short video on road ditch research, or click on the following link to read the written report. Roadside ditches: Source or filter of greenhouse gases? Apr 1, 2014Rebecca Schneider & Roxanne Marino, Cornell University. Results of a survey on ditch management by town highway staff. The themes surrounding the Hudson River: A content analysis of newspapers along the Hudson Apr 1, 2014Clifford Scherer, Cornell University Determining Peak Flow Under Different Scenarios and Identifying Undersized Culverts Apr 1, 2014Todd Walter, Cornell University. Using high frequency lake data and fish population analyses to inform management and outreach in the Sky Lakes, Shawangunk Ridge, eastern New York Apr 1, 2014David Richardson, SUNY New Paltz. Planning and Implementing Green Infrastructure to Improve Watershed Resiliency in the Saw Mill Brook Watershed and Village of New Paltz Apr 1, 2014Kathleen (KT) Tobin and David Richardson, SUNY New Paltz. Identifying sinkholes and manure management setbacks Using LiDAR and aerial photography Apr 1, 2014Paul Richards, SUNY Brockport. To access project products, see an index maps of Albany County, and see these detailed maps of ground features at the field scale. To learn more, watch this short video on mapping sinkholes, or click on the following link to read the written report. Assessing Flood Risk in a Changing Climate in the Mohawk and Hudson River Basins Apr 1, 2014Stephen Shaw, SUNY -ESF.