Mystic River Watershed Initiative Science Forum - April 9th

The Mystic River Watershed Initiative Science Forum will be held on Thursday, April 9th in Court Room 6, on the 15th floor at EPA New England: 5 Post Office Square, Boston. We recommend arriving early to leave time for EPA's airport style security. Coffee and snacks are available for sale on the 3rd floor. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by emailing


Thursday, April 9, 2015
8:30 am to 1:00 pm
EPA Region 1
5 Post Office Square, Boston
Court Room 6

8:30      Sign-in

8:45      Welcome and Introduction, The EPA and the Consensus Building Institute

9:15      Conditions in Alewife Brook, Mystic River mouth and update on basin overenrichment, Kelly Coughlin and David Taylor, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA)

10:00    Modeling storm event phosphorus in Alewife Brook with respect to climate change, Kate Munson, Tufts University

10:30    State of the Mystic in 2014: Current conditions, trends, and new insights, Andy Hrycyna and Patrick Herron, Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA)

11:00    Break 

11:15    The Mystic River Watershed: CEHS and MIT Engineering field lab experiences for students past and present, Harry Hemond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

11:45    Alewife Constructed Wetland: stormwater attenuation, water quality improvements, ecological enhancements and recreational opportunities, Catherine Woodbury, City of Cambridge

12:15    Opportunities for Coordination and Collaboration in 2015

 Consensus Building Institute

  • Briefly share planned activities in 2015 - EPA, MyWRA, and Forum Participants

  • Discuss opportunities to collaborate or coordinate efforts to better understand the conditions of the Mystic Watershed - All

  • Feedback on Forum/Input for next year

12:55    Closing Comments, Patrick Herron, MyRWA

1:00      Adjourn