WRI Outreach

At NYSWRI, we provide outreach and education, related to state-of-the-art research, to various stakeholders throughout NY. This work supports the mission of Cornell University as a Land Grant Institution and of Water Resources Research act by promoting the dissemination and application of research results toward the resolution of state and regional water partners. NYSWRI achieves these outreach goals by synthesizing information for and providing trainings to various state audiences.


February: CAPI Adapt - Building Climate Resilience in Hudson Valley Communities



2022 WRI Annual Report


April: Meet those Giving Eels, and Other Ailing River Fish, a Chance

In celebration of Earth Day, Chris Bowser was interviewed about Glass Eel Migration by Andy Revkin of the Columbia Climate School. 




2021 WRI Annual Report


June: Watershed Breakfast Lecture

Hudson River Watershed Alliance Watershed Breakfast Series: Soundscape Indicators of Biodiversity, Ecosystem Function, and Human Influences in the Hudson River Watershed
Featured Speaker: Aaron N. Rice, Cornell University


April: Counting Eels in the Hudson River Estuary

For the 14th season, Chris Bowser and volunteers search the Hudson River estuary for juvenile American eels as part of an effort coordinated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Cornell University


December: Year of Water mural complete

Ithaca Murals teamed with local artist, Norma Gutierrez, to produce a mural on the wastewater treatment access point at the Ithaca Farmer's Market. The mural brings awareness to the nearby Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility. A new webpage, found here, highlights the details of this project with pictures of its progress and completion.


November: Chris Bowser receives 2020 Leadership Award from NYS Outdoor Education Association

Chris Bowser recently received the 2020 Leadership Award from the New York State Outdoor Education Association. In his acceptance video, he highlights the Poughkeepsie community and the work he and his colleagues have done in outdoor education.


October: Hudson River Estuary video featured in Cornell CALS Newsletter

A WRI-published YouTube video on the Hudson River Estuary was featured on the September 10, 2020 issue of the Cornell CALS Facutly/Staff Newsletter.


January: Stream Buffer Management Workshop Held for Municipalities

Riparian buffers are a powerful tool to reduce nutrient and sediment input to downstream waterbodies and to protect streams in the face of climate and landscape change. But getting to scale with implementation is going to take a coordinated effort. In light of this, NYS WRI co-hosted a workshop on stream buffers for municipalities in Tompkins County. It focused on both planning and implementation of buffers at municipal, watershed, and site scales. The collected resources and the slides and videos of presentations and panels, compiled on the website, can be useful to many other NYS municipalities.


July: Community Science In Action: Marist College Highlights Collaborative Eel Research

Chris Bowser, WRI staff member and Education Coordinator for the Hudson River Estuary Program and National Estuary and Research Reserve, was profiled by Marist College for his role in blending education and research.


March: Scenic Resource Protection Guide for the Hudson River Valley

George Frantz, Cornell University