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PHILADELPHIA’S WATER: PRESERVATION/EXPLORATION – the Relationship Between Human Activity and the Health of River Ecology

April 22, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$5 – $10

GEO presents a panel discussion about the historical, ecological, and technological effects along our rivers, Delaware and Schuylkill, further exploring the relationship between human activity and the health of river ecology.

Many would assume the best thing for the rivers would be a “return to nature”, however, that really is not an option. The health of the Delaware River Watershed and its inhabitants depends on a highly managed relationship between human activity and the waterways. Each of our panelists has been deeply involved in that relationship and has valuable insights to share about past, current, and future challenges. 

Join a panel of experts celebrating Earth Day, April 22nd, 2021 as we raise awareness of the most critical issues related to protecting and preserving our waters. We will discuss the history of Philadelphia water,  security issues, water conservation,  water exploration/activities. 


  • Carol Collier – the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

  • Kate Schmidt – Delaware River Basin Commission 

  • Garth Connor – Environmental Protection Agency


  • Timothy A. Kerner – Principal at Terra Studio LLC and Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Temple University


April 22, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$5 – $10
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Virtual – LIVE ZOOM


Geographical Society of Philadelphia