PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Delaware River basin provides drinking water to 16 million people (five percent of the U.S. population) including New York City and Philadelphia. Studies have shown that the Delaware Basin is an economic engine that contributes tens of billions of dollars to the region annually from recreation to agriculture and water supply, and is also responsible for over half a million jobs in sectors including farming, water and wastewater utilities, and ports. Yet, the River's cleanup is far from complete. Among many other benefits, improved water quality lowers water treatment costs and encourages recreation, tourism, and the jobs that go with it.
As a founding member of the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed's Steering Committee, PennFuture is working with other NGO partners including New Jersey Audubon on the Delaware River Watershed Forum, to be held October 28 and 29, 2013. Visionaries from NGOs, government agencies, foundations, and other organizations working across the region will meet for a series of facilitated, action-focused discussions on critical issues affecting conservation and restoration work in the watershed. The media is invited.
WHAT: Delaware River Watershed Forum
WHEN: Monday, October 28 and Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day
WHERE: The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103
Contact: Elaine Labalme, firstname.lastname@example.org