Annual Meetings

We held our ANNUAL MEETING on March 19, 2015.

Thank you to all of you who attended and made it a wonderful event.  Over 225 people attended.  It was a day full of diverse current topics in wetland science.  We would also like to thank our vendors who continue to show the latest products and services.  Your support of CAWS allows us to continue to bring you relevant research and updates in Wetland Science.

You can view any of the presentations from the annual meeting by clicking on the  title of the presentation below.

List of Speakers and Presentations:

Erica Sachs, USEPA: Clean Water Act Regulations: Understanding Federal Jurisdiction

Russell Cohen, Massachusetts DEP: “Riparian Vegetation Buffers and Functions/Values and Restoration

Matthew Sanford, Milone & MacBroom: Duck Pond Wetland Restoration”                                                              

Rachel Perry, Bioavailability of Organic N Entering Small, Shallow Embayments


John Nolon, Pace University Land Use Law Center: "Resource Protection of Regulatory Taking? The Role of Mitigation"


Chris Allan, LandTech: "Ecological Restoration of a Brownfields Site in Fairfield, CT"  

Tim Hollister, Shipman & Goodwin, LLP: History of Wetlands Wildlife Regulation and Case Law

Stephanie Molden, Connecticut Department of Transportation:Climate Change and Extreme Weather Vulnerability Pilot Project


If you would like to suggest a topic for next year's meeting, please contact us at

Since its inception in 1997, CAWS has sponsored a symposium to bring together State, Federal and Municipal Agencies, Environmental consultants, Students and others to present recent research, policies and techniques on a particular topic in Wetland Science. 

Over the years, CAWS has  offered the following important and exciting topics:

2014        Research, Case Studies & Anecdotes: The Latest in Wetland Science"

2013           Wetland Stewardship: Minimizing Impacts, Maximizing Benefits

2012           Monitoring Wetlands and Watercourses: Methods and Benefits

2011            Striking the Ecological Balance: What's new in Wetland Science?

2010           Wetlands: Impaired to Pristine

2009           Stormwater and Wetland Management: An Update on Programs and Practices"

2008           Wetland Management: Topics for Everyone

2007         Wetland Restoration, Creation and Monitoring - A Progress Report

2006         Connecticut Wetlands and Watercourses: Current Research and Programs.

2005         Wetlands and Watercourses: Indirect Impacts

2004           Wetland Buffers: Scientific and Regulatory Issues

2003           Practices and Policies of Wetland Restoration and Creation

2002           Tidal Wetland Systems

2001            Watercourses: Biology, Regulation, & Restoration

2000           Wetlands & Wildlife: Conservation & Regulation

1999            Wetland Science: Guidelines for Stormwater Management