January 22, 2020

WRA Award Nominations Due February 5th

WRA Awards celebrate outstanding achieving in advancing science and science based solutions to the sustainable management of the Delaware River Basin. Send nominations to wraexd@gmail.com


January 13, 2020

WRA Award Nominations Open

WRA Award Nominations Guidelines: Award nominations are solicited yearly and presented at our Annual Recognition Dinner held each spring.


December 20, 2019

Federal Budget Includes Nearly $10 Million for Delaware River Conservation

The Delaware River Basin Restoration Program (DRBRP) received $9.7 million in funding as part of the fiscal year 2020 Interior Appropriations bill approved by Congress and signed by the President, a 62% increase from fiscal year 2019’s funding levels. The DRBRP will provide much-needed technical assistance and grant funds to address the Delaware River Basin’s environmental challenges.


December 15, 2019

What should happen to the South Philly refinery site? Community voices weigh in. | Opinion

Nearly seven months after an explosion at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery launched a massive fireball from South Philly, a bankruptcy court will decide the site’s fate.


December 11, 2019

Army Corps and partners to host public meeting for Francis. E. Walter Dam Re-evaluation study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its partners, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, are hosting a public meeting regarding a re-evaluation study for the Francis E. Walter Dam and Reservoir on Jan. 9, 2020 at the Mountain Laurel Resort in White Haven, Pa.


December 11, 2019

To save Delaware Water Gap park from overcrowding, officials eye first-ever entry fee

The Water Gap is now among the top 20 national park sites, averaging 3.8 million visitors per year, who flock to popular locations such as Dingmans Falls, Crater Lake, and Kittatinny Point. That’s down a bit in the past few years, but about twice the number who visited the water gap area in 1987, when the park last completed a management plan. Unlike many national parks, the Water Gap is close to two large urban areas, just a two-hour drive of both Philadelphia and New York, adding to its allure.


December 11, 2019

To save Delaware Water Gap park from overcrowding, officials eye first-ever entry fee

The Water Gap is now among the top 20 national park sites, averaging 3.8 million visitors per year, who flock to popular locations such as Dingmans Falls, Crater Lake, and Kittatinny Point. That’s down a bit in the past few years, but about twice the number who visited the water gap area in 1987, when the park last completed a management plan. Unlike many national parks, the Water Gap is close to two large urban areas, just a two-hour drive of both Philadelphia and New York, adding to its allure.


December 9, 2019

Timeline: The Delaware River and the Clean Water Act

Did you miss this story? WHYY provides a succinct history of our beloved River.


December 9, 2019

Sustainability: New York City and the Brain-Based Economy

Investment in water infrastructure and climate resiliency among several important factors cited as key to New York City’s economic strength.


November 26, 2019

Advisory Groups Weighs in on Future of PES Refinery Complex

The report by Mayor Jim Kenney™s Refinery Advisory Group, which held a series of public hearings in late summer assessing the refinery complex, makes several recommendations and defines a set of values about the future of the refinery, which shut down and declared bankruptcy following a June 21 fire and explosion.


November 14, 2019

DRBC Staff Discuss State of the Basin at WRA’s Fall Technical Symposium

WRA’s Strategies for a Sustainable River Basin opens with the latest analysis from DRBC’s experts.

Learn More


November 6, 2019

Fall Technical Symposium Speakers Announced!

Strategies for a Sustainable Delaware Basin


September 30, 2019

Fall Technical Symposium Agenda Announced!

Join Us Nov 6th to hear the latest about the State of River, NYC’s work to protect the watershed and manage long term flow, and a range of case studies and research on sustainability and resilience.


September 20, 2019

DRBC Awarded Two Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund Grants

"We are appreciative of receiving this grant funding to support our flow management and habitat enhancement work in the upper basin, as well as our ongoing efforts to increase water quality and better support aquatic life in the estuary," said DRBC Executive Director Steve Tambini. "Further, we congratulate all grant recipients and thank them for their commitments to improving the ecological health of the basin and the quality of life for its residents."


September 20, 2019

Delaware River Watershed conservation projects awarded $16 million in funding

Nearly $16 million in federal grants and private matching awards were announced this week for conservation projects throughout the Delaware River Watershed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York.


September 18, 2019

Magic Tricks, Water Education, and Giving Back to the Community

Need Inspiration? Read about how a NJ man blends his love for our waterways and the outdoors, and a desire to make the world a better place


September 16, 2019

World Bank Release Report on Worldwide Water Crisis and Solutions

See a quick overview from the Brookings Institute here, along with a link to the report


September 13, 2019

Trump Administration Repeals 2015 Rules on Water Protection

Narrowing the waters protected under the Clean Water Act. For more, listen to Bloomberg Law:


September 13, 2019

Trump Admin Repeals 2015 Water Protections

Listen to Bloomberg Law's podcast (8 minutes) to get insight


August 22, 2019

Gov. Wolf pledges $3.8M for PFAS-tainted water in Philly suburbs

Gov. Tom Wolf announced that the state will spend $3.8M to help defray the cost of treating water tainted with hazardous chemicals in Bucks and Montgomery Counties.

The money, which Wolf said will come from several sources, will go to Horsham, Warminster, Warrington, and Warwick, four communities heavily affected by PFAS, which has leached into the region’s groundwater and drinking water for years.


April 10, 2019

37th Annual Recognition Dinner

Another year of success!


November 1, 2018

57th Annual Fall Conference

The Nature and Nurture of a Working River


April 18, 2018

36th Annual Recognition Dinner

Sponsorship Deadline is March 2, 2018


October 16, 2017

SAVE THE DATE - Our 56th Annual Fall Conference

Upstream, Downstream and the Turning Tide - Applying Science to Policy in the Delaware River Basin
Skytop Lodge
Skytop, PA


January 5, 2017

Revised DRBC Fee Structure Approved By Commissioners

The new approved fee structure will align with the One Process/One Permit Program


September 6, 2016

SAVE THE DATE - Our 55th Annual Fall Conference

Friday, November 11, 2016
'"Down the Delaware"
Exploring the Past, Present and Future of the New Jersey Bayshore


June 8, 2015

Basin's One Process/One Permit Program

By Kathy Klein


February 24, 2015

A History of Water Use Charges

From Winter 2015 Newsletter


October 15, 2014

Fall '14 Newsletter

New DRBC Executive Director issues statement


August 1, 2014

WRA President Announces Retirement

WRA's Executive Committee seeks a successor


May 21, 2014

Spring '14 Newsletter

2014 Buzzi Scholarship Recipient Announced


April 1, 2014

Winter '14 Newsletter

To say the maritime shipping industry is competitive would be a gross understatement.


November 1, 2013

Fall '13 Newsletter

Monitoring stations similar to this one at Reedy Island in the Delaware Estuary have been installed in the upper Delaware River.
Photo courtesy of USGS


June 1, 2013

Spring/Summer '13 Newsletter

2013 Buzzi Scholarship Recipient Announced


March 1, 2013

Winter '13 Newsletter

Integrated Water Resources Science and Services Stakeholder Report Issued


September 1, 2012

Fall '12 Newsletter

More than 15 million people rely on the Delaware River every day for clean drinking water. What they may not realize is that the availability of affordable, exceptionally clean water is a direct result of the abundance of forests upstream in the Delaware River Basin. Today’s good water quality helps keep source water treatment costs down for drinking water providers and industrial users alike.


June 1, 2012

Spring '12 Newsletter

WRA is pleased to announce that Brittney Jackson, a senior at Emmaus High School in Emmaus PA, was selected this year to receive the Dr. John L. Buzzi Memorial Scholarship. Brittney received a $1000 award to be put towards their college education.


May 1, 2012

April '12 Update

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) recently released the results of a comprehensive study that examines trends in water use among various user sectors. The study, led by David Sayers, Supervisor of Information Technology and Water Use Section at DRBC, has been several years in the making and was presented at WRA’s Fall Conference on November 2, 2011. Trends in water consumption and use were developed for over a 30-year period for major individual users and were grouped and totaled according to sector. Water use among public water suppliers was of particular interest given that DRBC is implementing a water accountability rule in 2012.


December 1, 2011

Winter '11 Newsletter

As global companies mature in their appreciation of the business case for sustainability, more attention is being paid to water management and water-related business risks.  By understanding their water footprint, companies can move from simply quantifying their water use to developing programs to utilize water resources more responsibly and sustainably. 


May 1, 2011

Spring '11 Newsletter

For many years now, the Water Resources Association of the Delaware River Basin has been concerned with how the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) funds its activities. More recently, that concern has been related to how development and implementation of the new gas drilling regulations may affect DRBC’s other core activities related to the Basin’s water supply and flow management activities.


December 1, 2010

Winter '10 Newsletter

Long-awaited gas drilling regulations were issued by the Delaware River Basin Commission on December 9. Comments on the proposed regulations will be closed on March 15, 2011.


September 1, 2010

Fall '10 Newsletter

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a public meeting May 6 in Carneys Point, NJ to discuss plans by PSEG Nuclear to file an early site permit application, one of the first steps the utility would need to take to build a fourth reactor at its Artificial Island nuclear generating complex in Salem County. PSEG Nuclear currently operates the Salem 1, Salem 2 and Hope Creek reactors at its Artificial Island site in Lower Alloways Creek Township. The site is the second largest commercial nuclear generating complex in the U.S. If a fourth reactor were added, it would become the nation’s largest.


May 1, 2010

Spring '10 Newsletter

Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. (Aqua) is among a select group of companies chosen by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) that received the Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence at a ceremony held on April 20 at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel. Aqua was selected to receive the prestigious award for its recent construction of a 1.1 megawatt photovoltaic solar farm at its Ingram's Mill Water Treatment Plant in East Bradford Township, which serves drinking water to the West Chester, Pennsylvania area.





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