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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology joins the Susquehanna River Basin Commission in celebrating the river conservation and management group’s 50th Anniversary on January 23.

Harrisburg University applauds the Commission, a fantastic University partner, for five decades of leading the fight in conserving, developing, and administering the Susquehanna River Basin’s resources to preserve and enhance the value of the scenic and recreational river that flows through New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

“Harrisburg University congratulates the Susquehanna River Basin Commission for five decades of stewardship of the Susquehanna River Basin, home to more than four million people who rely on its waters for drinking, recreation, power production, and industry, and six million who rely on its water from Baltimore and Chester exports,” said Dr. Eric Darr, Harrisburg University President. “The Susquehanna River Basin Commission is a terrific partner of Harrisburg University. And we look forward to continued work in helping the commission conserve and mange the river basin’s resources.”

For the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC), data is key to the commission’s core mission, which is to enhance public welfare through comprehensive planning, water supply allocation, and management of Susquehanna River Basin water resources.

That’s why Harrisburg University’s Center for Environment, Energy and Economy (E3) partnered with the Commission to develop a digital dashboard, dubbed the SRBC Monitoring Dashboard System, which will identify relationships between different environmental parameters and indicators, and present them to facilitate better decision making.

Harrisburg University looks forward to continued work on the monitoring dashboard system and future projects with the SRBC.

“The SRBC was among the first organizations to collaborate with the Center for E3, beginning in early 2018.  They are leaders in using data and technology to meet their stewardship mission. We have together developed a robust – and growing – collaborative research partnership that has SRBC experts working closely with HU faculty and students on innovative, cutting-edge tools for water resource management,” said John Quigley, Director of the Center for E3. “This partnership has been enormously beneficial to our students. Congratulations and thanks to SRBC for a half century of stewardship and service!”

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