2016 Annual Meeting
Community Engagement
October 6, 2016

South Fork Shenandoah River - Chris AndersonThe Pure Water Forum will be holding its Annual Meeting in Staunton, VA at the Frontier Culture Museum's Lecture Hall.

Join us and experts in the field, as we discuss proven methods to engage citizens, landowners, businesses, government and other stakeholders around water quality initiatives.  The featured speaker this year will be Dr. Frank Dukes from the UVA-Institute for Environmental Negotiation who will share his experiences with engaging communities and working with diverse stakeholder groups on water quality issues over the last twenty-five years.

Registration starts at 9:00 am.
Program begins at 9.30 am, with lunch and afternoon field trips included.

Online registration has closed.  For more information please contact Tara Sieber:
Email: tara.sieber@deq.virginia.gov
Phone: (540) 574-7870

2015 Annual Meeting
October 15, 2015

Engaging Your Community: The Power of Effective Communication

State of the Forum


2014 Annual Meeting
September 26, 2014

Float, Fish, Stroll or Roll: Recreation and Tourism on Shenandoah Valley Streams

Keynote Presentation:  How natural assets and outdoor recreation is driving tourism economic development in Virginia

Video Excerpts from the Annual Meeting

South Fork near Elkton

2013 Annual Meeting
October 10, 2013

FOSR Training SU Students Educating Our Way to a Healthier Bay: The Role of Educators in Improving Water Quality in the Shenandoah River

2011 Annual Meeting

Rife - Loth Dam on South River

In October 2011, the Pure Water Forum held its annual meeting in Waynesboro, VA in the South River watershed. The event began with a keynote address from Mr. Matt Lohr, Commissioner of the VA Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. A panel discussion on the Chesapeake Bay TMDL followed the keynote address, then lunch and a tour of restoration projects underway along the South River.

2011 Agenda

2011 Field Trip Map