Road Salt Research Symposium Set for January 2024

A roof top view of Lake Champlain during the fall, with UVM campus buildings in the foreground.

Extension Associate Professor Kris Stepanuck will be a presenter for the Road Salt Research Symposium on January 11, 2024, located in Waterman Memorial Lounge, 85 South Prospect Street in Burlington, VT.

Road salt is a stressor that is impacting the environment and infrastructure. In response, a number of researchers have turned their attention to this topic, assessing waterways, soils, infrastructure, and behaviors of those engaged in salting during snow and ice management. This research symposium is intended to allow those engaged in this type of research to share findings with one another and with others interested in their research, and to provide an opportunity to discuss priority needs for future research related to road salt.

While this meeting will be held in-person, attendees can also listen to presentations via Zoom.

The meeting agenda (specific presentations to be added January 4, 2024):

12:00 p.m. – Lunch and informal networking among road salt researchers and symposium participants.

  • 12:30 p.m. – Welcome and setting the stage for today’s symposium – Kris Stepenuck.
  • 12:40 p.m. – Research presentations begin (estimated 10-15 minutes each).
  • 2:40 p.m. – Break.
  • 3:00 p.m. – Research presentations continue.
  • 4:00 p.m. – Dialogue to identify gaps in knowledge and research priorities related to road salt in the next 3-5 years.
  • 4:50 p.m. – Summary of today’s presentations and identified priorities.
  • 5:00 p.m. – Adjourn.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in any of these programs, please contact us at or (802) 777-9130 no later than three weeks before the event date so we can assist you.

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