Graham Sustainability Institute

Challenges and Opportunities for Watershed Management

This seminar will include short presentations that integrate ecological, planning and policy perspectives on watershed management, with an extended discussion at the end. Those interested can continue the conversations during happy hour immediately following the seminar downstairs at Sava's. If you hope to join us, please RSVP.
David Kraff, Grand Valley State University
David will share results from his recent project titled “A New Approach to Managing Water in the State of Michigan: Assessing the Feasibility of Integrated Watershed Commissions”. David is a research assistant at GVSU's Annis Water Resources Institute, with training in political science and water policy..
Larissa Larsen and Dagnachew Adugna Belete, U-M Urban and Regional Planning Program
Larissa and Dagnachew will share some innovative planning ideas that can benefit water resources, including examples from Ethiopia and the U.S. Larissa and Dagnachew research and teach about land use and environmental planning and have on-going projects studying climate adaptation and green infrastructure.
Anne Vaara, Clinton River Watershed Council
Anne will comment on the practical challenges and opportunities for organizations like hers that facilitate cross-jurisdiction water management. Anne has served as the executive director for the Clinton River Watershed Council for nearly 10 years and has a background in land use planning, stormwater management and natural resource preservation.

We hope you will join us for an engaging discussion!

Date & Time: 
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm
Graham Sustainability Institute, 214 S. State St (Entrance next to Sava's)
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 2:00 pm