During the seminar, there will be three short presentations that integrate researcher and practitioner perspectives on watershed governance, with an extended discussion at the end. Laura Rubin will set the stage by discussing how the Huron River Watershed Council enables cross-jurisdiction water management and what challenges remain for coordinated watershed management. Jenna Bednar will introduce how she studies the robustness and adaptability of political institutions and how this applies to transboundary water systems. David Kraff will provide an overview of a new research project studying the feasibility of managing the Michigan's water resources in a more coordinated fashion and will invite feedback from the group.
Lunch will be provided.