Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable presentations

To view presentations from the Oct. 21-22, 2010, Sustainable Waters Resources Roundtable held at the Gray Freshwater Center, click on the speaker’s name.

John Wells, SWRR co-chair and strategic planning director for the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board. “A Brief History of the SWRR.”

National Initiatives

Eric Evenson, National Water Census Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey. “A National Water Census.”

Ada Benavides, Deputy Chief, South Pacific Division Regional Integration Team and project manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “Building Strong Collaborative Relationships for a Sustainable Water Resources Future.”


Lynn Broaddus, Director of Environment Programs, the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread. “Charting New Waters: A Freshwater Call to Action.”

Minnesota Sustainability

Deborah Swackhamer, Co-director, University of Minnesota Water Resources Center. “Planning Far into the Future: The Minnesota Water Sustainability Framework.”

Planning for the Future

Robert Wilkinson, Bren School of Environmental Sciences and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara. “Sustainability and Water.”

Princesa VanBuren Hansen, Minnesota Environmental Quality Board. “2010 Minnesota Water Plan.

Rich Juricich, California Department of Water Resources. “California Water Plan Highlights.”

River Sustainability Issues and Initiatives

John Anfinson, Historian and Acting Chief of Resource Management, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, National Park Service. “A History of the Upper Mississippi.”

Barb Naramore, Executive Director, Upper Mississippi River Basin Association. “Issues and Institutions on the Upper Mississippi.”

Gretchen Benjamin, Program Director, Large Rivers, Great Rivers Partnership of The Nature Conservancy. “The Mississippi in a Great Rivers Context.”

Thomas Crump, Upper Mississippi River Regional Planning Chief, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.”Planning for River System Sustainability.”

Aimee Witteman, Program Officer, McKnight Foundation. “Plotting a Course on the Mississippi River.”

Norman Senjem, Mississippi River Basin Coordinator, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. “Applying the Clean Water Act to the Mississippi River.”

Great Lakes Initiatives

Elizabeth Hinchey Malloy, Great Lakes National Program Office, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference.”

Lucinda Johnson, Director, Center for Water and the Environment, Natural Resources Research Institute. “Great Lakes Indicators Initiative.”

Jack Kelly, Mid-Continent Ecology Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “The Role of Ecological Research in Great Lakes Water Sustainability.”

Victoria Pebbles, Program Director, Great Lakes Commission. “Great Lakes Energy and Water Initiatives.”

Dale Phenicie, Council of Great Lakes Industries. “Water Sustainability in the Great Lakes: An Industrial Stakeholder View.”

Final presentation

Todd Gleason, Vice President, Pentair. “Target Field: The Nation’s Most Sustainable Ballpark.”




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