Return to the WRA CalendarMay 16, 2022

Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Pocono Environmental Education Center
Hosted by: WRA


WRA Technical Event: Science, Success Stories & Collaboration in Water Resources




Overview


Theme: Science, Success Stories & Collaboration in Water Resources
Date(s): May 16, 2022
Time: 9:00AM - 5:30PM
Location: Pocono Environmental Education Center
Dress: Casual/hiker/walk outside. Wear/bring your hiking boots/walking shoes!
Keynote: Mathy Stanislaus, Esq. Vice Provost, and Executive Director, Environmental Collaboratory at Drexel University


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Description


Join us at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingman's Ferry, Pennsylvania for WRA's Technical Event with panels, presentations, and discussion on climate change, risk management, collaboration, and the latest science on critical issues in the watershed. Wear your hiking boots, there will be opportunities to explore this beautiful setting!


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WRA is honored to announce our Keynote Speaker


Mathy Stanislaus, Esq. Vice Provost, and Executive Director


Environmental Collaboratory at Drexel University



Keynote: Science and Trust as Foundations for Collaborative Environmental Decision Making


Stanislaus joined Drexel from the Global Battery Alliance at the World Economic Forum. He served for eight years as the Senate-confirmed assistant administrator for the EPA's Office of Land & Emergency Management for the Obama Administration. Stanislaus saw firsthand the devastation of natural and man-made environmental disasters, serving as USEPA's lead emergency response official. He represented the US in G7 deliberations about conservation and decarbonization, and spearheaded initiatives to advance President Obama's Climate Action Plan. A more complete bio can be found here.


Followed by a Facilitated Discussion: How do we make climate science actionable? What is the best way to collaborate across the Delaware River Basin?



Event Co-Chairs


Kelly Anderson, Philadelphia Water Department & Krista Schierer, Essential Utilities






Panels:



Collaboration, Communication and Risk Management in Water Resources


Moderator: Kelly Anderson
Presenters: Liesel Gross (Lehigh County Authority), John Yagecic (DRBC), Matt Csik (NJ American Water)



Climate Change Impact Planning


Presenters: Julia Rockwell (PWD), Upmanu Lall, PhD., Director Columbia Water Center





The Power of Partnership in Resource Protection


Presenter: Abigal Pattishall PhD, Vice President of Conservation (The Wildlands Conservancy)





Thank you to our Sponsors!



Gold Annual Sponsor



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Sponsorship Opportunities are Open! Contact Skelly at ed@wradrb.org



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Agenda


8:30 - 9:20 amCheck In & Coffee
9:20 amWelcomeJen Garigliano, Board President
Co-Chairs Kelly Anderson & Krista Schierer
9:30 - 10:25 amCollaboration, Communication and Risk Management in Water ResourcesModerator: Kelly Anderson
Presenters: Liesel Gross (Lehigh County Authority), John Yagecic (DRBC), Matt Csik (NJ American Water) invited
10:25 - 10:50 amCoffee/Email/Catch up with Colleagues Break
10:50 - 11:45 amClimate Change Impact PlanningModerator: Krista Schierer
Presenters: Julia Rockwell (PWD), Kristen Bowman Kavanagh (DRBC) invited, Larry Finnicum (Veolia
11:45 am - 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 - 1:40 pmThe Latest USFW Report – Eco indicator for the BasinModerator: Amy Lieb
Presenter: TBD
1:40 - 2:00 pmBreak, check out afternoon options
2:00 pmKeynote: Science and Trust as Foundations for Collaborative Environmental Decision MakingMathy Stanislaus, Executive Director and Vice Provost, The Environmental Collaboratory at Drexel
2:45 - 3:30 pmFacilitated Discussion: How do we make climate science actionable? What is the best way to collaborate across the Delaware River Basin?Facilitator: Marc Gold
Closing remarks: Skelly Holmbeck, Executive Director
3:30 - 5:00 pmAfternoon activities: hike, pond sampling eco-zone
5:00 - 6:00 pmHappy Hour


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For more information regarding this event, contact: ed@wradrb.org
Additional information on this event can be found HERE.




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