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Watershed-Water Management Solutions: Policy to Action Summit 2013

February 23, 2013 @ 8:50 am - 4:00 pm

Normandale Community College Koop Building

With heavier storms and longer, deeper droughts, will new programs, policies and plans provide us with watershed solutions for water conservation, ground/surface water quality, and wildlife habitat?  Are we even asking the right questions? Join the discussion. 

Students $15, Working Adults $30   Registration at http://watershedsummit.eventbrite.com/

8:50 – 9:00             Welcome, Introductions, Focus for the Day –  Jill Crafton, Izaak Walton League

NEW STATE INITIATIVES FOR BETTER WATER MANAGEMENT

9:00 – 9:45             Ag Water Quality Certification Program – Brad Redlin, MN Dept of Ag,                                                                                                                                     Dave Frederickson, MN Dept. of Ag

9:45 – 10:15            Wetland Conservation Act updates – Dave Weirens, BWSR

10:30- 11:00          “Groundwater Crisis” – Perry Jones, USGS

11:00– 11:30           PCA Water Management Evaluation/Tale of 2 Watersheds  – John Stine, PCA

11:30 – 11:45            Q & A on morning topics

12:00 – 1:00            LUNCH  (box lunch will be provided)

COORDINATING SOLUTIONS AT THE WATERSHED/AQUIFER LEVEL

1:00 – 1:30            Maplewood Mall Retrofit – Matt Kumka/Eric Holt, Barr Engineering

1:30 – 2:15            Integrated Watershed Planning: It’s about more than water – James Wisker, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District

2:30 – 3:00           Are we asking the right questions?  Are we restoring natural processes for

                                  long-term conservation and production?  Is someone in charge? – Don Arnosti, Audubon Society

3:00 – 3:45            Q & A and brainstorming with presenters and other experts             

3:45 – 4:00            Reflections and take away thoughts           

4:00                        Adjourn

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Date:
February 23, 2013
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8:50 am - 4:00 pm
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