2021 Virtual Annual Water Resources Conference: Opening Keynote

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Opening Keynote | Monday, November 8 | 11:00 AM ET

David Waggonner, FAIA
Founding Principal
Waggonner & Ball

Session: In Concord with Nature: planning, building and adapting our coasts, watersheds, and developed landscapes

David Waggonner is the founding principal of Waggonner & Ball Architecture/Environment, an award-winning, internationally active architecture and planning practice located in New Orleans. He is a graduate of Yale School of Architecture, a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects, and a recipient of the AIA Louisiana Medal of Honor. The firm grounds its architectural work in historic preservation with a concentration on modern institutional projects, including museums, foundations, and educational facilities. The firm’s environment work is focused on the infrastructure and spatial identity of water. Recent projects include watershed plans in Louisiana, urban water projects in cities across the U.S. Gulf and East Coasts, and school campus and park designs in Beijing, China.

Opening Keynote | Monday, November 8 | 11:00 AM ET

Andy Sternad, AIA
Architect & Urban Designer, LEED AP BD+C
Vice President
Waggonner & Ball

Andy is a vice president of Waggonner & Ball and leads the firm’s environments practice, focusing on urban planning and building design projects that integrate issues of climate, landscape, economy, and culture. A graduate of the Yale School of Architecture, he has developed the firm’s Living With Water approach over the past decade to help cities and citizens adapt to changing environments. He helped lead the New Orleans Dutch Dialogues, was a principal author of the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan, and now leads the firm’s work to implement the Gentilly Resilience District in one of New Orleans’ lowest-lying neighborhoods. Andy managed Waggonner & Ball's Dutch Dialogues Charleston, Living With Water Houston, and Isle de Jean Charles Resettlement projects, and represented the firm on its Water As Leverage team in Chennai, India. He serves on the board of Ripple Effect, a non-profit water literacy center of excellence based in New Orleans.


Register for Conference

All conference participants (presenters, moderators, panelists, etc.) must register at the appropriate registration rate. AWRA Gateway members are not eligible for discounted conference rates. The registration fees are the major source of funding for the Conference, and the sharing of registrations is prohibited - every person attending the conference must register. For presenters, if two or more individuals will be presenting, each individual must register for the conference. This includes: all technical session presenters; all panel session presenters; and all poster session presenters.

Speaker Registration Forgiveness Application. AWRA staff and the conference planning committee know that certain presenters may need registration forgiveness to participate in an AWRA event. The 2021 Annual Water Resources Conference Planning Committee has a limited number of registrations they can offer and have the right to accept or deny a forgiveness request. Requests must be submitted by June 21, 2021. Click here for application details.

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