Program at-a-Glance | April 15 - 16, 2021

Day One: Thursday, April 15 | 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
(All times are U.S. Eastern)

Breakout Room #1
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Opening & Welcome
Scott Kudlas, AWRA Board President; Dwane Jones, Acting Dean, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability & Environmental Sciences, University of the District of Columbia; Sandra Pavlovic, Symposium Co-Chair, AWRA-NCR Section Past President
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM - Keynote Speaker:

Mustafa Ali, Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization, The National Wildlife Federation

10:20 AM - 10:30 AM - Break

10:30 AM - 11:50 AM - Panel 1: Water Justice and COVID-19: Water Management in 2020 and Beyond.
Moderator: Keara Moore, Freelance Environmental Specialist
Panelists: Letitia Carpenter, US Water Alliance; Sydney Collins, Buffalo Sewer Authority; Maureen Taylor, The Michigan Welfare Rights Organization.
Live interactive Q&A

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM - Networking Lunch with Wonder

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1:30 PM - 2:50 PM - Panel 2: Social Hydrology: A Paradigm Shift Toward More Resilient Water Resources Management
Moderator: Jason Giovannettone, Ph.D., P.E., Green Water-Infrastructure Academy
Panelists: Dr. Murugesu Sivapalan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Dr. Vikram Mehta, Center for Research on the Changing Earth System; Dr. William Shuster. Wayne State University
Live interactive Q&A

2:50 PM - 3:00 PM - Break

3:00 PM - 4:20 PM - Panel 3: Innovations in Water Resource Management
Moderator: María Nariné Torres Cajiao, Ph.D, RENEW Institute, University at Buffalo
Panelists: Emily Berglund, Ph.D., Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University; Peter Grevatt, The Water Research Foundation; Jon Freedman, SUEZ’s Water Technologies & Solutions
Live interactive Q&A

4:20 PM - 4:30 PM - Break

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Topical Session: The Wicked Water Problems of the Navajo Nation and Efforts to Address Them
Moderator: Dr. Sharon B. Megdal, Director, University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center
Panelists: Dr. Crystal Tulley-Cordova, Principal Hydrologist, Navajo Nation Department of Water Resources; Ms. Nikki Tulley, Ph.D. Student, University of Arizona Department of Environmental Science; Ms. Bidtah Becker, Associate Attorney, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority; Dr. Karletta Chief, Associate Professor and Associate Extension Specialist, University of Arizona


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