Day One: Thursday, April 15 | 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET

9:00 AM | OPENING & WELCOME
Breakout Room #1
  • Scott Kudlas, President AWRA
  • 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
Breakout Room #1
Mustafa Ali, Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization, The National Wildlife Federation
Live Interactive Q&A

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
Breakout Room #1
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
Breakout Room #1
Moderator: Jason Giovannettone, PhD, 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
Breakout Room #1
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
Breakout Room #1
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
Live Interactive Q&A

End of Day One

Join us tomorrow at 9:00 AM ET | Preview the April 16 program.

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