American Water Resources Association (AWRA) 2013 Summer Conference - Healthy Forests = Healthy Water
Oral Presentations

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Thursday / June 27 / 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Location: Grand Ballroom Center


Carol R. Collier
Conference General Chair
President, American Water Resources Association
Delaware River Basin Commission, West Trenton, NJ

Keynote Speaker

Tom Tidwell

Tom Tidwell
Chief, US Forest Service, Washington, DC


Moderator and Opening Remarks

Paul Barten, Professor and Honors Program Director, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department of Environmental Conservation, Amherst, MA

Chi Ho Sham, Senior Vice President, Environmental Science & Policy Division
Cadmus Group, Waltham, MA

James M. Vose, Project Leader, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station
Center for Integrated Forest Science, Raleigh, NC

David S. Warne
, Director of Watershed Protection Programs, Bureau of Water Supply, NYC Environmental Protection Agency, Valhalla, NY

Following the Keynote speech by Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell a Plenary Panel will engage the audience in an interactive discussion on how and why to protect and manage forests to ensure a sustainable and reliable water supply. Panelists will include experts who work with companies on water-related risk and investments, manage public water supply watersheds, study the relationship between forest and water management, and help develop programs linking water use with watershed protection.