2017 Great Lakes Conference: Moving Michigan Forward

Posted on: March 7, 2017

The 2017 Great Lakes Conference: Moving Michigan Forward incorporates ideas generated by Michigan State University’s Water Moves, a university-wide initiative fostering scientific innovation and cultural and artistic expression inspired by water. Keynote addresses will be given by Dr. Joan Rose, Professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University and recent recipient of the 2016 International Stockholm Water Prize, speaking on global water issues relating to public health, and Mr. Jon Allan, Director of the Office of the Great Lakes, presenting the next steps in Michigan’s Water Strategy. A complete listing of topics and speakers is below.

The conference, part of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Week at Michigan State University (MSU) is co-sponsored by MSU’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and Institute of Water Research; Michigan Sea Grant Extension, and the Office of the Great Lakes, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Registration Information
Cost: $10
Register at: www.iwr.msu.edu/events/ANRWeek or call (517) 353-9222

Topics and Speakers

  • Global Water Issues – Dr. Joan Rose, Michigan State University
  • Moving the Water Strategy Forward: Next Steps for Michigan – Jon Allan, Office of the Great Lakes
  • Agricultural Phosphorus and Lake Erie: Perspectives from between the Land and Lake – Laura Johnson, Heidelberg University
  • Innovations in Water Monitoring using Drones – Justin Booth and Robert Goodwin, Michigan State University
  • Green Infrastructure and Arts in the Wild – Pat Lindemann, Ingham County Drain Commission
  • Rip Currents, Safety, and Human Health – Ron Kinnunen, Michigan Sea Grant Extension and Robert Pratt, Retired East Lansing Fire Marshall
  • Great Lakes, Dark Skies – Achieving Positive Change by Keeping it Dark in Michigan – Mary Stewart Adams, Headlands International Dark Skies Park
  • Acoustic Telemetry in the Great Lakes – Lisa Peterson, Michigan State University

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Date(s) - 03/07/2017
9:00 am - 4:15 pm

Kellogg Center, Lincoln Room

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