CLEAN RIVERS, CLEAN LAKE CONFERENCE

Innovating for Shared Prosperity

April 26, 2018 - 8am to 5pm

Sister Joel Read Center, Alverno College, Milwaukee

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FEATURING:
 

"One Water" Plenary

SEWRPC, MMSD, Harbor District, Inc.
  

10 Breakout Sessions

Focused on Emerging Issues and Strategies
 

3 'Shed Talks

BY LOCAL INNOVATORS & THOUGHT LEADERS
 

Watershed Champion

Awards Reception
 

Professional Learning Credits Available

(CEc from WI DNR & PDH from UW-Milwaukee)
 


CONFERENCE FEES:

Standard Rates

Early Registration - $100 - until March 31

Regular Registration - $120 - until April 15

Late Registration - $140 - until April 26

Student Rates

Regular Registration - $30 - until April 15

Late Registration - $40 - until April 26


Scholarships

 Need-based scholarships are available to a limited number of attendees to participate in the conference at no cost, thanks to the Brookby Foundation.

We encourage individuals from community based organizations, growers, municipalities and others with a financial need--especially those who have not attended the conference in the past--to apply using the link below.

Scholarship recipients will be selected and notified by April 15.


2018 CONFERENCE SPONSORS
 

Sweetheart

 
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PLATINUM

 
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Gold

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Silver

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Promoter
 

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Foundation Partners

 
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2018 Conference Description

This spring, participants from nonprofit, government, business and academic organizations will gather to learn about

  • Improving the health of our watersheds through policy innovation,
  • Technical and engineering advances,
  • Watershed restoration planning and practices, and
  • Collaborative stakeholder involvement.

The conference is an all-day event that includes oral and poster presentations, exhibits, an awards presentation for Sweet Water Water Quality Mini-Grant recipients, and a celebration of our Watershed Champions

New this year: ‘Shed Talks!

In addition to individual and panel presentation sessions, the conference will include Ted Talk style mini-presentations we're calling 'Shed Talks.

The purpose of these ‘Shed Talk sessions is to showcase how transformative thinking and innovative water-related projects are springing up in Southeastern Wisconsin.


THEME

This year's theme is Innovating for Shared Prosperity.

The conference theme was selected to showcase watershed strategies that promote economic development, quality of life and environmental integrity.

This year, Sweet Water is utilizing the US Water Alliance’s One Water Approach and its six “arenas of action” to guide the conference program. To learn more about the One Water Approach, you can view the One Water web site and roadmap here.

  Source: US Water Alliance

Source: US Water Alliance

 

Presentation topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Emerging Technologies
  • Community Engagement
  • Policy and Regulation
  • Economic Development
  • Data Use
  • Inspirational Projects and Practices

2017 Conference

The full agenda from the 2017 conference is available here. Presentations from the day are available for download here

Thanks to everyone for making the conference a success!