MI H2Objective Conference: Research Shaping Michigan’s Water Future

September 29‐30, 2011
McGregor Memorial Conference Center and Community Arts Auditorium
Wayne State University

About the Conference

This two day conference aims to connect scientists, researchers, and community leaders working in academia, industry, and government from across the state of Michigan to explore water research at the interface of Water and the Landscape, Water and Health, and Water and Energy. The future of Michigan's water resources will be discussed through cross-cutting themes of technology, climate change, and sustainability. Participate in:

  1. plenary sessions that highlight models for partnering through research and development
  2. break out discussions for building collaborations
  3. student poster sessions
  4. technology displays
  5. community tours to observe science in action

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Kenote Speakers

Katherine Baer
Senior Director, Clean Water Program, American Rivers
"Connecting People and Rivers: Policies for Clean Water"

Peter Gallant
VP Business Development and Regulatory Affairs, ENDETEC - Global Sensor Platform, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies
"Advanced Technologies for Water Security"

Dr. Kelly R. Munkittrick
Scientific Director, Canadian Water Network
"Challenges for breaking down the silos – lessons from building the Canadian Water Network as a national research network"

Samuel B. Passmore
Program Director-Environment Program, C.S. Mott Foundation
"Protecting Freshwater Resources, Advancing the Blue Economy: The Role of Private Foundations"

Alan H. Vicory, Jr., P.E., BCEE
Water Technology Innovation Cluster Steering Committee Chair and Executive Director, Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission
"Water Technologies as a Regional Economic Driver; Global and National Developments and the Cincinnati –Based Water Technology Innovation Cluster (WTIC)"

John Hartig
Manager, Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
"Return of Detroit River's Charismatic Megafauna"

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Conference Details

The symposium has reached maximum capacity for attendance and registration is now closed.

For more information, contact Dr. Erin Dreelin at (517) 353-7746 or dreelin@msu.edu.

Transportation from East Lansing (MSU) and Ann Arbor (UM) will be available for those needing a ride to and from the conference. Space is limited so if you are interested in getting a ride, contact the appropriate conference organizer listed below to reserve a seat as soon as possible.