Continuing Education Blitz: Water Justice

CE Blitz - 2017 Water



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From the Philosophical to the Spigot . . . 

Join USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter for a full-day Continuing Education Blitz focused on water policies, use, access, and quality in the Mississippi River Basin.

Who owns water in the United States? Who determines its use? Who protects it? The answers to these questions are, in some ways, both everyone and no one.

And yet in a time of increased demand and growing climate instability, not just in the United States, but around the world, the answers–and the questions–are more important all the time.

On October 17, 2017, 8:00AM-5:00PM, join us for an exploration of water justice through the perspective of river systems – from local to global, urban to agricultural, individual to corporate – trying along the way to determine a better future for our most valuable resource.

8:00-9:00 – Registration & Networking
9:00-9:20 – Nick Reding: Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:20-10:20 – Alexandra Campbell-Ferrari: Water Security is a National Priority
10:35-11:05 – Michael Wysession: Definitions, Diagrams &  Ecosystem Services
11:05-11:15 – Derek Hoeferlin: River Animation
11:15-12:00 – Janet Buchanan: Where Rural Meets Urban
12:00-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-1:10 – Morning Recap & Afternoon Preview
1:10-1:40 – Bob Menees: Legal Considerations
1:40-2:40 – Derek Hoeferlin: From Mega-Regions to Hydro-Regions
2:55-3:25 – Wanda Evans: Success Stories in Water Conservation at the Saint Louis Zoo
3:25-4:30 – Panel Discussion Moderated by Beth Martin: From the River Basin to the Paris Accord

Alexandra L. Campbell-Ferrari
HeadshotAlexandra Campbell-Ferrari is the Executive Director of the Center for Water Security and Cooperation (CWSC) in Washington, D.C. Ms. Campbell-Ferrari was a 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholar in Spain researching European and Spanish water law and watershed management. After receiving her Juris Doctor (JD) Degree in Environmental Law from George Washington University, Ms. Campbell-Ferrari practiced with Sullivan & Worcester LLP in its Environmental, Energy, and Natural Resources practice, where she co-authored an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court of the United States on stormwater issues. She has also worked with the Office of the Connecticut Attorney General; the Environmental Protection Agency; the Natural Resources Defense Council; the Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Environmental Crimes Section; and the Department of Energy. Ms. Campbell-Ferrari’s current scholarship focuses on U.S. and European water law, including interstate water compacts and river basin management. She currently teaches at American University Washington College of Law, George Washington University Law School, and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School.


Nick Reding, Journalist (Emcee)

Michael Wysession, Professor, Department of Earth &Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

Janet Buchanan, Project Manager, HeartLands Conservancy

Bob Menees, Staff Attorney, Great Rivers Environmental Law Center

Derek Hoeferlin, AIA, [dhd] derek hoeferlin design
Associate Professor of Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis

Wanda Evans, LEED AP, Sustainability Coordinator & Construction Project Manager, Saint Louis Zoo

Beth Martin, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies and Community Engagement Faculty Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis

7 GBCI CE Hours and 7 AIA/CES LU

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Please note change in event location. The event will now be held at:
Missouri Botanical Garden’s
Monsanto Center
4500 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110

$100 for USGBC-MGC Members
$150 for Non-Members
$75 for Emerging Professionals
$50 for Full-time Students
$100 for Washington University Faculty/Staff – FULL DAY
$25 for Washington University Students – FULL DAY
Free for Washington University Students/Faculty/Staff – KEYNOTE PRESENTATION ONLY


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