Friday, April 29, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:15am

Willis will talk about how our current system of governance was designed to solve a particular set of problems at a particular time in history. Now that these problems have evolved, how do we create institutions that can also evolve? Wendy will engage participants in a discussion about how to create a "governance ecosystem" that can encourage players from all sectors --  government, private, and civic -- to come together to solve problems in innovative and resilient ways.

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Monday, April 25, 2011 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

The World Health Organization estimates that 60 percent of the world population will live in urban areas by year 2030. One of the emerging problems in populated cities is wastewater management and its influence on human health. Joan Rose will give insight on 21st century urban water and sanitation issues and talk about applying microbial risk assessment tools for better management practices.

Friday, April 22, 2011 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 7:00am - 9:00am
Friday, April 15, 2011 - 4:00pm - 4:59pm

Note: Refreshments at 3:30 p.m. in 207 Natural Science Building.

Friday, April 15, 2011 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Friday, April 15, 2011 - 10:45am - 12:00pm
Friday, April 8, 2011 - 11:00am - 12:15pm

The resources for environmental management professionals to collect and analyze data across large time and spatial scales are limited, especially during these times of rapid environmental change. An effective approach to grow an environmental workforce, in the absence of financial resources, can be the use of trained volunteers.

Friday, April 8, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:45am

Monitoring can provide the data needed to produce assessments about an environmental issue that will inform policy decisions. The first key element in designing any monitoring program is to explicitly and quantitatively state the objectives to be accomplished by the monitoring. Often determining the status and trends in ecosystems or natural resources is a stated goal of monitoring programs because it is of increasing interest to the public.