2014 America's Watershed Initiative Summit

What:  2014 America’s Watershed Initiative Summit
 
Who: 
• Leaders in business advocacy groups and sectors such as navigation, agriculture, flood control, energy – hydro-electric and traditional sources, water supply and treatment, recreation and tourism
• Federal policy makers and staff for basin congressional offices and river caucus members
• Federal agency staff with responsibility to watershed resources
• Regional and national government associations
• State executive offices, agency leadership, and program staff with responsibility for rivers
• Local government and economic development officials
• Municipal water suppliers and treatment districts
• Water and flood control districts and associations
• Tribal officials interested in water resources and management of river systems
• Academicians in water resource management, transportation, and ecosystem services
• Sub-basin organization members and staff
• Leaders and staff for river conservation organizations
 
When:  September 30-October 2, 2014
 
Where:  Galt House Hotel, Louisville, KY
 
Description:  The 2014 America’s Watershed Initiative Summit will bring together key private, public, and non-profit sector stakeholders to improve governance of the Mississippi Watershed. AWI is a collaboration that seeks solutions for meeting the multiple demands placed on the vast and complex Mississippi watershed system by integrating issues, partners and ideas at the full watershed scale. AWI seeks to build and implement a vision based on collaboration and mutually beneficial outcomes in contrast to single purpose advocacy.
 
Website:  http://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/awi/