News & Events - Maine Sustainability & Water Conference
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The 2017 Maine Sustainability & Water Conference is scheduled for Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Augusta Civic Center. Please subscribe to our News & Events email list for regular updates about next year’s conference.
Click on the link above for concurrent session presentations (where available), video of the keynote speaker address, and a list of student poster winners.
About the Conference
The Maine Water Conference was launched in 1994 by the Senator George J. Mitchell Center at the University of Maine to address one of Maine’s central challenges– the future of its water resources. The conference was designed to provide a collaborative nexus for water resource professionals, researchers, consultants, citizens, students, regulators, and planners to exchange information and present new findings on water resource issues in Maine.
In response to many requests, the conference’s focus has expanded in recent years to encompass a wider range of challenges facing Maine. We do so for several reasons:
- Water is a central issue for Maine’s well-being, but it is often intertwined with many other issues, including the well-being of our forests, farms, coastal systems, towns and cities.
- Understanding and solving water resource problems will require an increased focus on interactions between the well-being of ecosystems and Maine’s people.
- Efforts to address these connected environmental, social, and economic challenges will benefit from greater participation by a wide range of stakeholders, including the public and private sectors, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and citizens.