Keynote Address: Bridging the Gap between Science and Policy: Lessons Learned from the Delaware River Watershed (video link)
Carol Collier, Senior Advisor for Watershed Management and Policy, Drexel University Academy of Natural Sciences
The Delaware River Basin is shared by four states and provides water to over 15 million people. Issues run the gamut from natural gas development, clean-up of PCBs, equitable allocation of water, droughts and floods, salt water intrusion, endangered species, managing non-point source pollution and, of course, the multiplying effect of climate change. How do you manage such a complex system? What works best – top down regulation or bottom up collaboration? What role does science play in policy and regulation development?
Carol will be sharing her experiences from her 15+ years at the Delaware River Basin Commission and her current work on the Delaware River Watershed Initiative.
Carol Collier, Senior Advisor for Watershed Management and Policy at Drexel University’s Academy of Natural Sciences will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Maine Sustainability & Water Conference.
Prior to her position at Drexel, Collier was Executive Director of the Delaware River Basin Commission for more than 15 years. She is an experienced leader in regional watershed management and planning.
Read Ms. Collier’s bio here.