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Institute of Water Research

  2016 The Great Lakes: Michigan's Water Heritage

This year's conference will feature presentations that relate to the goals of the Michigan's Draft Water Strategy, a 30-year strategy to ensure Michigan's water resources support healthy ecosystems, citizens, communities, and economies. The conference is free and open to the public; however, advanced registration which opens December 2015 and requested no later than March 4, 2016.

Participant List

Online registration is CLOSED! - Registration at the door is still welcomed!

Agenda

Evaluation

 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Auditorium, Kellogg Center
AGENDA

 

9:00 a.m.  

Welcome and Introduction

Bretton Joldersma, Lake Coordinator, Office of the Great Lakes, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Lansing

9:10

Michigan’s 30 year Water Strategy

 Jon Allan, Director, Office of the Great Lakes, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Lansing

9:40

Ecosystem-level changes in the Great Lakes and Effects on Fisheries

David “Bo” Bunnell, Research Fish Biologist, USGS Great Lakes Science Center, Ann Arbor

10:25

Break

 

10:45

Lake Sturgeon Restoration in the Great Lakes

Jim Boase, Fish Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Waterford

11:30

Targets for Lake Erie for HAB Reduction

Craig Stow, NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor

12:15

Lunch (on own)

 

1:30

Aquaculture in Michigan – Future Directions and Challenges

Jim Diana, Director, Michigan Sea Grant College Program, Professor of Fisheries and Aquaculture, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

2:15

Statewide Efforts to Reduce E. coli in Surface Waters

Molly Rippke, Senior Aquatic Biologist, Department of Environmental Quality, Water Resources Division, Lansing

2:45

Break

 

3:00

Water Trails and a Photo Exploration of the Great Lakes

Stephen Brede, Great Lakes Canoe, Petoskey

3:30

Water Use and Craft Beer Breweries: Minimizing Impacts

Kris Spaulding, Sustainability Director, Brewery Vivant, Grand Rapids 

4:00

Adjourn

 
This conference, a program of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Week, is sponsored by Michigan State University's Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and Institute of Water Research; Michigan Sea Grant Extension, and the Office of the Great Lakes, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Partial funding has been provided through the Water Resources Research Program, US Geological Survey and Michigan Sea Grant Extension.