The 2014 Water Education Summit:
Think Globally - Act Locally
Only 2.5% of earth's water is fresh and less than one percent of this small fraction is available for human use. This century we face increasing pressure on our very limited and highly valuable water resources. Human population increase, climate change and economic development are affecting both water quality and quantity worldwide. From polluted rivers to wetland loss to water resource mis-management, our planet's freshwater resources are under a growing threat. Yet, while these challenges face us on a global scale, agencies, landowners, farmers, community leaders, and professionals can take action at the local level to make a difference and invoke change.
The 2014 Water Education Summit in Asheville, NC will focus on water resource challenges and ways to make a difference at the local level. This is your opportunity to network with and learn from leading educators working to improve several aspects of water resources protection and management. Topics of discussion will include climate change, water resources management, ecosystem restoration and preservation, watershed planning, and educational programs for elected officials and decision-makers. Presentations, discussions, workshops, and tours will emphasize innovative approaches for using information, technology transfer, and hands-on learning experiences to change behaviors and inspire water stewardship locally.
Who Should Attend:
- Local, state, and federal government
- Extension professionals
- Nonprofit organizations
- Watershed groups
- Private consultants and industry
- Formal educators (K-12 and University)
- Natural resource professionals
- Anyone interested in learning more about effective communication and new trends in education and outreach
Up to 15 PDHs may be available for professional engineers.
10 CEUs are pending approval by the NC Board of Landscape Architects.
15 credit hours are also pending approval by the American Planning Association.
Other professionals may appeal to their respective boards to obtain professional education credits.
This conference is made possible through the collaboration of:
September 8-10, 2014
Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville
One Resort Drive
Asheville, NC 28806
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!