The Bridges between Science, Policy and Action - Lessons Learned from the Delaware River Basin and Beyond

Mar 10, 2016, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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164 Howlett Hall

The SENR Spring 2016 Seminar Series welcomes Carol Collier, Senior Advisor for Watershed Management and Policy, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, and Former Exec. Director – Delaware River Basin Commission. Dr. Collier will present The Bridges between Science, Policy and Action - Lessons Learned from the Delaware River Basin and Beyond.

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? Dr. Collier will share experiences from 15+ years at the Delaware River Basin Commission and her current work on the Delaware River Watershed Initiative.

The SENR Spring 2016 Seminar begins at 4:10 in 164 Howlett Hall. CarmenConnect into 123 Williams Hall will be available at http://carmenconnect.osu.edu/bridges/. This seminar is co-sponsored by the Agroecosystems Management Program.