Registration is now open for the 2021 Indiana Water Summit. The Summit will take place August 9 and 10 as a hybrid event on Zoom and in-person at the historic Athenaeum in downtown Indianapolis.
August 9 will be a half-day, afternoon event which will showcase findings from the newly released Central Indiana Water Study, what it means for our water resources over the next 50 years, and how such efforts can guide regional water planning.
August 10 will be a full day event exploring the many complexities of managing our water resources ranging from climate impacts, to large and small-scale stormwater solutions, to agricultural edge of field findings, to interactive sessions with leaders on policy solutions and project cooperation.
Plan to attend the keynote address given this year by Rachel Scarlett, an environmental scientist, advocate, mentor, teacher, a Ph.D. candidate in Ecological Sciences and Engineering at Purdue University, and a 2020 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow. As an interdisciplinary scholar, Rachel strives to think beyond disciplinary silos. She considers human communities and Earth’s ecosystems to be intricately entangled and co-dependent on each other.
For those joining in-person, there will be a networking happy hour gathering with live music in the Rathskeller Biergarten at the conclusion of the program on August 10.
Some portions of the conference are free to anyone with other sessions available for a small fee (with various discounted rates). Early bird rates are available through July 18 and registration will close on August 2nd.
Learn more about the event at Indiana Water Summit.
The Indiana Water Summit, created by the White River Alliance, is an apolitical and inclusive annual forum developed to examine the complex interests and issues that face our water supply. The Summit’s subject matter seeks to remain consistent with and build upon current legislative actions in order to provide a broad planning perspective, weaving together diverse topics that together demonstrate the interdependency of water issues and the science behind the state of the waters.