On October 5, the Indiana Water Summit will hold its second post event forum in conjunction with Purdue University.
This FREE forum will focus on wetlands, a topic continuing to be of importance in the state of Indiana to protecting our drinking water and natural habitats.
Speakers for the event include Sara McMillian, Associate Professor of Agriculture and Biological Engineering at Purdue University, Tyler Hoskins, a Postdoctoral Researcher at Purdue University Department of Forestry & Natural Resources, and Amy Romig, Partner at Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP.
Just this year a controversial bill concerning wetlands was passed in the Indiana legislature (SEA 389), followed by the establishment of Governor Holcomb’s Wetland Taskforce and the repeal of the Federal Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which left isolated wetlands and ephemeral streams at risk.
The forum will touch on these current developments as well as
- A Closer Look at Critical Wetland Functions
- The Intersection of Wetland Functions and Indiana Wetland Classification
- A Look at the Suite of Wetland Protection Alternatives
- Q & A and Discussion
Anyone interested in learning more about wetlands and their critical role to our drinking water and ecosystems in Indiana is welcome to attend. Attendence at prior Summit activities is not required.