Agenda

Water Summit 2018- August 12, Kick Off

When: August 12th Where: Indiana State Museum
Agenda
5:15 pm Water From My Perspective Video
5:30 pm The Big Thirst — Water & Indiana’s Future Charles Fishman, Author of The Big Thirst
6:00 pm Strategic Water Management for Indiana – the Need to Look Ahead Dr. Jack Wittman, Intera
6:30 pm Discussion, Q&A
7:00 pm Museum Exploration, Live Music, Refreshments, & Book Signing with Charles Fishman

Water Summit 2018- August 13, Action Forum

When: August 13th Where: JW Marriot
Agenda
Our Water Landscape
8:30 am Welcome Senator Jim Merritt, Indiana Legislature
8:40 am Keynote Address : Imagining the Water Future You Want — And Need Charles Fishman, author of The Big Thirst
9:30 am Indiana’s Water Context: Strategic Water Management for Indiana – the Need to Look Ahead  Dr. Jack Wittman, Intera & Melissa Widhalm, Purdue University
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Learning from Others: Local/Regional/State Water Planning What, why, and how is happening elsewhere?

11:45 am Discussion Panel: Understanding the Need and Value of Water Planning Morning Speakers, IDNR, & Moderator Dr. Bill Blomquist
12:15 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Water From My Perspective Indiana’s Diverse Water Voices
1:15 pm Preparing for Indiana’s Water Future: Holistic Water Thinking Representative Carey Hamilton, Indiana Legislature
Balancing Needs
1:30 pm The Industry & Utility Sector
  • Current Initiatives, Trends, and Leadership Structure – Greg Ellis, Indiana Chamber
  • Key Strategies, Challenges, and Needs – Kumar Menon, Fort Wayne City Utilities
  • TABLE ACTIVITY – Submission of planning goals and key action items for this sector
2:20 pm The Agricultural Sector
  • Current Initiatives, Trends, and Leadership Structure – Ben Wicker, Indiana Agriculture Nutrient Alliance
  • Key Strategies, Challenges, and Needs – Jordan Seger, Indiana Department of Agriculture
  • TABLE ACTIVITY – Submission of planning goals and key action items for this sector
3:10 pm Break
3:30 pm The Quality of Life Sector
  • Current Initiatives, Trends, and Leadership Structure – Leigh Riley Evans, Mapleton Fall Creek Development Corp
  • Key Strategies, Challenges, and Needs – Nicole Morris, Cummins
  • TABLE ACTIVITY – Submission of planning goals and key action items for this sector
Action Planning
4:20 pm Discussion Panel: Setting a Vision and Path Forward for Indiana Water Planning Afternoon Speakers, IDEM, & Moderator Christina Hale
5:00 pm Happy Hour Networking Session Refreshments, live music, camaraderie, & a chance to check out the day’s interactive input