Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable NOLA Meeting

May 25 to 26, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Join the Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable (SWRR) as we meet in New Orleans to discuss how restoration of natural systems relates to resilience in communities.

The Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable (SWRR) is a Federal advisory committee that is a subgroup of the Advisory Committee for Water Information (ACWI) created by the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972.  SWRR meets in Washington DC at least once a year and goes to other locations in the US at least once a year.  For more information about SWRR visit the linked site or click here for a SWRR brochure.  For this meeting, The Water Institute of the Gulf, Tulane University and Florida Earth Foundation host SWRR's first meeting in New Orleans.



Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

Water Resource Challenges and Solutions in Florida

 December 14 & 15, 2016

Thursday, May 25
9:00 AM  Registration and Coffee
9:30 AM  Welcome Remarks: Mark Davis, Tulane University and Justin Ehrenwerth, The Water Institute of the Gulf
9:45 AM  Welcome Remarks: David Berry, Executive Director, SWRR
9:50 AM  Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable Activities & History: John Wells and Robert Wilkinson
10:10 AM  Brief Round of Self Introductions 
10:25 AM Briefing on Jean Leffite National Park Restoration and Pump Station Tour - TBA and Joe Becker, General Superintendent, SWBNO
11:00 Depart for Field Trip
11:30 PM Arrive Jean L National Park
1:30 PM  
6:00 PM Reception at The Tulane River Center

Friday, May 26
Day Two 
8:30 AM Registration, Coffee and Networking
9:00 AM Welcome and Plan of the Day
9:15 AM Keynote setting the tone for the day:
10:00 a.m.  Panel on State of the Art Water Technologies and Methods - Moderator, Bob Wilkinson, University of California, Santa Barbara

11:00 AM  Break 
11:15 AM  Water resources opportunities from Federal perspective - Moderator

  1. EPA -Jeff Lape, Deputy Director, EPA Office of Science & Technology
  2. TBA

12:15 PM Lunch and Speaker - TBA 
1:30 PM Breakouts on Water Innovation

  1. The Water-Energy Nexus - Jeff Williams, Director of Environmental Affairs, Entergy
  2. Getting Value from University-Industry Partnerships - 
  3. Public-Private Solutions - TBA
  4. The Water Institute of the Gulf- TBA
  5. The Gulf's Water Challenge
  6. Urban Water Management in Cities of the Future -  

4:00 PM Breakout session reports and follow-up assignments
4:30 PM  Adjourn  

To download the SWRR2016 Florida Brochure click here.


Michael Sullivan
Global Solutions Leader

Dorothy Sifuentes
Senior Hydrologist

Sandy Wiggins
Consilience LLP

Tom Frazer
Interim Director
UF's Water Institute
Meeting Partners

Justin Ehrenwerth
Executive Director
The Water Institute of the Gulf

David Berry
Executive Director

Robert Wilkinson
Professor Emeritus
UC Santa Barbara

  Mark Davis
Exec. Dir.
Tulane University School of Law
John Wells
  Gary Cecchine
Exec. Dir.

Rand Center for the Gulf States
Stan Bronson
Executive Director
Florida Earth
Marianna Grossman
Managing Partner
Minerva Ventures
  Jeff Williams
Dir. Env. Affairs
Jeffrey Lape
Deputy Director
EPA Science & Technology Office
Stephanie Hooker
Chief, Chemical & Materials Div.
Denver Stutler
Polston Techologies
  Mike Sole
VP, Environmental Services

Dan Vermeer
Executive Director

Frank Bernardino
Anfield Consulting
Kebreab Ghebremichael
Assistant Professor

Event Information

Tulane River Center
1380 Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Categories: SWRR


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