What challenges do our local water systems face and how are we planning for the future?

HRWC Executive Director Laura Rubin will participate in a local water panel hosted by the Ann Arbor District Library.

Tuesday March 22, 2011: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

March 22 is World Water Day! As clean drinking water becomes increasingly hard to find in many places around the globe, it makes sense to look closely at our local water supply and to consider the issues that may affect it in the future

Join us for this special discussion (originally scheduled for February) as Professor Mike Wiley of the UM School of Natural Resources moderates a panel of local water experts, who will discuss the challenges facing our local water systems and what their organizations are doing to plan for the future. Issues affecting the future management of storm, drinking, ground, surface, and wastewater will be discussed.

Panelists include: Harry Sheehan, Senior Environmental Manager, Office of the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner (storm water); Molly Wade, Unit Manager, Water Treatment Services, City of Ann Arbor (drinking water); Matt Naud, Environmental Coordinator, City of Ann Arbor (ground water); Laura Rubin, Executive Director, Huron River Watershed Council (surface water); Earle Kenzie, Unit Manager, Waste Water Treatment Services, City of Ann Arbor (waste water)

The event is co-sponsored by the AADL and the University of Michigan’s Winter 2011 LSA Theme Semester on Water.