Theme: Partnering for Water Quality

This is a multi-part series leading up to the culminating event in September 2021. As more details become available, they will be shared here.


April 7 from 9:00am-12:00pm

Science behind the water quality challenges:

Speakers: Mark Williams (USDA Ag Research Service), Chris Winslow (OSU Stone Labs)

Economic impacts resulting from the water quality challenges:

Speakers: Amy Cornell (Indiana Agribusiness Council), Jamie Bultemeier (Farmer), Jason Anspach (City of Fort Wayne, Water Quality Supervisor), Adam McDowell (City of Defiance, Superintendent Water Treatment Plant)

Successes in addressing the water quality challenges:

Speakers: Andrew Allman (Ohio Ag Business Association), Sandra Kosek-Sills (Ohio Lake Erie Commission), Stacy Haviland (Ft. Wayne Community Development Administrator), Erika Willitzer (Defiance County CIC, Economic Development Director)

Register Here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vc-itrj0uGdM84a0GasP1mPVzUlqYHLMy


Recorded Rivers Summit Events

Rivers Summit Part III: Science Behind Water Quality Challenges
April 7

Speakers: Mark Williams (USDA Ag Research Service, National Soil Erosion Lab), Chris Winslow (Director, OSU Stone Labs)
Rivers Summit Part III: Economic Impacts of Water Quality Challenges
April 7

Speakers: Amy Cornell (Indiana Agribusiness Council), Jamie Bultemeier (Farmer, Wayne Trace Farms), Adam McDowell (City of Defiance, Superintendent Water Treatment Plant)
Successes in Addressing the Water Quality Challenges
April 7

Speakers: Andrew Allman (Ohio Ag Business Association and 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification), Sandra Kosek-Sills (Ohio Lake Erie Commission, H2Ohio Director), Stacy Haviland (Fort Wayne Community Development Administrator), Erika Willitzer (Defiance County CIC, Economic Development Director)
Rivers Summit Part II: State of the Watershed: History and Impacts
March 10
Speakers: Anne Marie Smrcheck, Larry Clemens, and Larry Antosch
Rivers Summit Part 1: A Look from Our Leaders
February 17
Speakers: Jerry Raynor (NRCS State Conservationist, IN); John Wilson (NRCS Acting State Conservationist, OH); Mike McCann (Mayor of Defiance, OH); Tom Henry (Mayor of Fort Wayne, IN); Representative Dave Heine (District 85, IN)
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