The Leagues of Women Voters Lake Michigan Region (LWVLMR) and Upper Mississippi River Region (LWVUMRR) join in sponsoring a day of water related events.
11:30 am - ILO Annual Meetings with Buffet Lunches
2:00 pm - Workshop: Advocating for Protection: Put Your League on the Map!
5:30 pm - Reception
6:30 pm - Banquet featuring Speaker Howard A. Learner, Environmental Law & Policy Center
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Water Advocacy Workshop
In this afternoon of potent talks, you will learn what the League of Women Voters has done in the past, and is doing currently, to leverage its power and connections to protect water. This proud history gives us a firm foundation to address today’s problems at all levels of government and has given our country a strong legal foundation of water regulations and agencies that protect water. Now more than ever, we need to maintain and leverage the momentum of the Clean Water Act at a time of changing regulations and funding.
2:00 Welcome Krista Grimm, President, LWVLMR
2:10 LWV History of Water Protection Jeanette Neagu, LWVLMR Board Member
2:20 LWV Takes on Today’s Water Issues – Lightning Round
Introduction Gretchen Sabel, Chair, LWVUMRR
Speakers from 6 local Leagues from around the country share their success in advocating for the common good on water issues
3:45 Threats Abound, What Tools Do We Have?
Introduction Judy Beck, LWVUMRR & LWVLMR Board Member
The Internet of Water, Speaker from US Geological Survey (invited)
4:45 Discussion & Wrap Up