KEYNOTE/PLENARY SESSIONS

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Monday, June 5, 4:15-5:00pm

Jeremy Monroe


Wading Deeper: Finding stories in aquatic science

Biography
Jeremy founded Freshwaters Illustrated as a way to help reconnect people to the vibrant and diverse worlds of freshwater. His background in aquatic ecology helps him to access stories that celebrate the beauty and value of freshwater ecosystems, and with a talented group of visual artists and communicators, he works to make those stories as immersive as they can be.

    www.freshwatersillustrated.org


Tuesday, June 6, 4:15-5:00pm

Kristen Podolak


Science and beauty in river meander design

Biography
Nancy is the Director of the Water Program and a senior fellow at the Pisces Foundation. Nancy is based in Washington, D.C. and regularly spends time at the Foundation's office in San Francisco.

Kristen works as an Ecologist for The Nature Conservancy in the Sierra Nevada and Cascades, California. Her research focus is on watershed planning and monitoring the impacts of restoration projects. She uses spatially-explicit models, stakeholder-input, and cost-effectiveness in conservation planning to quantify ecosystem services and trade-offs associated with different land management and restoration scenarios. She’s also working with partners on a meadow restoration and research study to evaluate the impact of beaver biomimicry structures and livestock grazing management on carbon storage, water storage and timing, and habitat for two threatened species. She received her Ph.D. in Environmental Planning with a focus on river restoration from the University of California, Berkeley


Wednesday, June 7, 11:15-12:00pm

Nancy Stoner


Catching a wave: how partnerships with scientists can move water policy ahead faster.

Biography
Nancy is the Director of the Water Program and a senior fellow at the Pisces Foundation. Nancy is based in Washington, D.C. and regularly spends time at the Foundation's office in San Francisco.

Nancy most recently served as Acting Assistant Administrator for U.S. EPA's Office of Water. As a top EPA policymaker on water over the last three years, Nancy was responsible for protecting surface water resources and ensuring the safety of tap water across the United States. She is exceptionally knowledgeable about water and has visited every corner of the country to see new technology, cutting-edge programs, and innovative partnerships first hand. Prior to serving in the EPA, Nancy was the Co-Director of the NRDC Water Program, promoting sound water resource management nationally and in specific watersheds. Nancy also worked as Director of the Office of Planning and Policy Analysis in the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Nancy is a graduate of Yale Law School and the University of Virginia.