- U.S. Geological Survey
- Senator George J. Mitchell Center
- Maine Drinking Water Program, Dept. of Health & Human Services
- Portland Water District
- Aqua Maine
- Maine Coastal Program, State Planning Office
- Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection
- Maine Geological Survey
- Maine Rural Water Association
- Maine WasteWater Control Association
- Maine Water Utilities Association
- Maine Congress of Lake Associations
- Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program
- University of Maine Cooperative Extension
The plenary session for the 2007 conference will run from 11am-12:15pm.
"Reds" Wolman, John Hopkins University, MD
Water: Myths and Realities
Reds Wolman, a National Academy of Sciences member, is a pioneer in studying water quality issues and how surface waters influence the shape of the Earth's landforms.
Wolman is internationally known for his research on how rivers and other surface water systems evolve and how they modify the landscape. A central theme of Wolman's research has been the relative roles of human and natural forces in shaping the land and waters of the Earth. Many of his professional and policy interests have been fostered by field work and exposure to resource issues in the West.
In 2006, the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia awarded Wolman
the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Medal for his contributions to modern water-resource management. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council for Science and the Environment in 2004, and the Desert Research Institute's 2002 Nevada Medal. Wolman received the American Geological Institute's most prestigious award, the Ian Campbell Medal, in 1997, and the Geological Society of America's highest award, the Penrose Medal, in 1992. He served as president of the society in 1984, and of the American Geophysical Union's Hydrology Section from 1970 to 1972. He won the American Geophysical Union's Robert Horton Award in 2000. The award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the geophysical aspects of hydrology, was awarded to his father, Abel Wolman, in 1986.
Wolman has been a member of the Johns Hopkins University faculty for 44 years, and chairman of the school's Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering for several decades. He has served on numerous national, international, and regional committees and panels concerning water policy, water quality, and the management of surface water processes.
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Cameron Wake, Climate Change Research Center, UNH
Cameron Wake was the co-lead author on the "Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast" journal articles and white paper that were done in collaboration with the Union of Concerned Scientists.
His talk will focus on past and future water-related changes in Maine.
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