Connecting with Stakeholders for Stormwater Success

Wednesday, October 17th 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM Central Time

Education Track: Stormwater
Audience Level: All
Price: $50 for Members/ $65 for Non-Members
Credit: 1 Professional Development Hour

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Short and long-term successes of stormwater programs are built on planning, design, engineering and stakeholder support among other critical elements. Building a network of stormwater advocates is important for public acceptance and understanding of how stormwater impacts water resources. There are several levels of engagement and involvement that depend on stakeholder interest, understanding and time availability. Stakeholder motivations, learning styles, and program options are all part of the overall engagement process. This presentation will describe lessons learned working with community stakeholders to build awareness and involvement in stormwater management.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Importance of identifying and involving stakeholders for stormwater programs.
  2. Lessons learned to implement successful public engagement strategies.
  3. Identifying partners to assist with outreach and education.
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Presented by Eve Brantley, PhD

Eve Brantley is an Associate Professor with the Auburn University Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences. She also serves as the Alabama Cooperative Extension System Water Resource Specialist. Brantley has worked on water education and project implementation at the watershed, river basin, and regional scales. Her work includes educational programming on green infrastructure, watershed planning and connecting people to their local water ways.


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