2018 Water Symposium Schedule

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June 21, 2018
McKimmon Center, Raleigh, NC
Honorary Chair:Ed Buchan, Senior Utilities Analyst
City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.   Registration/Check-in

8:30 a.m.                Welcome Jonathan Richardson, NCGIC President

8:40-9:30 a.m.       Opening Keynote Address
Quenching the Thirst of 3 Million More North Carolinians
Dr. Mike Walden, NC State University, Raleigh, NC

9:30-10:20 a.m.      How will North Carolina Meet its Water Challenges?
Linwood Peele, Supervisor, Water Supply Planning Branch, NC Dept. of Environ. Quality, Raleigh, NC

10:20-10:35 a.m.    Break

10:35-11:25 a.m.    The Georgia Experience, a Cautionary Tale
Chris Butts, Executive Director Georgia Green Industry Association, Epworth, GA

11:25-11:45 a.m.    The Blue Green Innovator of the Year Award

11:45-12:30            Lunch and visit with sponsors

12:35-1:05 p.m.    Update from the Dean, NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Dr. Rich Linton, Dean, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, NC State University, Raleigh, NC

1:05-1:55p.m.        Afternoon Keynote
Thriving in the California Drought by Managing Water in the Landscape
Peter Estournes, Vice President, Gardenworks, Healdsburg, CA

1:55-2:45 p.m.       Florida’s New Water Efficient Landscapes
Michael Dukes, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2:45-3:00 p.m.      Break

3:00-3:50 p.m.      Putting it All to work at Duke University
Jim Gaston, Director Duke Smart Home and Assistant Dean Pratt School of Engineering, and Ryan Lavinder, Civil Engineer, Duke University, Durham, NC

3:50-4:40 p.m.       Closing Address
Recognizing the Value of the Landscape
Dr. Mark Schmidt, Principal Scientist & Manager of Global University Relations, John Deere, Moline, IL

4:40-5:00 p.m.        Wrap up – Symposium concludes