2019 Water Symposium Schedule

Cultivating Water Stewardship
Our Evolving
Environment

June 20, 2019
McKimmon Center, Raleigh, NC

Honorary Chair: Dan Gottlieb
Director of Planning, Design and Museum Park, NC Museum of Art

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

8:30 – 8:40 a.m.                                
Welcome by Dennis Niemeyer, NCGIC President

8:40 – 9:30 a.m.                
Opening Address — Floods, fire, and heat: The Southeast Climate Assessment
Dr. Adam Terando, Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, Raleigh, NC

9:30 – 10:20 a.m.             
Plants in the landscape: How climate is altering landscapes
Dr. Christy Rollinson, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL

10:20 – 10:45 a.m.           
Break

10:45 – 11:35 a.m.           
The role of landscape in weather mitigation
Andy Fox, NC State Department of Landscape Architecture, Raleigh, NC

11:35 – 11:55 a.m.           
The Blue Green Innovator of the Year Award

11:55 – 12:45 p.m.           
Lunch and visit with sponsors

12:45 – 1:35 p.m.             
Update from the Dean
Dr. Rich Linton, Dean, NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Raleigh, NC

1:35 – 2:25 p.m.               
The soil’s role in the landscape
Dr. John Havlin, NC State Department of Crop and Soil Science, Raleigh, NC

2:25 – 2:50 p.m.               
Break

2:50 – 3:40 p.m.               
Using the urban forest to manage stormwater: A 12-city study
Karen Firehock, Green Infrastructure Center, Charlottesville, VA 

3:40 – 4:30 p.m.               
Closing Address — Constructing landscapes
Christian Gabriel, General Services Admin., Washington DC

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.               
Wrap up                                               
Symposium concludes