Continuing Education Blitz: Water Justice

  • 17 Oct 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Missouri Botanical Garden’s Monsanto Center, 4500 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110


  • Full-day attendance
  • Full-day attendance
  • Keynote presentation attendance only (separate pricing for full-day attendance)

Continuing Education Blitz 
Water Justice

From the Philosophical to the Spigot . . .  

Join USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter for a full-day Continuing Education Blitz focused on water policies, use, access, and quality in the Mississippi River Basin!

Who owns water in the United States? Who determines its use? Who protects it? The answers to these questions are, in some ways, both everyone and no one.

And yet in a time of increased demand and growing climate instability, not just in the United States, but around the world, the answers–and the questions–are more important all the time.

On October 17, 2017, join us for a full day of presentations about what’s happening in the Mississippi River Basin, from the headwaters to the delta, as we discuss water from a global to a local perspective –trying, along the way, to determine a better future for our most valuable resource.

8:00-9:00 – Registration & Networking (Coffee & Pasties)
9:00-9:30 – 
Nick Reding: Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:30-10:30 – Alexandra Campbell-Ferrari: Water Security is a National Priority
10:45-11:15 – Michael Wysession: Definitions, Diagrams , & River Animation
11:15-11:30 – Our Expectations of the Mississippi River
11:30-12:15 – Janet Buchanan: Where Rural Meets Urban
12:15-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-1:15 – Morning Recap & Afternoon Preview
1:15-2:15 – Legal Considerations
2:15-3:15 – Derek Hoeferlin: From Megaregions to Hydrologic Regions
3:30-4:00 – Wanda Evans, LEED AP, Sustainability Coordinator & Construction Project Manager, Saint Louis Zoo
4:00-5:00 – Panel Discussion Moderated by Beth Martin: From the River Basin to the Paris Accord

Alexandra L. Campbell-Ferrari
Alexandra Campbell-Ferrari is the Executive Director of the Center for Water Security and Cooperation (CWSC) in Washington, D.C. Ms. Campbell-Ferrari was a 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholar in Spain researching European and Spanish water law and watershed management. After receiving her Juris Doctor (JD) Degree in Environmental Law from George Washington University, Ms. Campbell-Ferrari practiced with Sullivan & Worcester LLP in its Environmental, Energy, and Natural Resources practice, where she co-authored an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court of the United States on stormwater issues. She has also worked with the Office of the Connecticut Attorney General; the Environmental Protection Agency; the Natural Resources Defense Council; the Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Environmental Crimes Section; and the Department of Energy. Ms. Campbell-Ferrari's current scholarship focuses on U.S. and European water law, including interstate water compacts and river basin management. She currently teaches at American University Washington College of Law, George Washington University Law School, and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School.

Submitted for approval of 7 GBCI CE Hours & 7 AIA/CES LU

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Please note change in event location. The event will now be held at:
Missouri Botanical Garden’s
Monsanto Center
4500 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110

$100 for USGBC-MGC Members
$150 for Non-Members
$75 for Emerging Professionals
$50 for Full-time Students


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QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-MGC staff at or 314-577-0225.

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