Association Of Ecosystem Research Centers
2018 Annual Meeting
October 3-4, 2018
Schedule of Events
October 2, 2018
Arrive/overnight in Washington DC.
October 3, 2018
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
AIBS Workshop on Communicating with Policy Makers and the Media at the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)
1201 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 400, Washington DC 22101
Breakfast: coffee/tea and pastries - delivered to AIBS
Lunch: cold selections - delivered to AIBS
Annual AERC Meeting at AIBS Offices
1201 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC
October 4, 2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Congressional Briefing: The Role of Ecosystem Science in Securing Freshwater Resources
Senate Office Buildings, SD 562
Perhaps the greatest challenge before us will be our ability to achieve freshwater security. As defined by the United Nations, Water Security is “The capacity of a population to safeguard sustainable access to adequate quantities of and acceptable quality water for sustaining livelihoods, human well-being, and socio-economic development, for ensuring protection against water-borne pollution and water-related disasters, and for preserving ecosystems in a climate of peace and political stability.” We have four distinguished experts (titles below) who will discuss what the ramifications of recent and potential changes to the Clean Water Rules could mean, and how current efforts are underway to use ecosystems science to restore and protect important ecosystems including the California Delta and the Greater Everglades ecosystems.
Dr. Margaret A. Palmer, Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland
Talk title: "Ecosystem Science of Intermittent Streams and Wetlands"
Dr. Cliff Dahm, Emeritus Professor, University of New Mexico
Talk title: "Ecosystem Research Informing Policy in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the San Francisco Bay"
Dr. Steve Davis, Senior Ecologist, The Everglades Foundation
Talk title: "Everglades Restoration and the Role of Science"
Participants who have made arrangements with AIBS will visit their respective congressional offices on Capitol Hill; or departure from Washington