Working Together for a Sustainable Future
From Theory to Practice: Water Projects and Policies that Prevent Unnatural Disasters
September 23- 24 Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
This year’s Membership Meeting will include panels on: opportunities and tools for improving water resources planning before disaster strikes; the importance and role of nature and nature-based solutions; improving the science that guides federal water resources decisions; improving management of existing water resource projects to protect wildlife and communities; and using ecosystem services to improve project planning. The meeting will offer a technical training on using the law to improve mitigation for water projects and permits. Attendees will also meet with their Members of Congress and agency officials, and have opportunities to network with their peers. Read this year’s agenda >>
While we no longer have complementary rooms available, you can still attend. Please email Marisa Escudero directly for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Network held its 2012 membership meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. More than 100 members, scientists, policy makers and natural resource managers came together to learn lessons from the record-breaking Mississippi River floods of 2011 and identify ways to work with nature to protect communities.
The Corps Reform Network (now the Water Protection Network) held its 2010 Membership Meeting in Washington DC. Eighty Network members and partners joined with scientists, economists, and high-level Obama Administration officials to identify opportunities for improving floodplain management and meeting the challenges of climate change. The meeting featured one-on-one trainings, a cruise on the Potomac River, and member presentations to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works and top-ranking officials from the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
The Corps Reform Network held its 2007 Membership Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Fifty Network members and local activists joined with community leaders, scientists, and Corps of Engineers staff to identify and advance opportunities for protecting communities by reforming the Corps of Engineers. The meeting included a press conference releasing a report on why the Corps of Engineers proposal to widen the Industrial Lock and Canal was a misplaced priority and a hazard to the residents of New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward.
The Corps Reform Network held its 2006 Membership Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida. Network members joined local activists, community leaders, and Corps of Engineers staff to talk about the Corps, Katrina, and Restoration. The meeting included tours of the Kissimmee River restoration project and Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge to learn about progress and challenges in large scale restoration efforts.