Agenda

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Lunch and snacks provided

8-9:00am Registration Begins
9-9:10am

Welcome and Housekeeping 

  • Gail Melgren - Executive Director, Tri-State Water Coalition and the SW MO Regional Water Commission
9:10–9:20am

 Welcome from Springfield - Water, the Indispensable Resource

  • Ken McClure – Mayor Pro Tem, City of Springfield
9:20–9:30am

Welcome from Joplin - Working Together to Benefit the Region

  • Michael Seibert - Mayor, City of Joplin
9:30-10:30

Example Community: Lessons from Flint, Michigan

  • William Rhoades - Ph.D. Candidate in Civil Engineering, Environmental and Water Resources, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
    -William is originally from Carthage. He and other members of Virginia Tech’s Flint Water Team were the citizen scientists who discovered lead in Flint’s public      water supply and tried to do something about it.
10:30–10:50am Break  
10:50am-Noon

 Panel: Learning from Flint and Other Considerations

  • Moderator: Scott Miller – General Manager, City Utilities of Springfield 
  • David Shore – Partner, Lathrop & Gage; Past Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • Leanne Tippett Mosby - Director, Division of Environmental Quality, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • Michael Siebert – Mayor, City of Joplin
  • Matt Barnhart - Operations Manager for Southwest Missouri, Missouri American Water Company
  • Kevin Gibson – Director, Springfield Greene County Health Department
Noon-12:30   Lunch 
12:30-1:15           

Update: Tri-State Water Coalition and the SW MO Regional Water Commission

  • Gail Melgren – Executive Director, Tri-State Water Coalition and the SW MO Regional Water Commission
  • Roddy Rogers – Manager, Water Resources Projects, City Utilities of Springfield; Chair, Tri-State Water Coalition Technical Committee; President, SW MO Regional Water Commission
1:15-1:45pm 

 Update: State of Missouri Water Resource Planning

  • Andrea Collier - Director, Water Resources Center; Deputy Director, Missouri Geological Survey, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • Sherri Stoner – Chief of Planning, Water Resources Center, Missouri Department of Natural Resources 
1:45–2:15pm  Networking Break and Optional Tour of Darr Ag
2:15–2:45pm

The Price vs Value of Water

  • Roddy Rogers – Manager, Water Resources Projects, City Utilities of Springfield; Chair, Tri-State Water Coalition Technical Committee; President, SW MO Regional Water Commission
2:45–3:15pm

The Cost of Water: Water Rates in Missouri

  • Phil Walsack – Manager of Environmental Services, Missouri Public Utility Alliance
3:15–3:45pm

Spending Priorities: Innovations in Water Resource Management Using

                   Integrated Planning

  • Erin Kemper – Assistant Director, Department of Environmental Services, City of Springfield
3:45–4:15pm 

Lessons from Research: Water and Climate, Recent Flood Trends in Ozark Rivers

  • Dr. Robert (Bob) Pavlowsky – Distinguished Professor, Department of Geography Geology and Planning, Missouri State University; Director, Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute
4:15-5:00pm    

Audience Participation –

  • Small group problem solving re best use of dollars
  • Small group problem solving re how to communicate to public the price vs the cost of water
5:00pm   

Adjourn / Cash Bar and Appetizers

Friday, October 21, 2016

Breakfast, Lunch and snacks provided

7:15am Registration for day two; breakfast buffet
8-8:10am      

Welcome from Missouri State University

  • Dr. Ron Del Vecchio – Director, Darr School of Agriculture, Missouri State University
8:10-8:20am

Water Warrior Award and Career Achievement Recognition

  • Anson Elliott – Professor Emeritus, Missouri State University
8:20-8:50 

Best Practices: Water and Agriculture at Journagan Ranch

  • Clint Dalbom –  Program Manager, Missouri State University
8:50-9:10am Break  
9:11-9:40am

Ozark Aquifer Groundwater Study

  • Joe Richards  – Hydrologist, United States Geological Survey
9:40-10:10am

Serious Water Challenges Being Faced by Small and Large Missouri Communities

  • Elizabeth Grove - Circuit Rider, Missouri Rural Water Association; Former General Manager, Clarence Cannon Wholesale Water Commission
10:10-10:30am Break
10:30-11:00am

Example Community: Rockaway Beach, a 4 Month Turnaround After 15 Years of Failed Wastewater Compliance, and the Cooperation That Made it Happen

  • Rick Helms – Operations Manager, Ozark Environmental Services
11:00-12:00pm

Panel: Communications Critical for Secure Water Future

  • Tim Smith – Moderator; Deputy City Manager, City of Springfield 
  • Cora Scott – Chief Information Officer, City of Springfield
  • Gail Melgren - Executive Director, Tri-State Water Coalition and the SW MO Regional Water Commission
  • Eric Dove – Chairman, Watershed Committee of the Ozarks
  • KY3 - Representative
  • Dan Hoy – James River Basin Partnership; Bass Pro Shops
12:00-12:30pm

Lunch

12:30-1:30pm

Summation: Crystal Ball Panel of Municipalities

  • Moderator: Tim Smith - Deputy City Manager, City of Springfield 
  • Chuck Bryant – General Manager, Carthage Water & Electric
  • Harold Bengsch – 1st District Commissioner, Greene County Commission
  • Liz Grove – Circuit Rider, Missouri Rural Water Association; Former General Manager, Clarence Cannon Wholesale Water Commission
  • Phil Wolsack – Manager of Environmental Services, Missouri Public Utility Alliance
  • Matt Barnhart – Operations Manager for southwest Missouri, Missouri American Water Company
1:30pm 

Wrap-up, Evaluation and Continuing Credits

  • Gail Melgren - Executive Director, Tri-State Water Resource Coalition and SW MO Regional Water Commission
  • Cody Brewington – Program Coordinator, Outreach, Missouri State U
  • Participants should make their own hotel reservations, if needed. A block of rooms is reserved at Hilton Garden Inn, 4155 W. Nature Center Way, Spfd., MO 65804, (417) 875-8800. 
  • Elected officials and students may attend as our guests – please RSVP so we can plan for adequate food and seating.
  • To register call (417) 836-8974. Cost is $125 for both days, $85 for Thursday only and $70 for Friday only.
  • For information about sponsorships and sponsor discounts call (417) 836-8974.