CERF 2021 Workshop

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Brainwaves - Engaging Stakeholders to Co-Design Waterway Health Report Cards

Tuesday, 9 November 2021

2:45 PM – 4:15 PM ET
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM PT

Regular: $21  |  Student: $18
Maximum 40 participants.

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About This Workshop

Identifying waterway restoration and conservation goals that are acceptable to all sectors requires meaningful engagement from all relevant stakeholders, but incorporating knowledge streams from these varied perspectives is challenging. Waterway health report cards have been used to catalyse these knowledge streams and foster commitment to improving conditions from all relevant sectors. This will be a fun and interactive session where participants will role play different stakeholders. Participants will be introduced to the benefits of waterway health report cards and how they can be used to incorporate different values and knowledge of stakeholders, empowering all to better manage their local environment.

 About the Presenter

Bill Dennison, PhD

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Bill Dennison is the Vice President for Science Application at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Bill founded the Integration and Application Network, a collection of scientists interested in solving, not just studying environmental problems. He has a background in marine ecology, focused on seagrass ecosystems, but his career trajectory has been to develop tools and techniques for effective science communication. Bill has pioneered the use of environmental report cards, and more recently socio-environmental report cards, to aid in environmental management. As part of this career trajectory, Bill and the IAN team have been engaging with a wide diversity of stakeholders in projects around the world. They have developed a suite of tools and techniques to create and foster productive engagements with stakeholders, which is the subject of the CERF workshop.