Water is an environmental good that provides critical services for recreation, economic development, agricultural and domestic use all of which are important to human activity. Stakeholders within watersheds have differing perspectives on water quality and quantity management and the sustainability of ample sources of high quality water. The conference covers the latest strategies and research for water managers and water users on the Northern Great Plains.
Stephen Polasky - Professor of Ecological/ Environmental Economics University of Minnesota Presentation: "InVEST and The Natural Capital Project: Emerging Economics of Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services"
John D Lawrence - Associate Dean of Economics Iowa State University Presentation: "Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Science Assessment, Changing Agriculture's Impact on Water Quality"
The 2016 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference will be held in the Volstroff Ballroom at the University Student Union on the campus of South Dakota State University (SDSU), Brookings, SD on October 27, 2016. See the SDSU Campus Map.
Please go to the Conference Registration Desk as soon as you arrive. The registration desk will be located just outside the Volstorff Ballroom in the University Student Union. At the registration desk you will receive your conference package and name badge.
The Student Union will be open for regular student business and activities all day on October 27. There will be many people in the building during the course of the day unrelated to the conference. We encourage you not to leave any valuables unattended while at the conference.
We also encourage you to take a minute during the conference to enjoy the building abuzz with student activities. The Student Union also houses the SDSU bookstore, so you may plan on stopping by at the bookstore sometime during the day to get your favorite SDSU gear!
East Dakota Water Development District
South Dakota State University
South Dakota Water Resources Institute
US Geological Survey
Water & Environmental Engineering Research Center