2013 Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference


The Great Confluence
Water, Issues, and People Coming Together

The Watershed Management Section of the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) held the 2013 Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference on April 16-17, 2013 in Junction City, KS.  This year’s conference focused on the nonpoint source (NPS) issues of the urban NPS environment, nutrient management and water quality, best management practices, and source water issues.  Various organizations, agencies, and individuals came together to learn, share, and network on NPS issues.


                                                                                         Coming together is a beginning;
                                                                                          Keeping together is progress;
                                                                                          Working together is success!

For those that attended...please visit www.kswraps.org/evaluation to evaluate the conference.

KEYNOTE:  Dr. Mae Davenport

Mae Davenport is an Associate Professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment in the Department of Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota. Mae received a B.A. in Biology and English from the College of St. Scholastica, a M.S. in Forestry from the University of Montana, and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources Science and Management from the University of Minnesota. Her research emphasizes community-based, participatory approaches in two primary areas:  (1) human beliefs, attitudes and behaviors associated with ecosystem/biotic change and (2) community capacity for sustainable ecosystem, watershed, and protected area management. Mae is particularly interested in how communities relate to natural environments, respond to ecological problems, and transform themselves to become better stewards of the natural environment.