America's Inner Coast Summit -- June 22-24, 2010 -- St. Louis, MO


The Summit will consist of 1.5 working days with networking opportunities built in.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

5:00pm – 8:00pm

Summit Registration Opens*

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Welcome Social

*Please stop by the registration office before going to the welcome social.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

8:30am – 9:00am

Opening Welcome
   – BG (P) Walsh, MVD [Presentation]
  - MG (R) Terry Mulcahy, SCF [Presentation]

9:00am – 9:30am

"The International Case for Integrated River Basin Management"Ivan Zavadsky, Sr. Water Resources Management Specialist, Global Environment Facility (GEF) [Presentation]

9:30am – 10:00am

"Of Maps and Men - 17th Century Mapmaking and 21st Century Sustainability"Mark E. Gorman, Policy Analyst, Northeast-Midwest Institute [Presentation]

10:00am – 10:15am


10:15am – 10:45am

"Trapped by History:  Will the Past Anchor the Mississippi River's Future?"John Anfinson, Historian, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, National Park Service [Presentation] [Narrative]

10:45am – 12:15pm

“Vision for a Sustainable Mississippi River Watershed: Regional Interviews and Findings”John Ehrmann, Founder and Senior Partner, The Meridian Institutee [Presentation]

12:15pm – 1:15pm

Group Luncheon & Keynote Speaker
“Increasing Productivity and Resource Efficiency on America’s Farms”
Fred Stemme, Vice President of Marketing, National Corn Growers Association [Presentation]

1:15pm – 1:30pm

Work Group Instructions John Laub, Sand County Foundation and Dave Vigh, US Army Corps of Engineers

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Break-out Work Groups

3:00pm - 3:15pm


3:15pm – 5:00pm

Break-out Work Groups (continued)

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Evening Group Social and Dinner

Thursday, June 24, 2010

8:00am – 8:15am

Housekeeping/Conference Continuity
   – BG (P) Walsh, MVD [Presentation]

8:15am – 8:45am

“The Ohio River Experience with a Systemic Approach to Water Quality”Alan Vicory, Executive Director and Chief Engineer, ORSANCO [Presentation]

8:45am – 9:15am

“Sustaining the Missouri River: A Perspective from an Association of States and Tribes”David L. Pope, Executive Director, Missouri River Association of States and Tribes [Presentation]

9:30am – 9:45am


9:45am – 12:00pm

Work group presentations including Q&A
(15 minute presentation, 5 Minute Q&A, based on 6 work groups)

12:00pm – 12:15pm

Wrap Up, Next Steps and Meeting Ends
   – BG (P) Walsh, MVD [Presentation]

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Summit Background


Summit Need

Geographic Scope

Potential Outcomes

Foundation Documents
    & Efforts

Midwest Natural Resources Group — Opportunity for Action Letter

Mississippi River Commission Vision Statement

Monsanto Commitment

National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) Watershed Visions Conference

The Nature Conservancy Great Rivers Program

Nature Conservancy MOU

Sand County Foundation - Partnering for Ecosystem Sustainability

Sand County Foundation MOU

Vision for a Sustainable Mississippi River Watershed: Meridian Institute Interviews Findings and Recommendations

Executive Summary: Great Rivers Partnership - June 2010

Mississippi River Network: Headwaters to Gulf