October 15, 2014 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
MITAGS Conference Center
692 Maritime Boulevard
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Chesapeake Water Environment Association

 Did I Hear That Right?  Successful Communication Strategies to Gain Support and Modify Behavior

Chesapeake Water Environment Association’s Collection Systems Committee and Stormwater Committee present a joint seminar on effective communication

Educating and involving stakeholders is not only a requirement of NPDES permits; it just makes sense! In order to successfully design and implement sustainable water, wastewater and stormwater projects, implementing agencies need support from internal and external stakeholders including: staff, other agencies, elected officials, civil society, NGOs, and the public at large. However, knowing how to effectively reach these groups, gain their support, and encourage changes in behavior requires specialized knowledge and tools to meet goals. This symposium will provide both “how to” basics and tools available to develop effective communication strategies as well as successful case study examples. We will also have a “film festival” of award winning public outreach videos to increase awareness and modify behavior to inspire you.

Confirmed speakers include

  • Keynote Address: Christopher Augsberger, Chief, Corporate Communications Office, USACE-Baltimore
  • Beth Rudy, Senior Consultant, Insight Management Consulting
  • Jessica Nusbaum, Individual Assistance Officer, Maryland Environmental Management Agency
  • Katrina Jones, Outreach Coordinator for Harbor Development, Maryland Port Administration
  • Donald Dorsey, Montgomery County DEP
  • Kacey Wetzel, Sr. Program Manager Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • William Elledge, DC Water

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