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The Great Lakes Water Conservation Conference | Oct 18, Madison, WI

The Great Lakes Water Conservation Conference brings together craft brewers, cheesemakers, and policymakers in water conservation to discuss best practices for water savings.

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The Great Lakes Water Conservation Conference | Oct 18, Madison, WI brings together craft brewers, cheesemakers, and policymakers in water conservation to discuss best practices for water savings. Todd Ambs, the executive director of the national River Network (which is supported by breweries such as Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.), is the invited keynote speaker at noon, Monday, October 18.

Monday, October 18, will be filled with speakers and panels, and Tuesday, October 19, features a bus trip with tours of the Cedar Grove Cheese Co.'s biofiltration system, the "Living Machine" in Plain, WI, and the award-winning Capital Brewery in Middleton, WI.

Organizer Lucy Saunders announces the online registration for the conference in Madison, WI, October 18-19 at http://www.conserve-greatlakes.com - with an early registration fee of $195 (a savings of $100, available until July 26).

The agenda includes:

  • David Isaacson of WaterWise (auditor for Sierra Nevada BC and others) talking about brewery/pub water audits;
  • Stone Brewing Co.'s case history on wastewater treatment presented by Bill Sherwood;
  • owner/brewmaster Brian Hunt of Moonlight Brewery speaking on small pub water savings;
  • Jim Nicholas of the US Geological Survey's Water Science Center moderating a water science panel;
  • brewmaster John Haggerty of New Holland Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, MI, moderating a panel on effluent reduction, with Jason Fox, brewmaster, Custom BrewCrafters, and Fred Scheer, chairman of the Master Brewers Association's Global Emerging Issues committee;
  • a panel on waste-to-energy production with Karl Crave of Crave Bros. Cheese Co.
  • Brian Driscoll of the Wisconsin State Office of Energy Independence .

Todd Ambs is the River Network's fifth President and has worked in the environmental policy field for more than 30 years. His experience includes serving as Executive Director of two statewide river organizations, Policy Director for the Ohio Attorney General and Senior Policy Analyst for the Wisconsin Department of Justice. From 2003 until becoming President of River Network in May 2010, Ambs ran the Water Division for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Todd has served on a number of water-related boards and commissions and was the lead negotiator for the State of Wisconsin during the development of the Great Lakes Compact. Todd Ambs still serves on the Great Lakes Commission, Great Lakes Protection Fund and the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association. (WI).

For more details, and online registration, please visit the conference website: http://www.conserve-greatlakes.com


Edited by Carolyn Allen, Managing Editor of Solutions For Green

Publication Date: 7/15/2010
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