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MAREP Webinar: Water Management Solutions
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 12:00 PM PDT
Category: Webinars

MAREP Webinar: Finding Lasting Water Management Solutions through Modeling

Join MAREP to learn how computer modeling can be used to build stakeholder consensus in water resources management.



What constitutes best management in water resources is a fundamentally values-based decision, and the "best" options are often discovered through collaboration among stakeholders. HydroLogics helps clients determine best management options for their water supply through exploration of different modeling scenarios. This webinar will describe a Computer Aided Negotiation process that leverages distributed knowledge and formal negotiation techniques to find novel solutions and bridge divides between parties. This negotiation process can lead to solutions that are not only effective but also agreed upon by consensus, and likely to survive the strain placed on them in times of actual drought. This is a timely topic, given rising demand for water and the likely disruptive effects of climate change. 

Speaker Bio

A. Michael Sheer is Senior Policy Analyst at HydroLogics, Inc. Over the last thirteen years, Mr. Sheer has engaged in helping design new methods for managing reservoir systems throughout the US and Canada. His particular specialty is in designing and using river system models for running collaborative modeling programs directly with stakeholders. Serving as an interface between interests as diverse as agriculture, industry, municipalities, and environmentalists, this work builds bridges and leverages shared expertise to find novel solutions to particularly sticky problems. 

Event Cost

$20.00 (MAREP members)
$25.00 (all others)

A link to log in to the webinar will be sent out to all registered attendees prior to the event.  

MAREP members must register using the email address associated with their membership in order to receive the discounted price.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact MAREP at [email protected].

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