Spring Symposium 2021

Join Ocean Policy Working Group, the Duke Water Network, and Student Association of Wetland Scientists from 1-3pm EST on Friday, March 5 and Friday, March 12 for our two-day spring symposium highlighting water stories and the power of narratives in responding to challenges like COVID-19 and climate adaptation.

The plenary (held from 1:00-2:30) will bring together journalists, governments, NGOs, and community leaders who are addressing and elevating water-centric issues in the face of increased environmental and climate risk.

After each plenary, we will be hosting a networking social (held from 2:30-3:00pm) where you’ll be able to connect with panelists and other students in small breakout sessions. Register here!


Day 1: March 5th
Brett Walton, Circle of Blue
Erica Gies, Independent Journalist
Andrew Yawn, American South
Melody Wright, SAY/DO Strategies

Day 2: March 12th
Kristi Pullen Fedinick, NRDC
Dr. Brian Hoey, Marshall University
Rebecca Horan, Duke University

Learn more about our speakers here