A New Way of Looking at the Same Old Water: Policy, Community Engagement, Corporate Support & a Smartphone App

Wednesday, April 18, 2012. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Join Net Impact Minneapolis as our friends from the Citizens League share work that they and individual community members created to influence Water policy governance in Minnesota. Annie Levenson-Falk will explain how the group explored the questions of what are the appropriate roles and responsibilities of the various units of government that manage water in Minnesota, communities businesses, nonprofits, and individuals. With those findings, they then made recommendations on what changes should be made to our system of water governance, and what core principles should guide collaborative water use and management in Minnesota.

An inspired outcome of the work this group created and the data they accessed was the innovative Smartphone app developed by Eric Raarup, Chief Marketing Officer at Avtex. He will share and demonstrate how the combination of technology, GPS coordinates and access to state water quality data is literally putting actionable information into the hands of beach-goers, local lake associations, and anyone with a passion for Minnesota’s great water resources. Thanks to the support of Avtex, as well as the Pentair Foundation that helped turn the idea into reality, these locally-based corporations are aligning their community involvement to sustainable efforts to improve our surroundings in scalable, accessible, state-wide ways.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (presentation at 6:00)
Kieran’s Irish Pub
601 North 1st Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
Light appetizers provided, cash bar available
Free for members, $5 for non-members

We hope to see you for informal networking before and after the presentation, where you can enjoy light appetizers and compelling conversation with like-minded folks from a variety of industries and sectors.

Register at: http://netimpactmplswaterevent.eventbrite.com/

Generously sponsored by Target.

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