MIIS Lecture: International Coastal Management of the Sweetwater Seas (Great Lakes)
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Middlebury Institute of International Studies presents a free lecture by Rebecca Pearson entitled International Coastal Management of the Sweetwater Seas (Great Lakes) on Tuesday, September 18, 6pm-7:30pm in the McGowan Building, Room 102, on the campus of MIIS.
The management of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River system, containing 20 percent of the worlds’ freshwater (4.6 quadrillion gallons) is a group effort. Eight U.S. states, two Canadian provinces, federal agencies, NGOs, and hundreds of local governments have a long history collaboration to protect and restore this incredible water resource. This talk will shed light on these collaborative efforts from the perspective of Ms. Pearson’s career from 2002-present in service to the Great Lakes Commission (GLC) and the Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS). She will focus on GLOS’s role in the region and demonstrate the latest technology to monitor the nearshore and open waters of the Great Lakes.
Rebecca (Becky) Pearson joined the Great Lakes Observing System in April of 2016 as a Program Manager. Becky brings with her 16 years project management experience serving the Great Lakes Commission. At the Great Lakes Commission, she led projects related to water use, water efficiency and conservation, sustainable planning of wind energy facilities, the value of Great Lakes water, among others. Becky was a California State Sea Grant Fellow working with the California Resources Agency’s Ocean Program in Sacramento. Becky received her bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in French studies and her master’s from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in International Environmental Policy.