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EBC Water Resources Committee Meeting

Host: Tech Environmental

Topic: Conflict Resolution & Collaborative Problem-Solving Tools for Enhancing Watershed Partnerships

Speaker: Susan Jeghelian, Executive Director
The MA Office of Dispute Resolution (MODR) is a free-standing institute at UMass Boston (formerly a state agency). MODR builds capacity for conflict management and facilitates collaboration and consensus-building across sectors state-wide, focusing on economic development, environmental resource management, land use, agriculture, transportation and other community objectives. Susan Jeghelian, MODR’s Executive Director, will make an interactive presentation on conflict resolution and collaborative problem-solving tools for enhancing the use and effectiveness of watershed partnerships. She will review how collaborative approaches offer a complement to more traditional legal, regulatory and programmatic approaches, and what resources for training, convening, facilitation, consensus-building and research are available to support watershed collaborations.

Speaker Contact Information:
Susan M. Jeghelian, Executive Director
MA Office of Dispute Resolution (MODR)
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
McCormack Building, 1st Floor, Room 627
Boston, MA 02125

If you have any questions, or want to discuss issues relevant to the EBC Water Resources Committee, please feel free to contact the Committee Chair:

Water Resources
Michael J. Hanlon, P.E.
President & CEO
Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc.
Five Centennial Drive, Peabody, MA  01960-7985