Hafa Adai & Tirow!
Every other year, local environmental agencies of CNMI, Guam and American Samoa, sponsor an environment conference that brings together people throughout the Pacific Islands to work for dialogue and exchange on various environmental issues. Attendees include active participants from local governments, elected officials, non-profit and community-based organizations, private sector representatives, professional and university researchers, and others who have a role to play in Pacific Island environmental issues. Each conference has a different theme in response to the Islands' most pressing needs and interests.
This year, the 29th PACIFIC ISLAND ENVIRONMENT CONFERENCE (PIEC) shall be held on Saipan on June 13, 14 and 15, 2017 at the Saipan World Resort. The goal for the 29th conference agenda is to engage the attendees with environmental issues that have a direct impact on our island economy, education and culture.
PROPOSED CONFERENCE AGENDA
|Mon, June 12||Tue, June 13||Wed, June 14||Thu, June 15||Fri, June 16|
|PRE-Conference||Day 1 - Climate Change & Island Resilience||Day 2 - Sustainable Development||Day 3 - Public Health & Environment||POST-Conference & Field Trip|
1) Water Quality - TMDL, and 305b & 303d reporting issues
2) Water Quality - data & electronic reporting to WQS & STORET systems
3) Water Operator Training (by Am Water Works Assoc)
Climate Change in the Pacific - Projections and Role of Small Island states
Data Sharing: Data, Portals, Tools and Apps: What information are we collecting or developing and how are we sharing it?
Coral Reefs - 10 years of data & actions implemented
Drought Beyond Drinking Water
Typhoons on the Horizon
LEGISLATION in the PACIFIC: CNMI, Palau, Guam
Land Management: Conservation & Open Space to SupportResilience
Land Management: Recycling & Getting to Zero Waste
Stream Benthic Habitat & Other Biologicical Assessments
Water Preparation in the face of a Drought
Using canines to improve Water Quality & other enviro concerns
Data & Tools: Mapping new challenges and needs: Knowledge Exchange & Roundtable
Federal Agency Roundtable
Registration for the 2017 PIEC shall commence in April 2017. Please check back periodically for udpates on the conference agenda, places to stay, eat, explore and much more!