We're excited to welcome our keynote speakers for the 2020 Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium! We will continue to update this page as invitations are accepted.
Mike Dockry is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation with traditional territories around Lake Michigan and a reservation in central Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Green Bay, WI. Mike works for the University of Minnesota as an Assistant Professor for tribal natural resource management in the Department of Forest Resources and is an affiliate faculty member of the American Indian Studies Department. His research and teaching focus on tribal natural resource management, planning, incorporating Indigenous knowledge into forestry, and helping state, federal, and universities form partnerships with American Indian tribes.
Christopher Haring is a professional geologist with over twenty-four years of experience in hydrology/hydraulics, river engineering and fluvial geomorphology with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and private consulting. His work experiences include the design, review, and construction of streambank stabilization measures, including bio-engineering, re-directive and bank line protection, streambed-grade control structures, channel and floodplain restoration projects, and watershed assessments. Mr. Haring also works closely with the ERDC's Environmental Lab conducting geomorphic and river engineering research on streambank stabilization measures and the development of an urban stream restoration manual. He has completed over 400 restoration projects using various practices and reviewed designs for the State of Illinois on another 600 plus projects since 1994.
G. Mathias Kondolf is a fluvial geomorphologist, Professor of Environmental Planning, Co-Director of the Global Metropolitan Studies program at the University of California Berkeley (USA), fellow at the Collegium, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Lyon (France), and a member of the International Scientific Board for the Ecole Universitaire de Recherche des Sciences de l'Eau et des Hydrosystèmes (H2O'Lyon). He teaches courses in hydrology, river restoration, environmental planning, and environmental science. Prof Kondolf researches human-river interactions, including managing flood-prone lands, urban rivers, sediment in rivers and reservoirs, and river restoration. He has recently developed new research areas on the social connectivity of urban rivers, analysing the city-river relationships over time and current urban river revitalization efforts; the social life of the sediment balance, examining river-basin impacts of dams on downstream rivers and deltas from both geomorphological and environmental history perspectives; and strategic dam planning for improved tradeoffs between hydropower generation and environment. Author of over 100 peer-reviewed papers and three books, his work has been published in leading journals, and he has advised governments and non-governmental organizations on sustainable management of rivers around the world, providing expert testimony before the US Congress, the California legislature, California Water Resources Control Board, the US Supreme Court, the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration (the Hague), and in other fora.