Friday, October 20, 2017 - 12:15pm
Penn State Campus: 
University Park
Location or Building Name: 
Room 252, Food Sciences Building

Join us for a discussion with a panel of experts who work with stakeholders on seeking solutions for complex natural resource issues or “wicked issues,” especially water and agriculture.

After providing a short introduction on where they work, each panelist will provide a few minutes on three questions:

  1. How they approach the challenges of addressing or managing difficult natural resource issues;
  2. Thoughts on engaging diverse stakeholders; and
  3. Keys to success in managing such issues.

The short presentations will then be followed by discussion and questions from the audience; active participation is encouraged!

Informal lunch provided


Mark Burbach

  • Environmental Scientist, Conservation & Survey Division
  • School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Michael Kern

  • Director, William D. Ruckelshaus Center
  • University of Washington and Washington State University

Clinton Williams

  • Lead Research Soil Scientist
  • US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service


Lara Fowler

  • Senior Lecturer, Penn State Law
  • Assistant Director, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment

Questions? Contact Lara Fowler,, or 814-865-4806