D4. Finding Common Ground Amid the Changing Tide: Challenges and Successes in Maintaining Watershed Partnerships Through a Long Term Planning and Political Process

APA Pennsylvania Chapter


Monday, October 17, 2016
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. EDT

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Complex planning problems, such as improving watershed health and the responsible
stewardship of water resources, have no easy or short-term solutions. Challenges stem from
an evolving framework of regulations, relationships, and resources. Philadelphia’s integrated
water resource management approach has centered on public outreach, partnership-building,
scientific monitoring, and planning analysis. Join us for a forum on maintaining partner
engagement throughout a long-term planning process. Participants are encouraged to share
examples of challenges and successes from their own personal and professional experience in
this interactive and thought-provoking discussion.


Maggie Rwakazina, AICP

Maggie Allio Rwakazina, AICP is a watershed planner at Trans-Pacific Engineering. She holds a BA from Dickinson College and a Masters of Community and Regional Planning from Temple University. With over ten years of experience in water resource planning at various levels of government across Pennsylvania, she specializes in stormwater ... Read More

Christopher Anderson

Christopher Anderson is the Watersheds Program Manager for Philadelphia Water's Public Affairs Division. He holds a BA and Masters of Public Administration from the University of Delaware. Since 2013, Christopher has managed Philadelphia's diverse group of watershed partnerships. He specializes in intergovernmental coordination and strategic planning. Christopher serves ... Read More

Contact Info

Susan Shermer, sshermer@shermer-assoc.com