Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Massachusetts Environmental Trust
November 10, 2009
College Of The Holy Cross
Established as part of the Boston Harbor cleanup, the Trust has invested over $17 million in projects for water quality, aquatic species, environmental education and more. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET), the Trustees hosted a one-day conference to bring together practitioners engaged in promoting the responsible stewardship of the state's drinking water and water-related resources. The conference addressed the critical water policy issues facing the Commonwealth and the New England region in the areas of water quality and quantity, restoration, and revitalization of waterfronts, sustainable water infrastructure and where public and private funders should invest. The conference keynote speaker was Robert Glennon the nationally-recognized author of Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What to Do About. He is a professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Arizona, where he teaches constitutional law, American legal history, and water law. Speaker presentations are available for download.
- StormSmart Coasts: Tools for Massachusetts Communities, by Bruce K. Carlisle Waste heat recovery file size 4MB
- Statewide Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Efforts, by Tim Purinton Waste heat recovery file size 4MB