It’s no secret that past efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay have suffered from a lack of accountability. And so as the EPA, the Chesapeake Bay states, and the District of Columbia engage in their current effort to restore the health and water quality of the Bay, getting accountability right is extremely important. This theme is the focus of this year’s Ward Kershaw Forum, which CPR and the UMaryland Carey School of Law will co-host at the law school in Baltimore tomorrow, October 21.
The panels and speakers will address questions such as:
- What are the key features of an effective enforcement program?
- How can community groups help ensure accountability?
- How can water quality trading be made accountable?
Speakers include EPA Bay “czar” Jeff Corbin, Maryland Department of Environment Secretary Robert Summers, and Maryland State Senator Brian Frosh – as well as a host of stakeholders and experts. The Chesapeake Bay Funders Network will also demonstrate the Chesapeake Commons, a new online data management and mapping tool that allows the public to input, map, and analyze geospatial data about the Chesapeake Bay and its pollution sources.