Skip Navigation
  Send E-Cards

Get Details

Become A Member




Inspiring Innovative Solutions One Drop at a Time
Leahy Environmental Summit Logo

Climate Change Resilient,
Floodwater Smart

March 20 - 21, 2015

Beginning Thursday, March 19, 2015, ECHO will inspire multi­-organizational, regional teams to produce or further develop specific projects, programs, and plans that engage an enthusiastic community to address social and structural resiliency for flooding and stormwater issues related to climate change. 15 regional teams, consisting of over 150 great thinkers and doers from across sectors will gather on the shores of Lake Champlain to work together in true Vermont environmental tradition to create innovative solutions aimed at:

  • Building community engagement that creates social resiliency to natural disaster
  • Understanding the links between climate change, a healthy water system, and managing future stormwater events
  • Inspiring new behaviors ­ both individually and collectively ­ that will result in a stormwater smart citizenry across Vermont and the Lake Champlain watershed
  • Creating new cross ­sector collaborations that will generate ongoing innovation and planning, resulting in a greater structural resilience to flooding issues.
  • Leveraging the strengths of our experiences, future planning, and passion into a model for other communities

The 2015 Leahy Center Environmental Summit, Climate Change Resilient, Floodwater Smart, is based on a simple notion that when it comes to enterprise innovation and integration, there is nothing that brings out the best in human systems, faster, more consistently, and more effectively, than the power of “the whole.” True innovation happens when strong multi­disciplinary groups come together, build a collaborative interchange, and explore their different points of strength.

The design of this Summit is not a typical conference; rather, it is intended to be a dynamic, interactive working session. Summit groups, comprised of diverse stakeholders, where all voices across the community are represented, will begin to design and prototype some of the projects and transform their ideas into realities.

Summit Details

When & Where

Dates: March 20-21, 2015

Location: ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

One College Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Lodging Information

Participating Teams


Appreciative Inquiry

Leahy Summit Agenda

2013 Leahy Center Environmental Summit



©2015 Leahy Center for Lake Champlain - ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center - One College St. - Burlington VT 05401 - 802.864.1848 - 1.877.324.6386
Directions Hours & Admission Blog E-Cards Jobs Volunteer Internships Press Room Contact Privacy Policy Terms of Use