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October 19, 2020
waterloop #56: Colin Wellenkamp on the Mississippi River Cities and Towns

Colin Wellenkamp is the Executive Director of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative. In this episode Colin discusses how mayors for more than 100 cities and towns on the main stem of the Mississippi River work together on common goals for ...


Colin Wellenkamp is the Executive Director of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative.

In this episode Colin discusses how mayors for more than 100 cities and towns on the main stem of the Mississippi River work together on common goals for clean water, sustainable economies, food security, climate resilience, and culture. He explains how climate change is delivering devastating impacts, ranging from extreme heat in the upper Mississippi, to historic flooding in the middle region, to frequent hurricanes in the lower area. Colin talks about approaches to reduce nutrient pollution, including supporting sustainable agriculture, increasing monitoring with sensors, and piloting environmental impact bonds in Memphis and New Orleans.

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