Annual Symposium

The Annual Indiana-Michigan Symposium hosted by the St. Joseph River Basin Commission provides a networking opportunity for decision makers and water managers from Indiana and Michigan. Formal presentations and open networking time encourages the sharing of successes and lessons learned throughout the basin. There are signs of improvement in the health of the St. Joseph River and its tributaries. This improvement is largely due to the combined efforts of local governments, non-profit groups, and private landowners. The Symposium serves as a means of increasing collaboration, improving effectiveness, and expanding the implementation of these efforts to promote the continued improvement of our water resources.

The 23rd Annual Symposium was held on Friday May 12th, 2023 at the Pinhook Community Center in South Bend. Drainage issues and policies were highlighted as part of an effort to identify opportunities for improving water infrastructure in the basin. The program included a panel with elected drainage officials, researchers, and practitioners. The Symposium was followed by a Watershed Celebration hosted by the Friends of the St. Joe River Association.

See below for information and videos from past symposiums.

Past Years