Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Policy Boot Camp: Water and Ecosystem Restoration Policy

Date and Time
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Grainger Hall, Board Room (Room 5109)
Policy Boot Camp: Water and Ecosystem Restoration Policy


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New for the 2019–20 academic year, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions is offering Policy Boot Camps to share our team's experience directly engaging with decision makers. For the fall semester, Duke University students will have the opportunity to learn more about environmental policy making institutions—what they are, how they work, and how to engage them.

Martin Doyle, director of the Nicholas Institute's Water Policy Program, will lead this session exploring the best mechanism for affecting water and ecosystem restoration policy—legislation, rule-making, or guidance documents?

A reception with free pizza and drinks will immediately follow the session.


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Martin Doyle is director of the Water Policy Program at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and Professor of River Science and Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment. His research and teaching has range from fluid mechanics and sediment transport to infrastructure finance and federal water policy. Doyle is the co-founder of the Internet of Water as well as the co-organizer and leader of the annual water forum at the Aspen Institute, which brings together some of the world’s foremost thought leaders around the future of water.

In addition to these roles at Duke, Doyle has had several stints in government. In 2015-2016, he moved to the Department of Interior, where he helped establish the Natural Resources Investment Center, an initiative of the Obama Administration to push forward private investment in water infrastructure, enable water marketing, and increase the use of markets and mitigation banks for species conservation. Prior to that, in 2009-2010, he was the inaugural Frederick J. Clarke Scholar at the US Army Corps of Engineers, where he assisted with regulatory policy particularly focused on mitigation banking and jurisdiction of "waters of the US."