Dennis Nelson – Keynote Speaker
Dennis Nelson, President and CEO, Project WET Foundation
Dennis founded Project Water Education for Teachers (WET) in 1984 while working at the North Dakota State Water Commission. Through extensive partnerships and successful fundraising efforts, he has developed the program into a leader in water resources education across the United States and in more than 70 countries around the world. Under Dennis’ leadership, Project WET has received the 2012 U.S. Water Prize and numerous publishing awards. In 2013, Dennis and Project WET were shortlisted for the Stockholm Water Prize.
Dennis has published more than 75 water resource education guides and children’s activity booklets and is the author/co-author of over 300 original water science and education activities. Dennis has taught hundreds of water resources management education courses in dozens of countries and through these efforts has become a recognized leader and advocate for water education worldwide.