Ingeborg Hegemann, PWS, NHCWS to serve as Vice President of the New England Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists

BSC is proud to announce that Ingeborg Hegemann, PWS, NHCWS, was elected to serve as Vice President of the New England Chapter of the  Society of Wetland Scientists, a leading professional organization promoting understanding, conservation, scientifically based management, and sustainable use of wetlands throughout the world. Gillian Davies, PWS, SSSSNE, NHCWS, CESSWI, recently elected to serve as President-Elect of the International Society of Wetland Scientists, will continue to serve on the Chapter Executive Board as the immediate Past President.

Ms. Hegemann is a scientist and planner with over 30 years of experience in land planning and strategic regulatory consulting for public, private and institutional clients. Her expertise lies in environmental science, wetlands assessment and impact analysis, regulatory permitting, and public participation. She has experience with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, Mass Environmental Policy Act impact analyses; Section 401 and 404 of Clean Water Act; local, state and federal wetland evaluations and impact analyses; stormwater management (NPDES and Storm Water Management Plans) and municipal regulatory analysis, such as zoning and open space planning. Ms. Hegemann assisted in the program planning for the SWS 2015 Annual Meeting, Changing Climate. Changing Wetlands.

Ms. Davies is a senior wetland/soil scientist, who has been working in wetland science since 1991. She is well-known in the industry for her work in the field of climate adaptation, where she has served on the MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs (EEA) Adaptation Subcommittee to the Global Warming Solutions Act Implementation Advisory Committee, as well as serving as Chair of the Inland Wetlands Adaptation Subcommittee to the Natural Resources and Habitat Subcommittee to the EEA Climate Change Adaptation Advisory Committee. In this capacity, she was a contributing author to the  Massachusetts Climate Adaptation Report (2011). Additionally, Ms. Davies was chair of the Program Committee for the SWS 2015 Annual Meeting, Changing Climate. Changing Wetlands.

The Society of Wetland Scientists was formed in 1980 by Richard Macomber, a biologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Board of Rivers and Harbors. From its inception, the SWS has been notable for providing a forum for scientists and managers to meet and work together. Today, SWS has approximately 3,000 members in more than 60 countries with members in governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, academia and private consulting.

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