Online Program

Where is the Water in White Bear Lake?

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 : 1:00 p.m. - 1:06 p.m.

Amy Okaya, M.P.H., M.B.A., Amy Okaya Studio, White Bear Lake, MN
In recent years, White Bear Lake has frequently been referred to as a “canary in a coal mine” because its dropping water levels may signal more widespread water scarcity in our future. More than just a body of water, White Bear Lake represents unique aspects of Minnesota’s history, and a lively community now in danger of losing its heart. Through interviews with community members, research scientists, natural resource experts and policy makers, along with footage of the rapid ecological transformation underway, the film explores how one Minnesota community is facing this threat to its wellbeing, and a cherished way of life.

Learning Areas:

Environmental health sciences
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related education
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe a community facing water management issues Identify at least one factor that affects water supplies List examples of things that citizens and government can do to ensure adequate water supplies

Keyword(s): Public health or related education, Environmental health sciences

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked for county and state health agencies for over ten years, most of them as a Program Director. I have also served as an advisor and contractor to the CDC. I have served as a volunteer leading community education and policy advocacy efforts for several environmental advocacy organizations. In recent years I have applied my public health experience to create professional videos that document issues related to health, healing, and environmental sustainability.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.