One participant described three ways the Academy helped with watershed leadership:

It " provided a network of peers to share ideas and commiserate with,

- confirmed that we were on track with our approach to watershed planning, and

- provided new methods/approaches, several of which have subsequently been implemented in recent planning efforts."

Indiana Watershed Leadership Program Contacts

Jane Frankenberger, Professor and Extension Water Quality Engineer, is Project Director for the Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy.



Sara Peel is Coordinator of the Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy. Please contact Sara at with questions Telephone: 765-337-9100


Mailing Address:

Indiana Watershed Leadership Program
c/o Jane Frankenberger
Purdue University, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
225 S. University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2093


Former Academy Leaders


Laura Esman is now at the Purdue Natural Resources Social Science Lab.

Brent Ladd is now at the Purdue University Center for Science of Information.

Photo Shorna Broussard Shorna Broussard is now at Cornell University.