Partnering on Oil Spill Prevention, Response, and Recovery

Aerial view of ocean waters with large oil spill stemming from shipping vessel

Thursday, April 28, 2022
4:30 p.m. PT




Check out this video to watch the Partnering on Oil Spill Prevention, Response, and Recovery.

Environmental Speaker Series

Brought to you by:
WWU College of the Environment
in partnership with the WWU Alumni Association


Oil Spill prevention, response, and recovery requires collaboration across sectors—from local, state, federal, and tribal governments—to industry and trade associations, universities, and NGOs. No one sector alone can address the issue of spilled oil. Meg will give us a snapshot of oil spill science, prevention efforts, emerging technologies, and successful partnerships, including her work with the Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force.

More information about the speaker series is available here, and past Environmental Speaker Series recordings are available here.

We are excited that we will be live-streaming from a WWU classroom for the webinar for our off-campus audience. Due to the pandemic, only WWU students will be in-person for the presentation but we look forward to welcoming you all to class virtually. 

Meg Harris

Meg Harris


Meg Harris serves as the Executive Coordinator of the Pacific States / British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force. She brings to this position a background in environmental toxicology and risk assessment and experience coordinating multi-stakeholder and transboundary partnerships.

Meg is a two-time alumni of the College of the Environment with a BS in Freshwater Ecology and an MS in Environmental Toxicology. She worked for a short time as an adjunct faculty in the Environmental Science Department, teaching Water Quality and Environmental Risk Assessment.

Meg has a passion for science communication and for making technical information accessible.  She enjoys time in the mountains and on the waters of the Salish Sea, especially any day spent outdoors with her one-year old daughter, Freya. 

Questions and Accommodations

Stefan Freelan

Stefan Freelan is the coordinator of the Environmental Speaker Series. Send email to or call (360) 650-2949 if you have any questions or comments.
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