Neda Simeonova is editorial director of Water & Wastes Digest. Simeonova can be reached at [email protected] or 847.391.1011.
Sep 30, 2011

Sustainable Urban Water

WWD Managing Editor Caitlin Cunningham and I are traveling to Milwaukee to attend the 2nd Annual Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference, hosted by the Clean Water America Alliance (CWAA). The conference takes place from Oct. 3 to 5 and is designed to advance communities through green infrastructure and resource recovery.

According to CWAA President Ben Grumbles, “Water leaders are uniting, like never before, to share timely success stories and strategies for connecting the dots, drops and watts to sustain communities and ecosystems. We’ll focus on proven and possible paths to green, as EPA prepares new storm water regulations and full resource recovery, as businesses and utilities reclaim the wealth in wastewater.” 

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, well known as a green infrastructure champion, will open the event at noon on Monday, Oct 3. Keynotes include: Nancy Stoner, U.S. EPA acting assistant administrator for water; Kim Marotta, vice president of corporate social responsibility, MillerCoors; and Trevor Hill, president, Global Water. 

Stay tuned for updates on our experiences from the conference.