Nov 15, 2010

Urban Water Sustainability Conference Set for December

Event will focus on green infrastructure for urban water systems

The Clean Water America Alliance will highlight seven major urban areas for their green infrastructure innovations at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia on Dec. 6 and 7. Leadership teams from Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Milwaukee, Portland, Ore., San Francisco, New York City and Chicago will share innovations, strategies and best practices for making green infrastructure the centerpiece of the urban water world. In addition to the formal program, Sidebar Conversations will be organized for small groups to strategize solutions for obstacles the cities have in common.

Mayor Michael Nutter will open the event at noon on Dec. 6. Other keynote speakers include Nancy Stoner, deputy assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water, and Vivian Chang, director of state and local initiatives for Green for All, to discuss how best practices in green infrastructure can ensure high quality jobs and equitable access to new opportunities.

This event is supported in part by a grant from the William Penn Foundation. In addition, the event is sponsored by CDM, the Philadelphia Water Department, Greeley and Hansen, Penn Institute for Urban Research and the Wharton School’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership.

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