LTU Hosts Fourth Annual Stormwater Summit Oct. 7

Release Date: October 3, 2016

Southeast Michigan’s Fourth Annual Stormwater Summit, organized by Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash and Pure Oakland Water Will take place at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield on Friday, Oct. 7.

Stakeholders attending the conference represent local, county and state government, business leaders and contractors, environmental advocates and others.

“With this annual gathering we are facilitating more regional collaboration and planning on this ever more important topic," said Jim Nash, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner. "It is more critical than ever that we face changing weather patterns, stricter pollution controls, and aging infrastructure.”

Topics will include low impact development technologies, green infrastructure, climate change, funding opportunities, and new stormwater standards. Michigan water resources commissioners, drain and public works commissioners, their staff members, city, township and village officials, watershed council members, and environmentalists, along with engineering and industry professionals will attend.

The keynote speaker is Lawrence Tech alumna Bethany Bezak, BSAr'06, BSCvE'06. A registered professional engineer and LEED accredited professional, Bezak is green infrastructure manager of the District of Columbia Clean Rivers Project.

The final program of the day begins at 3:15 p.m. and is open to the public at no charge. Michigan’s state climatologist, Jeffrey A. Andresen, will present on past and future climate changes and trends for the Southeast Michigan region.     

More at www.pureoaklandwater.org/events.

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