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Panel to discuss water issues at LTU on May 23

Release Date: May 10, 2013

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Water quality in the Detroit region will be discussed by a panel of experts on Thursday, May 23, at 6 p.m. in the Architecture Building auditorium at Lawrence Technological University (LTU), 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield. The event is free and open to the public.

The panel discussion is part of the “Freshwater Metropolis” series produced by online publication Model D to focus attention on why water is an integral part of the identity of the southeast Michigan region and why this invaluable resource requires protection. The series has introduced the issues around water quality and stormwater runoff and demonstrated how residents – from what they do in their backyards to how they participate in the development of public policy – affect the Detroit-area watersheds and the greater Great Lakes Basin.

LTU Professor Donald Carpenter will moderate the panel discussion on how “green” and “blue” infrastructures are transforming our region and what concerned citizens can do to be a part of this movement. The panel will include:

  • Khalil Ligon, Lower Eastside Action Plan (LEAP)
  • Nina Ignaczak, Clinton River Watershed Council
  • Jeff Klein, Detroit Farm and Garden
  • Gerard Santoro, Macomb County Planning and Economic Development
  • Go to Blue/Green Infrastructures at modeldmedia.com to catch up on the series.

Here is the link to RSVP for the free panel discussion on May 23.

Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. Payscale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 7 percent of universities for return on undergraduate tuition investment, and highest in the Detroit metropolitan area.  Lawrence Tech is also listed in the top tier of Midwestern universities by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. Students benefit from small class sizes and experienced faculty who provide a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus include over 60 student clubs and organizations and a growing roster of NAIA varsity sports.