Across the United States, rivers and stormwater systems are being affected by a variety of natural (environmental) and man-made issues that federal, state, and local governments are trying to manage, despite declining public revenues and resources. The restoration of natural and man-made water systems and greenways is an imperative in which governmental ofﬁcials of all levels, property owners, agribusinesses, and others have a practical and ﬁnancial interest.
The Restoration of Our Rivers Conference will provide a national perspective on land conservation and best management practices that protect and improve water quality in urban and rural settings. On a regional scale, the conference will address conservation, water quality and watershed management issues that are specific to northwest Arkansas.
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Audience: This event will target developers, home-builders, engineers, contractors, consultants and local government officials whose interest or job responsibilities involve sediment/erosion control and stormwater issues.
Did I Hear That Right? Successful Communication Strategies to Gain Support and Modify Behavior
Chesapeake Water Environment Association’s Collection Systems Committee and Stormwater Committee present a joint seminar on effective communication
Educating and involving stakeholders is not only a requirement of NPDES permits; it just makes sense! In order to successfully design and implement sustainable water, wastewater and stormwater projects, implementing agencies need support from internal and external stakeholders including: staff, other agencies, elected officials, civil society, NGOs, and the public at large. However, knowing how to effectively reach these groups, gain their support, and encourage changes in behavior requires specialized knowledge and tools to meet goals. This symposium will provide both “how to” basics and tools available to develop effective communication strategies as well as successful case study examples. We will also have a “film festival” of award winning public outreach videos to increase awareness and modify behavior to inspire you.
Confirmed speakers include
- Keynote Address: Christopher Augsberger, Chief, Corporate Communications Office, USACE-Baltimore
- Beth Rudy, Senior Consultant, Insight Management Consulting
- Jessica Nusbaum, Individual Assistance Officer, Maryland Environmental Management Agency
- Katrina Jones, Outreach Coordinator for Harbor Development, Maryland Port Administration
- Donald Dorsey, Montgomery County DEP
- Kacey Wetzel, Sr. Program Manager Chesapeake Bay Trust
- William Elledge, DC Water
The 2014 East Tennessee Development Symposium will explore challenges and solutions to the ever-changing world of land development and stormwater management in East Tennessee. This Tennessee Stormwater Association symposium will feature presentations with case studies and success stories related to multiple aspects of the development industry in East Tennessee, including planning, design, construction, financing, BMP maintenance, regulatory compliance and environmental law and policy. Early registration for the symposium is now open.
The new green infrastructure paradigm offers opportunities for environmental improvement and cost savings, but if the critical issues of performance, reliability, and maintenance are not addressed this paradigm shift will not achieve the goals that inspired it. This multi-city tour seeks to provide insight on low impact development and explores next generation solutions that address these key issues in stormwater management.
The Texas Stormwater Innovation Conference will take place in four Texas cities:
Dallas – Nov. 4
Austin – Nov. 5
San Antonio – Nov. 6
Houston – Nov. 7