The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) will host an invited conference titled Municipal Stormwater Infrastructure: Going From Grey to Green on Sept. 20. The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is helping to plan the conference. The event will focus on barriers to implementing green infrastructure, including funding and financial challenges, benefits associated with green approaches, and opportunities for wider implementation. The goal is to provide a series of recommendations from conference participants on how to put more green infrastructure in the ground across the country.
Conference speakers will include CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Administrator Robert Perciasepe, and EPA Acting Assistant Administrator for Water Nancy Stoner. WEF Stormwater Committee Chair Michael Beezhold will participate in the conference along with other WEF members, and WEF Executive Director Jeff Eger will moderate a panel discussion on green infrastructure success stories. A summary report will be made available after the event, and WEF will announce the document when it is available.