Southeast Michigan’s 2nd Annual Storm Water Summit, organized by Oakland County Water Resource Commissioner Jim Nash and Pure Oakland Water (POW), will be held on Friday October 3, 2014 at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. Up to 300 stakeholders are expected to attend the conference representing local, regional and state government, business, environmental advocates, and others.
“We want more regional cooperation and planning on this topic, which is more timely than ever with the massive storm water flooding of August 11th and the new proposal to build a Great Lakes Water Authority,” said Jim Nash, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner and convener of the summit.
Topics will include Green Infrastructure and other new green technologies, successful programs across the Great Lakes region, funding opportunities, regional collaboration, and other updates and innovative ideas. Michigan Water Resources Commissioners, Drain and Public Works Commissioners, their staff, local city, township and village officials, watershed council members, and other interested stakeholders, along with engineering and industry professionals are invited to register and attend.
Cost to attend is only $20 per person, and speakers are attending from throughout the Great Lakes Region including Milwaukee and Cleveland.
As in last year’s event, the final workshop that day beginning at 4 pm is open to the public at no charge and is titled “Sustainable Landscapes – Tools for Homeowners.
Questions or to register contact Alyssa Atkinson at email@example.com or for more info check the website at www.pureoaklandwater.org
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