Lawrence Technological University Hosts Event
(Southfield) Southeast Michigan’s Third Annual Stormwater Summit, organized by Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash and Pure Oakland Water (POW), along with Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, will be held on Friday October 9th. Up to 300 stakeholders are expected to attend the conference representing local, regional and state government, business, environmental advocates and others.
“We are facilitating more regional cooperation and planning on this topic, which is more critical than ever with changing weather patterns, stricter pollution controls, and the new Great Lakes Water Authority,” said Jim Nash, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner and convener of the summit.
Topics will include green infrastructure and low impact development technologies, successful “Water Towns” programs across the region, funding opportunities, regional collaboration, and other updates and innovations. 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, are attending.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Patrick Lawrence, Professor and Department Chair at the University of Toledo, presenting “When the Water Turns Green,” which will share insights on the Lake Erie algae crisis.
The final program of the day begins at 3:30 p.m. and is open to the public and is called “How the Great Lakes Were Formed,” by Cranbook Institute of Science’s John Azwiskie. Homeowners.