Lawrence Technological University will host the fourth annual Regional Stormwater Summit Friday, Oct. 7 on its Southfield campus.
The summit is a collaboration of Lawrence Tech, the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office and the nonprofit group Pure Oakland Water (POW).
Topics to be discussed at the summit will include green infrastructure and other best construction practices, evaluation and maintenance of stormwater programs across the Great Lakes region, advocacy and legislative updates, climate change, and regional collaboration.
Water resources commissioners, drain and public works commissioners, county, city, township and village officials, watershed council members and other interested stakeholders, along with engineering and industry professionals, and the media, are invited.
Speakers at the event will include LTU President Virinder Moudgil, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, and Donald Carpenter, LTU professor and director of LTU’s Great Lakes Stormwater Management Institute. Providing the keynote will be Bethany Bezak, green infrastructure manager of the DC Clean Rivers Project in Washington, D.C.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the event, at costs ranging from $5,000 for a “Headwaters Sponsor” to $500 for a meal sponsor. Vendor booths for the event are $250 for businesses and $50 for nonprofits. For more information on sponsorships, visit this link (pdf).
For more information about the event, including the agenda and registration, visit this link.
POW is a Michigan not-for- profit organization dedicated to protecting Oakland County and regional water resources through public education, community organizing, environmental advocacy and promotion of a sustainable future. More at http://www.pureoaklandwater.org/.
Photo caption: Plantings like this help treat stormwater runoff the natural way. This particular example is on Lawrence Technological University’s Southfield campus.
Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. The Brookings Institution ranks Lawrence Tech fifth nationwide for boosting graduates’ earning power, PayScale lists it in the top 10 percent of universities for graduates’ salaries, and U.S. News and World Report places it in the top tier of best Midwestern universities. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus in Southfield, Michigan, include more than 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.