August 2016: Clean Water Community Calendar

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The 2016 International Low Impact Development conference will be in Portland Maine this coming August! The 2016 conference theme is Mainstreaming Green Infrastructure for Municipal Programs. There is an impressive list of invited speakers from leading municipalities around the country who have a tremendous amount to share about the successful operations and maintenance of green infrastructure assets. There is a diverse technical program including 7 invited panels ranging from regulatory updates on integrated planning and TMDL’s, to establishing and operating a municipal green infrastructure program. We hope you will be a part of it. This event is cosponsored by the New England Water Environment Association with a special focus on municipal programs.

The conference will include participants involved in the design, approval and implementation of low impact development methods in urban and rural settings. This will be a tremendous opportunity to hear from and meet stormwater program administrators, regulators, consultants, engineers, researchers, landscape architects’/design professionals, architects, soil scientists, municipal officials/city planners, and developers/facilities Managers. The Conference attracts decision makers from companies across the United States as well as many international locations.

Here are some awesome reasons to participate:

  • The 2016 International LID Conference is partnering with the New England Water Environment Association to learn  from national leaders of municipal programs around the country about mainstreaming Green Infrastructure Planning, Design, Construction and Operations.
  • Earn PDHs by attending pre conference workshops offered Sunday, August 28!  Topics include Green Roof Design, Green Infrastructure and LID Construction and Inspection Training, Municipal Stormwater Program Development, Permeable Pavement Design, Installation and Maintenance, Meeting Urban Stormwater Management Goals with WinSLAMM, and a Gravel Wetland Design Workshop.
  • Enjoy an exciting technical program with presentations and panelists offering state of the art LID practices and considerations.  The technical program grid will be placed on the LID Conference website shortly.
  • 7 invited panels covering
    •    Keynote Panel on Mainstreaming Green Infrastructure in Municipal Programs
    •    Regulatory Developments for TMDLs, Nutrient Management, and Stormwater Permitting
    •    Water, Food, Energy, People: The Broader Picture: Co-benefits of Green Infrastructure
    •    Operations, Inspection and Maintenance of Stormwater Control Measures, Issues and Needs: Laying a Foundation for a National Conference
    •    Regulator, Regulated, Designer, and Innovator Share Perspectives from the District of Columbia on Stormwater Retention in Public Right of Way Networks
    •    Permeable Pavements Panel
    •    Green Infrastructure / Low Impact Development: What is the Next Step in the Green Revolution?
  • Offsite technical tours will take place on Wednesday, August 31.  They include trips to Long Creek Implementation Sites, the UNH Stormwater Center, and Berry Brook Urban Watershed Renewal examining watershed scale disconnected impervious cover.
  • Technical Program Topics include:
    •    Regulatory Developments for TMDLs, Nutrient Management, and Stormwater Permitting
    •    LID Performance, Research, and Cold Regions Design
    •    Green Infrastructure and LID Case Studies
    •    Modeling and Tools for Green Infrastructure Planning and Design
    •    Public Outreach and Education
    •    Municipal Programs for Green Infrastructure Planning, Design, Construction and     Operations
    •    Adapting to Climate Change Using Green Infrastructure and LID Measures
    •    Green Infrastructure and LID Construction and Operations and Maintenance
    •    Advancing Green Infrastructure Implementation in Transportation Planning and Engineering Standards
    •    Economics and Benefits of Green Infrastructure
  • Don’t miss the exciting social events including a Peaks Island Lobster Bake on Monday, August 29 and a Clean Water and Great Beer Tour on Tuesday, August 30

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