Join us at the CT Green Infrastructure Symposium
As cities around the country work to develop sustainability initiatives, many are turning to green infrastructure (GI) to resolve issues related to stormwater runoff. With its potential to transform urban areas, improve water quality, and restore watersheds, GI has gained popularity as a valuable and cost-effective practice for stormwater management. When planned and sited properly, GI can take the place of more expensive repairs and improvements to underground stormwater systems and can be a valuable addition to communities that seek to beautify urban areas and enhance open spaces. Today, GI can be found in cities throughout the world. From permeable basketball courts in Philadelphia to green roofs in Zurich, Switzerland, GI is quickly becoming an essential solution to the negative impacts of stormwater runoff.
On September 19, the Connecticut Green Infrastructure Symposium will give you a chance to learn more about green infrastructure practices and opportunities for communities in the region. Organized by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the event will bring together researchers, municipal land use and public works professionals, and private sector engineers. Together, they will explain and discuss regulations, design, operation and maintenance of GI practices in the state, and how to overcome obstacles and create opportunities to use GI techniques in your community. Speakers include: Betsey Wingfield, chief of DEEP Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse; Michael Dietz, director of UConn/NEMO Program; Curt Johnson, executive director of CFE/Save the Sound; and Rich Miller, director of UConn Office of Environmental Policy; among others.
The event will take place at Courtyard by Marriot in Cromwell. For more information and registration, please visit the symposium’s website.
You can visit ReduceRunoff.org to learn more about green infrastructure techniques and news about Save the Sound’s on-the-ground GI projects in Connecticut.
When: Thursday, September 19, 2013 / 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Courtyard by Marriot – 4 Sebethe Dr., Cromwell, CT 06416.
Contact: Mary-Beth Hart, CT DEEP, 860-424-3621 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Maria Llanos Martell, intern for CFE/Save the Sound