Monday, June 21, 2010

Managing Wet Weather with Green Infrastructure Workshop

Workshop Information

·       Date: July 29 and 30

·       Location: Fayetteville Town Center, Fayetteville, AR

·       Cost: $35.00 until July 1, and $50.00 after July 1

EPA Region 6, the Northwest Arkansas Stormwater Education Group, the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension, the Illinois River Watershed Partnership, and the Beaver Water District are proud to announce the "Managing Wet Weather with Green Infrastructure" Workshop to be held July 29th & 30th at the Fayetteville Town Center in beautiful downtown Fayetteville, AR.

What is Green Infrastructure?

Green infrastructure is an approach to wet weather management that is cost-effective, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. Green Infrastructure management approaches and technologies infiltrate, evapotranspire, capture and reuse stormwater to maintain or restore natural hydrology. Additional information on EPA's green infrastructure program is available at www.epa.gov/greeninfrastructure.

Why attend?

Participants will leave the conference with knowledge of tools and practices needed to effectively implement GI and different approaches to linking GI to prevent/mitigate water quality impacts. This meeting will be highly informative and will benefit all participants. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) may be available.

Suggested Attendees

Anyone interested in improving their quality of life is welcome! Employees, managers and supervisors of organizations interested in learning about new opportunities and initiatives to "green" their communities. This includes, but is not limited to, those who work in:

·       City, County and Regional Governments including:

·       Environmental or Sustainability Departments

·       Energy offices

·       Departments of Public Works, Solid Waste, Parks and Recreation

·       Water Departments

·       Mayor’s Offices and Planning Departments

·       Tribal Governments

·       DOD Base Planning and Military Installation Administrators

·       School Districts

·       College and Universities

·       Places of Worship

·       Engineering and Architectural Firms

·       Landscape Architecture

·       Landscape Design

·       Real Estate Development

·       Construction

·       Vehicle Fleet Maintenance and Operations

·       Energy Service Companies

·       Renewable Energy Technology

·       Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) working with local cities

If you have questions about the workshop or would like more information, please contact:

Nelly Smith
Environmental Engineer
Permits & Technical Assistance Section (6WQ-PP)
NPDES Permits & TMDLs Branch
Water Quality Protection Division
US EPA Region 6
1445 Ross Ave.
Dallas TX 75202
Phone: (214) 665-7109
Fax: (214) 665-2191

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