Four October Conferences about Managing Stormwater and Green Infrastucture

IMG_3274October is National Stormwater Awareness Month!

No, not really. But there’s a boatload of stormwater and Green Infrastructure events lined up for the next couple of weeks here in NY. Perhaps you need to learn about this new tech, you need a professional credit, perhaps you’re looking to learn about the next big thing to manage run-off.

October 7: “Building Local Capacity for Watershed Restoration: Wastewater and Stormwater for Sustainability and Resilience” will take place at the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library & Home in  Hyde Park, NY. Register Here and check out the CONFERENCE PROGRAM for more information about the event.

October 14: New York State Green Infrastructure Summit, being held on October 14, 2014. This one-day event will bring community leaders from across the region to discuss the opportunities and challenges in implementing green infrastructure programs. At this summit, representatives from New York City, Buffalo and Onondaga County will share the lessons they have learned from implementing these programs over the past few years. This event is free of charge.  If you plan to participate, please respond to Suzanna Randall at 518-402-7461 or suzanna.randall@efc.ny.gov please RSVP by October 3.

October 15: Southeast New York Stormwater Conference & Trade Show at the Dutchess Manor, Beacon, NY. The LHCCD’s annual conference provides an education opportunity for local decision makers, stormwater design specialists, environmental planners, engineers, landscape architects, consultants, contractors and interested citizens. Each year the conference features a diverse range of speakers, all professionals working in the stormwater management field. The associated trade show attracts vendors and service providers who bring the newest technology to the show. 

October 16: North County Stormwater Tradeshow and Conference will be held at the Queensbury Hotel, Glens Falls, NY. Sessions will focus on the successes and challenges of addressing stormwater, The US Military Academy at West Point’s 20-year Stormwater Management Plan, Staff from the NYS DEC Central Office will discuss updates to the Municipal Separate Stormwater
Sewer System (MS4) permit, the Construction General Permit, and the DEC Blue Book, and  utilizing green infrastructure techniques within municipal right-of-ways to decrease stormwater runoff and reduce street flooding during wet weather events.

So there, no excuse not to celebrate National Stormater Month, fictional or not.

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