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Water Resilient Cities Conference

Climate Change, Infrastructure, Economies, and Governance in the Great Lakes Basin

A CONFERENCE TO SHARE IDEAS, RESEARCH, AND BEST PRACTICES ON HOW CITIES WILL ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE ACROSS THE WATER SECTORS

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Please see below for information about the April 2016 Water Resilient Cities Conference.


CONFERENCE FINAL REPORT 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM AND VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS:

Read the Conference Program: Water Resilient Cities Conference Program

View the Conference Highlights:

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE: 

How can cities in the Great Lakes Basin be planned and managed to increased resilience to the disruptions of climate change? A two-day conference for city planners and managers, water resource professionals, water-oriented business and industry leaders, and university researchers will focus on how cities are changing in key sectors of water: water infrastructure systems, water as the basis of economic prosperity (manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, and energy), and changing governance and decision making processes. The conference fosters a conversation across important sectors of our cities related to water to identify key knowledge and best practices to share and use to foster integrated water management, water-related economic strategies and collaborative governance.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

HBrown Hillary Brown, The City University of New York, Author of Next Generation Infrastructure: Principles for Post-Industrial Public Works.

Hillary Brown, FAIA, is Founding Principal of the firm New Civic Works and Professor at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York. Previously, Brown served as Assistant Commissioner of the City of New York, where she was Founding Director of New York’s Office of Sustainable Design and led publication of the nationally recognized City of New York High Performance Building Guidelines and High Performance Infrastructure Guidelines. She currently serves on the National Research Council of the National Academies? Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment. Brown has served on both the national and New York Chapter Board of Directors for the U.S. Green Building Council and is a Fellow of the Post-Carbon Institute. 

THIS CONFERENCE WAS ATTENDED BY:

  • City Sustainability Managers
  • Water and Waste Water Managers
  • Public Sector Agencies
  • Water Use Industries
  • Water Technology Companies
  • Environmental and Land-Use Planners
  • Academic Researchers 
  • Foundations/ Funders

ATTENDEE LIST:

View the list of conference attendees.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For more information please contact Dr. Wendy Kellogg at waterresilientcities@csuohio.edu.

OTHER:

For information about Levin College's Water research please see our Water At Levin page. 

PARTNERS:

Ohio Water Environment Association SplashLink.com
Sustainable Cleveland United States Environmental
Protection Agency
Urban Land Institute Cleveland

SPONSORS:


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