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2016 Clean Water Summit

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Start Time: 
9:00 A.M.
End Time: 
4:30 P.M.
Location: 
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN)
Arboretum planting in parking lot

The MCWD is a primary sponsor of the annual Clean Water Summit, where people interested in clean water issues convene at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum to learn about topics related to Green Infrastructure for Clean Water. The theme of this year's event is "Rethinking redevelopment and retrofits".  Check out the description below.

The 2016 Clean Water Summit will feature up-to-date knowledge and research in green infrastructure practices for redevelopment and retrofit sites, with a focus on innovation in project planning, developing partnerships, engaging community, design and installation, monitoring, and operations and maintenance that optimizes performance. 

What to expect:

Presentations and case studies that showcase how green infrastructure practices were incorporated into urban redevelopment and retrofit sites, including what it took to overcome barriers and achieve local buy-in and acceptance. The Summit fill feature: 

  • Innovation in engineering and design, monitoring, operations, and maintenance that optimizes long-term performance and enhances the effectiveness of green infrastructure practices.
  • Lessons learned in project planning, developing partnerships, communicating value, engaging communities, and obtaining funding.
  • Local, regional, and state policies and planning efforts that support the use of more green infrastructure and less grey infrastructure in our communities.

Who should attend:

  • watershed managers
  • designers
  • engineers
  • landscape architects
  • community planners
  • municipal stormwater managers
  • policymakers
  • public agency staff
  • property managers
  • eduacators
  • concerned citizens