Agenda Now Available – Leadership Conference
Kansas City has now joined the line-up with Cleveland, Denver, Syracuse and Tucson to show how collaboration and innovative approaches can grow green infrastructure and recover resources at the Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference, in Cincinnati, October 15-17. “Spotlight Cities” will present cross-agency, cross-sector, community and business leader panels to share their models of creative integration and innovation for green infrastructure and resource recovery. Different from other more technical meetings, the Leadership Conference examines the equation for success that includes sociology, governance, partnership, funding, regulation, and most of all leadership.
In addition, “Strategic Sidebar” conversations will allow those at the cutting edge to compare notes and tackle obstacles with participation by U.S. EPA officials. Speakers from the Alliance for Water Efficiency, Natural Resources Defense Council, City Parks Alliance, and the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, to name just a few, will share reports on financing, trends in conservation, and programs for evaluating progress. Roundtable discussions will shed light on emerging opportunities and challenges.
Attendees and presenters will reflect the broad scope of stakeholders needed to recreate our cities with resource recovery and green infrastructure. Join water leaders, sustainability directors, transportation, parks and recreation officials, as well as business leaders, non-profit organizations, and U.S. EPA regulators as we drive the paradigm shift for water sustainability.
The Leadership Conference is organized annually by the U.S. Water Alliance’s Urban Water Sustainability Council. It is being co-hosted in 2012 by CONFLUENCE Water and Technology Cluster of Greater Cincinnati. Through the Leadership Conference, the UWS Council and CONFLUENCE seek to connect the dots among water, land use, parks, forests, transportation, energy, agriculture, and other sectors around a goal of revitalizing cities with multi-benefit projects that produce triple bottom-line results.
This educational event is being supported by a grant from the United Water Foundation with additional support from CH2M Hill, CDM Smith, Brown and Caldwell, and Hatch Mott MacDonald. Supporting partner organizations include the Alliance for Water Efficiency, American Rivers, and the Low Impact Development Center, Inc. Pennwell Publishing is the media partner.