SHIFTING TO GREEN: Leaders Spotlight Their Best Models
Cincinnati is the place to be October 15-17 for the 3rd annual Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference. The meeting has become the focal point for urban leaders to drive the paradigm shift from gray to green and take the waste out of wastewater with resource recovery. Different from other more technical workshops on the topic, the Leadership Conference examines the equation for success that includes sociology, governance, partnership, funding, regulation, and most of all leadership. Strategic Sidebar conversations will allow leaders to put heads together to overcome the obstacles or share a vision for what’s ahead. Model cities will showcase their innovations and collaborations for success.
- Five U.S. cities will be spotlighted to show their models of innovation and collaboration – Cleveland, Denver, Kansas City, Syracuse, and Tucson.
- U.S. EPA will engage in a discussion around “How do we implement Integrated Permitting?”
- Guest Speakers
- Lisa Jackson, U.S. EPA Administrator (invited)
- Dan Bena, Sustainability Director, PepsiCo
- Steve Maxwell, TechKNOWLEDGEy Strategic Group
- Nancy Stoner, Acting Assistant Administrator for Water, U.S. EPA
- Roundtable discussions will inform and introduce new ideas and opportunities
- Networking will take place throughout, with built-in social events such as the Reception/Dinner Tuesday evening at the Underground Railroad Museum.
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, Hatch Mott MacDonald, Malcolm Pirnie ARCADIS and Black & Veatch. Supporting partner organizations include the Alliance for Water Efficiency, American Rivers, Association of Clean Water Administrators, Low Impact Development Center, Inc., The Conservation Fund, WateReuse Research Foundation, and WateReuse Association. Pennwell Publishing is the media partner.