Water Resources & Infrastructure Climate Resiliency Specialty Conference
July 12, 2017 – Lowell, MA
The NEWEA Watershed Management Committee, the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA), the New England Chapter of the American Public Works Association (NE APWA) and New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) are pleased to announce a Joint Water Resources & Infrastructure Climate Resiliency Specialty Conference & Exhibit will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. The event will take place at the UMASS Lowell Inn & Conference Center in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Climate change is resulting in higher temperatures, more intense and frequent precipitation and rising sea levels. These changes in combination with aging infrastructure is of great concern for state and local officials trying to plan for the future of our communities. We would like this conference to focus on practical resiliency strategy case-studies for flood prone inland areas and coastal zones, municipal utility infrastructure and watersheds.
The conference will be of interest to municipalities, utilities, watershed associations, state agencies and others that are responsible for transportation, water, sewer, stormwater and other infrastructure as our climate changes and sea levels rise. Attendees will learn what communities are currently undertaking to enhance resiliency for our critical municipal infrastructure, how these efforts are being financed and practical solutions to a very complex problem. The conference will be structured to enhance interaction among attendees to maximize dialogue and information exchange.
This one-day event will include concurrent sessions, panel discussions, exhibits and a keynote presenter. Consultants, engineers, municipal officials, operators, utilities, watershed associations and other non-profits should attend.
The program is currently being developed. Please check back.
Presenters are responsible for registration and travel fees for this event. Any questions may be directed by email to Jennifer Johnson, Watershed Committee or the NEWEA office at 781-939-0908.
EXHIBIT & SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES
Exhibit at the Joint Water Resources & Climate Resiliency Speciality Conference! A limited number of opportunities will be available for companies to participate. Watch for more information!