Dec. 3, 2010 -- Due to popular demand the sold out Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference will be made available via live-streaming on December 6 & 7. The presentations will be broken down into six 2-hour modules and can be purchased individually for $35 each, or get all six for only $95!
Module #1 | Monday, Dec. 6, 1 - 3 pm ET >
Title: Spotlight on Philadelphia
Session begins with an opening keynote address by Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia. Then, Philadelphia leaders will offer insights into how they are dovetailing planning efforts, and investments and how the contexts of the city provide challenges and opportunities for applying best practices. Core to the discussion will be how water-related investments can support cross-agency interests, long-term urban growth and sustainability. Register now >
Module #2 | Monday, Dec. 6, 3 - 5 pm ET >
Title: Spotlight on Washington, DC
This session will begin with a discussion of IWA's Cities of the Future program, an initiative that demonstrates how cities around the world are designing innovative approaches to sustainability. Next, the spotlight will be on Washington, DC, a city that's driving a broad-based sustainability effort founded on smart city planning. Register now >
Module #3 | Tuesday, Dec. 7, 8:30 - 10:30 am ET >
Title: Spotlight on Milwaukee
This session will begin with an opening address by Nancy Stoner, Deputy Asst. Admin for EPA Office of Water. Then, leaders from Wisconsin will discuss how Milwaukee's businesses, universities, nongovernmental organizations, and government entities have come together to protect the region's water resources. Register now >
Module #4 | Tuesday, Dec. 7, 10:30 - 12:30 pm ET >
Title: Spotlight on Portland and San Francisco
This session will examine how two spotlight cities -- Portland, OR, and San Francisco, CA -- are taking green infrastructure to the next level and realizing the benefits of their efforts. Register now >
Module #5 | Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1 - 3 pm ET >
Title: Spotlight on NYC
This session will begin with a keynote presentation by Vivian Chang, Director of State & Local Initiatives with Green for All, an organization working to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Then the spotlight shines on New York City and its ambitious plan to spend $1.5 billion dollars on green infrastructure over the next 20 years. Register now >
Module #6 | Tuesday, Dec. 7, 3 - 5 pm ET >
Title: Spotlight on Chicago
This session will begin with a look at how Chicago has moved from thinking green towards a more systemic and strategic implementation of "green" where projects, management and leadership are merging to change policies, ordinances and culture. Then, a panel comprising all the team leaders from the conference will tackle the question: What have we learned? Register now >
Live streaming will be an opportunity to join the Clean Water America Alliance and guests, by internet, at the University of Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia, as they spotlight urban leaders in water sustainability. Agency leaders, their staff and affiliated experts will share innovations, strategies, and best practices, for making green infrastructure the centerpiece of the urban water world. Leaders from the fields of philanthropy, water, sustainability, infrastructure, planning, politics, and science will identify the policy and system changes needed for substantive progress toward water sustainability.
The conference is supported in part by a grant from the William Penn Foundation. It is sponsored by CDM, the Philadelphia Water Department, and Greeley and Hansen. Partners include the Penn Institute for Urban Research, and the Wharton School's Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership.
Live streaming is made possible through a partnership with Pennwell Publishing (WaterWorld) underwritten, in part, by CH2M Hill and AKRF Inc.
The Clean Water America Alliance encourages stakeholders to speak with one voice on the importance of a sustainable water future. The Alliance generates dialogue to explore complex issues such as what's water worth and how to break down the silos for a more holistic watershed approach. It is helping to usher in the paradigm shift that will make green infrastructure the centerpiece of the urban water world. Alliance members are in the vanguard for a sustainable water future.