Registration now open for integrated water quality event

Registration is now open for Urban Water Management 2009, an integrated water quality conference and exhibition taking place March 24-26, 2009, in Overland Park, KS. Now in its second year, Urban Water Management is sponsored by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the City of Independence, MO, Water Pollution Control (WPC) Department...

TULSA, OK, Oct. 6, 2008 -- Registration is now open for Urban Water Management 2009, an integrated water quality conference and exhibition taking place March 24-26, 2009, in Overland Park, KS.

Now in its second year, Urban Water Management, sponsored by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the City of Independence, MO, Water Pollution Control (WPC) Department, will provide a venue for the discussion of the latest technologies and techniques for controlling urban water runoff, protecting urban streams and watersheds, controlling and preventing sewer overflows, and complying with environmental regulations.

Keynote Address
Highlighting the event is keynote speaker G. Tracy Mehan, III, former assistant administrator for water at the U.S. EPA during President Bush's first term. Prior to his position at EPA, he served as director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and director of the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes. Widely respected as an expert in environmental policy, Mehan is currently a consultant with Cadmus Group in Arlington, VA, and an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law. In 2007, Mehan was appointed to the Water Science and Technology Board (WSTB) of The National Academies' National Research Council (NRC) in Washington, DC.

Conference Program
Designed with engineers, consultants, regulatory groups, municipal employees, watershed/stormwater program managers, and contractors in mind, the Urban Water Management will feature a comprehensive conference program covering many of the issues faced by today's urban water managers. The three-day conference agenda will be packed with interesting and informative presentations from industry experts from across the country. Session topics include: BMPs, GIS/mapping, stormwater treatment and management, CSO control, low impact development, watershed management, water quality monitoring, and more.

Pre-Conference Workshops
In addition to the 45 technical sessions, a pre-conference flood-modeling workshop will be available to attendees. Integrated Flood Modeling, instructed by Colby Manwaring, XP Software, will provide an overview of modeling principles and practical application of modeling to solve complex flooding problems.

A pre-conference Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC) review course will also be offered, along with the accompanying examination. CISEC is a nationwide certification program that recognizes the abilities, skills, experience and knowledge of inspectors who have demonstrated proficiency in observing, inspecting and reporting on the implementation of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs).

Both of these pre-conference workshops will be held on Monday, March 23, 2009, with the CISEC exam taking place Tuesday, March 24. Space is limited, so interested attendees are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Networking Events
Conference delegates are invited to attend two complimentary networking receptions at Urban Water Management. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served on the exhibit floor, allowing colleagues to network while viewing exhibits from top vendors in the stormwater industry.

Urban Water Management 2009, sponsored in part by NACWA, Independence WPC, CI Agent Solutions, Environment 21, Myron L Company, and StormTrap, takes place March 24-26, 2009, in Overland Park, KS. For more information on Urban Water Management 2009 or to register, please visit http://www.urbanwatermgt.com.

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