WEF announces Sustainability 2008

WEF will present Sustainability 2008: Green Practices for the Water Environment from June 22-25, 2008 in National Harbor, Maryland. The conference will address green infrastructure, stormwater management, and broad-based green practices related to energy and climate change adaptation for the water environment. The conference will provide a forum for information sharing and debate on the current state of knowledge for sustainable approaches and green practices in the water environment...

ALEXANDRIA, VA, April 17, 2008 -- The Water Environment Federation (WEF) will present Sustainability 2008: Green Practices for the Water Environment from June 22-25, 2008 at the Gaylord National on the Potomac in National Harbor, Maryland.

Held with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and in cooperation with the Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable (a subgroup of the Advisory Committee on Water Information), American Rivers, the Low Impact Development Center, the Water Environment Research Foundation, the Chesapeake Water Environment Association, the Federal Water Quality Management Association, and the Virginia Water Environment Association, this conference will address green infrastructure, stormwater management, and broad-based green practices related to energy and climate change adaptation for the water environment.

Researchers, regulators, designers, planners, technology developers, students, municipal agencies/utilities, facility managers/operators, industrial dischargers, and other environmental professionals from around the world will share and debate the current state of knowledge for sustainable approaches and green practices in the water environment.

The conference will provide a forum for information sharing and debate on the current state of knowledge for sustainable approaches and green practices in the water environment; promote discussion on research, design, approaches, strategies, and operational issues related to green practices in the water environment; and opportunities to discuss public policy and management approaches to sustainability. Conference topics will include green infrastructure and stormwater; watershed approaches to water management; and green practices for energy conservation and climate change adaptation.

The advanced registration deadline for Sustainability 2008 is May 7, 2008. For more details, see: http://www.wef.org/ConferencesTraining/ConferencesEvents/Sustainability/ .

Formed in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with more than 34,000 individual members and 81 affiliated Member Associations representing an additional 50,000 water quality professionals throughout the world.

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