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MPC Roundtable
Weather Proof: Collaborative Stormwater Solutions

April 8, 2014, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

This is a past event

Metropolitan Planning Council
140 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 1400

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While regulatory requirements and infrastructure systems often adhere to political and departmental borders, precipitation does not. The results are often fragmented decision-making and chronic stormwater issues like flooding and compromised water quality. And yet, the tools exist to collaborate effectively across borders on these vexing problems; where there's a collective will, there's a way. Solving our stormwater problems is a matter of scale, but also having unifying goals, a shared action agenda, and the right decision-making processes. Join us to explore what the Chicago region can learn from successful collaborative stormwater mitigation efforts elsewhere in the country.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Susan Harper, Public Engagement and Partnerships, Seattle Public Utilities
  • Laurens Van der Tak, Vice President, Principal Water Resources Engineer, Water Business Group, CH2M HILL
  • Bob NewportNPDES Programs Branch, U.S. EPA Region 5

The cost of the roundtable, which includes lunch, is $15 for MPC donors and $30 for all others. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is required.

MPC thanks CH2M HILL for sponsoring this roundtable.

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Suite 1400
Chicago, Ill. 60603
312 922 5616

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