by Angela Godwin
• Registration now open for second annual integrated water quality event.
Registration is now open for Urban Water Management 2009, an integrated water quality conference and exhibition March 24-26, 2009, in Overland Park, KS, a suburb of Kansas City.
Now in its second year, Urban Water Management, a PennWell event sponsored by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and city of Independence, MO, Water Pollution Control (WPC) Department, will provide a venue for 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. Additional sponsors include CI Agent Solutions, Environment 21, Myron L Co. and StormTrap.
Keynote speaker G. Tracy Mehan III is a former EPA assistant administrator for water during President Bush's first term. Prior to that, he served as director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Michigan Office of the Great Lakes. Widely respected as an expert in environmental policy, Mehan is now a consultant with Cadmus Group in Arlington, VA, and an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law. In 2007, he was appointed to the Water Science and Technology Board (WSTB) of The National Academies' National Research Council (NRC) in Washington, DC.
Designed with engineers, consultants, regulatory groups, municipal employees, watershed/stormwater program managers, and contractors in mind, Urban Water Management features a full conference program covering many of the issues faced by today's urban water managers. The three-day event's agenda includes 45 technical sessions covering topics such as: BMPs, GIS/mapping, stormwater treatment and management, CSO control, low impact development, watershed management and water quality monitoring. It includes two complimentary networking receptions.
In addition, a pre-conference integrated flood-modeling workshop will be available to attendees, instructed by Colby Manwaring, XP Software. A pre-conference Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC) review course also will be offered for inspectors who have demonstrated proficiency in observing, inspecting and reporting on implementation of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs), along with the accompanying examination. Both will be held on Monday, March 23, with the CISEC exam taking place Tuesday, March 24.For more information on Urban Water Management 2009 or to register, visit: www.urbanwatermgt.com