Clean water summit set for Sept. 12

The “Green Infrastructure for Clean Water – The Essential Role of People!” summit will be held at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12.
So, you’re planning a project … you want to make it happen and you’re wondering who should we be talking to? What stakeholders need to be involved? When? How? How do we get the word out, and what messages do we use? How do we get someone to say “yes” … a landowner? A neighborhood? A city? Should we offer money? Technical assistance? Other incentives? How do we get people to care?
The 2013 Clean Water Summit will focus on the essential role of people in clean water, with featured presentations addressing personal motivation, the influence of social connections on our behavior, and the capacity of both individuals and communities to engage in green infrastructure planning, policies, and practices.
Participants will learn effective tools and techniques that successfully lead to action in a variety of audiences, and leave with a clearer understanding of ways to engage people throughout the process of using green infrastructure to achieve clean water in our communities.
Who should attend? Stormwater managers, planners, landscape designers, landscape architects, engineers, municipal staff, environmental and natural resource educators, community development coordinators, non-profit staff, elected and appointed officials, and any concerned individual wanting to create change!
Consider your organization as a sponsoring partner of the Clean Water Summit 2013. For information and sponsorship levels, contact Tim Kenny at  (952) 443-1448 or email at kenny003@umn.edu.

up arrow