The 1st Annual
Long Island Green Infrastructure
Conference and Expo
“Protecing Our Water Resources”
HOSTED BY: Brookhaven National Laboratory
Thursday, June 21, 2012 8am-4pm
FOR FURTHER INFO: http://ligiconference.org/
Polluted stormwater runoff is a main contributor to closed beaches and shellfishing beds, threatens human health and wildlife, and increases the risk of flooding.
This Conference will facilitate the successful use of green technologies by municipalities, private developers and the general public to manage storm water. General and technical information on cost effective green infrastructure techniques that increase stormwater infiltration and prevent adverse impacts to Long Island’s valuable water resources will be presented. Regional success stories will show how green infrastructure has been beneficially put into place and how these
methods can be funded.
Who Should Attend: Elected officials, Planning and Zoning Board members, municipal engineers, building and public works department employees, landscape architects, regional planners and developers.
Invited Speakers: Representatives of Brookhaven National Laboratory, NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation, New York Sea Grant, NYS Soil and Water Conservation Committee, North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital System, US EPA, Westchester County Department of Environmental Protection and Yale University.
Professional education credits for engineers and architects will be offered through the USGBC. Landscape architecture continuing education credit hours will be provided in Courses of Learning – HSW to New York State registered landscape architects. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County is an approved provider of continuing education to landscape architects by the New York State Education Department.
Contacts: Registration Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, (631) 727-2315 x3.
Exhibitor Booths and Sponsorships: Eric Swenson email@example.com , (516) 677-5790.
TO REGISTER ONLINE: http://ligiconference.org/
Organizing Committee: Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee, Long Island Chapter of the United States Green Building Council, Manhasset Bay Protection Committee, New York Sea Grant, Oyster Bay / Cold Spring Harbor Protection Committee and Suffolk County Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Note: The NYS DEC MS4 stormwater regulations require municipalities to utilize available training from sources such as Soil and Water Conservation Districts to educate municipal boards and Planning and Zoning Boards on low impact development principles, better site design approaches, and green infrastructure applications.