This seminar will address the year's most significant opportunities and changes to the Green Infrastructure landscape.
The program will explore the effects of Superstorm Sandy and the lessons learned from demonstrated climate change. It also will include panels on how to comply with EPA mandates much more cost effectively, on both a local and regional basis, using the Philadelphia Water Department Green Infrastructure model. In addition, it will examine the use of P3s to fund water and sewer infrastructure and solve municipal budget deficits.
James McElfish, Jr., Director of the Environmental Law Institute's Sustainable Use of Land Program, will deliver the keynote address.
Date and Time
Monday, October 28, 2013
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET
1735 Market Street, 42nd Floor
New York (simulcast)
425 Park Avenue
Allegheny Conference on Community Development
11 Stanwix Street, 17th Floor
Washington, D.C. (simulcast)
1909 K Street, NW, 12th Floor
confirmed Speakers and Panelists
James McElfish, Jr., Director, Sustainable Use of Land Program, Environmental Law Institute
Edward Bielarski, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Lehigh County Authority
Gerald Cross, M.P.A., Executive Director, Pennsylvania Economy League
Joanne Dahme, General Manager, Public Affairs, Philadelphia Water Department
Mayor Chris Doherty, City of Scranton, Pennsylvania
Wendi Goldsmith, CPG, CPSSc, CEO, Bioengineering Group
Julio Guridy, M.A., Council President, City of Allentown
Brian Jensen, Ph.D., Executive Director, Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh, and Senior Vice President, Civic Policy, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Alice LeBlanc, Director, Environmental and Economic Consulting
Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., Partner, Ballard Spahr
David Miller, Ph.D, Professor of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
Alethia Nancoo, Partner, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
H. David Prior, Partner, Ballard Spahr
Carlton Ray, Director of DC Clean Rivers Project, DC Water
William C. Rhodes, Partner, Ballard Spahr
James Stitt, M.S., Sustainability Coordinator, Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority
John W. Ubinger, Jr., Policy Advisor to 3 Rivers Wet Weather and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council
12:00 - 1:00 PM | Lunch
12:30 - 1:00 PM | Keynote Address: Green Infrastructure Opportunities and Trends
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Adaptation – Climate Change and Sea Rise Post-Sandy
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. – A Tale of Two Cities: Compliance and Cost Savings
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM | ALCOSAN: Clean Water Act Compliance in Southwest Pennsylvania
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM | Public-Private Partnerships as a Solution to Financial Challenges
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM | Reception in Philadelphia
Continuing Legal Education
This program offers 3.5 Pennsylvania and 4.2 New Jersey CLE credits. Uniform Certificates of Attendance will be available for the purpose of obtaining credit from other jurisdictions.
For more information, contact Julia Figurelli-Masucci or Greg Roberts.