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


Ballard Spahr
1735 Market Street, 42nd Floor

New York (simulcast)
Ballard Spahr
425 Park Avenue

Pittsburgh (simulcast)
Allegheny Conference on Community Development
11 Stanwix Street, 17th Floor

Washington, D.C. (simulcast)
Ballard Spahr
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

Program Contacts

Julia Figurelli-Masucci

Greg Roberts