As the impact of last week’s torrential rains and flooding begins to fade for some, although certainly not all residents, in metro Detroit, others will be gathering in Southfield Friday to discuss issues and trade ideas surrounding stormwater management.
Up to 280 government, industry, and community stakeholders will attend the 2016 Regional Stormwater Summit at Lawrence Technological University. There, participants interested in learning and sharing the latest technologies and new rules will discuss collaborative efforts around stormwater issues. The event, which requires participants to register and pay a $20 fee, runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features a variety of stormwater-related topics dealing with green infrastructure, development and sewer overflows.
It will feature presentations by keynote speaker Bethany Bezak, green infrastructure manager for DC Water in Washington, D.C. She’s involved in addressing the $2.6 billion consent decree to reduce combined sewer overflows to the district’s waterbodies,” according to information posted online about the summit.