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Monday December 6, 2010 at 11:00 AM EST
Tuesday December 7, 2010 at 5:00 PM EST

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University of Pennsylvania
3417 Spruce Street
Houston Hall , Perelman Quad
Bodek Lounge
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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The Hilton Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA

Room Rate: $199 (mention the Clean Water America Alliance)
Reservation Cut-Off Date: November 21, 2010


Kristyn Abhold
Clean Water America Alliance

Urban Water Sustainability
Leadership Conference

Philadelphia, PA
December 6-7, 2010

Cities are shifting at ambitious scales to green infrastructure - a rapid and thorough exchange of experience is needed. Join the Alliance’s Urban Water Sustainability Council as it showcases the leading U.S. city models in green practices and resource recovery for water sustainability.

Leadership Teams from New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Milwaukee, and San Francisco will show how water-related investments can support cross-agency interests, long term urban growth and sustainability.  As implementer's - agency leaders, their staff and affiliated experts, they will share innovations, strategies, and best practices, for making green infrastructure the centerpiece of the urban water world.

In addition, leaders from the fields of philanthropy, water, sustainability, infrastructure, planning, politics, and science will identify the policy and system changes needed for substantive progress toward water sustainability.

In-Person Registration Closed - Live Streaming Now Available

Unfortunantly we have reached full capacity and have had to close in-person registration for the Urban Water sustainability Leadership Conference. However, the Clean Water America Alliance is offering live streaming of the event for those who are interested.

The conference’s presentations will be broken down into six 2-hour modules and can be purchased individually for $35 each, or the whole conference for $95. Please click on button below to register.


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The Honorable Michael A. Nutter
Mayor of Philadelphia

Nancy Stoner
Deputy Assistant Administrator for the U.S. EPA Office of Water

Vivian Chang
Green for All (a national organizaion working to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty)

Attendees will learn about:UWSLC Sponsors 10

  • How water related investments support cross-agency interests, long term urban growth and sustainability;

  • Leveraging civic engagement through green infrastructure;

  • Inter-agency & intra-agency streamlining and standardization of green infrastructure;

  • Design of high priority best management practices and promoting excellence in design.

Issues to be examined:

  • Changing policies to allow Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) funds to pay for stream restoration;

  • Calculating co-benefits of green infrastructure to be credited in the permit process;

  • Promoting a unified position statement that informs and supports partner and agency efforts.

Philadelphia Green Tour
December 8, 2010

Green Bus

Following the Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference the Philadelphia Water Department will be hosting a Green Tour from 9:00 am - 1:15 pm on December 8, 2010. You are invited to sign-up for the tour when you register for the Urban Water Sustainability Conference.

9:00 am                         Depart Inn at Penn
9:15 – 9:50 am            PECO
10:00 - 10:30 am        Albert Greenfield Elementary School
10:40 – 11:10 am       Comcast
11:20 – 11:50 am       Friends Center
12:00 – 12:50 pm      Reading Terminal
12:50 - 1:15 pm           Return to Inn at Penn