2014 Green Infrastructure Conference
Green Infrastructure & Water Management in Growing Metropolitan Areas
January 14 & 15, 2014
University of South Florida,
Patel College of Global Sustainability,
Join experts from around the U.S. and the world for a comprehensive discussion around Green Infrastructure and Water Management in Growing Metropolitan Areas. Keynote presentations and conference papers will tackle a wide range of related topics from both technical and policy angles and the program will feature a two part Transition from Gray to Green workshop.
Green infrastructure, at site specific and regional scales, is being promoted as an effective and efficient means of regulating the stormwater flows and pollutant loading, while providing multiple environmental and health and well-being benefits that support sustainability. Despite these added benefits, municipal leaders face significant challenges when attempting to implement green infrastructure strategies in new and existing development.
Purpose of Conference:
To engage researchers, engineers, planners, government policy makers, and other stakeholders in developing options and solutions that result in wider implementation of green infrastructure practices to manage stormwater in our growing metropolitan regions.
1. Defining the range of benefits of green-infrastructure practices;
2. Identifying barriers to implementing these practices;
3. Evaluating options and opportunities for funding, financing and valuing green infrastructure; and
4. Developing practical actions that government, communities and others can take to promote greater implementation of green infrastructure to address urban stormwater.
Paul Brown, Visiting Professor, USF Patel College of Global Sustainability
Seth Brown, Stormwater Program and Policy Director, WEF
Nilo Nascimento, Deputy Director, International Relations of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Jayantha Obeysekera, Director of the Hydrologic & Environmental Systems Modeling Department, SWFMD
Marc Russel, Research Ecologist, U.S. EPA
Iwona Wagner, Assistant Professor, University of Lodz, Poland
Embassy Suites - $139 per night plus tax
Wingate Hotel - $105 per night plus tax
Clarion Hotel - $59 per night plus tax
Ken Belt, Ph.D., USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station
Kristina Hill, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Pierce Jones, Ph.D.University of Florida
Ed Macie, U.S. Forest Service, Southern Region
Nilo Nascimento, Ph.D., Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Mike Revitt, Middlesex University, UK
Marc Russell. Ph.D., U.S. Environmental Protection
Thomas L. Singleton, President, Thomas L. Singleton Consulting, Inc.
Qingfu Xiao, Ph.D., University of California Davis
Michael Andreu, Ph.D., University of Florida
Jochen Eckart, Ph.D., University of South Florida
Andrew Koeser, Ph.D., University of Florida
Shawn Landry, Ph.D., University of South Florida
Robert Northrop, University of Florida
Bessie Skoures, University of South Florida
The scientific and organizing committees of the Green Infrastructure and Water Management in Growing Metropolitan Regions Conference invite you to submit abstracts for papers and posters. The conference will consist of plenary sessions, sub-plenary sessions, technical sessions, and themed poster sessions. The program will reflect diverse contributions across the full range of engineering, natural resource, and social science disciplines.
The broad themes of the Conference include (more detail included in abstract submittal form):
I. Defining the Benefits of Green Infrastructure
II. Barriers to Green Infrastructure Implementation
III. Funding Green Infrastructure Design, Implementation and Maintenance
IV. Implementation Strategies for Governments, Communities and Developers
Expanded Conference Topics Here
The University of South Florida Patel College of Global Sustainability and the University of Florida-IFAS with support from the U.S. Forest Service.