Forum-The Maine Drain: Stormwater Management Strategies and Solutions

Forum-The Maine Drain: Stormwater Management Strategies and Solutions
. Please Note --> This is a Past Event!! .

Date: 6/12/2013
Time: 7:30 AM TO 10:00 AM

Clarion Hotel
1230 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04102

(207) 772-2811

Event Description:

The Maine Drain: Stormwater Management Strategies and Solutions

Maine’s municipal governments are considering new and creative plans to reduce impacts from stormwater runoff, strategies that may involve tens of millions of dollars of public and private money to mitigate and fix problems. Many cities have tackled the low-hanging fruit, such as separating sewage and stormwater pipes while engaged in roadwork. The next phase often includes construction of untreated runoff storage and pollution treatment before sending it on its way to waterways like streams, rivers and the ocean. Reducing the stormwater runoff contamination in the first place will be one of the critical challenges.

Following on a successful and informative breakfast on the topic last year, MEREDA and the Portland Community Chamber are teaming up with E2Tech on a stormwater forum featuring public works, engineering, regulatory and legal leaders engaged in planning for and funding stormwater plans and implementation. Experts from Maine’s 3 largest cities – Portland, Lewiston and Bangor – will join the Department of Environmental Protection, Woodard & Curran, Pierce Atwood and Perkins Thompson to discuss critical approaches, next steps and options for sound and effective stormwater management.

Speakers include:

Michael Bobinsky, Director of Public Services
City of Portland

Zach Henderson
Woodard & Curran

David Jones, Director, Public Works Department
City of Lewiston

Jim Katsiaficas, Shareholder/Partner
Perkins Thompson

Michael Kuhns, Director, Bureau of Land & Water Quality
Maine Department of Environmental Protection

Paul Nicklas, Assistant City Solicitor
City of Bangor

Bill Taylor, Partner
Pierce Atwood

NOTE: Chamber, MEREDA, and e2Tech members- register at the member rate.

The Clarion is located by the Amtrak station. Enter via Congress St.

Chamber, MEREDA and e2Tech members- Register at the member rate.

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