Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Green Infrastructure Conference

Detroit, Michigan
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
 1 Washington Boulevard
 Detroit, Michigan 48226

Join us for the first ever Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Green Infrastructure Conference, May 31 - June 2, 2017, at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. This conference is drawing engineers, landscape architects, water quality professionals, government officials (local, state, provincial, and federal), developers, planners, academia, drain and road agencies, conservation and non-profit organizations, and interest groups from around the world, including the Great Lakes basin in Canada and the U.S.
Cobo Center Waterfront photo

This is the first conference to focus on using green infrastructure across the landscape with a primary goal of protecting the surface waters in the Great Lakes region. The time is right for a comprehensive look at this important topic.

The conference location is in the middle of the Great Lakes chain and at the forefront of many innovative green infrastructure projects. 

Here's why YOU should be there:

Find solutions
on integrated stormwater management and get up-to-date information on green infrastructure technology, economics, local government/public works, and multijurisdictional/regional scale from experts around the Great Lakes region.

Network with key leaders, clients, and potential customers.

Be inspired by our world class keynote speakers!
- Palencia Mobley, Deputy Director/Chief Engineer, Detroit Water & Sewerage Dept.
- Jon Allan, Director, Michigan Office of the Great Lakes
- Adam Freed, Principal, Sustainability Practice, Bloomberg Associates
- Andy Reese, Vice President, AMEC Environment & Infrastructure

Choose from over  130 concurrent technical presentations delivered by experts from around the world on topics such as:

  • Green Infrastructure Technology
  • Economics
  • Local Government/Public Works
  • Multi-jurisdictional/Regional Scale
  • Other Special Topics

          Visit with exhibitors featuring emerging technologies, services, products and more.

          Earn continuing education credits for your professional development.

          Day 3 Field Tours

          The third day of this conference will offer five concurrent tours of local points of interest highlighting what Detroit is doing in terms of Green Infrastructure, Stormwater Management, and CSO Control.  Much of Detroit is being recreated from the ground up. Together, city leaders, non-profit organizations and industry experts are finding ways to reduce the burden on combined sewers for less than the cost of storing and treating combined effluent. They are making neighborhoods feel safer and more inviting and increasing green acreage over the top of thriving industry. These efforts benefit not just the city, but also the Great Lakes - by reducing nutrient inputs to Lake Erie, and all Great Lakes’ and St Lawrence waters downstream.

          Explore Detroit – recently named one of 6 Unexpected Cities for the Food Lover by National Geographic. 

          Environmental Consulting & Technology (ECT, Inc) has put together some fun, educational, and exciting evening activities (optional, additional fee).
          Register for this events by contacting  Tonya Lewandowski, ECT, Inc.
          Don’t miss out! Come be part of what is happening to advance green infrastructure within the Great Lakes’ watershed in 2017! 

          This Conference has been approved for up to 9 CECs for ASFPM Certified Floodplain Managers and up to 9 CEHs/PDHs for Professional Engineers.
          This event is hosted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and its partners.

              DEQ logo Drummond Carpenter logoGreat Lakes Commission logo Lawrence Tech Great Lakes Stormwater Management Institute logo  Tetra Tech logo Office of the Great Lakes logo ECT logo  SEMCOG logo  Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative


          Evening Reception Sponsor

          Conference Sponsors

          PaveDrain logo   Green Roofs for Health Cities logo  Interface h2o logo Deep Root logo
          PEA Inc logo


          Michigan Coat of Arms  City of Flint Seal  DEQ logo


          Michigan Coat of Arms  City of Flint Seal  DEQ logo

          Contact Information


            Registration Questions:
            Alana Berthold:, 517-284-6854

            Conference Fees:

            Conference Registration Fees


            JUNE 2 FIELD TOURS
            The Field Tours are an additional $30 for conference attendees and available to non-attendees for $60.

            Continuing Education:
            This Conference has been approved for up to 9 CECs for ASFPM Certified Floodplain Managers and up to 9 CEHs/PDHs for Professional Engineers. 

            Cobo Center Parking/Shuttle Information
            Rooftop parking: Near elevator tower #3 - $10/vehicle (paid upon entry, there are no In/Out privileges) 

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