APWA Brings Sustainability Conference to San Diego

Public Works Association to Emphasize Sustainable Solutions

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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 1:31 pm | Updated: 1:39 pm, Fri Apr 26, 2013.

KANSAS CITY, MO. – Sustainable infrastructure solutions and success stories, as well as expanded educational programming will be featured during the American Public Works Association (APWA) Sustainability in Public Works Conference May 13-15 at the San Diego’s Sheraton Hotel & Marina in California.

Featured will be a newly expanded education program that highlights five distinct learning tracks, including topics such as Perspectives on Climate Change; Strategies: Planning, Design and Implementation; Measuring Success: Rating Systems & Certifications; Public Works Practices and Innovations, and Views on Solar Power.

Sponsored in part by the APWA Center of Sustainability Leadership Team, whose mission is to provide tools and resources that allow decision makers to implement more sustainable, economically sound, and socially responsible long-term solutions, the APWA Sustainability in Public Works Conference will provide specialized workshops for public works professionals in all areas to build the skills, knowledge and tools to create sustainable communities.

As public works professionals are vital to the overall well-being of a community, their day-to-day choices influence energy use, air and watershed quality, ecosystem and human health, climate impacts, civic life and local prosperity. At the APWA Sustainability Conference, public works and sustainability leaders will join together to share solutions and strategize for the future. The programming includes many educational sessions, such as Implementing a New LID Drainage Manual-What Have We Learned; Sustainability Fueling Phoenix’s Past, Present and Future; Certified, Silver, Gold – How to Navigate the Various Waters of the Sustainability Certification Programs; Six Steps to Your Sustainable Flood Fight Success Story; Sustainable Transportation Practices – Can They Really Save Money; Implementing Sustainability – An Operational Perspective; Solar Power Purchase Agreements: The “Almost” Free Lunch; and Using Envision to Advance the Practice of Sustainable Design and Constructions; as well as many others.

For more APWA Sustainability Conference information, visit the website at: http://www.apwa.net/sustainability.

“This APWA Sustainability Conference will appeal to sustainability leaders from across North America who will want to participate in the most exciting sustainable solutions in public works,” APWA Director of Sustainability Julia Anastasio said. "Not only are there the latest community success stories and case studies, but participants can network and develop lasting relationships with manufacturers, vendors and consultants on the exhibit floor. And, this conference features the newly-expanded education program with five distinct learning tracks, so that participants can customize their experience by either following a single learning track or by combining sessions for all five,” Anastasio said.

For more information about APWA’s Center for Sustainability or the Sustainability in Public Works Conference, email Anastasio at janastasio@apwa.net. For APWA media queries or to attend the APWA Sustainability in Public Works Conference, contact Laura Bynum, M.A., APWA Media Relations/Communications Manager at lbynum@apwa.net.

About APWA

The American Public Works Association (www.apwa.net) is a not-for-profit, international organization of more than 28,500 members involved in the field of public works. APWA serves its members by promoting professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy and the exchange of knowledge. APWA is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, has an office in Washington, D.C., and 63 chapters in North America.

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