Southeast Wisconsin Watersheds Trust’s Clean Rivers, Clean Lakes Conference

8th Annual Clean Rivers, Clean Lake Conference
to be held at Discovery World on April 30th

Monday, April 30, 2012
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Registration and coffee at 7:30 a.m.
Discovery World
500 N. Harbor Dr.
Milwaukee, WI

Sweet Water will host the 8th Annual Clean Rivers, Clean Lakes Conference on Monday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Discovery World on Lake Michigan at 500 North Harbor Drive in Milwaukee. The conference will offer a full day of comprehensive water quality information, including workshops for engineers, residents, businesses, elected officials and representatives of government and nongovernmental organizations.

The conference plenary sessions will include policy updates by Susan Hedman, EPA Region 5 Administrator, and Wisconsin DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp as well as discussion by research scientists concerning Great Lakes challenges led by David Garman, Dean of UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences. Workshop topics will include regional water project updates, new rural and urban nonpoint pollution tactics, salt/chloride use innovations, and details about the proven connections between water quality and business growth. The luncheon will also include a ceremony to congratulate the 2011-2012 Sweet Water mini-grant awardees.

Registration for the day, at $60 in advance or $75 at the door, includes three plenary sessions, nine workshops offered in three tracks, lunch and refreshments, and closing reception featuring a poster session. Register Now! www.swwtwater.org

For more information, please contact Tina Kroening at Sweet Water at kroening@swwtwater.org or at 414-382-1766.

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About The Water Council

The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the United States, was established in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With more than 150 water technology companies in the Milwaukee area, the region’s water industry is a $10.5 billion dollar market and accounts for four percent of the world’s total water business. The non-profit organization is linking together global water technology companies, innovative water entrepreneurs, acclaimed academic research programs and, most importantly, some of the nation’s brightest and most energetic professionals. The Water Council is capturing the attention of the world and transforming the Milwaukee region into a World Water Hub for freshwater research, economic development and education. The Water Council is located in the Global Water Center at 247 W. Freshwater Way, Suite 500, Milwaukee, WI 53204.
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