Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Green Infrastructure Conference

Date: May 31, 2017 - June 2, 2017
Location: Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI

This is the first conference to focus on using green infrastructure across the landscape with a primary goal to benefit the Great Lakes. 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. Much of Detroit is being recreated from the ground up. They 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 are clearly linked to the Great Lakes, by reducing nutrient inputs to Lake Erie, and all Great Lakes’ and St Lawrence waters downstream.

This conference will include over 80 speakers to address the topics of green infrastructure technology, economics, local government/public works, and multijurisdictional/regional scale projects. The conference will also offer tours of green infrastructure projects across Detroit, valuable networking opportunities, and an exhibitor area. Don’t miss out! Come be part of what is happening to advance green infrastructure within the Great Lakes’ watershed in 2017!

This event is hosted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and its partners.

To learn more about this event, visit the Michigan Department of Enviornmental Equality (MDEQ) website.