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Green Paradise: How Using Green Infrastructure Can Handle Combined Sewer Overflows, Save Money, and Make a City More Livable


October 2, 2012


Philadelphia, PA

More than 770 local governments across the country are required by federal law to reduce and manage overflows from combined sewer systems. These governments will need substantial capital to install the pipes and facilities necessary to comply. Green infrastructure can achieve the same results at a fraction of the cost.

At this seminar, we reviewed Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters Program, explored what is being done elsewhere, and learned how other cities can benefit from this unique program. Philadelphia Water Department Commissioner Howard Neukrug delivered the keynote address.

Speakers and Panelists:
J. Barry Davis, Chief Deputy City Solicitor assigned to Water Department, City of Philadelphia
Mark T. Celoni, Vice President, Pennoni Associates
Joseph S. Clare, Deputy Water Commissioner, Finance and Administration, Philadelphia Water Department
Katherine L. Clupper, Managing Director, PFM
Michael DiBerardinis, Deputy Mayor for Environmental and Community Resources Commissioner, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, City of Philadelphia
Wendi Goldsmith, Chief Executive Officer, Bioengineering Group
Caswell F. Holloway, Deputy Mayor for Operations, New York City
Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., Partner, Ballard Spahr (moderator)
Mark Pollins, Director of the Water Enforcement Division, United States Environmental Protection Agency
H. David Prior, Partner, Ballard Spahr (moderator)
Nancy E. Winkler, City Treasurer, City of Philadelphia
Michael Solomon, Managing Director, Ramirez & Co.
Steven T. Wray, Executive Director, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia
Carter H. Strickland, Jr., Commissioner, New York City Environmental Protection

There are no materials or recordings available from this event.