May 10, 2022 at 9:00am to May 11, 2022 at 3:30pm
Join Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) on May 10 and 11 for this free virtual conference focused on the water infrastructure challenges faced by the Great Lakes region and solutions to those challenges. Infrastructure is the unseen backbone supporting our modern lives, but investment has lagged nationwide and much of it is aging. The communities of the Great Lakes Basin face critical water infrastructure needs for rehabilitation and replacement. Shifting population patterns and the need for preparedness against man-made and natural threats place increasing demands on drinking water and wastewater utilities.
Presentations at this conference will share how Great Lakes states are addressing their water infrastructure challenges, imagining a better future, and mapping out how to get there.
Hear about challenges and solutions from the Region 5 Directors' Panel
Pick and choose from several timely topics. If you miss any, you can come back and find the recording online.
Earn continuing education credits/hours!
- This conference has been approved for up to 0.9 CECs in the Technical Category for both Drinking Water and Wastewater Operators and up to 9 PDHs for Professional Engineers.
This conference is intended for local drinking water and wastewater administrators and professional staff, planning officials, consultants, federal, state, and local governments, policy makers, and anyone in the Great Lakes region interested in moving our aging infrastructure into the future. All sessions will be recorded and made available online after the event.
We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reinvest in our water infrastructure with a much-needed inflow of funds coming from federal government. Through sharing our stories and coordinating our efforts, these investments can be transformative in improving water infrastructure and ensuring safe drinking water is available to all of our communities.
By registering today, you will join hundreds of professionals from over 20 states in this national conversation about the urgent need for reinvestment in critical water infrastructure and share the floor with other key stakeholders who are committed to be part of the solution for our health and for the health of future generations.