APA Conference Creates Conduit Between Water and Planning Professionals

CHICAGO — Immerse yourself in how communities are planning for water — from drought to flooding to stormwater management at the American Planning Association's specialty conference Water and Planning Connect, September 11–12, 2018, in Kansas City, Missouri.

This one-of-a-kind gathering will bring together planners, water utility managers, academics and others to discuss how communities can take an integrated approach to water, looking at the relationship between land use planning and design, and water resource management. The conference will dive into topics such water equity, green infrastructure, water infrastructure financing, policy implications and land use impacts. Program highlights include:

  • Benefits and implementation of green infrastructure, highlighting efforts in Philadelphia and Kansas City
  • Water reuse to augment existing water supply
  • Reducing inequitable impacts of flooding and water access
  • Sustainable development and climate change impacts
  • Scenario planning to address land use impacts on water resources

Read the full press release here.

August 16, 2018