The Southeast Watershed Forum is working with NOAA’s Coastal Services Center, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Gulf of Mexico Program, TVA and other agencies and organizations on plans for the first Regional Quality Growth conference - Building Sustainable Communities for the 21st Century, scheduled for August 12-14, 2008 in Charleston, South Carolina.
The conference will highlight resource protection programs and management strategies to ensure more sustainable communities in a time of unprecedented growth and development pressures, diminished water availability and threats from climate change. Local case studies and presentation are being sought in the following categories: 1) Building Greener Communities; 2) Saving Habitat, Farmland, Green Infrastructure and Community Character, and 3) Designing Resilient Communities.
The program offers an opportunity to provide regional leadership on issues that will dramatically affect the viability and natural resource base of southeastern communities. The program should attract developers, land use planners, natural resource managers, elected officials, land trusts, watershed groups, universities and local, state and federal agencies in an effort to showcase ideas for creating wiser land use and development strategies for the region. The conference will serve as the Forum’s 11th Watershed Roundtable.
Registration for this important conference includes:
Access to all plenary speakers and concurrent sessions
Evening Opening Day Reception
$160 Early Registration
$200 Late Registration (after July 18)
Pre-Conference Workshops and Tours will occur on August 12 and are available for a separate fee.
Christine Olsenius, Executive Director