Water Works: VPA Fall Conference

The Vermont Planners Association presents an overview of current water quality issues, innovation in planning, and best practices. This day-long workshop will focus on big-picture water quality planning in the morning and best practices in the afternoon.  The conference will take place Friday December 11, 2015 in St. Albans.

Big picture planning will include presentations on more rural watershed based clean water initiatives as well as a more urban holistic water quality plan. An update will be provided on current watershed planning efforts the State has initiated with regional planning commissions. The VPA annual meeting will occur prior to lunch to facilitate the election of officers to update membership on the implementation of the Strategic Plan. An a la carte lunch will be provided. A briefing on Act 64 and the State’s efforts to date will be provided following lunch.

The afternoon will focus on best practices for improving water quality and will include low impact development standards, green infrastructure, and stormwater utilities. Lessons learned from different implementation techniques will be shared and a walking tour of green infrastructure will be provided. The program will conclude with the adjournment to a reception at the 14th Star Brewery.

Agenda details and Registration are available on-line at: www.tinyurl.com/vpa2015.  AICP credits are pending.