APWA Sustainability in Public Works Track Announced for PWX Conference 2016
KANSAS CITY, MO. – The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced today that a major component of its PWX annual conference during August 27-31, 2016 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN will be dedicated to Sustainability in Public Works, because sustainability permeates nearly every function of public works in our everyday lives.
The Sustainability in Public Works track will feature over 50 education sessions focused specifically on the delivery of products and services that ensure an appropropriate balance of economic, social and environmental concerns. Sustainability principles will be addressed by speakers who discuss maximizing resources, creating lasting and resilient infrastructure, and improving our communities to ensure economic and social viability. These targeted sessions are dedicated to educating attendees on the efficient delivery of infrastructure projects in an environmentally and socially responsible way that ensures the best economic choice in the long term.
APWA 2016 PWX Annual Conference – Sustainability in Public Works Track
The APWA 2016 PWX Sustainability in Public Works Track will feature:
• Over 50 education sessions about Environment/Sustainability issues
• Sustainability Pavilion on the Exhibit Floor featuring dozens of exhibitors, products and tools
• APWA Center for Sustainability (C4S) Roundtable: “Disaster Preparedness – What Are You Missing?”
• Public Works Stormwater Summit – Themes to address sustainability/resiliency
• Workshop/Tours of projects that have sustainability components
“The Sustainability in Public Works Track at the PWX 2016 conference provides more opportunities for public works professionals to learn about and discuss important sustainability issues and solutions, in reflection of the fact that sustainability is interwoven into all areas of public works — water, roads, transportation, parks, asset management, and emergency management. These sessions, roundtables and activities are presented by a variety of APWA seasoned professionals to reveal the breadth of the role that sustainability plays in our infrastructure,” said APWA C4S Chair, Kim Lundgren, CEO of Kim Lundgren Associates, Inc.
APWA Center for Sustainability (C4S) Roundtable Discussion: “Disaster Preparedness – What Are You Missing?”
Join the APWA Center for Sustainability (C4S) Leadership Team, the International Affairs Commitee and others who are working to create more sustainable communities in a roundtable discussion to identify challenges, solutions and resources that can help communities prepare for the risk of disasters. Participants will leave the roundtable with a better understanding of the lessons communities, both in North America and internationally, have learned from previous disasters and changing environmental risks and how they are applying what they’ve learned to their preparedness plans.
For more information about the Sustainability in Public Works track at the upcoming APWA PWX, visithttp://www.apwa.net/pwx/2016/
The American Public Works Association (www.apwa.net) is a not-for-profit, international organization of more than 29,000 members involved in the field of public works. APWA serves its members by promoting professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy and the exchange of knowledge. APWA is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, has an office in Washington, D.C. and 63 chapters in North America.