Water Resilient Cities: Climate Change, Infrastructure, Economies, and Governance in the Great Lakes Basin

April 20-23, 2016
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio

How can cities in the Great Lakes Basin be planned and managed to increase resilience to the disruptions of climate change? A two-day conference for city planners and managers, water resource professionals, water-oriented business and industry leaders, and university researchers will focus on how cities are changing in key sectors of water: water infrastructure systems, water as the basis of economic prosperity (manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, and energy), and changing governance and decision making processes. The conference fosters a conversation across important sectors of our cities related to water to identify key knowledge and best practices to share and use to foster integrated water management, water-related economic strategies and collaborative governance.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Hillary Brown, The City University of New York, author of Next Generation Infrastructure: Principles for Post-Industrial Public Works.


  • City Sustainability Managers
  • Water, Waste Water, and Stormwater Managers
  • Public Sector Agencies
  • Water Use Industries
  • Water Technology Companies
  • Academic Researchers

COST: Only $50 per person (thanks to our generous sponsors!)

REGISTRATION: Registration limited! More information coming soon.

HOTEL: Wyndahm – Playhouse Square. Special Conference rate: $115 per night! Conference rate is available two nights before and after conference. Take this opportunity to visit Cleveland (most recently ranked as one of the top 5 places to visit this year!).


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