URI to host storm water workshop Apr. 24

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for municipal officials, developers, engineers

KINGSTON, R.I. – April 5, 2007 – The University of Rhode Island will host a workshop for municipal officials, developers and engineers on the implementation of low-impact storm water development projects. The April 24th event will be held in Corliss Auditorium on the URI Bay Campus in Narragansett.

“This workshop will highlight current research and success stories of several low-impact development projects in New England,” said Lorraine Joubert, the workshop coordinator for URI Cooperative Extension. “We’ll focus on lessons that Rhode Island communities can apply to address their storm water run-off issues using the latest techniques.”

The half-day workshop will feature speakers from the University of Connecticut, the University of New Hampshire, Comprehensive Environmental, Inc., and the Horsley Witten Group. Among the topics to be discussed are planning and site design, construction and maintenance issues, and costs and benefits of various techniques.

Sponsors of the workshop are the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, and the Coastal Resources Management Council.

For more information about the workshop, contact Joubert at 401-874-2138 or ljoubert@uri.edu, or visit www.uri.edu/ce/wq/NEMO/index.htm.