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ANNOUNCING AN IMPORTANT EVENT . . .

     Great Cities/Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Urban Water Resources Conference --
     IMPROVED DECISION-MAKING FOR WATER RESOURCES:
     THE KEY TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR METROPOLITAN REGIONS
        
       September 16-17, 1999
       University of Illinois at Chicago
       Chicago, Illinois

        For complete conference information and registration materials:  http://www.uic.edu/depts/oceps/sea-grant

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
-  Honorable William M. Daley (invited)
   U.S. Secretary of Commerce

-  Honorable David Crombie
   Chair, Waterfront Regeneration Trust, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
-  Franklin M. Fisher
   Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

OVERALL PURPOSE OF CONFERENCE:
This important national conference seeks to bring together hydrological resource scholars, researchers, state, federal and municipal officials, practitioners, and civic organizations to advance the understanding of water resources as the basis of sustainable metropolitan communities.            
                   
THE CONFERENCE WILL:
1.  Develop a more sophisticated understanding of the relationship between regional economic growth and its hydrological resource base.
2.  Examine case studies highlighting problems and explore possible responses that can support region-based governance of urban water resources.
3.  Offer an overview of problems imposed by current water supply and sewage infrastructure practices and their economic implications.
4.  Present a vision of how improved water resource modeling, combined with preservation of existing natural capital, might guide future investments in urban hydrological infrastructure.
5.  Identify the research requirements necessary to create regional-scale integrated economic-ecologic models and decision-making tools that can guide future urban water infrastructure investments and governance.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
1.  Practitioners, professionals, and environmental and planning officials
involved in water resources, sustainable development, and regional growth issues and projects.
2.  Scholars in water resource research and related educational disciplines.
3.  Government officials interested in water resource and regional growth issues.


Again, for complete conference information and registration materials:  http://www.uic.edu/depts/oceps/sea-grant



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Karen