Chicago Thrives: Envisioning a Resilient and Sustainable Water Infrastructure

  • Tuesday, June 07, 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Jefferson Tap, 325 N Jefferson, Chicago, IL 60661 (2nd Floor)
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Chicago’s relationship with its water infrastructure ranges from concern to ignorance.  Our water rates are so low that we generally don’t pay much attention to how much we use.  We joke about sending our sewage to St. Louis.  And we assume that we’ll always have enough – after all we have the largest body of fresh water right at our doorstep. In this era of climate change and concern for resilience, what should Chicago be focusing on with regard to our water infrastructure?  How can green infrastructure be used to perform ecosystem services and help transform our grey infrastructure?

This program will qualify for 1.5 AIA and GBCI CE hours


6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Registration and Networking (beverages and light appetizers will be served)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Presentations
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM Q&A

  • Debra Shore, Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
  • James Patchett, Founder and President, Conservation Design Forum
  • Danielle Gallet, Manager, Metropolitan Planning Council
  • Helen Kessler, President, HJKessler Associates (Moderator)
USGBC-Illinois Members: $20.00
Non-Members: $30.00


We are looking for sponsors to support this event and initiative.  Please contact Joan Martin at (312) 245-8300 x205 for more details.

This event is non-refundable

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