Join SBN’s GSI Partners on Tuesday, April 24 at Temple University City Center to explore applications for innovation within the GSI industry.
To continue to expand vegetative SMPs and other green infrastructure projects within the region and beyond, there is a need for businesses, organizations, governments, and utilities to come together to innovate. While technology and innovative products certainly help with this, advancements in processes that help to implement, maintain, and incentivize practices and tools that take a nature-based approach to stormwater management are a necessity.
With greater uncertainty about growth, urbanization, and patterns of future precipitation events, there is a growing need for communities to facilitate the implementation of innovative solutions to manage our ever-evolving stormwater management challenges. These challenges present stakeholders with opportunities to bring forward creative, scalable solutions and create entirely new markets through co-operative arrangements such as public-private partnerships.
Viktor Hlas, Opti, and Bridget Wadzuk, Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems will highlight how partnerships in the GSI industry are enabling a collaborative ecosystem across multiple sectors to deliver innovative stormwater solutions across the region. Presenters will also share examples of how a variety of organizations have come together to deliver and implement successful stormwater management projects.
Additionally, on the agenda are GSI Partners programmatic updates and structured time for engaging and conversing with your peers.
8:00 AM - Doors Open
8:30 AM - Agenda Begins
10:30 AM - End
Free to members; $25 to non-members.
Breakfast and coffee will be provided.
The GSI Partners, a signature program of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN), is a network of local businesses in the green stormwater infrastructure industry, including firms in GSI design, construction, and maintenance, as well as material supply. Green City Clean Waters, the City of Philadelphia’s comprehensive nature-based stormwater management plan, sets a 25-year vision for environmental, social, and economic benefits for our city and region. SBN supports this triple bottom line plan, and is working to support its successful implementation.
SBN approaches this work through a number of activities designed to support the growth of the local industry and the advancement of innovation. We connect our members with each other, prospective clients and other collaborators, and decision-makers, as well as to meaningful content and resources; we promote our members to each other and to prospective clients, as well as promote the triple bottom line benefits of green stormwater infrastructure; and we advocate on our members’ behalf while also incorporating feedback from other key stakeholders.