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Sixth Annual Stormwater Summit Oct. 5

Sixth Annual Stormwater Summit Oct. 5

Southfield, MI- On Friday, October 5, 2018, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, in partnership with Pure Oakland Water, and Lawrence Technological University, will host the 6th Annual Stormwater Summit. The summit will begin at 9 a.m. at Lawrence Technological University, located at 21000 West Ten Mile Road, in Southfield, Michigan. To learn about the summit, go to There is a $25 registration fee.

Southeast Michigan’s premiere stormwater summit will feature keynote speaker, Branko Kerkez, Ph.D., who serves as an assistant professor at the University of Michigan. He is a Berker and Goyigit Faculty Scholar in the school’s Civil and Environmental Engineering department. Co-presenter, Brandon Wong, who also serves as a faculty member in the University of Michigan Engineering department will join him. They will be presenting on the topic, “Real-time Stormwater Monitoring.”

Additional presentations will cover low impact development technologies, green infrastructure champions, stormwater standards, and non-profit updates. At 3 p.m., a free learning session entitled, “Next Generation Real-time Water Sensor Integrated with High Power Miniaturized Batteries” will be led by Dr. Leela Arava, chief executive officer of Microbuoy Inc., and three Wayne State University students. The summit will end at 4 p.m.

“Since starting these events in 2013, we have brought regional stakeholders together with experts in stormwater design and technologies. These efforts are now bearing fruit in projects across the region,” said Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash.

The summit attracts elected officials, public works professionals, students, educators, environmentalists, contractors, water industry professionals, and stakeholders from all facets of the environmental and the engineering spectrum. The event is open to the public. For more information, go to

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