SAN ANTONIO, June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- StormCon, the North American Surface Water Quality Conference & Exposition, announced today that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has agreed to deliver the Keynote Address at the opening general session on July 29, 2003, at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX. StormCon is the premier gathering of professionals involved with surface water quality in North America. Conference attendees include those with decades of experience as well as relative newcomers. Hundreds of public- sector officials, regulators, private engineers, and manufacturers come together each year for three focused days concentrating on solutions to the NPDES Phase II-related challenges our communities are facing. The event also includes the world's largest trade show of stormwater-related products, equipment, and services. If stormwater is your thing, why would you want to be anyplace else? "With Robert F. Kennedy Jr. delivering the Keynote Address and three full days packed with nothing but stormwater-related conversations, this is a 'can't- miss' opportunity. If stormwater is your thing, why would you want to be anyplace else?" remarked Steve DiGiorgi, StormCon director. "Mr. Kennedy's presence enhances the value of participating for every one of our attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors. We're grateful to Abtech ( www.oars97.com ) for making this possible through their generous sponsorship." "Mr. Kennedy's participation at StormCon is an exciting addition to what is already the leading event in the industry. His work as chief prosecuting attorney for Hudson Riverkeeper, senior attorney for the NRDC, and president of the Waterkeeper Alliance makes Mr. Kennedy a true leader in the protection of our surface waters," said Daniel Waldman, publisher of Stormwater magazine, the Journal for Surface Water Quality Professionals ( www.StormH2o.com ). Mr. Kennedy is co-author of The Riverkeepers and is a graduate of Harvard University. He studied at the London School of Economics and received his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School. Following graduation he attended Pace University School of Law, where he was awarded a master's degree in environmental law. StormCon is produced by Forester Communications of Santa Barbara, CA ( www.Forester.net ). To attend the conference, complete the registration materials found at www.StormCon.com . For information on remaining sponsorship or exhibiting opportunities, contact Steve Di Giorgi, StormCon director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-805-682-1300 x129. For further information, please contact Forester Communications, +1-805-682-1300, for StormCon.