SAN ANTONIO, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will deliver
the keynote address at StormCon '03, the second annual North American Surface
Water Quality Conference & Exposition, on July 29. The conference brings
hundreds of experts from the rapidly growing stormwater industry to San
Antonio July 28-31.
As Chief Prosecuting Attorney for Hudson Riverkeeper, an environmental
advocacy group, Kennedy is one of the leading voices for water quality
protection. He has been instrumental in developing a network of more than
90 Waterkeeper programs around the world.
StormCon is the premier gathering of professionals involved with surface
water quality. Hundreds of public-sector officials, regulators, private
engineers, and manufacturers come together each year for three days,
concentrating on surface water-quality challenges. The event also includes
the world's largest trade show of stormwater-related products, equipment, and
The federal Clean Water Act marked its 30th anniversary last year, and the
country has made great progress in the last three decades in cleaning up water
pollution from factories and industrial sites. A continuing water pollution
problem, however, is the pervasive runoff from roads, parking lots,
construction sites, and other urban environments. Each time it rains,
stormwater runoff carries sediment, oil and grease, hydrocarbons, fertilizers,
and other pollutants into the storm drains and from there to rivers, lakes,
and beaches. Combating this type of pollution is the goal of the rapidly
growing stormwater industry.
Forty StormCon conference sessions will highlight technologies and
strategies for improving water quality, paying for local stormwater programs,
and -- one of the industry's biggest challenges -- teaching the public about
More than 110 vendors will gather in the exhibit hall to give
demonstrations of the latest stormwater treatment technologies. Attendees can
ask questions and compare solutions to see what will work best in their areas.
The exhibit floor will also provide those attending the conference the
opportunity to meet with their counterparts attending from throughout the
StormCon takes place July 28 through 31, 2003, at the San Antonio Marriott
Rivercenter on the River Walk in San Antonio, Texas. Press passes will be
available at the conference, free of charge.
StormCon is hosted by Forester Communications (www.forester.net),
publisher of Stormwater magazine and other publications focusing on
infrastructure and the environment. For information, contact Steven DiGiorgi
at 805 682 1300 x129 or firstname.lastname@example.org.