South Carolina Prepares for Coastal Protection Conference

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With hurricane season officially here and the devastating impacts of Sandy still fresh in mind, authorities from around the country will meet in Myrtle Beach this August for a highly focused symposium on protecting our citizens and coastal infrastructure from the potential damages associated with the rising tides.

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Facing the Rising Tide: Coastal Protection Symposium will be co-located with StormCon, The Stormwater Pollution Prevention Conference. StormCon brings together the leading experts on storm- and surface-water quality to explore the newest water pollution prevention and mitigation technologies. Information and registration forms are available at www.stormcon.com/coastal_protection_symposium.html.

The Coastal Protection Symposium covers 14 separate presentations and topics including Enhanced Community Resilience, Impact Assessment, Beach Stabilization, Storm Surge & Bridge Scour, Business Continuity Planning, Building Resilient Marinas, and Visualizing Sea level Rise & Flooding Impacts.

Participants will be key personnel from potentially impacted communities and organizations including the Port of Seattle; NOAA; Federal Highway Administration; EPA; the Cities of Richmond, San Diego, Atlanta, Charleston, Calgary, Minneapolis, Omaha, Plano, Virginia Beach, New York, Vancouver, Savannah, Santa Monica, and others; Boeing; Home Depot; CDM Smith; Brown & Caldwell; John Deere; Dow Chemical; HDR Engineering; Clemson; Virginia Tech; Texas Tech; Coastal Carolina University; and many others.

The seven-track course curriculum of StormCon features more than 120 educational sessions presented by the nation's leading stormwater experts and covers a range of material focusing on BMP case studies, green infrastructure, LID, stormwater program management, NPDES, water-quality monitoring, industrial stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, and advanced research topics. Nearly 200 vendors and service providers will exhibit stormwater-related products and equipment, the world's largest tradeshow of its kind.

And returning this year is the full-day course "Fire & Rain: Rapid Assessment and Emergency Mitigation Measures Following Wildfires" on August 19.

Join us! View the program and register today at www.StormCon.com.

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Steve DiGiorgi

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