Higher Education Institutions Partner for University of Idaho’s President’s Sustainability Symposium
Not, Want Not: Solid Waste Management and Wastewater Treatment
Idaho—Thursday, February 28, 2013— Changing
regulations and the prospect of fewer federal dollars mean wastewater treatment
and solid waste management are critical concerns for today’s city planners,
commercial developers, elected officials and facilities operators nationwide.
That’s why this year the University of Idaho’s President’s Sustainability
Symposium is focusing on “Community Stewardship for Economic Benefits:
Wastewater Treatment and Waste Management.”
is now open for the two-day event, which will be held on March 19-20. The
University of Idaho is partnering with North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene and
the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls to host the symposium on their
campuses as well via video-conference.
treatment and waste management are vital community infrastructure components that allow for the
capacity to attract growing and expanding businesses to Idaho,” said Randy
Shroll, Business Development Manager at Idaho Commerce.
symposium will include speakers from public agencies, private engineering
firms, communities and universities. They will review the changing environment
for solid waste management and wastewater treatment, evaluate alternative
funding strategies, describe new technologies, and showcase community
addition to the March 20 main event, the symposium also includes a half-day program – Careers That Make a Difference – for college students on March 19. Students from throughout Idaho will learn
about community sustainability from a public works director and a private
business development specialist. They will also learn about public and private
sector job opportunities, and options to continue their education and
internships. Career services staff from the two colleges will share the what,
why, and how of networking, and offer students an opportunity to mingle with
professionals from private firms, nonprofits and government agencies.
is free for students from any university or community college. The registration
fee for all other attendees is $75. Online registration is required by March 8,
signature University of Idaho event, the President’s Sustainability Symposium
addresses critical issues related to Idaho’s economy and environment. This is
the fifth symposium and the first to focus on municipal and county
infrastructure and services. Previous events have explored sustainability
issues such as energy, climate, health and green building.
Stewardship for Economic Benefits” is sponsored by the University of Idaho’s
Office of Community Partnerships, Sustainability Center, College of
Engineering, Environmental Science and the Water Resources Program. Additional sponsors include the Idaho National
Laboratory and Idaho Rural Partnership. For a complete program schedule and
other information, visit www.uidaho.edu/sustainabilitysymposium