The annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will be hosted in Chicago, November 14–16, 2018, with pre-conference summits held on Tues., November 13.
Summit education proposals will be accepted through January 16, 2018, at 5 p.m. EST.
The WaterBuild Summit programming will inspire and facilitate discussion on water in the context of the built environment. WaterBuild 2018 will be the third in a three-year program through which USGBC will continue to drive conversation and problem solving on water topics.
Proposals submitted to WaterBuild 2018 should relate to the universal issues surrounding water, the built environment and its impact on human health. Chicago is an ideal backdrop for this conversation, situated near the largest surface freshwater system on the Earth, the Great Lakes. It is also built on the banks of the Chicago River, known for both its natural and man-made history, and surrounded by water-intensive agricultural land in the heart of the Midwest.
WaterBuild 2018 submissions should address real and potential human health impacts of water in the built environment, including issues such as urban flooding, stormwater pollution prevention and social equity impacts and should explore real-world solutions for this critical topic.