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Hurricane Season Demonstrates Need for Smart Stormwater Management Practices

The devastating effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the past month have highlighted the challenges of responsible stormwater management that local governments around the country are facing.  Here in the Southeast, Smith Moore Leatherwood has helped facilitate several recent events where stormwater management practices were discussed and innovative ideas were exchanged.

On August 24, we co-sponsored “How to be Water Smart in the Triangle,” where attendees saw local green stormwater projects in action on the expansive grounds of the North Carolina Museum of Art. Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Karen Kemerait organized and moderated the successful event.  Panel discussions led by industry experts focused on nature-based solutions to the water challenges facing all stakeholders in the Triangle region, including governments, businesses, and citizens.

On May 18, we teamed with Withers Ravenel and the North Carolina League of Municipalities to co-host a North Carolina Infrastructure Symposium. Distinguished keynote speaker Dr. Bill Hunt shared green stormwater management tips and panels of industry leaders discussed the newest pioneering technology that will continue to shape best practices in green stormwater management efforts.

If you are looking for a legal team that is well-versed in stormwater management practices and has a depth of experience advising clients where the law and stormwater management meet, contact Gray Styers or Karen Kemerait.

One Response to "Hurricane Season Demonstrates Need for Smart Stormwater Management Practices"

  • Kyle Wayne
    October 16, 2017 - 8:50 pm

    I like that you mentioned how certain events such as hurricanes will make it necessary to hire stormwater management. My brother is worried about that kind of thing happening to his home and is looking for comfort. I’ll be sure to talk to him about finding a professional stormwater management team.