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Omaha RiverFront Revitalization
Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Category: AAEES Webinar Series

Omaha RiverFront Revitalization

2024 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science™ Awards Competition Winner
Grand Prize in Environmental Sustainability

Webinar Info


Wednesday, June 19, 2024


Noon Eastern | 9:00 am Pacific


1 hour and 30 minutes (approximate)

Registration Fees:

FREE for All AAEES Board Certified Individuals, AAEES Members, and Student Members | $40 for non-members

Webinar Speakers

Chris Koenig

Chris J. Koenig, P.E.
Senior Project Manager

Webinar Summary

Downtown Omaha was undergoing a transformation from an office-oriented area with limited nightlife to an urban residential area with a thriving nightlife.  Unfortunately, the three parks ― Lewis & Clark Landing, Heartland of America, and Gene Leahy Mall ― in the heart of downtown were rarely used because of the disjointed nature, lack of access, and inadequate recreational opportunities.  Funding constraints and underlying brownfield conditions limited the vision for these parks.  The Omaha RiverFront Revitalization Project worked through the financial and environmental challenges and transformed these parks into a unified, amenity-rich open space, anchored by the Missouri River's beauty.  

The RiverFront is a catalyst for continual growth and has become regional destination that builds upon the river's unique value with active spaces and maintains flexibility for the future.  The RiverFront activates surrounding community and the downtown and brings together people, events, activities, excitement, and an energy long missing from Omaha’s urban core.  This webinar provides the background on how the Project Team addressed the environmental engineering challenges and delivered a Project that has been called the jewel of Omaha.

About the Presenter

Mr. Koenig is a senior project manager with over 40 years of experience on a wide variety of civil engineering projects.  Projects include downtown reconstruction, large diameter storm sewers, sanitary sewers, sewer separation, combined sewers, residential and multi use developments, railroads, flood protection projects, pump stations, water mains, industrial developments, and airports.  

Webinar Format

This webinar will include a moderated Q and A session following the speaker’s presentation. The session is open to environmental engineering and science professionals across all sectors and career stages. Our objective is to offer special insights on leading edge solutions for graduate and undergraduate students as well as early to mid-career environmental professionals who are considering specialty certification.

AAEES Board Certified Individuals: Attend this event and earn 1.5 PDHs towards your PDH requirements for maintaining your specialty certification.

Click here to register for this webinar.

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