Join Dr. Washington as she discusses Troubled Waters: Resilience and Adaptation Strategies for Waste/StormWater Management during Climate Change.
Changes in climate in conjunction with pre-existing and future land development changes will affect the amount, timing, and intensity of rain events. These changes in combination will alter the amount of stormwater runoff that needs to be managed as well as pollution levels in their respective geographies. Engineers and architects and green professionals can poise themselves to be proactive in mitigating these changes to the built environment proactively by transforming grey into green infrastructures using green building strategies that would transform not just natural but also environmental health for consumers and workers but also regional public health. The goal of this presentation is to elucidate the environmental, engineering, and public health impacts and benefits of green infrastructures that optimize water use and management.