Designing For Water Management With Green Infrastructure Virtual Symposium

Innovative Technologies, Creative Design, and New Policy Measures

In May of 2020, a Michigan dam collapsed after a heavy rainfall. The resulting flood forced thousands to flee their homes and will cost upwards of $175 million dollars. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer called it “an event unlike anything we’ve ever seen in 500 years”. Michigan is having to seek federal funding to try and support and rebuild the community.

More and more communities will be faced with unprecedented challenges due to the increase of extreme weather events and ageing grey infrastructure. After the economic losses of COVID19, any extreme weather event resulting in damage will further hinder a city’s health, wealth and prosperity.

Green infrastructure is a low-cost and effective solution that can reduce the burden on our ageing storm infrastructure and reduce floods while also providing a host of public and private benefits. New technology can help monitor and support a city’s tracking and response to flooding before it becomes a crisis. Both avenues support community resilience, create much-needed jobs and are part of a COVID19 recovery plan.

GRHC’s virtual symposium will explore innovative technologies, creative design strategies and new policy measures that will help create more liveable cities, support economic growth through job creation and improve resilience.


Agenda

  • Resilient Landscapes Through Stormwater Management
    • Steve Williams, Environmental Manager, ABT, Inc
  • Connected Blue-Green Roofs: How does a ‘COnnectED BLUE-GREEN’ roof perform to reduce heating/cooling loads and manage storm water?
    • Harvy S. Takhar, Masters Student at BCIT
  • Smart Planter for Sustainable Community Design
    • Dr. Joowon Im, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Question & Answer
  • The Polder Roof: Smart Blue-Green Technology for Enhanced Stormwater and Energy Impact
    • Brian Schmitt, Project Manager, MetroPolder Company
  • A Net-Positive Water Attitude for Communities
    • David Yocca, FASLA, PLA, Consulting Landscape Architect/Ecological Planner
  • Green Roofs & Remote IoT Sensors: Advancing stormwater management into the 21st century with community engagement
    • Briana Garcia, Product Outreach, Temboo
  • Question & Answer
  • Panel Discussion: Sponge Cities and Ecosystem Benefits
    • Dr. Chris Zevenbergen, IHE Delft & TuDelft
    • Dr. Jennifer Drake, University of Toronto
    • Rui Wang, Pennsylvania State University
    • David Yocca, FASLA, PLA, Consulting Landscape Architect/Ecological Planner


Thanks to the Sponsor of This Event



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Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) - North America Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(6) professional industry association working to grow the green roof and wall industry throughout North America since 1999.


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