Watershed Consulting Associates, along with the Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation’s Green Infrastructure Initiative, Green Works Nursery, the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program, and the Center for Watershed Protection, will be organizing a two day intensive workshop focused on the use of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) to achieve stormwater management goals.
Held on April 22 – 23, 2014 at the Double Tree Hotel in Burlington, VT, this workshop will be a great opportunity for stormwater professionals, municipal managers, road crew managers, public works directors, and anyone interested how they might incorporate more green design into their community.
The workshop will include an overview of why and how the national stormwater world is shifting to place more focus on volume reduction, small-scale practices close to the source of runoff, and green practices that utilize soils, vegetation, and natural processes to reduce the volume of and remove pollutants from stormwater. Presentations on green stormwater design practices and principles will be included, as well as a hands-on site design charette using real-world site plans from Vermont. This charette will give participants experience with applying green practices to sites that utilized more traditional approaches, but where there were missed opportunities to apply green practices. The workshop will also include a session on implementation strategies and challenges for Vermont.
Our principal, Andres Torizzo, will be presenting on a variety of GSI topics and projects reflecting the work that Watershed has done in the past few years.
See you there.