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Sustainable Site Development - A Watershed Approach to Green Infrastructure
"Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink!" is the opening to this dynamic presentation focusing on solutions to Chicago's stormwater problem.
"Stormwater is the leading cause of water pollution in America," continues Tom Barrett, the presenter and owner of Green Water Infrastructure. This presentation focuses on developing sustainable solutions to water quality issues in the Chicago area.
Mr Barrett's approach utilizes a watershed and drainage basin study to stormwater mitigation. Developing a comprehensive stormwater plan, when correctly prioritized, combines existing grey infrastructure with new technologies developed in green infrastructure, creating cost effective solutions to our water quality issues. After an introduction about the problems stormwater creates, attendees will be given a walking tour of the grounds of the Center for Green Technology, and shown actual functional rain gardens and other sustainable solutions specifically mentioned in the presentation.
Guided by Mr. Barrett himself, attendees are encouraged to ask questions and recognize first-hand the visible results of sustainable solution planning, execution, and growth.