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2018 Symposium

March 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Notice: registration will now start at 9am due to the weather forecast. Updated program below.

Site Development Considerations for Changing Weather Patterns

Case Studies: What Works, What to Watch Out For, and How to Encourage Success

A Symposium presented by The Rockfall Foundation and UConn Climate Adaptation Academy

Join us as we take a look back and then a look forward.

The Jordan Cove Subdivision in Waterford is now 15 years old with multiple homeowners and expiring deed restrictions; we’ll examine how this worked and apply that information going forward.

We’ll also learn about what’s been done on the UConn campus in Storrs (pervious parking lot and more) including lessons learned and whether maintenance is an issue or not; and we’ll have a return visit from Giovanni Zinn in New Haven to get a progress report on the green infrastructure he discussed at the 2016 Symposium, including how it has fared in both drought and flood conditions.

Finally, we’ll hear about successful sites nationwide and how our regulations and mindsets may need to be adjusted in order to foster site development that works with our changing weather patterns.

Who should attend: Local elected and appointed officials; planners and zoning enforcement officials; architects; developers; engineers; landscape architects; educators; students; Planning, Zoning, Wetlands and ZBA board and commission members; and all concerned with our changing weather patterns and how best to design for them.

Revised Symposium Program

9:00 – 9:30          Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 – 9:40          Welcome – Tony Marino, Executive Director, The Rockfall Foundation

9:40 – 10:10        Introduction – David Dickson, Co-Director CT NEMO

10:10 – 10:50      Residential Subdivision: Jordan Cove, Waterford’s LID Subdivision, 15 years later – Michael Dietz, Co-Director CT NEMO

10:50 – 11:35       Municipal Stormwater Management: New Haven’s Green Infrastructure/LID and How It’s Working – Giovanni Zinn, City Engineer, City of New Haven

11:35 – 11:45     Break

11:45 – 12:30     The UConn Experience:  Maintenance, Issues, and Benefits –  Michael Dietz, Co-Director CT NEMO

12:30 – 1:15       Commercial:  National Case Studies and a Toolbox that Encourages Developers to “Do the Right Thing” – David Sousa, Planner & Landscape Architect, CDM Smith

1:15 – 1:45        Panel Question & Answer Session with David Dickson, Michael Dietz, David Sousa, and Giovanni Zinn

2:00                     Lunch (Optional)

Register Online Here.

Register by Mail Here.

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March 22, 2018
9:00 am - 2:00 pm


The Rockfall Foundation
UConn Climate Adaptation Academy


UConn Middlesex County Extension Office
1066 Saybrook Road
Haddam, CT 06438 United States
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