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2019 Symposium

April 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

$15 – $45
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Site Design and Green Infrastructure for Changing Weather Patterns

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

 

Changing weather patterns affect all aspects of site design and maintenance. 

  • There’s more to Green Infrastructure than accommodating stormwater.
  • How sites are designed and maintained affects not only the plants that thrive best, but also the insects and animals that live and breed on them.
  • Onsite Wastewater Management Systems must be designed to function under drought/deluge weather patterns and to share the real estate with Green Infrastructure.

Sessions

  • Green Infrastructure isn’t just for Stormwater Management – Sohyun Park, Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
    • Green Infrastructure can be mulitfunctional
  • Onsite Septic Systems – Jose Amador,  Professor, University of Rhode Island, College of the Environment and Life Sciences, Department of Natural Resources Science
    • Rethinking onsite wastewater management systems to address drought/deluge weather patterns and accommodate groundwater infiltration systems on the same property
  • Maintenance and Design for Vector Control – Roger Wolfe, Mosquito Management Coordinator, CT DEEP Wetland Habitat & Mosquito Management
    • Preferred designs for new and maintenance of existing structures to better function under changing weather patterns and decrease vector habitat

Panel – The three speakers joined by Michael Pascucilla, M.P.H., REHS, Director of Health, East Shore District Health Department with a CT perspective relative to onsite wastewater.

 

Read more about the speakers.

 

Symposium Program

8:00 – 8:30       Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45        Welcome – Tony Marino, Executive Director, The Rockfall Foundation

8:45 – 9:30        Green Infrastructure isn’t just for Stormwater Management – Sohyun Park, University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources

9:30 – 10:15      Onsite Septic Systems – Jose Amador, University of Rhode Island, College of the Environment and Life Sciences

10:15 – 10:30   Break

10:30 – 11:15   Maintenance and Design for Vector Control – Roger Wolfe, Mosquito Management Coordinator, CT DEEP Wetland Habitat & Mosquito Management

11:15 – 12:30   Panel Discussion/ Q & A Session with all three speakers plus Michael Pascucilla, East Shore District Health Department

12:30                   Optional Lunch

 

Who should attend?
Local elected and appointed officials, land use planners, zoning enforcement officials, health officials, developers,architects, engineers, landscape architects, educators, Planning, Zoning, Wetlands and ZBA board and commission members, and all concerned with climate change and effective community planning

AICP CM CREDITS PENDING

 

Registration Information:

Registration fee: $45 / $15 Students
Optional lunch: $15 / Rockfall Members $5

Registration for lunch must be received by April 10th.

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Details

Date:
April 12
Time:
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
$15 – $45

Venue

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