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April 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm$15 – $45
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.
- 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 multi-functional
- 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.
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
3.75 AICP CM CREDITS
Registration fee: $45 / $15 Students
Optional lunch: $15 / Rockfall Members $5
Registration for lunch must be received by April 10th.