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EPA Webinar - Green Infrastructure for Localized Flood Management

posted Nov 21, 2014, 5:56 AM by Lyn Munno
December 2nd, 2014, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

In urban areas impacted by localized or “neighborhood” flood events, green infrastructure practices can absorb rainfall, preventing water from overwhelming pipe networks and pooling in streets or basements. For communities experiencing overbank or riverine flooding, larger networks of green infrastructure can provide extra storage during heavy storm events. In this 90-minute webcast practitioners will cover a range of practices that can help communities build flood resilience, from small scale interventions such as rain gardens and permeable pavement to coordinated open space and floodplain preservation.

This event is part of EPA’s Green Infrastructure Program 2014 Webcast Series sponsored by the Office of Wastewater Management.

  • Lori Cary-Kothera, Operations Manager, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management 
  • Patekka Bannister, City of Toledo, Division of Environmental Services 
  • Tony V. Demasi, City Engineer, City of Cuyahoga Falls, OH 
  • Kari A. Mackenbach, URS Corporation, National Green Infrastructure Practice Leader