Successful Green Infrastructure Program Drivers— Real-World Case Studies and Lessons Learned

Green Infrastructure is a unique blend of infrastructure and mother nature built to address stormwater and prevent it from entering the sewer system. Management of runoff is a regulated activity. So how can it be done effectively and efficiently?

Find out at this free webinar: Successful Green Infrastructure Program Drivers— Real-World Case Studies and Lessons Learned

Presenters: Kari Mackenbach, CFM BCES
National Green Infrastructure Practice Leader
John Ricketts, PE
Senior Water Resources Engineer
Amir Ehsaei, Ph.D.
Project Engineer
URS Corporation
Sponsored by: URS Corporation
Wed., April 2nd @ 11 a.m. PDT / 2 p.m. EDT, 1-1.5hr*
Credits: 1 PDH / 0.1 CEUs

Aging infrastructure, increased regulations, and budgetary constraints are driving communities across the country to find an innovative AND cost-effective approach to stormwater management. The answer? Green Infrastructure.

Join Kari Mackenbach and the URS National Green Infrastructure Practice team for aFREE live and on-demand webinar exploring the key elements, drivers, and benefits of successful Green Infrastructure programs, and how you can implement these cost-effectively in your community.

In this webinar, we’ll discuss how Green Infrastructure design has evolved, the options available to you, and how you can design effective urban Green Infrastructure and strategies for efficient and effective operation and maintenance (O&M). Within this discussion, we’ll focus on the “drivers” that successful and sustainable Green Infrastructure programs have in common, how to incorporate these in your strategy, and the benefits of focusing your strategy on these core areas, including:

  • Choose the Best Green Infrastructure for Your Location
    What works here, might not work there. Learn how selecting
    your Green Infrastructure based on your environment will
    yield better results.
  • Establish an Operation and Maintenance Strategy Upfront
    (and that works for you)

    Don’t leave your O&M to the end. Learn how to optimize your
    effort (and time) by establishing an operations and maintenance
    plan in your planning, so everyone knows what will be done,
    when, and by whom.
  • Include Ancillary Benefits in Your Key Performance
    Indicators (KPIs)

    Think beyond environmental goals and targets. Learn how to
    identify, assess, and quantify your ancillary benefits of Green
    Infrastructure, as well as how to use these to increase
    your community acceptance and engagement.
  • Avoid the Implementation Pitfalls
    Green Infrastructure isn’t one size fits all. Learn how to best
    tailor your implementation strategy to meet your program
    goals, objectives, and limitations.

Additionally, you’ll hear from the URS National Green Infrastructure Practice Team regarding their real-world experience designing and supporting construction of non-monitored and heavily monitored Green Infrastructure in urban environments, including case studies developed through partnership with the U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD). Finally, we’ll take a look at Green Infrastructure pitfalls, lessons learned, and the common hurdles and challenges to avoid.

Join us to explore how green infrastructure can meet your rising needs—as proven by many successful cities who have implemented it—and how you too can implement successful, cost-effective programs.

Learning Objectives
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives:

  • Understand how to use siting tools to develop site selection
    criteria and identify project locations
  • Lean how to choose the right Green Infrastructure program for
    your environment
  • Learn cost-effective operation and maintenance of green
    infrastructure techniques gained through strategic design
    and planning
  • Learn how monitoring performance of Green Infrastructure practice
    and its associated benefits provides valuable feedback for
    subsequent designs