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.
Sponsored by: URS Corporation
On-Demand Webcast, 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 a FREE 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 webcast, 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
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.
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
- Learn cost-effective operation and maintenance of green
infrastructure techniques gained through strategic design
- Learn how monitoring performance of Green Infrastructure practice
and its associated benefits provides valuable feedback for
URS Corporation is a fully integrated engineering, construction and technical services organization with the capabilities to support every stage of the project life cycle. We offer program management; planning, design and engineering; systems engineering and technical assistance; information technology; construction and construction management; operations and maintenance; and decommissioning and closure services. With more than 50,000 employees located in a network of offices in nearly 50 countries, we provide services to a broad range of clients, including U.S. federal government agencies, national governments of other countries, state and local government agencies in the United States and internationally, and private sector clients worldwide. Our work is focused in five key market sectors: Federal, Oil and Gas, Infrastructure, Power and Industrial. Within each of these markets, our comprehensive skills and expertise are a valued resource to clients around the world.
* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour. Presentation may exceed scheduled time.
*Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are.
Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.