Water Conservation at the Annual Meeting

At the Denver Botanic Gardens image: Misty Faucheux via Flickr
At the Denver Botanic Gardens
image: Misty Faucheux via Flickr

The 2014 ASLA Annual Meeting in Denver offers a variety of intermediate and advanced learning opportunities for professionals interested in Water Conservation. Here are a few of the events to check out:

Friday, November 21

FS-004 South Denver’s Captivating Contemporary Country Estates
FS-013 The Elephant Gets His Way: Innovation at the Denver Zoo
FRI-A08 Water As a Medium: Infrastructure, Expression, and Collaboration at The Clark
FRI-B03 Bioretention in the Desert, You’re Joking Right?
FRI-C02 Old School Green Infrastructure from A to Z: Acequias to Zuni Bowls
FRI-D01 Artful Rainwater Design: Ideas on Green Infrastructure that Celebrates Rain
PPN Networking Reception

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Soak it Up! Design Competition

Green stormwater infrastructures adds more places for people to connect in an already close-knit neighborhoods. image: Urban Engineers, Inc., Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.
Green stormwater infrastructure adds more places for people to connect in an already close-knit neighborhood.
image: OLIN, Gilmore & Associates, International Consultants Inc., MM Partners LLC, Penn Praxis, SMP Architects

A recent interdisciplinary design competition, Infill Philadelphia: Soak it Up!, encouraged a wide array of professionals to propose innovative solutions addressing Philadelphia’s aging combined sewer system. According to the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), about 60% of the city still operates on combined sewer. Through the city’s efforts to become the greenest city in America by 2015, Philadelphia has become a national leader in stormwater management planning and policy by creating Green City, Clean Waters, a progressive 25-year stormwater management plan focusing on using green stormwater infrastructure to reduce pollutants in local waterways.

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