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Urban Water Series Technical Master Class | GNOF – Strategies for Improving Water Quality
April 22 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Urban Water Series Technical Master Class | Greater New Orleans Foundation
Plants + Water: Strategies for Improving Water Quality
Please join our friends at GNO for this series of lectures and workshop to deepen the technical knowledge of private and public sector professionals to improve their ability to design, develop, install, and maintain green infrastructure for a vibrant region.
Free Public Lecture, Monday, April 22, 5:30pm – 7:00pm – Register Here
Norman Mayer Library, 3001 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans
Technical Master Class, Monday, April 22, 8:30am – 2:00pm – Register Here
GNOF Center for Philanthropy, 919 St. Charles Avenue
Well-suited for those in the design, planning, engineering, and construction communities. Professional credits can be earned. $40 includes breakfast, lunch, and parking. $25 for AIA, ASLA, ASCE, APA and CMAA members (use code UWS2019); $20 for DBEs (use code DBE2019).
Plants are widely used in green infrastructure projects in New Orleans. The understanding of how to use plants to improve water quality in these systems is developing at a fast pace nationwide. Bryan Seipp and Dan Somers, both with tremendous experience in the Chesapeake Bay area, will discuss their lessons learned with Wes Michaels, a landscape architect practicing in New Orleans, who will translate these lessons to the local landscape. The discussion will focus on the best techniques for using plants to achieve water quality goals, and how these techniques can be adapted to our local climate and culture.