Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Los Angeles County
Board of Supervisors
PANEL 1: SEPT. 23, 9am-12pm | PANEL 2: OCT. 15, 9am-12pm | PANEL 3: OCT. 29, 3-5:30pm
Please Note: Registration for each panel is required. A limited number of scholarships and complimentary tickets are available for students and Community Based Organizations (CBOs). Please contact for more information.
A Symposium Series on the Benefits of Green Infrastructure - Now Online!
Green infrastructure has the ability to soak up rain and heat (with vegetation) but how do we know if it's soaking up success?
Beginning with the Water Augmentation Study and later Elmer Avenue, Council for Watershed Health (CWH) has built a reputation for leveraging green infrastructure (GI) to slow, spread and sink (or soak up) stormwater where it falls, producing as many benefits as possible, and creating a sustainable landscape ethic in Southern California. CWH has since gathered lessons learned, best practices, and strategies to help inform future project design, implementation, and monitoring strategies.
Today, significant investments in GI, Nature-Based Solutions and Low Impact Development Best Management Practices (LID BMPs) are being made throughout California and in LA County with its Safe, Clean Water Program (Measure W) and Clean Neighborhood Parks and Beaches Program (Measure A). CWH and its partners recognize the need for common strategies and coordinated efforts to measure the success of GI projects from science-based, ecological, equity-driven and watershed perspectives.
We invite you to join us along with agencies, municipalities, academia, and GI practitioners, as we host our Rain or Shine: Soaking up Success Symposium and provide a forum to:
>> Examine GI from multiple perspectives
>> Learn how GI benefits are being quantified
>> Share lessons learned to inform future design, implementation, and monitoring
October 15 | Zoom Panel 2
Green Infrastructure - Collaborating & Coordinating with Communities
October 29 | Zoom Panel 3
Green Infrastructure - Integration & Innovation
Symposium Series Agenda
Panel 1| September 23 | 9am-12pm
Eileen Alduenda, Executive Director, Council for Watershed Health
>> Panel 1 Discussion - Green Infrastructure - Indices, Metrics, and Monitoring
Yareli Sanchez, Senior Scientist, Doctoral Candidate, Council for Watershed Health
Darla Elswick, PhD, Associate at Council for Watershed Health
Bevin Ashenmiller, PhD, Associate Professor of Economics, Occidental College
Sarah Dirininger, PhD, Senior Researcher, Pacific Institute
Sophie Parker, PhD, Lead Scientist, The Nature Conservancy
Mas Dojiri, PhD, Assistant General Manager, L.A. Sanitation & Environment
Isaac Brown, D. Env., Senior Scientist, Stillwater Sciences
>> Audience Q&A
>> Poster Presentations
LA City Biodiversity Index, Michelle Barton, City of Los Angeles
Merced Avenue Greenway, James Powell, Alta Planning + Design
Built for Sustainability, Jennifer Swart, Water Replenishment District
Panel 2 | October 15 | 9am-12pm
>> Panel 2 Discussion - Green Infrastructure - Collaboration & Coordination with Communities
>> Check back for program details.
Panel 3 | October 29 | 3pm-5:30pm
>> Panel 3 Discussion - Green Infrastructure - Integration & Innovation
>> Check back for program details.
Panel 1 Highlights
For all inquiries, please contact Elise Eberhard at .
THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 PARTNERS & SPONSORS!
Interested in Symposium sponsorship? Request the 2020 Rain or Shine Sponsorship Packet to learn more. For all questions and inquiries, please contact Elise Eberhard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources Legacy Fund
San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site
EW Consulting Inc.
National Park Service
Pictured, left: 2018 State of the LA River Watershed Symposium, Community Engagement panelists.