MARCH 25, 2020 | AUTRY MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN WEST | LOS ANGELES
A Symposium on the Benefits of Green Infrastructure
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 on March 25th, 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
>> Setting the Stage Keynote
>> Panel 1: Ecology & Watershed Health
>> Rain or Shine Networking Lunch
>> Afternoon Keynote
>> Panel 2: Social Benefits & Community Health
>> Panel 3: Governance
>> Interactive Session
>> Soak it Up Reception & Poster Showcase
Pictured: 2018 State of the LA River Watershed Symposium, Community Engagement panelists.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 PARTNERS & SPONSORS!
Los Angeles County Department of
Public Works, Flood Control District
LA Sanitation & Environment
Los Angeles Department of
Water & Power
Interested in Symposium sponsorship? Visit the 2020 Rain or Shine Sponsorship Packet to learn more. For all questions and inquiries, please contact Elise Eberhard at firstname.lastname@example.org.