Green Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services: A New Way to Look at Stormwater
A workshop for development professionals by Bill Hunt, Ph.D.
Monday, April 4, noon-1 p.m.
Forsyth County Extension Service, Auditorium C, 1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem.
While the reasons for installing stormwater controls are understood to be for controlling runoff (floods and water quality), there are many many other benefits that stormwater controls provide, including air quality, carbon sequestration, climate resiliency, and biodiversity. By considering the full suite of benefits (called ecosystem services) provided by stormwater management controls, a more holistic assessment of stormwater is possible. Attendees will earn one hour of professional education credit.
About Bill Hunt: Bill Hunt is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in NC State’s Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. He has degrees in Civil Engineering, Economics, and Agricultural & Biological Engineering, and is a registered engineer. Since 2000, Hunt has assisted with the design, installation, and/or monitoring of more than 90 stormwater best management practices, including bioretention, stormwater wetlands, innovative wet ponds, green roofs, permeable pavement, water harvesting/cistern systems and level spreaders. He teaches 20-25 short courses and workshops each year throughout North Carolina and the United States.