Course 1 - Financial Approaches to Realizing and Maximizing the Benefits of Green Infrastructure
Capitalize on green infrastructure’s economic opportunities! Join Jeffrey Odefey to explore how to successfully identify and integrate the economic value of green infrastructure benefits into stormwater policy and project decision making. Within this discussion, we’ll quantify the economic benefits, identify areas with maximum cost-to-value benefits, and examine emerging financing tools that can better engage the private sector, enable economic opportunities, and reduce budget demands.
The ability for stormwater management to quantify the proven cost advantages and economic benefits of green infrastructure during the decision-making process is invaluable. This presentation provides participants with a better understanding of the economic implications of implementing green infrastructure on a site or community-wide level, including both the relative costs of green infrastructure stormwater management approaches and the associated economic benefits.
Join Odefey as he builds on current efforts to quantify the economic value of benefits associated with green infrastructure and improved stormwater management. Based on the collaborative report “Banking on Green,” Odefey will identify four areas in which green infrastructure economic benefits offer value to individual developments and communities, and will examine available tools for quantifying these benefits at a local level. Odefey will also explore emerging municipal programs with the focus of fairly apportioning/allocating the costs of stormwater management, and the economic implications of these programs.
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives:
- Practical knowledge of the economic value of the benefits provided by green infrastructure and improved stormwater management. Particular attention will be paid to four categories of benefits that have significant importance at the site and community level
- Familiarity with and access to currently available tools for quantifying the economic value of benefits associated with green infrastructure, and discussion of how these tools can inform local decision making processes
- Improved awareness of emerging municipal efforts to revise the way in which local stormwater management is financed through improved stormwater fee and credit programs
- Introduction to the policies and programs that increase private sector roles in providing municipal stormwater management and potentially benefit local economies
Course 2 - Green Infrastructure and Community Design
Is your rainwater management design effective? Join Paul Crabtree to discuss how rainwater management based on good urban design principles can help to harmonize urban man and nature.
Effective rainwater management requires a focus on the harmonization of man and nature AND the skill sets of several environmental and planning professionals (e.g., engineers, hydrologists, urban planners, landscape architects, public works officials, politicians, attorneys, environmentalists, and citizens). Too often, the reverse is true. The result – ineffective rainwater management plans, increased maintenance costs, and ultimately, redesign.
Join Paul Crabree to discuss rainwater management design that is closely connected with and based on good urban design principles, harmonizing man and nature and resulting in an effective and successful long-term rainwater management program. This webcast will cover the following principles of rainwater management and urban design:
- There are Principles of Green Infrastructure to help guide the design of BMPs.
- Settlement patterns matter.
- All scales are important - from watershed to region to community to neighborhood to block to site.
- Per/Acre AND Per/Capita impacts should be considered.
- Context-Sensitive Design and Regulations harmonize with good urban design.
- Community-Based (Shared) BMPs are key tools.
- Hydrology Science should be prioritized over Negotiated Settlements.
- Exemptions from regulations can unfairly move the burden, and result in compromised solutions. (There’s nowhere to hide.)
* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15–20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time.
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.
* Purchase of this special allows you access to the presentations for 6 months from the order date.