Oklahoma Low Impact Development

Webinar: Water conservation for developers – 101

When Apr 26, 2011
from 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM
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Water Conservation: half-empty or half-full?

Regional Webinar Series

Water conservation for developers – 101

10:30 am ET to 12 pm ET; April 26, 2011

Population increase and new real estate development largely determine the water use and stormwater runoff trends in southern states. Can extension programs make a difference in planning of new subdivisions? How can extension programs be designed to target such audiences as planners and developers? And what types of information will these audiences need? These are some of the questions that will be discussed in this webinar.
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Topics Discussed:

Land Development and Water Conservation in Florida

Presenter: Pierce Jones, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Program for Resource Efficient Communities, University of Florida (bio)

Dr. Jones will discuss the links between the state of water resources and development patterns in Florida. He will also present a specific case study, the master plan for the community of Restoration. The changes to the master plan allowed for significant annual reduction in water use for landscape irrigation with corresponding cost and energy savings.

Water Conservation and Stormwater Management for Developers: Extension Programs in Oklahoma

Presenter: Jason Vogel, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Professor and Extension Stormwater Specialist, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Oklahoma State University (bio)

Dr. Vogel will present an overview of water conservation and stormwater management practices for construction sites and for post-construction in new development. He will discuss the methods used by Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service to reach new target audiences (development consultants, planners, designers, engineers). These methods include workshops, demonstration sites, on-line resources (including the atlas of Oklahoma Low Impact development sites), and partnerships with local organizations.

Water Conservation for Developers: Summary

Presenter: Paul W. Lander , PhD, ASLA, LEED AP; Principal, Dakota Ridge Partnership; Lecturer, University of Colorado (bio)

Dr. Lander will present an overview of the opportunities available for developers to better serve their customers and reduce resource impacts through water conservation.

      Additional Resources:

    • Farr D. 2007. Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (Available for purchase from John Wiley and Sons, $80).
    • France R. (ed.). 2008. Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press (Available for purchase from CRC Press, $157.95).

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