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Iowa Learning Farms Webinar: Deploying Large-scale Green Infrastructure Projects Requires Public-Private Collaboration
October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place October 11 at noon CDT will feature Craig Clarkson, water resources practice group leader at ISG, Inc. Clarkson leads ISG’s water resources practice group in designing flood control and water quality infrastructure projects in Iowa, including one of the largest green infrastructure projects in the Midwest, Market District. He is a recognized expert in urban stormwater management with a focus on flood control and water quality improvement through the utilization of green infrastructure. He has also worked on numerous large and small-scale watershed planning and design projects throughout the country.
In the webinar, Market District Green Infrastructure: One of the largest urban water quality projects in the Midwest,” Clarkson will draw on details from the Market District project to discuss the critical importance of public-private partnerships to push large-scale green infrastructure projects forward, and the growing opportunities for bold urban water management solutions. He will present an outline of the Market District project which encompasses a 12 square block area being developed as a mixed-use neighborhood in a former industrial hub known for its flooding issues. Clarkson will also discuss the advances in adoption of sustainability and water quality priorities by the city.
“The Market District project in downtown Des Moines represents another step forward in the city’s bright future for mitigating and managing urban runoff to help improve water quality,” said Clarkson. “This project uses distributed green infrastructure as an amenity, highlighting the multi-benefits of utilizing natural stormwater management practices in our built world. In addition, the project provides an excellent real-world validation that green infrastructure can be successfully incorporated into our built world without sacrificing function or usable space, marking a big step forward for urban water quality.”
Shortly before noon CDT, click the link below or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172