MON-A08: Where Desert Meets the Sea: Too Much or Too Little Water

American Society of Landscape Architects


Monday, November 9, 2015
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CST

CM | 1.50

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Globally, arid coastal regions face a fundamental water challenge. Water supplies will continue to decrease while flooding and water inundation will increasingly threaten our coastlines. Instead of the water shortages we expect in a dry climate, this session showcases the prospect of too much water on arid lands. Learning Objectives - Explore how arid regions’ vulnerable relationship with water can be transformed both inland and at the coast’s edge. - Learn to apply environmentally responsive strategies specific to arid regions to ensure resiliency along desert coastlines. - Capitalize on the growing momentum surrounding the revitalization of infrastructure as drought, flood and inundation measures. - Explore adaptive multi-beneficial solutions integrating parks and open space together with improved transit, viable housing, and renewable energy.