MON-D01: Smart Water: Transforming the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Water Systems

American Society of Landscape Architects


Monday, November 9, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
Monday, November 9, 2015, 6 p.m. CST

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BBG’s new network of high-tech and landscape-based water and sewer systems creates a revolutionary, ecologically dynamic water garden. This session outlines how tracking and controlling wet weather discharge allows BBG to absorb severe weather events, mitigate combined sewer overflows, and improve water conservation and quality within the garden. Learning Objectives - Show success of an integrated approach to intelligent infrastructure: reducing water consumption, reducing water outflow, and improving quality. - Describe how a storm warning system can be linked to site water systems to manage combined sewer outflow in the face of impending storms. - Understand the technology of a constructed urban wetland ecology, including the function of different elements and the intersection of plants, soils, and grading. - Using infrastructure improvements as an opportunity to expand landscape value of a historic garden and educate the public about sustainable urban landscapes.