Economic Ecology-Pollution Removal & Flood Reduction at a Regional Scale

APA Pennsylvania Chapter

#9123904

Thursday, May 18, 2017
10:30 a.m. - noon EDT

CM | 1.50

Add to My Log

Overview

This presentation will provide a perspective of Economic Ecology which maximizes both economic and environmental returns to solve water issues, such as pollutant removal and flood reduction, at a regional scale. It is defined by ecological principles that are validated by engineering measurements and performance standards. It is proactive rather than reactive, addressing the causes of problems and not merely the symptoms.

By employing the principles of Economic Ecology, planners and decision-makers can reduce wasteful spending and more effectively meet regulatory requirements for stormwater, flooding, and other elements. Economic Ecology also involves the formation of partnerships with government, public, nonprofit, and private organizations to share costs and increase benefits throughout an entire region or watershed.

Speakers

Mark Gutshall

Mark Gutshall is the founder of LandStudies, Inc., a recognized leader in the field of environmental restoration and ecological design. He has more than 30 years of professional experience in designing, permitting, and constructing ecological restoration projects in the Mid‐Atlantic region. He has applied his background in land stewardship ... Read More

Kelly Gutshall

Kelly Gutshall is the owner and president of LandStudies, Inc., a recognized leader in the field of environmental restoration and ecological design. She has over 30 years of professional experience overseeing the design and implementation of many sustainable site design projects in the Mid‐Atlantic region. She has implemented cutting ... Read More

Contact Info

Susan Shermer, sshermer@shermer-assoc.com