Christine Kirchhoff, PhD, PE is an Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Connecticut. As a practicing professional engineer in Texas, she was responsible for the design and project management of several multi-million dollar municipal water and wastewater treatment projects and water resource planning efforts. Her research broadly focuses on the production and use of information in water resources management. She is the author of Understanding and Enhancing Climate Information Use in Water Management.
Christine will discuss “How Climate is Changing and the Implications for Storm Water”. She will cover current and future global and regional changes; average temperatures and precipitation; seasonality and extremes; and impacts from trends. Her presentation will focus on storm water and flooding and how communities and cities are responding; new soft and hard approaches; and examples of innovative designs for storm water and flood management.
Steve Trinkaus PE, the president of Trinkaus Engineering, LLC, Southbury, is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of Low Impact Development (LID) and water quality issues. He has presented workshops at many international and regional conferences, most recently in Taiwan, China, and Korea. He has also presented papers at the 2012 Watershed Technology Conference in Bari, Italy and has written LID Design Manuals for several Connecticut towns. He has more than thirty years of experience in the land development field and many years of experience designing LID treatment systems.
Steve will discuss “Low Impact Development (LID)”: What is it, hydrologic considerations, and rainfall events. He will give an overview of common LID treatment concepts & systems, including bio-retention; rain barrels and cisterns; impervious area disconnections; and tree preservation or replanting. He will also cover Urban LID Approaches and Applications and “The Good, Bad and Ugly” of LID systems in Connecticut.
Price discount available for Members who register for both the April 22 program, Sustainable Storm Water Issues and Strategies, and the May 28 program, Storm Water as Design Opportunities (See option below)
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