May 14 Green Drinks– In the Flood Zone: Exploring our Stormwater Infrastructure

1 May

Ever wondered about the extensive water and sewer pipe system that is constantly working beneath our feet? Or have you ever wanted to learn about some ways you can reduce flooding in your own backyard or basement?

This month’s Green Drinks program will take a look at our stormwater infrastructure.  Presenters from the City of Evanston and the Center for Neighborhood Technology will discuss how prepared we are for large flooding events and what current stormwater management techniques can help to further mitigate the problem.

Dave Stoneback, Director of Utilities with the City of Evanston, will give us an overview of our current layout of stormwater infrastructure in Evanston and what that means for a heavy rain event. City of Evanston’s Paul D’Agostino, Superintendent of Parks, will be discussing the importance of maintaining urban forestry in stormwater management. Ryan Wilson, the Stormwater Program Manager of Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), will fill us in on CNT’s current research on urban flooding and their new Wetrofit program and Sustainable Backyards Program.


When:  Tuesday, May 14th, 6:30-8:30 pm

Where:  Firehouse Grill, 750 Chicago Avenue, Evanston

What:  A chance to learn, network, and take action!

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