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Track 1 Day 2: Hunt

TRACK 1

Using Ecosystem Services to Design Green Infrastructure

Thursday March 26, 2020
11:00 to 11:30 a.m. (Hall A)

PRESENTER

William Hunt, North Carolina State University

ABSTRACT

Stormwater management technologies do a lot more than improve water quality and mitigate flooding.

Stormwater control measures (SCMs) provide many other ecosystem services, including but not limited to: air quality improvement, carbon sequestration, heat island mitigation, recreation, and education.

Cumulatively, these ecosystem service benefits often increase adjoining parcel values, yielding economic benefit.

 

Learning Objectives

1. Learn how stormwater control measures, especially when vegetated, are landscape features and yield ecosystem services beyond pollutant removal and hydrologic mitigation.

2. Understand how SCMs deliver ecosystem benefits such as carbon sequestration, heat island mitigation, air quality protection, recreation, and education.

3. Learn how valuing SCMs based upon a full delivery of ecosystem services can positively impact property values.

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

William Hunt

William Hunt

Dr. William Hunt is the William Neal Reynolds Distinguished University Professor and Extension Specialist in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, USA.

William has specialized in stormwater management (and now green infrastructure) since 1997. He conducts 20-25 workshops annually across North America and overseas. He and his team have 130 peer-refereed journal articles, and have monitored and/or designed more than 200 stormwater control measures.

William is the proud mentor to 50 stormwater professionals who are alumni of his program.