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Water Water Everywhere: Planning for resilience in our region

Tue, 1/1/2030 - 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Webinar on Demand

This event was hosted on 5/21/2020

Many of our daily decisions - from washing the dishes, to buying food, to managing flood plain development - are related to water.

As building owners, managers, and occupants, design professionals, and citizens - our energy, materials, location, and operational decisions affect water on many levels. Understanding how these decisions impact the region and what we can do to design and build for resiliency will better prepare us for the risks of climate change.   

Wrestling with developing your resiliency strategy? Concerned about water and its risks from climate change? Curious about the ubiquity of water? If so this event is for you!

In this ever relevant webinar, coordinated by the Living Future Community of Green Building United, we will look at water from the local to regional scale to better understand the implications of our everyday and long-term water decisions.

Presenters will describe the various forms water takes in our lives, such as stormwater, riverine and tidal water, drinking water, and waste water. Attendees will walk away understanding the interdependency of these water systems and how they impact and are impacted by climate change.


  • Paul Kohl, PE, Director of Planning & Research, Philadelphia Water Department
  • Josh Lippert, APA, ASLA, CFM, Floodplain Manager, L&I, City of Philadelphia
  • Chris Mendel, Executive Director, Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust
  • Helena van Vliet, AIA, Helena van Vliet LLC, Architecture & Biophilic Design Consulting; President, BioPhilly


If you are looking for opportunities to volunteer as a leader or participant with the Living Future Community, we’ll have information at this session for you as well! 

Event is worth 1 LU|HSW.

Thank You to Our Living Future Community 2020 Sponsors



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