Thursday, September 6, 2012

Locally Attuned and Responsive Stormwater Management?

To "Be Locally Attuned and Responsive" is one of Life's Principles that we strive to emulate when using biomimicry to rethink how we design.  Finding ways manage our resources, such as stormwater, that are attuned to our regional characteristics is one way that we can begin to emulate nature into our work.  

If you are interested in water issues that effect our region, consider attending this event and asking the question "how would nature hold, filter, and divert stormwater?"  Maybe even ask that question on AskNature before you go to find possible solutions!  Asking questions such as this will help us find optimized solutions to "problems" that are locally attuned and responsive to our region while remaining respectful of our natural environment.  
Water Roundtable: "Rain Check: Regional Solutions to Stormwater Management"Thursday, September 13, 12 - 1:30pm.  Metropolitan Planning Council, 140 S Dearborn St, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL.  Co-hosted by Openlands and Metropolitan Planning Council, this roundtable features senior staff from the regional stormwater/wastewater agencies in the Chicago, Milwaukee, and Cleveland metro areas for a frank discussion of managing wet weather. Thanks to ComEd for sponsoring this event.  Learn more and register!
If you go, take notes and pass them on to us!  We'd love to hear your thoughts.


  1. Any upcoming stormwater management seminars coming up for 2013??
    -Jon @ inlet filter

  2. Jon - I haven't been following the issue very closely, but I'm sure you can look at the city's sustainability website to find out more.