Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance Online Lecture Series “Water Wonks” Lecture 5: The Regional Flood Planning Process and Why Conserving Floodplains are Important

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Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance Online Lecture Series “Water Wonks” Lecture 5: The Regional Flood Planning Process and Why Conserving Floodplains are Important

May 22 @ 3:30 pm

Free

The Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance is hosting our 2024 Water Wonks Lecture Series at 3:30 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Water Wonks is a free community education opportunity featuring a host of experts sharing innovative ideas and details about their work in the world of water.

On May 22nd Lecture #5 explains the Texas Water Development Board’s regional flood planning process, which will allocate state funds for flood mitigation strategies and provides opportunities to employ green infrastructure and land conservation strategies. A video presentation by David Skuodas (Director of Design, Construction, and Maintenance at the Mile High Flood District) provides an analysis of why governments are often playing catch-up to pay for maintenance of stormwater channels, basins, and other structures. In many cases, it would take hundreds or thousands of years for a city to collect enough taxes to pay to adequately maintain drainage infrastructure from new development. Mr. Skuodas advocates for working with the existing natural stream channels, maintaining flood resiliency and water quality, protecting public safety, and saving taxpayers money.

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Date:
May 22
Time:
3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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