Sustainable Solutions: Urban Flooding and Water Pollution (RV-10486)
In the United States we have 926,000 miles of rivers and streams; 1463 million acres of lakes, reservoirs, and ponds; and 56,709 square miles that make up the Great Lakes. As the U.S. was discovered and populated, people located their families and businesses near water. Living near water brings many opportunities and some inconveniences.
In this course we will review some basics about flooding and water pollution as well as explore some specifics about these catastrophes and the sustainable solutions we can employ to prevent them.
Sustainable Development & Design
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
• Explain the difference between point source and nonpoint source water pollution
• Discuss the factors that contribute to flooding and water pollution
• Identify sustainable strategies to avoid flooding and water pollution
• Describe actions to reduce runoff and treat stormwater
• Define biofiltration areas to reduce elements harmful to rural and urban ecosystems
Heather L. Venhaus
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