Green infrastructure is often framed as an approach to improving communities and addressing water quality in large urban areas, where high concentrations of impervious surfaces can result in large volumes of stormwater runoff.
However, green infrastructure can also provide multiple benefits for small, growing communities and communities in rural areas.
This webcast will showcase two such communities, Monona, Iowa and Clarkesville, Georgia, that are ahead of the curve in using green infrastructure to address some of their stormwater management challenges.
Rural communities and small MS4s in particular will want to tune in to learn how to replicate these projects at home.
- Dan Canton is the City Administrator of Monona, Iowa. He is a board member on the Turkey River Watershed Management Authority in Northeast Iowa and is currently in the process of developing a Storm Water Management Ordinance for Monona. Dan is a 1976 graduate of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
- Jon Biederman is a Civil Engineer/Branch Manager of Fehr Graham’s West Union, Iowa office. Jon graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1991 from the University of Iowa and has extensive experience with permeable pavers and stormwater management.
- Duncan Hughes is the Executive Director of the Soque River Watershed Association (SRWA). SRWA’s mission is to work together with individuals and organizations to protect and restore the Soque River, its tributaries, and watershed. Duncan has worked with SRWA since 2004 on projects and programs to reduce or eliminate non-point source pollution. His primary goals are to educate citizens about threats and challenges to our waters and to engage them in the practice of watershed protection.