Would you like to increase our green space? Would you like the soil to facilitate stormwater capture? Would you like stormwater clean enough for our children to play in? Would you like stormwater policies to enhance air quality?
Come and hear Debbie Reid, MS, tell about her innovative work as Technical Director at the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance, assisting the community to develop stormwater management policies promoting green infrastructure and low impact development. This approach encourages the use of existing city parks and green spaces, attempting to preserve natural channel design while protecting the city from flooding. Ms. Reid will also tell us how this is creating a new management paradigm incorporating three major SA goals: reducing flooding, improving water quality, and improving air quality.
Speaker Bio: Ms. Reid has a BS in Soil and Crop Management and an MS in Horticulture, both from Texas A&M University. She has worked in these areas for over 40 years, with a natural resource management focus for the past 20 years. She was the first Nature Preserve Coordinator for Parks and Recreation, and the first City Arborist for Development Services. Subsequently, she joined the Peace Corps to volunteer in Mexico and Guatemala, sharing her skills on soil conservation, water quality, biodiversity and carbon sequestration. Ms. Reid currently works for the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance as Technical Director.