Minimizing Future Flood Damage

Many natural systems reduce flood damage by soaking up water if they are not sealed off with concrete. This webinar will feature St. Louis University Biology Professor Jason Knouft explaining how urban streams and rivers can thrive with the diverse ecosystems which are critical for water absorption. It will also include comments by others on flood threats to low income renters, solidarity support for victims and reducing stormwater problems via rain barrels, rain gardens, detention ponds,bioswales, greenways and rainscaping as well as the need to reduce impervious surfaces and expand gray infrastructure (stormwater drainage pipes, stormwater vaults, and pumps). Audience participation is welcome.

JASON KNOUFT, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Biology at St. Louis University. He is a Large River Ecologist at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center in East Alton, Illinois.

Moderator: Susan Armstrong, Civil Engineer on MO Safe Drinking Water Commission

Invited participation from: flood victims (Althea Chappelle, Cynthia Johnson), Green Party (Rita Mauchenheimer, Don Fitz, Angelika Mueller-Rowry), Sierra Club (Stephanie Todd, Matt Self, Caroline Pufalt), Universal African Peoples Organization’s Zaki Baruti, University Heights Neighborhood Assoc’s Claudia Moran, Great Rivers Greenway’s Mark Vogl and Open Space Council’s Bonnie Harper.

Registration details: The webinar is NO COST, but please REGISTER to attend.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the meeting.

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  • December 07, 2022 at 7:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Gateway Green Alliance

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