Principal Water Resource Engineer Wood. Lakeland , Florida
In recent years, numerous watershed and creek restoration projects have been funded across Florida, addressing habitat degradation, pollution, and potential human health impacts. Hear from experts in design, hydrology, and natural resources management about urban creek restoration and watershed planning projects balancing flood mitigation, open space enhancement, and resilient community-building.
Provide background on the history of Florida stream and watershed management, identifying key factors in ecological degradation such as non-point source pollution, turbidity, and related ecosystem impacts.
Differentiate between two scales of urban waterway restoration—the creek and the watershed basin—and identify key considerations in designing each for ecological and social benefit.
Learn about two recent stream and basin restoration projects, outlining technical challenges and public realm opportunities.
Get a behind-the-scenes look into how visioning projects for restoration can be structured to build community-stakeholder coalitions and advance into implementation.