Presentations from popular Green Infrastructure Conference in Raleigh, NC available online

More than 140 people attended the North Carolina Green Industry Council’s 4th Annual Water Symposium on July 24 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. The symposium focused on the emerging role for plants and the horticulture industry within green infrastructure.

The keynote address was delivered by Mami Hara, First Deputy Water Commissioner, Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She told the audience how the City of Philadelphia is investing more than $2 billion in green infrastructure to manage the city’s stormwater over the next 25 years.
Trevor Clements, Water Resources Manager for the water engineering firm TetraTech showed the audience how the concept of One Water—regarding stormwater as a resource to be stewarded through use of green infrastructure fits with the new approach of cities across the US.

Jeffrey Bruce, landscape architect, awed the audience with a visual tour of how innovative projects incorporating green infrastructure are enhancing environmental performance and creating new value for land development.

Other presentations included:
• Dr. Bill Hunt, NC State University – Leveraging Low Impact Development
• Dr. Helen Kraus, NC State University – Plants Matter in Managing Stormwater
• Frank Franciosi, Novozymes – Infiltration: Keep Water Where it Falls
• Closing Keynote: Alan Harris, Valley Crest Landscaping – Putting Green into Green Infrastructure

Presentations are available as pdf files on the NC Green Industry Council’s Saving Water NC website here:

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