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Integrated Design for Drought, Fire, Flood, Climate and More

  • 30 Sep 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Santa Barbara Public Library, Faulkner Gallery, 40 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

The first lecture in a series of talks and workshops this Fall, which explains integrated designs for super efficient fixtures, rainwater harvesting, water reuse, non-toxic, low carbon, fire-safe construction and more.

Integrating the solutions to these diverse issues is the key to revolutionary improvements the ecology, economy and sustainability of home, landscape and city. Drought resilience is just one of many benefits from considering all the relevant design factors at once.

This presentation will cover-

The significance of our place and moment in history
What can we do now to make the future better
The necessity for systems thinking
The water-energy-climate connection
How to make an accurate, four dimensional map of your context
Santa Barbara's water budget
How you can dramatically improve the water budget on your land
The smart money is on green infrastructure
The role of humans in the ecosystem; taking the edge off flood and drought
Rainwater infiltration
The impact of transportation choices on the water cycle
The peril of stranded water and transportation assets
How we’ll deal with fire in the future


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