A Presentation, Discussion, & Videos Hosted By Mei-Ling Shek

sydney 764891 960 720Stormwater runoff in urban areas is a major source of water pollution. Rain or snowmelt  flowing over impervious surfaces, such as paved streets and parking lots, picks up pollutants like trash, oils and chemicals, before it is discharged into rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters. Traditional stormwater management approaches generally consider only flood control, and have not targeted pollutant reduction or the health of our ecosystems.  In addition, rain water is a valuable resource which should be harvested in drought-stricken California.

Come join us to view and discuss the videos “Stormwater Pollution & Green Infrastructure Solutions”, produced by the  Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District (New York), and “Smart Green Infrastructure: How To Grow Sustainable Cities” by the TreePeople in Los Angeles.

Thursday Morning Meeting, Sept 08, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Free, No reservations required, but it would be appreciated if you register on our Meetup site.
Saratoga Federated Church, Richards Hall, 20390 Park Place, Saratoga, CA 95070
Enter on west side, corner of Oak Place and Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd (Highway 9).

About The Presenter/Host

Mei-Ling Shek has worked as consultant and as scientist in both academic and industrial startup settings (telecom optoelectronics & low-power solar concentrator).  She has a background in surface science, materials & optics, and hopes to contribute to LED lighting. Her favorite environmental organizations are the Union of Concerned Scientists and Natural Resources Defense Council.

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