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Thinking Like a Watershed
Brock Dolman, Director, Water Institute

Water is our most important resource, yet we face issues of water shortage and run-off pollution—two problems that can be addressed by one solution. Investigate how changing our thinking and our design to slow, spread, and sink water on our property can decrease our use of potable water. Discover how new approaches to landscaping can decrease flooding, improve water quality, stream structure and function, increase groundwater recharge, enhance wildlife habitat, provide short-term and long-term economic benefits, and improve local aesthetics. Also, explore some of the challenges and threats of the lower Sacramento River watershed, an area vital to the San Diego’s water supply.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008