Course: Properly use permeable pavements for "green" stormwater management
Contact: Dr. Saima Kursheed, 214-629-4976, email@example.com
FORT WORTH — A Dec.15 course at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden offers comprehensive instruction for using environmentally sound, permeable pavements, which allow rainwater to pass through their surfaces and into the ground, replenishing precious water resources.
"These pavements are quite valuable but underutilized for managing some of the environmental detriment of stormwater runoff," said Dr. Fouad Jaber, associate professor and ecological engineering specialist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas.
Jaber will instruct course participants on permeable pavement benefits, design, maintenance and best management practices -- all exemplified by performance demonstrations and a tour of permeable infrastructures at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. The course group will meet at the garden for the 9 a.m. - noon session.
The $60 course is open to the public. Engineers, planners, landscape architects, contractors and stormwater professionals are especially encouraged to attend.
Register for the course at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/organizationListings/13. Contact Dr. Saima Kursheed at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on professional education credits, continuing education credits and obtaining a certificate of attendance. Visit Facebook for information on Dr. Jaber's ecological engineering program @agrilifeecoeng.