Throughout the fall of 2020, the Town of Wareham, Massachusetts will work closely with national leaders from around the country and interact with subject matter experts. Invited guests will help guide future redevelopment plans for Wareham Village by focusing on incorporating elements of climate resilience, stormwater management, and green infrastructure into design plans that are closely connected to economic development opportunities. Through the exchange, Wareham will also be able to explore innovative and sustainable environmental finance opportunities associated with their redevelopment plans.
Each webinar will have an accompanying Podcast available to hear additional details about invited communities who have a compelling story to share. The webinars will summarize details and recommendations that are the result of earlier held private discussions between Wareham and invited guests. These webinars will be a chance for you to hear about national case studies directly from the leaders who helped make it happen in their community.
As the Town of Wareham pursues redevelopment opportunities, it is crucial that the community considers options for environmentally sensitive development. Green infrastructure has the primary benefit of managing stormwater by employing or mimicking natural processes. However, green infrastructure also brings along with it an array of co-benefits related to public health, recreation, cost-effectiveness, and economic growth. This webinar highlights communities that have employed green infrastructure best management practices (BMPs) and considers how these primary and co-benefits could be taken advantage of in Wareham.
Joanne Throwe, President, Throwe Environmental (SNEP Network Partner)
Dan Nees, President, Center for Resilience Innovation
Kyle Gray, Graduate Student, University of Rhode Island
Kenneth Buckland, Director of Planning and Community Development, Town of Wareham
- Former Mayor J. Richard “Rick” Gray, Former Major of Lancaster, City of Lancaster, PA
- Charlotte Katzenmoyer, CEO of Capital Region Water in Harrisburg, PA and Former Director of Public Works for Lancaster, PA
- Richard Waldo, Director of Public Works, Town of Provincetown,MA
Russ Kleekamp, Project Manager at GHD Consulting Services, Hyannis, MA