Mississippi River Forum
The Mississippi River Forum is intended to increase coordination between a multidisciplinary group of practitioners and decision-makers who are not consistently aware that related work is being done by others. The Forum is also an opportunity for practitioners to connect their work to those in different fields who also impact the quality of the river.
"Envision Infrastructure Certification"
Friday, February 21 from 8:00-9:30 a.m. (Minneapolis)
Friday, March 21 from 8:00-9:30 a.m. (St. Cloud)
Kathryn Jones and Dave Johnson, HDR, Inc.
Light breakfast provided. Free. RSVP to email@example.com
Odds are, you've heard of the LEED certification program that rates "green" buildings. But we're willing to bet (sort of--depends on the stakes...) that you haven't heard of Envision, a sustainable infrastructure rating system along the same lines as LEED, which holistically evaluates the community, environmental, and economic effects of infrastructure projects--including water systems. Envision offers a way to assess the sustainability of infrastructure projects, not simply as individual improvements, but in terms of their overall contribution to the communities they serve. Project teams using the Envision process ask not only, "Are we doing the project right?" but, "Are we doing the right project?" HDR, Inc. has been closely involved with the development of the Envision program, and was the design firm on the first project verified using the Envision rating system in 2013. Kathryn Jones and Dave Johnson, with HDR, are both Envision-credentialed and will discuss the program, its applications, and example projects. Come learn how our future infrastructure may be designed and evaluated!
Minneapolis: McKnight Foundation (710-2nd Street South, Minneapolis 55401)
St. Cloud: City of St. Cloud City Council Chambers (400-2nd Street South, St. Cloud 56301)
To join the March 21 meeting via webcast:
Cick here. Meeting password: RiverForum.
Did You Know?
Over 600 men worked around the clock using hand tools, horses and coal powered shovels to build the original Coon Rapids Dam in 1913. The dam was rebuilt between 1995 and 1997.