R.G. Miller Engineers’ Sustainability Professional to Present a “How To” Session on Integrating Green Stormwater Infrastructure into Local Planning and Development Projects
Michael F. Bloom, P.E., Manager of the Sustainability Practice at R. G. Miller Engineers, Inc., will be a featured instructor in a day-long course on Flooding and Stormwater, Tuesday, September 12th, at Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road in Houston.
The course is sponsored by The Texas Citizen Planner Program, a planning education program for locally elected and appointed officials.
Mr. Bloom’s presentation, “How to Develop Sustainably Using Green Stormwater Infrastructure,” is part of a practical application session focusing on integrating Low Impact Development/Green Infrastructure and other innovative practices into local planning and development. He is an Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP), a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE), and a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) whose work on a natural drainage system for a Houston-area development was recently recognized by the Urban Land Institute in its report on Harvesting the Value of Water: Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, and Real Estate.
Also presenting during the session will be Dr. Fouad Jaber, P.E., Associate Professor and Integrated Water Resources Management Extension Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Dallas and Dr. Aarin Teague, P.E., Senior Engineer for the San Antonio River Authority (SARA).
To register for the course, go to http://citizenplanner.tamu.edu/registration/, or call 979-845-2604. The cost is $75, and lunch will be provided.