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Online Learning Opportunities

Please join us as we continue the 2019 Online Learning series with the following presentation, hosted by the Water Conservation Professional Practice Network (PPN).

Our Beloved Fountain: Making Water Features Sustainable

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. (Eastern)

ASLA Member: $40
Associate ASLA Member: $30
Student ASLA: $20
Nonmember: $165


Fountains are beloved features in many public places and contribute to quality of life while adding environmental benefits, particularly during hot summer months. However, many parks departments and commissioning bodies shy away from installing them due to the perceived high cost of installation and ongoing maintenance. Some recurring questions neighborhoods may face are whether alternative funding models can keep the water flowing if a city or town won’t perform regular upkeep. What are the impacts of a dormant fountain? What are the environmental effects, both positive and negative? We will explore these questions, explain the typical pool, pass through and recirculating systems, and share insights on sustainable best practices.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the social value of fountains and water features while balancing the economic and environmental costs of designing and maintaining them in the context of sustainability and the Triple Bottom Line (TBL)
  • Familiarize oneself with the basics of water feature layout and design to understand the requirements of equipment maintenance and minimize water waste.
  • Provide some examples of converting non-sustainable water features into sustainable ones through recirculation, filtration, and active management.

Michael Igo, PE, D.WRE, LEED AP, Affiliate ASLA, President, Aqueous Consultants, LLC

Hosted by Jim Davis, ASLA, General Manager, LandTech Design

Recorded Presentations:

Learn at your own pace through ASLA’s recordings of past presentations, including a selection of education sessions from recent ASLA annual meetings. More than 100 Recorded Presentations are available for on-demand viewing. Once on the registration page, sign in with your ASLA member ID and password to receive the member discount.

Note: the live presentation above will be available as a recorded presentation within 5 to 7 business days after the live event.


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