Past Event

Alexis Schulman - Green Stormwater Infrastructure for Community Well-Being and Environmental Justice

February 14, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Event Description

The Philadelphia Water Department is currently in the middle of a 25-year, billion-dollar infrastructure project that aims to protect the city’s rivers and streams from sewage pollution. Called “Green City, Clean Waters,” this initiative is groundbreaking in its unusual reliance on innovative “green stormwater infrastructure:” engineered soil and plant systems that reduce the amount of stormwater flowing into the city’s aging sewer system while providing numerous other benefits, including local cooling, air quality improvements, and stress reduction. Alexis Schulman will discuss Philadelphia’s pollution prevention project and how it might be leveraged to provide community benefits to neighborhoods suffering from chronic underinvestment and cumulative environmental hazards.

Event Speaker

Alexis Schulman, Assistant Research Professor of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science at Drexel University

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information, please visit the event webpage