WaterLinks, PLLC, andTransition Asheville, sponsors of the Water Sustainability Initiative (WSI), together with the Lenoir-RhyneCenter for Graduate Studies of Asheville and the United Nations Association of Western North Carolina, are presenting a water forum titled "What You Can Do To Tackle Local Water Concerns." The evening will include the experiences of individuals, current updates, and potential solutions for everyday citizens to use to address water-related issues found in recentAsheville news reports.
The topics and speakers will include:
Sherry Ingram, Professional Geologist and Lead Person on the WSI, will present some simple demonstrations that will show why the solutions offered by the WSI - plants, tanks, earthworks, and community engagement - can address not only drought and flood conditions but contamination as well.
The water forum will be held at the Board Room of theLenoir-RhyneCenterfor Graduate Studies of Asheville, in the Chamber of Commerce Building at36 Montford AvenueinAsheville, 6-9 pm, on July 31, 2014.
Western North Carolinais fortunate to have a lot of rain, even during drought, and climate predictions include increases in precipitation amounts. Ingram stated, "How we move and store our rain affects how much water remains available for keeping the streams full, the plants lush, the air cool, and the soils moist. Many methods for managing rain water are readily available, cheap, and easy to implement. Water management becomes an issue we can all do something about, not just an issue for our utilities and municipalities."
Thanks to Transition Asheville, Peace and Fun Gardens, Living Systems Design, RiverLink, Asheville Green Opportunities, Clean Water for North Carolina, Ace Hardware, and the many individuals who have helped us reach our goals.
WaterLinks is an environmental consulting firm addressing clean water issues through point-source removal and water availability issues with training in simple water planting and harvesting methods, site-specific water availabilty assessments, water retention planning and implementation, and data collection.
Reaching across the disciplines of geohydrology, hydrology, meteorology and biology to view the hydrologic cycle from a wider perspective, WaterLinks emphasizes the interactions of these specialized fields to maximize water's availability.