Hi everyone. My name is PJ Benenati and I ‘m with EDAW in Alexandria, VA. I look forward to talking with you all and sharing ideas.
Our offices in Australia have been incorporating LID into the landscape for some time now. An environmental firm, called Ecological Engineering, joined with EDAW nearly 4 years ago and is now working mainly out of our Brisbane and Melbourne offices. There team, comprised of scientist, engineers and designers, have been and continue to do research and design installations throughout that region. They have developed a joint venture with the Institute for Sustainable Water Resources (ISWR) and Monash University, called FAWB (Facility for Advancing Water Biofiltration).
Some of our Australian colleagues recently hosted a Water Sensitive Urban Design Summit for all of our offices in the United States. I look forward to sharing some of the ideas they brought with them with our Green Streets group.